November 22, 2007


It is, amazingly enough, already that time of year when we all give formal thanks for the blessings we too often take for granted the rest of the year. As we never tire of telling you, it is the readers, commenters, and correspondents of the Brothers Judd who make it worthwhile to us and we can not adequately express how thankful we are to and for you.

Personally, this has been one of my most enjoyable years of blogging. The conversation has been especially civil of late and at this point we only very rarely have to delete comments and those almost exclusively of the most virulent nativists. As a general matter folks are thoughtful, informed and good natured and that allows for a lively exchange with minimal bruised feelings. We do read every comment and email and try to respond to most, if not always at the length they deserve.

We are humbled and gratified that you choose to spend some of your time with us and share your thoughts when moved to do so. We value hearing from you and are honored whenever you opt to hear from us.

We hope everyone has a happy and healthful Thanksgiving in the bosom of their own home--which would obviate the need to drive--or in the company of friends and family--whose homes are more than likely accessible by train. We include even Sox-haters, Darwinists, reflexive nativists, witch-coddlers, anti-McCainiacs, Airbusphiles, gold bugs, soccer fans and those who remain in Eric/Julia denial in these well wishes. You may be as wrong as dark socks with shorts, but you do give the joint atmosphere.

As an entirely inadequate expression of our regard, perhaps a Thanksgiving Day Football contest would be in order? Pick the three NFL games that day (with the total points scored in each) and we'll give out some more books.

Green Bay at Detroit
N.Y. Jets at Dallas
Indianapolis at Atlanta

God bless you and yours and the Land of the Pilgrim's pride.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 22, 2007 12:01 PM

Green Bay 30, Detroit 23
Dallas 35, NY Jets 13
Indianapolis 27, Atlanta 6

Posted by: Mike Morley at November 19, 2007 10:06 PM

I wish you well.

Posted by: Matthias at November 19, 2007 10:56 PM

Who is this "we", paleface?

Enjoy our turkey, yams, squash and maize. In the spirit of Massasoit, we further suggest you avoid our sotweed, coca leaves and kah-see-knows. At least for the day.

Posted by: ghostcat at November 19, 2007 11:54 PM

Happy Thanksgiving! to Orrin and everyone who reads the BrosJudd.

My picks

Green Bay wins, total of 57 points scored
Cowboys win, total of 62 points scored
Atlanta wins, total of 44 points scored

Posted by: ted welter at November 20, 2007 11:47 AM

GB 23 DET 21
Boys 24 Jets 16
Colts 31 Falcons 19

Posted by: Matt Cohen at November 20, 2007 3:51 PM

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!

Packers 31 Lions 24 (55 pts)
Cowboys 38 Jets 17 (55 pts)
Colts 35 Falcons 10 (45 pts)

Posted by: pchuck at November 20, 2007 4:42 PM

Packers 20 Lions 17 (37 pts)
Cowboys 35 Jets 20 (55 pts)
Colts 24 Falcons 14 (38 pts)

And just for good measure:
Arizona State 38, Southern Cal 28

Posted by: Brandon at November 20, 2007 6:21 PM

I have read Airbusphiles on other web sites, but not this one. As I have written, I like the Embraers (I happened to get a few pictures of some new 190s at the airport on Sunday afternoon).

Thanks to you and yours for the extended forum. Enjoy your bird and the day with family.

Posted by: jim hamlen at November 20, 2007 8:38 PM

To all my dear friends whom I meet here whose gracious sharing of thoughts brightens every my day.
Eph. 1:16.

Posted by: Lou Gots at November 21, 2007 5:01 AM

GB 30 DET 20

Dallas 31 Jets 10

Indy 23 Atl 13

Posted by: Bob Corwen at November 21, 2007 10:09 AM

Detroit 24 Green Bay 14
Dallas 31 Jets 16
Indy 28 Atlanta 13

Posted by: Joe Rouse at November 21, 2007 12:35 PM

Green Bay over Detroit 47 pts
Dallas over NYJ 44 pts
Indianapolis over Atlanta 43 pts

Posted by: mgarbowski at November 21, 2007 1:46 PM

Detroit 21 Green Bay 20
Dallas 28 Jets 21
Indy 35 Atlanta 16

Posted by: Barry at November 21, 2007 1:51 PM

Green Bay at Detroit: 21
N.Y. Jets at Dallas: 25
Indianapolis at Atlanta: 21

And a happy bird back to you.
Goodnight Chet.

Posted by: sducks at November 21, 2007 3:07 PM

Green Bay 24 and Detroit 23
New York Jets 10 and Dallas 30
Indy 24 and Atlanta 6

I didn't look at anyone elses picks. I hope I didn't repeat any scores...

Posted by: Bartman at November 21, 2007 6:44 PM

Happy Thanksgiving, all.

Totally ignorant predictions just to get a chance at a book:

Detroit wins, 44 pts
Dallas wins, 47 pts
Indianapolis wins, 38 pts

Posted by: PapayaSF at November 22, 2007 1:35 AM

And the moral of the story?

Pretty much anyone can toss a 30 point beating on teams as bad as those in the AFC East, or whatever they call themselves these days.

I.e.: The Pats aren't that good.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at November 23, 2007 12:14 AM

This is by no means official but I thought I would help oj out.

Green Bay over Detroit (63pts)
ted welter - GB and 57pts
Dallas over NYJ (37pts)
Matt Cohen - Dallas and 40pts
Indy over Atlanta (44pts)
mgarbowski - Indy and 43pts
pchuck - Indy and 45pts
ted welter - Atlanta and 44pts

Hope this helps. Now I have some window trim to paint in the new house. Happy Thanksgiving to all at BroJudd.

Posted by: Bartman at November 23, 2007 8:54 AM

Thanks, Bartman.

ted, mark, matt, p & whoever has the best combined result send your addresses and I'll send books.

Posted by: oj at November 23, 2007 10:54 AM