Get ready folks, this is going to be one heck of a week in sports. Not only do we get the culmination of the entire baseball season and find out who the champion there will be, we get the start of the NBA season and the beginning of a new era in that sport. Lebron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh are going to be proving that their new team concept will win and usher in a new way the sport is put together. The World Series features two teams that were written off as losers when they went up against the big dogs but showed everyone that they can fight with the best of em.
College football continues to throw everyone for a loop with the 4th consecutive week with a different top team. Now the Auburn Tigers, lead by Heisman hopeful Cam Newton, sit atop the BCS standings. How long will they be able to stay there? There are so many worthy teams that it will be interesting to see how many undefeated teams there are and how badly that will screw up the BCS standings. There’s only one way to truly find out though, play the games and deal with it all at the end if you still have to. The pressure is going to start to mount and we’ll find out soon enough which teams deserve to be at the top.
Don’t forget about hockey either! I know I tend to gloss over it (and this is no exception) but the games are fun to watch and the play is intense so I highly recommend picking a favorite team and rooting them on. If you can, attend a game because the hit are even harder in person. Find out more about a potential favorite team over at NHL.com.
Enjoy this week’s games because there very well could be no more baseball for a while and you will never see an NBA Opening Day game as big as this week’s. Watch and remember!
1. MLB – 2010 World Series – Texas Rangers vs. San Francisco Giants – Oct. 27, 28, 30 & 31
Both teams defeated the reigning league champs and proved that they never should have been considered the underdogs. The Rangers pretty much dominated the mighty New York Yankees and Josh Hamilton was awarded the American League Championship Series MVP. Their ace pitcher, Cliff Lee, has been at the tip top of his game and kept the Yankees to a minimum of runs. But the Giants took down a mighty foe of their own, the Philadelphia Phillies and their high powered lineup. Cody Ross of the Giants has stepped up big time in the post season and is leading the lineup while their ace pitcher, Tim Lincecum, is keeping the pitching in check. Despite the fact that neither of these teams were supposed to be here, I have a feeling this World Series will be one for the ages. Two young clubs with power hitters and power pitching going head to head for the chance to be the champions of the entire league. It doesn’t get much better than this and you should watch every minute because you never know what could happen and when that legendary play occurs.
HIGHLIGHT- Games 1 & 4 will see Cliff Lee and Tim Lincecum going against each other. These are can’t miss games.
Lebron James, Kevin Garnett, Dwayne Wade, Ray Allen, Chris Bosh, Paul Pierce and Shaq. All of these players will be on the All Star Team in a few months but for now they will be playing each other in what could be the biggest opening day game in the history of the NBA. The newly formed Heat team is the talk of the country and they have changed the face of the NBA landscape. Their Big 3 are poised to make the Heat a dynasty but they haven’t done anything yet. Will they be as good as everyone thinks or will they fail to gel as a team and stumble? The Celtics are out to avenge their Game 7 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals and have added Shaq to their roster to aid their effort. The Heat are out to prove they the new big team in the league and taking down the reigning champions of the East. The Celtics are out to prove they still are the best and have only gotten better, their already cohesive team will be looking to show the new upstarts a thing or two. This game will be talked about for a while no matter what so make sure you are watching so you can say you saw this Heat team play together for the first time. This could be the start of something huge.
3. NASCAR – AMP Energy Juice 500 at Talladega Superspeedway - Oct. 31 @ 1 pm
Jimmie Johnson still sits at the top of the Sprint Cup standings but with his recent win at Martinsville, Denny Hamlin is within 6 points of the top. With only four more races left in the Chase, it is now or never for the other drivers to make a move to take down Jimmie. But this is when Jimmie is at his best, when the stakes are high and the championship is on the line. I would expect a strong race from Jimmie and would bet money that he places. Not only will he place but he will keep the other contenders from placing at the same time. Talladega is a legendary track and would only be fitting that Jimmie proves his legendary status at this venue. Watch to see if Jimmie cruises to a victory or if someone else comes from behind and takes him down.
- If you don’t know about Josh Hamilton then click here and find out about the feeling-good story of this year’s World Series. If you needed a reason to watch and something to root for, Josh Hamilton can be a very good reason.
- Nothing huge going on in the NFL right now but every game matters and you never know what could happen on any given Sunday.
- The Boise State Broncos continue to do the important thing and win but they continue to be overlooked for the top 2 spots in the BCS standings. Will the other teams fall or will Boise State scratch and claw their way into the top?