- The human body breaks down essential amino acids from food. One such amino acid is tryptophan which enables the body to produce B-vitamin niacin which in turn helps to produce serotonin, a chemical that acts as a calming agent in the brain and plays a vital role in sleep.
On Thanksgiving the traditional meal includes turkey, a big source of tryptophan which explains in part, the lazy, relaxed state that we all feel on Thanksgiving inspiring a nap or two in between servings.
That said, I don’t know which is more responsible for my Turkey Day napping, the tryptophan or the NFL. Every one of those games yesterday was a snoozer. On average each of the winners won by a 30 point margin and each game was pretty much over at halftime. The birds weren’t the only turkeys in abundance yesterday. And by the way, isn’t it time the NFL implements a flex turkey schedule for Thanksgiving football?
A few observations in between naps…
Jeff Fisher, are you freakin’ kidding me?!? Up by the score of 47-10 with 3:38 to play, Fisher challenged a catch by the Lions’ Calvin Johnson at the Detroit 41 yard line. Nice to see you in the Holiday spirit there Jeff. May snot freeze on your mustache once again this winter and may a 2 x 4 haunt you this offseason…oh and here’s hoping that your offseason comes sooner than later. I’ve officially taken the Titans down from my teams to root for in the event the Ravens end up at home prior to or during the playoffs. Oh and one more thing…Fisher’s challenged failed...he gets a turkey for being one!
The Jonas Brothers as halftime entertainment? Who does the NFL think is its audience, the demographic tuned in to Hannah Montana? I felt somewhat emasculated watching that! By the way, are female turkeys called "hens?"
I guess all is right in Philly now as it relates to Donovan McNabb. But just wait until that next interception is "gobbled" up by an opponent. Eagles fans will suggest McNabb again for the carving station.
Oh and by the way, the Cardinals really could use Terrell Suggs.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Posted by Tony Lombardi at 10:43 AM