food, family, and sports are all things to remember on turkey day
With Thanksgiving closing in, it’s time for us to give think about the year, and give what we are thankful for. Here’s what we at River City Cards have to give thanks for.
Brittany Chouhan, Writer
I’m thankful for our athletes who make all our sports amazing. From championship games, to individual awards in all sports such as Cross-Country, Volleyball, Baseball and more, it’s the coaches and staff who help serve the athletes to serve in the best capacity on any field they play. Whether you are watching the cardinals make history in Football, men’s and women’s basketball, or soccer; it is a great time to cheer on the Cardinals. I’m thankful for their continuing effort to keep Louisville a dominant force on the national and conference level. Everyone have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving.
Kevin Kernen, Writer
As thanksgiving comes around again, another year has added some perspective. It's not the material things in live we should give thanks for, but the intangibles: family, friends, health, a job or schooling. These are what make us wealthy and I give thanks for them all.
Seth Spalding, Photographer
I am thankful for the great sports department we have here at UofL. Through the adversity the school has experienced the last few years we still manage to have a strong will to succeed and show the country what we can bring to the table. Many of our teams have reached tournaments and performed well. I am thankful that I have been able to experience some of those wins while working for RCC. I have found a new hobby in sports photography. I am thankful that RCC has given me the opportunity to shoot and taken me a long for the ride. UofL has a tremendous amount of loyalty and big hearts when it comes to our sports teams and I think that is something anybody would be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving UofL, all the players, coaches, sports writers, and fans I have met this year, and go Cards!
Drew Moegling, Social Media Coordinator
I'm thankful for the UofL athletic program, how I've felt involved, friends and family, and the opportunities I've been given in life
Jared Anderson, Owner/Assistant Editor
Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to all! There are many reasons to be thankful for- being alive, the opportunity to be a part of a great cast of sports media, and much more.
However I’m also pretty thankful for having players like Lamar Jackson wearing the red and black. There’s nothing better than watching him juke by defenders sending them falling to the turf flat on their rear ends. Or the chance to watch the basketball team dunk all over the opponent, posterizing the guy for eternity on the front cover of every newspaper.
Me personally, I like sleep. With how lazy I am there is nothing better to be grateful for than just getting to lay on the couch and nap.
Happy Thanksgiving to all and Go Cards
Mike Gilpatrick, Editor-in-chief
Family, friends, sports, and food. Thanksgiving is the time of year for all of us to remember back on the year, and all of our blessings, giving thanks for all. It's been a crazy year for me, but I'm thankful for the opportunities presented in life. I'm thankful for the people that help me run River City Cards, without them it would be impossible. I am also thankful for all the awesome readers on the site, making event coverage well worth it.
Today, I ask all of you to spend time with families and ignore all of the commercialism that exists around this holiday. And if you do happen to shop today, please don't be rude to the store employees. It's a difficult time for them, and many are working 12 or more hour shifts for Black Friday, starting today. I know many that can't make it home because of this.
I also have to be thankful for the men and women serving the United States, giving us the freedom to celebrate in peace. It's tough for many of them, having to spend the holidays away from family, and in a foreign land.
But, on a more lighthearted note, I am thankful that my favorite NFL team always plays on Thanksgiving, the Detroit Lions. They take on Teddy Bridgewater's Minnesota Vikings, and I hope the former Cardinal doesn't enter the game today for the first time since suffering a horrible injury. It would make things a little awkward for me.
But, just to give a game prediction, I think Matthew Stafford, Golden Tate, Marvin Jones Jr, and Ameer Abdullah have what it takes to test the amazing Viking defense, and that the Lions will continue their win streak at Ford Field in Detroit. My prediction Detroit 28, Minnesota 24