Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Detroit Lions Thanksgiving Day Football

Aric Keck serves Vectra Networks as regional manager. He previously spent six years with Atlanta, Georgia’s Intel Corporation as sales director. When he is not managing activities at Vectra Networks, Aric Keck enjoys following Detroit Lions football.

For 73 of the last 79 National Football League (NFL) seasons, the Detroit Lions have been featured as one of the league’s Thanksgiving Day games. In fact, all 73 of the Lion’s Thanksgiving games have been played in Detroit, making the franchise the face of what is arguably the league’s most important day outside of the Super Bowl.

Over the years Detroit has faced a number of teams, from select Thanksgiving rivals to a litany one-off opponents. Between 1934 and 1938 the Lions hosted the Chicago Bears, while the 1951 through 1963 Thanksgiving games saw the Lions matching up with the Green Bay Packers. From 1964 through 2006 the Thanksgiving game occurred between the Lions and an assortment of opponents, before 2007 brought the Packers back into the fold on an every-other-year basis. 

The Lions have established a Thanksgiving Day record of 37 wins, 38 losses, and two ties. The team endured a nine-year losing streak from 2004 through 2012, but has now won four Thanksgiving games in a row.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

International Travel off the Beaten Path

Vectra Networks Regional Manager Aric Keck facilitates the sale of threat management software for Intel Corporation. When he finds time away from his work in sales, Aric Keck enjoys international travel to a wide range of locations.

International travel is an enriching way to explore new landscapes and new cultures. Rather than sticking to the most popular locales, consider visiting one of these lesser-known destinations next time you venture abroad.

- Armenia. Though the region has a rocky history, Armenia is largely safe to visit and home to a host of beautiful churches and a newly flourishing tourism industry. Agricultural home stays are popular, as are intimate bed and breakfasts run by local families.

- Turkey. In addition to a wealth of ancient architectural marvels and cultural destinations of note, Turkey is home to the Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Access to most of the beautiful hot springs is limited in order to protect the UNESCO World Heritage Site, but visitors can still relax in many of the smaller hot springs.

- Kosovo. Newly independent, the small European nation is perfect for the adventurous traveller. It is inexpensive, especially when taking advantage of the local hospitality. Guides and horses can be rented easily, perfect for tours of the mountainous areas around the villages.