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Monday, November 11, 2013

San Antonio Spurs and Applebee's Made for a Great Veteran's Day

I had a great Veteran's Day yesterday.  I got to enjoy a meal at Applebee's while watching my favorite team, the San Antonio Spurs, up their record to 7-1 after beating the Philadephia 76ers, 109-85.

Playing without Tim Duncan, the Spurs managed to have six players in double figures to dominate the Sixers from start to finish. They were up by 18 points after the first quarter.

Led by Danny Green on 5-7 three-point shooting, the Spurs shot 13-28 overall from behind the arc to make it two blowouts on the road in a row. The Spurs outplayed the Knicks Sunday afternoon also from start to finish.

In both games, the Spurs were up by 29 or more points at multiple times.  It's safe to say that the Spurs appear to be in mid-season form after eight regular season games.

For me, the victory over the 76ers was especially sweet because Veteran's Day is the most important day all year long.  I am a big fan of Independence Day, Thanksgiving and the MLK holiday, but, Veteran's is the biggest day.

I am an Iraqi Freedom Vet.  I am thankful to be here with all my wits and my limbs.  And, I thank all the Veterans who may read this article for their service.

I have told myself that I will not work on Veteran's day for the rest of my life.  So, I slept in.  Then, worked out some.  I played tennis with my daughter, who was off from school, and then I went for a bike ride.

Applebee's works perfectly for me on Vets Day.  I went for a free entree dinner with my wife and daughter.  I mentioned to my daughter that it was ironic how Applebee's doesn't really serve anything with apples like Chili's doesn't really serve any chili.

The Spurs won in a blowout and I had a great day.

Veteran's Day is a great day to watch sports.  I'd like to see the NBA do like they do on MLK Day and play a full day and night schedule.

I'm looking forward to Wednesday night for Military Appreciation Night to see the Spurs play the Washington Wizards in specially made military uniforms (see picture above).  In case you didn't know, San Antonio is also known as 'Military City.'

The cami uniforms will be worn by an international contingent.  It's interesting to note that the Spurs have the NBA roster record for most foreigners on a team.  They have ten.  Although, two Americans modeled the unis.

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