Is there any time of year better than the fall for sports? I didn't think so. MLB playoffs, college football, the NFL and NBA get started doesn't get much better than that. I give you a quick run down of what's coming up this weekend:
A) Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs
Myself and two friends are/were planning on going to Chicago next weekend for the NLCS. Well, being that the Cubbies dropped the first two games in Arizona, the chances of that trip happening are as likely as
Britney Spears putting on a thong in the morning. Yes, Zambrano got pulled too early, and yes, Lilly should have been pinch hit for in the 4th inning in Game 2. That's in the past now. Hopefully they can win three straight. We'll see.
B) Florida Gators vs. LSU Tigers
Two top-10 teams meet Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. in Tiger Stadium. Tebow and Percy Harvin vs. Glenn Dorsey and Tyson Jackson. Keys for LSU to win this game:
1) Keep Percy Harvin in check. As long as Harvin doesn't break off any big plays, the Tigers will be fine.
2) Penalties. It would be nice if Carnell Stewart would block someone and stop jumping before the ball is snapped. I would really appreciate that.
Those two things happen and LSU wins. The only guarantee is that Tiger Stadium will be rocking come 7:30 Saturday night. Oh, and I dislike Tim Tebow. Geaux Tigers!
C) Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints
David Carr is starting for Carolina. That's about it here. I'll take the Saints with Reggie having a nice day as the starting RB.
Next blog on Monday with a review of these games and more.