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Your Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend Highlight Round-Up (Videos)

by: JamieD On  Monday, October 8, 2012
Tags:  Baseball   Donald Brown   Football   MLB   Nascar   NFL  

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As some of you may know (but most of you probably don’t), today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada.  And being a Canadian myself, that means spending less time today doing work, and more time stuffing my face with turkey and watching some Canadian Football League action…

…but not before bringing you some of the best highlights from the past weekend in sports.

So, without further ado:

The St. Louis Cardinals are currently trailing the Washington Nationals in their NLDS series 1-0, but the only reason they are there is because of a favorable infield-fly call they received during their Wild Card match-up against the Braves.  That questionable call put an end to the Braves’ eighth-inning rally, causing the fans to litter the field with garbage in an act of protest.

The biggest upset from Sunday’s NFL action took place in Indianapolis, where Donald Brown and the Indianapolis Colts were doing the Discount Double-Check Dance on Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi each scored two goals during another entertaining El Clasico match-up between Real Madrid and Barcelona (which ended in a 2-2 draw), but the best goal from the weekend belongs to Ronaldinho, who recorded a hat-trick during Atlético Mineiro’s 5-0 victory over Figueirense.

Matt Kenseth was able to avoid a 25-car pile-up on the final lap to win the Chase for the Sprint Cup race at Talladega.

Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III had to leave during the third quarter of yesterday’s 24-17 loss to the Falcons after suffering a concussion following this hit.

But RGIII wasn’t the only starting NFL quarterback to exit his respective game because of a concussion.

Matt Cassel also left during the Chiefs’ 9-6 loss to the Ravens. But unlike the Redskins fans, who must have been holding their collective breath after watching their first-round draft pick go down, the Chiefs fans at Arrowhead Stadium made it quite clear that they were happy to see Cassel exit the game with an injury. And that didn’t sit too well with Chiefs offensive tackle Eric Winston, who had the following to say about the incident after the game.




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