After a few awkward looks, the Russian players didn't seem to mind it.
The Bayern Munich star lost the award to his Real Madrid rival, but he's not blaming his frustrations on simple sour grapes.
He accuses ESPN of not caring about his student-athletes' early morning classes.
The Bears and Lions kick off the Thanksgiving slate of NFL games, followed by the Eagles-Cowboys and Seahawks-49ers.
Apparently, Jets General Manager John Idzik spread the word around during the off-season and the word got back to Ryan.
America's most famous Football Dad has spoken.
Meanwhile, UCI executives are discussion whether to shorten races like the Tour de France, which would allow more top cyclists to compete.
These division rivals last squared off in the NFC championship game, but both are battling just to make this year's playoffs.
Detroit has been pretty bad on Turkey Day of late.
The second game of the Turkey Day trifecta might be the best one.