Talking Points: November football could be meaningful



What’s the buzz from the world of sports? Here are some items that will have people talking:


Not to get too far ahead of ourselves, but you might want to circle Nov. 26 on your calendar.

With a dominating performance Saturday at Utah, Washington improved to 4-1, including 2-0 in Pac-12 play. With a scintillating comeback at Colorado, Washington State improved to 3-1, including 1-0 in the Pac-12.

The Apple Cup always is meaningful to the diehards.

This year, it looks as though it might be relevant to more than just Huskies and Cougars.


Speaking of things returning to relevancy, you also might need to alter your Thanksgiving itinerary this year. The Detroit Lions are 4-0, following a remarkable comeback Sunday to beat Dallas.

Lately, Detroit’s annual Thanksgiving Day game has offered little more than consternation for viewers more interested more in watching good football than upholding the tradition of the Lions playing a holiday game.

In recent years, the NFL even added a third Thanksgiving Day game to the schedule.

This year, when the Lions meet the Packers at 9:30 a.m. Pacific time on Thanksgiving Day, it might be must-see TV.

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