Here's to a great Turkey Day to you and yours:
* Two members of New York’s City Council want the Mets to call their new stadium “Citi/Taxpayer Field.” But the Mets say they’re sticking with troubled partner Citigroup. Apparently the team relates to squandering huge sums of money in a monumental collapse.
* The Lions have sold out their Thanksgiving game vs. the Titans to avoid a local TV blackout. Good thing too, or Ford execs would have had to jump on the private jet to catch the game.
* Nearly a year after issuing his report on steroids in baseball, George Mitchell says he wouldn’t change a word. In fact, he’s receiving all sorts of plaudits for his fine work. Why just yesterday he got an offer from Roger Clemens to toast the report’s anniversary in the Rocket’s private duck blind.
* There are published rumors that Charlie Weis’ buyout at Notre Dame is smaller than originally thought. Much like his “decided schematic advantage.”
* Loyola held Davidson star Stephen Curry scoreless last night, but paid so much attention to him in a triangle-and-two defense that it lost by 30 points anyway and drew boos for its cynical play. But hey, otherwise there’s no way the Greyhounds make the LTLs. Bravo!
* The modern pentathlon will be cut from five events to four, as pistol shooting and running will be combined into one event. Finally, a chance at Olympic glory for fringe NBA players.
* And here’s a twist -- the sport will be renamed the “old pentathlon.” That edged out the second choice, the “new quadrathon.”
* Lock of the Week: Tony Romo and the Cowboys really seem to like playing on Thanksgiving. And Fox loves it, since it allows the network to show a million shots of Jessica Simpson as a lure to the tryptophan-addled masses who wouldn’t know a post pattern from pumpkin pie. Romo led Dallas to 38-10 and 34-3 victories over the past two Thanksgivings. The schedulemakers have served up the 2-9 Seahawks as this year’s turkey. The 12 ½-point spread gives us pause, but we think the healthy-again Cowboys will kick off what they hope will be a down-the-stretch rally with a convincing win on national TV. (Season record: 8-4)