Today, in America, is Thanksgiving Day. It's a day that is supposed to be reserved for being grateful for everything that we have and the opportunities we have for being a part of this great nation of ours. It's also a time for gathering with friends and family (if you're able) and for a little bit of relaxation.
Personally, I'm thankful for the fact that every week for the last eleven Minnesota Vikings' football seasons, I've been given the privilege of writing about this football team and joining all of you on the roller coaster that being a fan of this team mandates we strap into. There have been plenty of ups and plenty of downs, and I feel honored to have been a part of all of it, and to help build a pretty solid community of fans of this team. We've been given a place where we can talk about this football team (or just about anything else), and it's a pretty damn good thing, in my opinion.
I hope that, in between eating and watching the Vikings this afternoon or whatever else is planned at your home, you have the opportunity to really stop and appreciate everything you've got. No matter who you are or what you do or what you've got, you've worked hard for it, and you deserve an opportunity to enjoy it, hopefully in the company of family and friends.
As a part of our Thanksgiving celebration, as I believe we've done in the past, I would like to present you with what might be the greatest 25 minutes in the history of television, the Thanksgiving episode of WKRP in Cincinnati entitled "Turkeys Away." If you've never seen it or if you've seen it a hundred times, it's still incredibly hilarious.
Happy Thanksgiving, ladies and gentlemen! We'll see you here for kickoff if you get a chance.