By Joel Hansen
I am writing this the day before American Thanksgiving. Tomorrow for me is bird-day and I don’t mean the turkey.
I mean the Philadelphia Eagles vs. the Dallas Cowboys; one of the great rivalries in sports and my personal favourite rivalry in all sports.
My whats-app has been blowing up all week with texts from buddies all over Mexico, Canada and the States. My Facebook feed is littered with ‘friends’ posting Cowboys crap on my page.
Why? Because, I really and truly hate the Cowboys. I hate that smug pervert Jerry Jones and his weird crooked teeth;I hate dopy five-time concussed Troy Aikman in the booth with Joe Buck; I hate Jimmy Johnston fleecing the Vikings and building the 1990’s Dallas dynasty that always broke my heart; I hate Americas team (whatever that means); I hate Emmitt Smith gashing the Eagles defense on the Counter Trey run that we could never stop; I hate their giant stupid scoreboard and; I hate the Cowboys fans reminding me about all their Superbowl rings, even if they need to blow some dust of them to show me.
I love that the Eagles are playing Dallas on Thanksgiving. They are tied on top of the division, that it is the 25 year anniversary of the Bounty Bowls and that I am watching the game and eating turkey dinner with some good friends from the US.
There were two rules with the invite though, I am supposed to bring pumpkin pie and leave my Eagles jersey at home. Now I am really torn, the host is a pretty well-known chef around town and I know dinner will be spectacular. But, can I watch the game without my McCoy jersey?
Maybe I should stop by Bang-On and get Paul to make me a Cowboys Suck t-shirt in Kelly green. There is nothing on the invite about that.
On a more somber note, a good friend of mine, Ted Clethro, has been battling a serious health issue and has been in the hospital for the past few months.
Ted is a driving force behind the Liga de Softball here in Puerto Vallarta and on Sunday, November 29th there is an eight team tournament happening at the Sheraton stadium. It will be a great time and there are a number of raffles and prizes with all the proceeds going to help Ted and his medical bills. If you are looking for something to do- stop by, say hola, buy some raffle tickets and enjoy some really high level baseball. (Ok, maybe not that high level, but enjoyable for sure)
Happy Thanksgiving to our American friends and remember, Fly Eagles Fly.