As per tradition, here is my Maryland Thanksgiving Post. Oh crap, my University of Maryland developed grammar check just said I can’t put “Maryland” and “Tradition” in the same sentence, it does however recommend “Maryland” and “Money”. I’ll just hit ignore and move on.
As we reach another Thanksgiving below are some of things I’m thankful for as a Maryland fan, forgive me if this year my list is a little more cynical than in years past:
-That all the Testudo Statues haven’t yet been melted down and sold
-That the head of our University thinks “Leadership” is taking the quick cash, instead of working to solve a problem
That the move to the Big 10 was done in an open, and transparent matter where all stakeholders had a chance to make a statement
That the announcement to join the Big 10 was made AFTER the last home football game thus disallowing any chance for the fans to make any sort of demonstration
-That with the passing of another Football season, I no longer have to try to convince every reader of this blog how the Football team is indeed moving in the right direction and the Randy Edsall hire may not yet be a total disaster
-That I no longer have to do weather forecasts for out of town games, because let’s face it, no one is going to be traveling anymore
-Sub point, the record low in Lansing Michigan for November 21 is -4F!! MINUS 4 F’ING DEGREE’S…in NOVEMBER!!
That the decision to leave the ACC was made by someone who admitted he wasn’t all that into sports, and never lived in Maryland until he took this job
-That luckily the ones who made this decision are old and will hopefully retire soon, though the damage has been completed
-That I can now watch Maryland woman’s volleyball on the Big 10 Network
-That our tailgating spot has yet to be plowed under for a new Multi-Cultural International Exchange Center
That our Athletic Department will no longer need my money
-That we’ll have 18 more months of hearing from our fellow ACC Schools what they think of our backstabbing money grab
-That Maryland still celebrates Thanksgiving and haven’t sold that tradition as well
-That we now have lost the Virginia Tidewater and Carolina’s as a recruiting base, and replaced it with…nothing
That we are now on the winning side of the Big 10-ACC Challenge
-That our Lacrosse program has just been cut off at the knees
But other than that, I think I’m handling the news pretty well.