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Thanksgiving Week CFB Open Thread and Beat $C Watch Parties

"If you can't get up for this one, you don't belong in the locker room. Pack your bags. Go home. We don't want you." - Anthony Barr

Jeff Gross



Happy Thanksgiving everyone. And to add a little cheer to our day I thought it would be fun to relive some of the schadenfreude from last year's game at the Rose Bowl. While we won't get to enjoy watching that smirk on Matt's face being smacked to the ground, they are still the Trojans (or is it Trogans) and it is always a joy to watch them beaten down. So as we get ready for this game, let's enjoy some moments from last year's 1st quarter put together by puntingiswinning.  I can't remember ever feeling so much joy.   My title for the highlights would be : Singin in the Rain (because I was):

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Thanksgiving Week CFB Games to Watch:

Thursday Evening Games: Tonight might be the last game for Coach Mack Brown in Austin as they take on Texas Tech. The Longhorns still have at least one more game against Baylor and are still in the Big 12 race. In the SEC, Ole Miss heads to Mississippi State for the Egg Bowl. Here are your games and times:

  • Stillman at Alabama State, 1 PT, ESPNU
  • Texas Tech (7-4) at Texas (7-3), 4:30 PT, Fox Sports 1
  • Ole Miss (7-4) at Miss. St. (5-6), 4:30 PT, ESPN

Friday Games: The Friday after Thanksgiving is always a great day for football. Forget Black Friday and settle down in a comfortable chair and enjoy. The Civil War will take place today and we will see if Oregon cares. The Beavers will travel to Eugene for this year's game which airs at 4 pm (PT) on FS1. Iowa will be heading to Nebraska to take on a new favorite team of ours. Go Big Red! This game airs at 9 am (PT) on ABC. The Apple Bowl is also on Friday as Wazzu goes to Seattle to take on UW, 12:30 PT on Fox Sports 1. Below are all of Friday's games via (All times are eastern)

Noon ET

Toledo, 7-4

Akron, 4-7

Noon ET

SMU, 5-5

Houston, 7-4


Noon ET

East Carolina, 9-2

Marshall, 8-3


Noon ET

Iowa, 7-4

Nebraska, 8-3


1 p.m. ET

Miami (Ohio), 0-11

Ball State, 9-2

1:30 p.m. ET

Bowling Green, 8-3

Buffalo, 8-3


2 p.m. ET

Eastern Michigan, 2-9

Central Michigan, 5-6

2 p.m. ET

UMass, 1-10

Ohio, 6-5

2 p.m. ET

Texas State, 6-5

Troy, 5-6

2:30 p.m. ET

Arkansas, 3-8

No. 17 LSU, 8-3


3 p.m. ET

FIU, 1-10

FAU, 5-6


3:30 p.m. ET

Miami, 8-3

Pittsburgh, 6-5


3:30 p.m. ET

No. 16 Fresno State, 10-0

San Jose State, 5-6


3:30 p.m. ET

Washington State, 6-5

Washington, 7-4


7 p.m. ET

Oregon State, 6-5

No. 13 Oregon, 9-2

FOX Sports 1

8 p.m. ET

USF 2-8

No. 19 UCF, 9-1


UCLA- Southern Cal Watch Parites:

Many of us will be heading to Fig. Tech for Saturday's game, but if you can't make it you can join other Bruins in your area to cheer on our Bruins against $c. Here is your viewing party organizing thread where you can post viewing parties or organize one with others.

  • South Bay (El Segundo), Tavern on Main 123 Main Street El Segundo, CA
  • Sherman Oaks: Buffalo Wild Wing at the Sherman Oak sGalleria, 15301 Ventura
  • Orange County:
    • The Surfin'Cowboy, 34235 Doheny Park Rd., Capistrano Beach
    • OC Sports Grill, 450 N. State College Blvd., Orange
  • Downey: Downey Brewing Company,10924 Paramount Blvd
  • Ventura/Camarillo: Brendan's Irish Pub, 1755 Daily Dr.,
  • San Diego: Randy Jones All American Sports Grill, 7510 Hazard Center Drive
  • San Francisco: The Royal Exchange, 301 Sacramento St (at Front St), San Francisco (two blocks from the Montgomery St BART station)
  • Phoenix: Half Moon Sports Grill - 2121 E Highland Ave, Phoenix, AZ
  • Denver: Irish Snug near the Capitol Bldg: 1201 E. Colfax
  • D.C.: Laughing Man Tavern, 1306 G St. NW,
  • NY Tri-State Area: Smithfield NYC, 215 W. 28th St.
  • Boston: The North Star, 222 Friend St., Boston, 02114
  • Portland, Oregon: Nicoli's Brill & Sports Bar, 17880 SW McEwan, Lake Oswego

New additions:

  • Sacramento Game Watch…will be at Morgan’s Bar and Grill ,3348 S St, Sacramento, CA 95816

    To find a calendar of all network activities click here.

    Please let us know if there is a watch party organized and we will add it above. Also, if you want to get people together in your area just get it started below. And if anything above has changed put it in the comment section. Thank you!

    While you get ready for Saturday's game, be sure to read all of our coverage leading up to the Southern Cal game here.

    Enjoy this week's games and Beat $C!