Your 11.25.20 Playpen

Thanksgiving, 2020.  I almost want to make an oxymoron joke here, but for the realization that I am in fact extremely grateful that my loved ones and close friends have made it through a difficult year so far.

So, take the time in the comments today to tell us all what you’re thankful for.

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94 responses to “Your 11.25.20 Playpen

  1. Family, friends, and health … not a huge turkey fan but can’t wait to dig into a little bit of it with some ham thrown in with the family tomorrow.

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    • rugbydawg79

      Thankful for God from whom all blessing flow. And of course al my friends on the Bulldawg blogs I follow. I would be thankful to see fla lose 2 of 3.

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  2. I’m thankful we have had football at all, regardless of the outcome. Before that, God, family, friends, and our great nation. Still good to be an American, despite what some might make you try to think. Still great to be a Bulldog.

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  3. Russ

    Thankful to have this site to ramble on about Georgia football. Thankful for my health and a wonderful family. Thankful I have a job and employer that allows me to work from home.

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  4. PTC DAWG

    Thankful for my Family and Friends…

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  5. Salty Dawg

    I am grateful that my family and friends have remained Covid free. Everything else has pretty much sucked. I am also glad the Dawgs have not had a horrible outbreak. I will be really grateful when this shit-show of a year comes to an end. Last but not least – Get The Picture and you, Senator. Thanks for a place to jaw about the Dawgs!

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  6. Illini84

    I’m thankful that it looks like the vaccine(s) are almost here. The VA sent a note outlining the priorities.

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  7. mp

    At the outset of the lockdown my wife and I laid out priorities for the duration of COVID – 1) keep us and our kids healthy and 2) keep my job. We’ve been successful on both. I am thankful for that.

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    • Relatable – when the lockdown started and we had our recent college graduate (because her Orlando job ended) and our college student back in the house full-time, we gathered everyone around the table at dinner one night and told everyone this is going to be hard. We can’t let all of this affect our relationships with each other. Thankfully, we did pretty well with that.

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    • 123 Fake St

      Likewise… My wife and I sat down when the lockdown started affecting our moods. I said we need our (young) kids to look back on this weird time, and have good memories, not memories of us getting frustrated with them. It’s been a challenge, but that thought is always at the front of our minds.

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  8. gurkhadawg

    Thankful for family, friends, good health and Georgia football.

    Also thankful for the Trump vaccine! I’ll be first in line to get it.

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  9. Hogbody Spradlin

    That my children, in their twenties, still come around on Thanksgiving to spend a little time with this boring old Hogbody.

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    • RangerRuss

      When I was a young Company Commander my First Sergeant’s call sign was Hotel Bravo. Hog Body. That didn’t make sense as he was the best runner in a company of runners. The name had originated in Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne where he was overweight and made to carry the radio to facilitate his weight loss. He said he enjoyed the program so much he extended for another year and the yankee Army threw in a Silver Star and a Purple Heart no extry charge.
      I’m thankful for Men such as Tom Hanson who soldiered through physical limitations and came out better for it and set the example for the rest of us.

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      • Hogbody Spradlin

        Thank you for giving me an excuse to explain where that name comes from. Hogbody Spradlin is a fictional fraternity brother of Lewis Grizzard. Know why he didn’t mind people calling him Hogbody? His real name was Norbert.
        I think, but not 100% sure, I read that in “They Tore My Heart Out and Stomped That Sucker Flat”.

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  10. Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

    I’m thankful for everything I have and that I am, even those things I grumble about during the course of a year. Life isn’t easy; if it were it wouldn’t be synonymous with a jail sentence. We’ve all had struggles this past year for various reasons. Maybe some of us were laid off or some of us saw a business go under due to completely wrong-headed lockdowns. Some of us maybe have only the complaint that Kirby fucked up his QB decisions this year so badly that he wasted the best chance to get back to the playoff yet, and we lost to fucking Sideshow Dan the Clown. If that’s your only complaint this year, well, you’ve had a better year than most.

    I’m thankful that there are things that I can depend on in life, even if that thing is the damn Atlanta / Georgia Sports Curse. If anyone deserves more heat than Kirby, it’s Snit’s complete and total, some would say Coxian, mismanagement of his pitching staff in the NLCS.

    Mostly, I’m thankful for my family and friends, for great coffee and good cigars, for classic vinyl, for the Dawgs and the Braves and that Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Dumber finally got their walking papers in Flowery Branch even if it was a year too late and another year of Ryan and Julio’s primes have been wasted. Too bad Blank didn’t fire himself, too.

    Happy Thanksgiving, you filthy animals!

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    • jdawg108

      I still think if he doesn’t put Will Smith in we win game 5. Not sure what he was thinking.

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    • RangerRuss

      Filthy animal? Yeah, I resemble that remark you Jarheaded, dirty Devil Dawg.

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      • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

        Only meant with love, especially to those I only like half as well as they deserve.

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        • RangerRuss

          Animal is what I consider a high compliment. Not many Rangers around here so I run with a couple of Uncle Sugar’s Misguided Children for fun and adventure. I actually have a larger small arms ammo budget and a better range than the Marine Reserve unit so they come here to shoot (wink). I like that I don’t have to continually buttstroke Marine NCO’s for muzzle fucking me with their weapon.
          My best shooting buddy, with the exception of Horndawg Hans, is a Marine E-5 with a couple of tours in the sandbox. He’s got that Chicom shit and is more concerned that it will affect his promotion to 6 than anything else. His Reserve unit is faced with many cutbacks and changes as is the entire Corps I hear.

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          • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

            Yeah, when it comes to cuts, the Marines always seem to take the brunt while the Air Force and Navy are flying around in jets that cost $100M per.

            And as for keeping your muzzle downrange, you know what they say: Every Marine a Rifleman. Ooo-Rah!

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  11. Russ

    I guess the rest of CFB is thankful for the Texas State Bobcats. I just read they’re about to play their 12th game of the season. They’ve avoided all the postponements.

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  12. Thankful no one in my family has Covid, even though an outbreak at grandkids’ school is keeping us apart. Thankful my wife still puts up with me. Thankful for golf, and the time I have to play it. Thankful for this blog.

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  13. Russ

    Thankful that the Egg Bowl is coming up. I’m looking forward to some real excitement. Maybe Lane and Leach throw down at mid field?

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    • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

      They’re actually really good friends. Leach was a friend of Monte’s going way back, so he’s known Lane for awhile. They get along, because in Leach’s words, The Laner isn’t boring, and most college football coaches are boring.

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  14. TripleB

    Thankful that none of my family has gotten sick from COVID, my kids all seem to be doing good. and we are all going to Athens this weekend with our twin seniors! All the girls get to go shopping while the rest of us watch football and drink a little Creature Comforts!
    Life ain’t bad and I shouldn’t bitch so much!

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  15. jgshellnutt

    God
    Family
    Friends
    And that, as an ER doc and primary care physician, I have not yet gotten COVID and my wife and kids are safe as well.
    And …. go dawgs

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  16. ASEF

    The following is not snark. Swear.

    I am deeply thankful some principled conservatives stood by the law and told DJT, Lindsey Graham, and the blowhards lighting up their email and voice mails with threats to get lost. I had lost a lot of faith in people in positions to do the right thing would do the right thing if it came at a personal cost.

    I am always thankful for my family and the opportunities out in front of me. Even some of the setbacks, as they helped me become a better person.

    But this Thanksgiving I am most thankful for the people who still love this country, its laws, and its aspirations. And stood by it when some powerful people told them it was time to throw all that into the trash.

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  17. debbybalcer

    It would have been easier to do this yesterday than today. Last night I got word my youngest brother is positive for covid and my other brother and his wife as well as my dad are showing symptoms. They thought covid was a hoax. I am thankful there are now treatment options. I am also thankful my husband, mother in law and kids and grandkids are healthy.

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  18. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    In a weird way, I am thankful for Covid. I do not give thanks for people who have died from it, or those who had it and survived, but who will experience side effects for some time, and I am not celebrating the congestion at hospitals and harm to all the front line workers of every sort, and well, that list goes on and on.

    But for some time I have been contemplating retirement; the wife has been asking me to do that for a couple of years now. Instead, I thought it was preferable to just wind down gradually, and I kept working 2-4 days a week and enjoyed it right up to the point where they closed the courthouses. Then when they reopened and I saw that they weren’t all that serious about safety (they took everyone’s temp on the way in, and had hand sanitizer stationed but they were anti-maskers from the get-go), so I went ahead and closed up. It’s too bad that I am such a self-victim of inertia that a tragedy has to happen for me to do something I should have done anyway, but I am grateful to be able to do it, and glad that I did finally get it done.

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  19. Don in Mar-a-Lago

    I’m thankful for Rudy

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  20. I came here for some hardcore arguing and all y’all are letting me down, big time. I need a warm-up for the family disagreements to be had tomorrow! Come on guys, do better!

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    • gurkhadawg

      I’ve been trying but everyone’s is such good cheer, screw it. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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      • RangerRuss

        I think you’re a fuckn asshole, gurkhadawg! However, since I’m a bigger asshole I reckon that negates an argument.

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        • gurkhadawg

          It’s the holidays, Ranger. Don’t insult assholes like that.

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          • RangerRuss

            Speaking of assholios, I’ll be spending most of tomorrow alone. Cooking. Mama and her ward, my brotherfromanothermother, that sorry, self-centered, selfish, silly sonofabitch and his family are all down with the Chicom virus. My magnificent, blonde wife will be with her sweet, 88 year old Mama and wife’s sister. And there is the problem. Brother in law. I refuse to spend more than a few minutes with that ignorant asshole. I’ve known him for fifty years and refrained from pimp slapping him on most every holiday only because I’m a gentleman. A few hours with just him and I’m sure his streak of luck will end. He’s that guy who knows more about your job than you. Complete, obnoxious, fucking asswipe/asshole.
            He’s bringing Cracker Barrel takeout.
            No thanks.

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    • I love the “warm up” for the family airing of grievances…my kind of Turkey day

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  21. Harold Miller

    I am thankful that my wife and kids have stayed healthy so far. Thankful that, despite the season circling the drain, I am a Dawg. Thankful that I work with a great group of people who have my back.

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  22. edkilgore

    I’m thankful for the opportunity to see this Fairport Convention video again, which I posted every Thanksgiving Day during my blogging years. Since then I’ve gotten to see Richard Thompson perform live, for which I am also thankful!

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  23. I’m thankful for this spot, which is mostly reasonable. Friends an Family…and everybody out there that chooses to wear a mask. Happy Thanksgiving everybody…even you Derek.

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    • HirsuteDawg

      Hey Lamont, I’m thankful for your post. I got the best laugh out of the “mostly reasonable” comment. As the Good Senator says, “mostly” is doing a shit-ton of work there (paraphrasing). Lots of things to be thankful for this year. Too many to list, actually. For a fat old Dawg, I’m living the high life. God bless you all this Thanksgiving and every day.

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  24. Raleighwood Dawg

    I’m a caretaker for my Mom and she’s the most important thing in the world to me. I’m thankful for this blog, which keeps me sane, and my friends & family. #HappyThanksgiving #PeaceAndLove

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  25. Hunkering Hank

    As are most, I am thankful my relationship with Christ, my family, friends, and good health. God is good to me. But one thing that doesn’t happen every day in a family that I am particularly thankful for is that my high school junior son was able to play football this season. He is an excellent player and has earned scholarships from ACC and Big 10 schools this fall. He has literally worked for years and years to achieve this. It has been a spectacular blessing. He’s still working on getting his first SEC offer and if things keep going the way they are now, it won’t be too far off. Thank you!

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  26. RangerRuss

    I’m thankful that my Mama is probably going to survive her bout with Chicom virus. She’s made it through a week of misery and medication. Talked with her on the phone today and she sounds much stronger and full of piss and vinegar. 85 years old and tough as woodpecker lips. She’s irate that she won’t be cooking. I’ll take her some turkey and dressing as I cook it better than her any damn way. Got a 115 year old Black Lodge iron skillet that bestows super powers on my culinary skills.
    Riiiiiiiiiight.

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    • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

      115 years, hmmm?

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      • RangerRuss

        Not an heirloom skillet and the age is only a SWAG. It was plowed up from the site of an old home place that burned in the 30’s. I cleaned and re-seasoned it. The surface is slick as owl shit. Very delicate handle with a reinforced bar. I have many iron cooking pans but this is my favorite. Biscuits and cornbread only.

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        • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

          I wish I was so fancy as to have an iron skillet just for corn bread and biscuits. As it is, I just have the one, and I love it, but because I just have the one I don’t cook fish in it, which is a shame because blackened fish is my favorite eating.

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          • RangerRuss

            I have a 10 inch Lodge pan I bought before they started pre-seasoning them. The surface is smooth instead of rough as the new type is. It was $39 thirty years ago. Much less expensive now. Dedicated fish pan. I use Zatarains Blackened fish seasoning and dust the filets with onion powder to give it the black, crispy coat without over cooking the fish.

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      • Salty Dawg

        I’m sorry to hear your Mama went through that but glad to hear she is on the mend! My parents have passed on and I would give anything to talk to them again. Take advantage of any time you can spend with her (which I’m sure you do).
        Iron skillets make the best cornbread! Especially when you heat them in the oven first. That makes the bottom nice and crispy. Which again, I’m sure you do! lol

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      • Salty Dawg

        According to the Lodge website, they went into business in 1877, so yeah, very possible it is 115 years old!

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        • RangerRuss

          I’m so sorry to hear of your parents passing. Keep them in mind and they’ll never go away. I still tussle with my Dad and he’s been gone thirteen years.

          The original Black Lodge factory burned around 1910 if I remember my research correctly. It became Lodge afterwards. All the markings and design on the bottom of the pan are similar to Lodge. Its a very fine pan, slim and thin. Yes, it makes the best crust of all my pans. That’s what it’s all about.

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    • gurkhadawg

      Great news about your ma Ranger. Mine passed a couple of years ago at 96. I still love Thanksgiving, but it’s just not the same without mama.

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    • Raleighwood Dawg

      Peace & love to your mama ☮❤

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  27. Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

    I’ve spent the last couple of days moving, and just like the last time I moved before this, I swear to the Good Lord in Heaven that this is the last time I ever move again!

    After getting all the notifications all day, I realized that in my own “I’m grateful…” post, I forgot to say anything about being grateful for Get the Picture and the Senator’s efforts, because I am, so very much. I’m grateful we get to bullshit about the Dawgs without worrying about the true insanity that goes on in the DawgVent and Junkyard over at Rivals and 24/7. Everyone here is great, and for those who probably think I don’t like you, well, that’s what you get for thinking.

    Everyone have a safe holiday. And Debby, please keep us apprised of your family’s recovery.

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