Black, Blue, and Ornery: Thanksgiving greetings

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Updated: November 27, 2013
The BBAO would like to wish everyone a safe and fun Thanksgiving Day.

The BBAO crew would like to wish everyone a safe and fun Thanksgiving Day.

Good morning, folks! Welcome to the Water Cooler Sports Black, Blue, and Ornery, your source for NFC North News on this Wednesday, November 27th, 2013.

I want to wish all our dedicated readers, bloggers, and contributors a safe and joyful Thanksgiving Day. Please be safe in your travels and remember to be thankful for all the wonderful things you have or are a part of.

I myself am doing a little traveling again for the holiday so we will pick up the next BBAO segment on Monday, December 2nd with detailed recaps and web links from this weekend’s NFC North contests.

Quote of the day:

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.

–Jimi Hendrix

Actress Robin Givens turns 49 today.

Actress Robin Givens turns 49 today.

And on this day in history:

  • 1701 – Anders Celsius was born in Sweden. He was the inventor of the Celsius thermometer.
  • 1980 – Dave Williams (Chicago Bears) became the first player in NFL history to return a kick for touchdown in overtime.
  • 1983 – 183 people were killed when a Colombian Avianca Airlines Boeing 747 crashed near Barajas airport in Madrid.

We also have some great birthdays to celebrate today!

  • Myles Kennedy (44) - Guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist with Alter Bridge who can hold a note for upwards of twenty seconds.
  • Jaleel White (37) - Best known for his role as nerd, Steve Urkel on the television show, Family Matters.
  • Robin Givens (49) - Head of the Class actress and ex-wife of Mike Tyson.

NFC North News

I don’t mind linking every day
Out on your corner in the pouring rain
Look for the girl with the broken smile
Ask her if she wants to stay awhile
And she will be loved
And she will be loved.

Detroit Lions

Brian Manzullo of the Detroit Free Press covers the between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions. Things have gotten edgy since Packers guard Josh Sitton declared Tuesday that the Lions defensive line and coaches are, well, “they’re all just scumbags.”

Chris McCosky of The Detroit News notes that wide receiver , but for stretching only. Head coach Jim Schwartz commented that the status of Johnson and other key players won’t be finalized until tomorrow morning.

Packers guard Josh Sitton made it clear Tuesday he doesn't think very highly of the Detroit Lions.

Green Bay Packers guard Josh Sitton made it clear Tuesday he doesn’t think very highly of the Detroit Lions.

Chicago Bears

Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times examines the . The Chicago Bears starter is now targeting a return to action against the Dallas Cowboys for their Monday Night Football contest on December 9th.

Darin Gantt of ProFootballTalk reports that Cutler would accept being this coming off-season. He believes the decision would solely be about business and nothing personal.

Dancing with the Stars host Samantha Harris turns 39 today.

Dancing with the Stars host Samantha Harris turns 40 today.

Green Bay Packers

Quarterback Tuesday, according to Paul Imig of Fox Sports Wisconsin, but has not yet been medically cleared for game action.

On the heels of a decent performance in relief of Scott Tolzien last Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, back-up quarterback Matt Flynn took the majority of first-team reps on  Tuesday and will likely get the start tomorrow against the Lions.

Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette for the Green Bay Packers:  cornerback Sam Shields, tackle Don Barclay and defensive lineman Johnny Jolly all returned to practice Tuesday after missing last Sunday’s game against the Vikings.

Minnesota Vikings

Mike Wobschall of Vikings.com examines he believes stood out last Sunday against the Packers.

Michael Rand of the StarTribune brings you a front-page video examining the Minnesota Vikings’ possible and why a lower position would be ideal for grabbing Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel.

About the author(s)

A passionate Chicago Bears fan, Jason Nardiello writes the Black, Blue and Ornery column for Water Cooler Sports. At age 36, he's somewhat technologically behind the curve and remembers being able to navigate through the 1990's without a cell phone. He's an admitted Jay Cutler apologist and isn't sorry for it. He can be reached for comment at .

1298 comments
NightStalkerThief
NightStalkerThief

Gota start packing, road trip in a couple hours. Y'all have a good day

Childerz...
Childerz...


I'm sure this is what many of your Thanksgiving meals will look like. 

thenichels
thenichels

Starving people all over the world, and Obama will pardon a turkey tomorrow.  He hates poor people.

SDL
SDL

I want (another) house Old Fashioned from the Old Fashioned restaurant in the capitol square in Mad City

Childerz...
Childerz...

HEY GUYS LETS DISCUSS IN DEPTH ALL THE FANTASY FOOTBALL PLAYOFF POSSIBILITIES THAT WILL BE A GREAT DISCUSSION!!


-Said no one ever. 

BlutosPackers
BlutosPackers

wait, do you have time for a blow job? if so, MaC will help you out.

Kuato Face
Kuato Face moderator

Hey guys, quit yer bitchin'. I'm about to form a secret exclusive club for whities. It will be a ground breaking endeavor. Something that's never been done for us before.

Childerz...
Childerz...

 ... does it come with an old fashioned from the waitress?

MNvikeinNC
MNvikeinNC

  She's not going to forget to pick you up.

THEGOOSEISLOOSE
THEGOOSEISLOOSE

  

wings/bruins for me

datsyuk injured though


MAKE SURE TO FUCK UP THAT BITCH COWEN ON THE SENS, HE INJURED DATSYUK WITH AN ELBOW TO THE HEAD FUCK THAT SHIT

SDL
SDL

  

Naaahhhh... joint has only been there for eight (8) years, according the the hipster waiter

SDL
SDL

  

Sound legal advice

Rourke
Rourke

He likes to say she double-bras to give the impression of size. I am skeptical. In any case, if she had any body fat, she wouldn't have to augment.

BlutosPackers
BlutosPackers

   a snowball has a greater chance of making it thru hell and back than you do of convincing anyone that those are real. I want proof or it didnt happen and you must say sorry!

thenichels
thenichels

  Poor white people are fucked.

Childerz...
Childerz...

 MKE pee's in his customers butts and he still has a job. 

andylet445
andylet445

i don't just pass the bar i raise it.

andylet445
andylet445

   boy i sure am good at this lawyering stuff