It’s a holiday weekend in both countries this weekend. It’s Veteran’s Day in the US,
and Remembrance Day in Canada.
The History major in me says to get out to a ceremony on Monday.
I wasn’t able to serve. Pleurisy got me in my 20s & meant I wouldn’t pass the physical; I know because I checked. I’ve had relatives on both sides of the family serve in the Canadian, US & British armed forces, so I understand the sacrifice even if I never actually made it myself.
One of my favourite stories, which I may have recounted here before, involves my Aunt Judy. My dad’s family was from Kirkland Lake, Ontario.
which just so happened to be the home of a radar station that was part of the Pinetree Line of defence against Soviet bombers.
I asked her one day why she married an American soldier like Uncle Ralph. “Robert,” she said while taking a long drag on a Marlboro Slim, “Kirkland Lake was a very small town. I knew all the boys, and your Uncle looked good in his uniform. I knew where your Uncle could take me. I made the choice to get out.” She saw the world, and then they settled in Texas – New Braunfels to be exact. Nice place. In fact, all three of my dad’s sisters married servicemen from that joint airbase, and none of them ever went back to Kirkland Lake.
To one and all – thank you for your service.
And now, a word from [DFO]’s newest sponsor – Dunkin Donuts.
Sunday Broadcast maps – courtesy 506sports.com
█ Kansas City @ Tennessee – Jim Nantz, Tony Romo
█ Detroit @ Chicago – Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts
█ Baltimore @ Cincinnati – Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon
█ Buffalo @ Cleveland – Andrew Catalon, James Lofton
█ Miami @ Indianapolis (LATE) – Greg Gumbel, Trent Green
█ Atlanta @ New Orleans – Kevin Burkhardt, Charles Davis
█ NY Giants @ NY Jets – Kenny Albert, Ronde Barber
█ Arizona @ Tampa Bay – Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman
█ NO GAME due to blackout enforced by local home team on CBS
█ Carolina @ Green Bay – Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
█ LA Rams @ Pittsburgh – Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston
With the exception of the Carolina-Green Bay game, these all look like dogs. So unless you’ve got pill money riding on these like Hippo does, maybe spend part of the day with your family?
And now, a word from tonight’s other sponsor – Totino’s Pizza Rolls.
- Flyers at Leafs – 7:00PM | CBC
- Kings at Habs – 7:00PM | City TV
- Hurricanes at Senators – 7:00PM | Sportsnet1
- Blues at Flames – 10:00PM | CBC
- NCAA: (national broadcasts of note)
- Missouri at Georgia – 7:00PM | ESPN / TSN3
- Appalachian State at South Carolina – 7:00PM | ESPN2
- Clemson at North Carolina State – 7:30PM | ABC
- Iowa State at Oklahoma – 8:00PM | FOX
- Wyoming at Boise State – 10:15PM | ESPN
- Nevada at San Diego State – 10:30PM | ESPN2
- Texas at Purdue – 7:00PM | FS1
- Rhode Island at Maryland – 9:00PM | FS1
- Mavericks at Grizzlies – 8:00PM | TSN4
That’s it for me this week. I’ll see you Tuesday night.