For the holiday version of Afternoon Delight, I can go nowhere but to the only best Thanksgiving movie ever made: “Planes, Trains and Automobiles.” The only hard decision was which scene to go with, since the movie is so good you could literally pick one at random and it would be gold. But with all due respect to Steve Martin’s legendary NSFW rant at the rent-a-car lady or the iconic “Those aren’t pillows!” scene, I went with this.

As a buddy of mine once said a million years ago, “If you don’t laugh when John Candy is doing ‘The Mess Around,’ you can’t be my friend.”

“He says we’re going the wrong way.”

“Ah, he’s drunk. How would he know where we’re going?” Priceless. Happy Thanksgiving, Thornographers.

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Dale, Michael and Jerry speak to Peter King of MMQB/SI.
Dale, Michael and Jerry speak to Peter King of MMQB/SI.
Dale, Michael and Jerry speak to Peter King of MMQB/SI.
LB came in the studio in between segments, and got Christian in a funny mood. His abilities to pronounced foreign names was put to the test. For the most part, he failed.

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Before Monday night's game against the Patriots, Rex Ryan invited Ray Lewis to give the Bills a pregame "pump-up" speech.

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BloombergAs France intensifies its air raids against Islamic State, a separate front has opened against the fundamentalist group: cyber warfare.

Hacking collective Anonymous accessed and took down more than 5,500 social media accounts associated with Islamic State, it said on Twitter. Following the Paris terrorist attacks on Friday, the activist hackers declared “war” against Islamic State, threatening to track down the group’s members.

“You should expect a massive reaction from Anonymous, you should know that we will find you and we won’t let go,” Anonymous said of Islamic State in a video posted online on Saturday. “We are going to launch the biggest operation ever against you. Expect numerous cyberattacks. The war is on. Get ready.” …

The hacker group is also spamming social-media threads linked to Islamic State with rick-rolling, an online prank where a video of the 1987 song “Never Gonna Give You Up” by British singer Rick Astley is posted.

While “Never Gonna Give You Up” is the greatest piece of music ever composed by the hand of man and far too good for those beheading, women-stoning ISIS maniacs, this could be my favorite news story of the year.

Once again, as has so often happened in history, great minds are using inspired works of art to defeat tyranny and oppression. From The Three Stooges parodying Hitler in their classic “You Natzy Spy” to your great protest songs to that guy who tooled on the KKK at a rally by marching behind them playing the sousaphone, time and time again it’s been proven that the pen is mightier than the sword. And therefore the sword has zero chance against an unstoppable force for good as powerful as Rick Astley’s epic 1980s cool.

So thank you, Anonymous. And even more so, than you Rick. In the days of my youth you inspired my hairstyle and clothes. In my adulthood, you’re inspiring free people around the world.

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Yahoo! Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan brought in one of his former players, a legend of the game, to give a pep talk to his team before it played the New England Patriots on Monday night.

That’s not uncommon. But then the Bills’ inspirational speaker, Ray Lewis, was on the ESPN set the next night talking about the game. That’s a little unusual, to say the least. … Ryan confirmed on Wednesday that Lewis did speak to the team though he didn’t get into specifics of what Lewis said. …

Lewis hasn’t been a big Patriots fan through the years, so it wasn’t too surprising that he said this week he prefers Ryan as a coach over New England coach Bill Belichick. …

But the Patriots still might wonder why someone included with one of the NFL broadcast partners’ game day productions was giving a speech to the other team the night before the game.

No big deal. Nothing to see here, folks. Let’s all go home and get some rest, citizens. Just an analyst covering the game for the network that’s broadcasting it taking sides and doing his part to help one team win.

Why not? The folks at ESPN have made no secret of their anti-Patriots blood lust. Why bother trying to act impartial now? I mean, who would they be kidding at this point? They might as well let Ray Lewis try to inspire the Bills to beat the Pats. Hell, why not send Steve Young in to give pointers to Tyrod Taylor? Put Jon Gruden into the Bills’ positional meetings to discuss the finer points of “Spider 2 Y Banana“? Maybe Lisa Salters could tip Rex Ryan off to stuff she heard on the Patriots sidelines while we’re at it.

The only real shocking part of this story is that Buffalo somehow still managed to lose the game after being treated to Lewis’ legendary oratory style. It’s not often you get to be inspired by greatness like this:

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Glenn and Christian kick off the show playing some of the audio of Christian's call to a Vegan hotline last year around this time, and then the conversation turned to the importance of a 16-0 season now that big injuries have decimated the skill positions.

 

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This “clarification” by SportsCenter didn’t come out until just before Dale & Holley avec Thornton went on the air Tuesday, which is why I’m just getting to it now. For that, I apologize. Which is something I don’t do very often, but it seems like ESPN is doing it more and more often lately. And always with regard to the Patriots.

We had SportsCenter coming on in the middle of the night to apologize for the network repeating the lie — in prime time — that the Patriots taped the walk-through practice of the Rams in 2002. We had a weak, mealy-mouthed non-apology apology from Chris Mortensen when he changed the wording of his infamous tweet from “under-inflated by 2 lbs” to “significantly under-inflated” eight months after the damage was done. And now we’ve got this.

SportsCenter would like you to believe this was all just an innocent mistake. That lumping together a Patriots game and video cameras was not a dig at the Patriots. Not a troll job. Just a misinterpretation. A message about the officials that was lost in translation from emoji to English. Which would be hard to swallow even if ESPN hadn’t spent the better part of the last decade and 24/7 of 2015 making a concerted effort to cast the Pats as cheaters who can’t win a thing unless they’re pointing a video camera at your signals or sticking needles into footballs in the bathroom.

So nice try, ESPN. But stick your apology wherever your expert analyst Ray Lewis stuck his bloody suit. If the people of New England have learned anything this year, it’s to know a troll job followed by an insincere apology when we see one.

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