Good morning, and happy Thanksgiving! Whether you’re waking up in your own home, a family member’s home, someone else’s home, or a home away from home (like a hotel), I hope you have lots to be thankful for.
Speaking of which: I’d like to give thanks to all the people who continue to make this website possible, including Ticker assistants Lloyd Alaban, Anthony Emerson, Alex Hider, and Jamie Rathjen; membership card designer Scott M.X. Turner; weekend contributors Terry Duroncelet, Jr., Wade Heidt, Jimmer Vilk, Rex Henry, Dennis Bolt, and Zach Wooldridge; web developer John Ekdahl; proofreader Jerry Wolper; and, especially, deputy editor Phil Hecken, the world’s hardest-working bench coach.
Big thanks also to Zac Neubauer, who provided the vintage Thanksgiving postcard image that I’ve been featuring on these Thanksgiving posts for more than a decade now, and to football historian Timothy P. Brown for the vintage Thanksgiving image I’m using this year on the home page and social media.
Most of all, thanks to the Uni Watch comm-uni-ty, who’ve continued to make this a special place for all of us. I’m truly thankful for that.
If you’re traveling today, travel safe. If you’re working today, thanks for keeping the world spinning while the rest of us enjoy the holiday. As for me, E and I will be going out to Long Island to spend the day with my mom and my brother. Our family isn’t large, but we still have a lot to be thankful for.
Finally, in case you missed it last Sunday, contributor Kary Klismet put together a great post on Thanksgiving-themed uniforms. Enjoy that, stay well, and I’ll see you back here tomorrow. Peace. — Paul