Love to Hate, Hate to Love: Thanksgiving Week

Thanksgiving is in a few days, and I’m thankful for plenty.

I’m thankful for my readers (hopefully I have a few beside my mother and grandmother); I’m thankful for my friends and family (I know that sounds cliche, but it’s true) and I’m thankful for my copy editors (I really mean that: Ben and Madison have caught a lot of my mistakes, and I thank them for that.)

So, when the table is set with tantalizing food and before you dig into your favorite dish, take a moment and really think about what you are thankful for.

Thanksgiving is more about eating, drinking and watching football, even though that’s part of the fun. This holiday is about being with your family, making memories and thanking the people you haven’t thanked in awhile.

Oh, I almost forgot about one more thing I’m thankful for. I’m thankful for the North Dakota State athletic teams for being successful because writing about mediocre teams would make my job tough.

What I love 

I know that scheduling is tough, and there isn’t a lot that a person can do to change what team plays when and where, but I love that the women’s basketball team plays there next two games (Friday and Sunday) on the road. Women’s basketball fans have been spoiled earlier this season with NDSU’s first four games of the season being played at Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse.

It’s good for this team to get some road experience before coming back to Fargo. This is the start of NDSU’s long road trip. After playing four home games in a row, the Bison will play on the road during Thanksgiving break, and the green and gold have two home games in the month of December.

What I hate

It’s difficult to think of anything I hate this week since it’s Thanksgiving holiday week, but there must be something I’m not a big fan of in the next seven days. Hmm … well there is four basketball games this week and I don’t hate that, but I’m going to go off the sports grid for a week here with this one.

I hate that people hate the fact that people set up for the Christmas holiday before Thanksgiving, and here’s the reason: the weather in Fargo can get really really, really cold if in December, if you haven’t noticed. Listen, people don’t want to climb up a ladder and put Christmas lights up when its -20 degrees out on a Saturday when they can do it before Thanksgiving when it’s still above freezing.

I know it goes against what a lot of people believe, but in today’s world people are always looking for ways to make it easier on themselves. And whether that’s good or bad, I’m not sure, but I’m also not sure why people put Christmas decorations up before Thanksgiving, put I just gave them a reason to do so.

 Gold Bold Prediction

Brianna Jones will lead NDSU in scoring at the San Diego State University Thanksgiving Classic. In her first season with the Bison, she is averaging 10 points per game, 12 rebounds per game and 1.3 steals per game.

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