We know its a cliche, but were going with it anyway.
Here are five things Sacramento-area sports fans can be thankful for today, after family, friends, good health, etc.:
• DeMarcus Cousins: The Kings center is off to a great start this season, averaging 21.3 points and 10.5 rebounds, and has established himself as the teams best player. But most important, hes only fouled out of one game and he hasnt been ejected, suspended or fined. Maturity at last?
• Vivek Ranadive: Plenty of folks can be praised for their role in keeping the Kings in Sacramento, but it never woud have happened without Ranadive. Not only did he step in as the lead investor, hes made it clear he intends to turn the team into a winner, perhaps in time for the new arena.
• Colin Kaepernick: Sure, the 49ers quarterback isnt playing as well as last year, but its just his first full season as a starter. There hasnt been a quarterback with this potential and this exciting to watch since Steve Young. When Kaps got the ball ...
• Bay Area baseball: As 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh says, Who has it better than us? Over the past four years, the Giants have won two World Series and the As have made it to the playoffs twice. If youre a baseball fan, theres no better two-team market in the country.
• High school football: The Sacramento region has become as strong as any in the state, as evidenced by three State Bowl victories in the past five years. And if you want to see one of our areas most exicting programs, head over to Folsom for Friday nights Sac Joaquin Section Division I semifinal.
What to watch
NFL, Raiders at Dallas, 1:30 p.m., Ch. 13: Raiders fans hope this game doesnt turn into a turkey.
What should Sacramento-area sports fans be most thankful for this Thanksgiving ?
• DeMarcus Cousins
• Vivek Ranadive
• Colin Kaepernick
• Bay Area baseball
• High school football
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Will receiver Michael Crabtree make a difference when he returns to the 49ers lineup?
• Yes: 73%
• No: 27%
Total votes: 143