On this day in 1864 The Sand Creek Massacre occurred in Colorado when a militia led by Colonel John Chivington, killed at least 400 peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians who had surrendered and had been given permission to camp.
In 1890 Navy defeated Army by a score of 24-0 in the first Army-Navy football game. The game was played at West Point, NY. They got lucky. 🙂
In 1929 the first airplane flight over the South Pole was made by U.S. Navy Lt. Comdr. Richard E. Byrd.
In 1947 the U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution that called for the division of Palestine between Arabs and Jews.
And in 1963 President Johnson named a commission headed by Earl Warren to investigate the assassination of President Kennedy.
1. What a desperate bunch. Nothing like a Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the long holiday weekend news dump huh? And notice the delay is until after the elections. Can’t have millions more being cut by employers right before now can we? Weasels.
3. Normally I stay away from stories like this, but I’m making an exception. The reason being that it exposes the lie about not “recruiting.” Let’s face it, these minors were preyed upon at what was supposed to be a safe place for them. The fact that the President has honored one of these individuals also makes it newsworthy.
“Thanksgiving is a time when the world gets to see just how blessed and how workable the Christian system is. The emphasis is not on giving or buying, but on being thankful and expressing that appreciation to God and to one another.”
“Christians were instructed to serve others, and the thanksgiving was for the grace of God and the fact that God offered a way for man to return to a positive relationship with Him.”
’Tis Rivalry Week in the realm of the college gridiron. All over the nation, football fans will don the colors of their chosen team, and trash talk anyone in the opposing team’s gear. Orange and Blue Tigers will face a Crimson challenge. Other Tigers will face Raiders and Roosters. Trojans host Bruins; Wolverines take on some Nuts from Ohio. Sun Devils try to burn Wildcats that took down not-so-mighty Ducks. Hawkeyes face Cornhuskers. Boilermakers visit Hoosiers. Rebels take on Bulldogs. And the Gators will try to make something out of a dismal season while hosting the #2 Seminoles. Most of these are in the same state. Most don’t care what happens during the rest of the season, as long as they win this game.
And you get to guess the winners in the ten rivalry games below. Trash talk all you want, but remember, this is a family-friendly blog.
1. #1 Alabama @ #4 Auburn – This is the Civil War of the South. They even sabotage trees in this one.
2. #2 Florida State @ Florida – Normally, this is a big game. For Florida it is. For FSU, a loss would take them out of the national championship. Yeah, I guess it is a bog game.
3. #3 Ohio State @ Michigan – How do you take a team named for a nut seriously? Michigan does.
4. #21 Texas A&M @ #5 Missouri – Not a major rivalry, but the two teams that went from Big 12 to SEC play an important game for both of them.
5. #6 Clemson @ #10 South Carolina – Chas has been mentioning this one all year. Now it’s here.
6. #22 UCLA @ #23 USC – The I-10, PAC-12 game of the week. Hey, in what other game does the “visiting” team get penalized for wearing their home jersey?
7. Iowa @ Nebraska – What is a Hawkeye? I lived and Iowa and can’t answer that. But Iowa grows a lot of corn. Will they get husked in Lincoln?
8. Ole Miss @ Mississippi State – Why is the University of Mississippi called “Ole” Miss? They don’t act like elderly spinsters on the field.
9. Purdue @ Indiana – A dismal year for Purdue. I’m not calling this a pillow fight, but how often is Purdue worse than its cross state rival?
10. Tie Breaker: Arizona @ #12 Arizona State – Pick winner and score. After last Saturday, anything could happen in this one. And it often doesn’t matter what either team’s record is, they both want this one big. But ASU has more to lose by losing.
Play on, fans. Just get your picks in by Thursday 7:30 PM EST, when the two Misses play. Don’t “Miss” out.