Thanksgiving is officially upon us, which means two things: 1) We will stuff our faces and 2) We will enjoy a whole lot of television on sports. The entire holiday weekend is absolutely loaded with quality sports, but Thanksgiving stands out, primarily thanks to the NFL. The San Francisco 49ers make their 2011 national debut on the NFL Network as the HarBowl will be on prominent display at 5:20pm PT.
For the college basketball fans, the up and coming Santa Clara Broncos will take a step up in competition as they open the 2011 ESPNU 76 Classic in Anaheim. The Broncos face Mountain West co-favorite New Mexico Thursday evening at 6:00pm PT on ESPNU. The winner of that game advances to face the winner of Oklahoma-Washington State, with the losers playing a consolation game.
Thanksgiving 2011 features one of the best football slates in recent memory. The combined winning percentage is the second highest since the NFL-AFL merger. There are some solid Sunday games this week, but the Thanksgiving slate is where the money matchups are: