November 26, 2013

Giving thanks for this year of sports

Photo by Austin Lassell

By Annie Moore

At this time of the year when we take time to reflect on the past year and to give thanks for all that it brought, it is important to remember all we have to be thankful for in the world of sports.

 

As we enjoy football on Thanksgiving as a time-honored sports fan tradition, we should be thankful that there are no more replacement referees in the National Football League this season. Penalty-plagued games are no more and we can enjoy our favorite pastime.

 

We should also keep in mind the things we should be thankful aren’t going on in our lives. We should be thankful we are not on Aaron Hernandez’s defense team. And thankful that we’re not Richie Incognito’s PR firm. Mostly, we should be glad we don’t live in Lexington.

 

The last thing we should be thankful for, and maybe the thing we should be the most thankful for, is the Year of the Cardinal. In what has been the most exciting display of all-around collegiate athletic program excellence in recent history, we got to enjoy the triumphs of our men’s and women’s basketball teams, football, baseball and many other school programs.

 

And with all of these programs on the rise, the Year of the Cardinal looks to carry over to success in following years. And that is certainly something to be thankful for.

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