What we're thankful for (in the world of sports)

Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s what the FTW staff is thankful for – at least in the world of sports.

1. Joel Embiid being healthy (knock on wood)

2. NBA players shamelessly fueling drama with their social media posts

WHAT A NIGHT !!!!! #TheProcess

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3. Danica Patrick chipping away at the glass ceiling

4. Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich (and everyone else in the sports world who won’t stick to sports)

5. Colin Kaepernick, for sacrificing his career to ignite a long-overdue discussion

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6. Chris Nowinski, for fighting to keep current and future football players as safe as they can be

7. Tiger Woods’ surgeons, for giving the GOAT one last chance at a comeback

8. Lexi Thompson, for handling a difficult, roller-coaster year with class, dignity and grace

9. Mike Trout

10. The NFL realizing that celebrations are actually good

11. Jeff Fisher no longer being in charge of an NFL team

1 2. Tony Romo finally finding his true calling

13. Kristaps Porzingis

14. Justin Verlander’s last-minute trade working out really well for him

15. Lane Kiffin’s Twitter account

16. Dale Earnhardt Jr. making it through his final season without another concussion or serious injury

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17. It’s almost time for the Olympics

18. Sergio Garcia finally winning a major

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19. Bill Walton calling UCLA games

20. Aly Raisman for her bravery

21. Historic buzzer-beaters … like this one:

22. Serena Williams’ baby’s Instagram account

23. Also just all of the sports babies

#TalksWithTJ 😂😂😂😂😂😂

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