Its been a long time, we shouldn’t have left you! Welcome back to Sports to Watch, your top five things you need to watch this week! Sorry we went on a bit of a hiatus, but now we are back to give you the top five sport things that are going down this week!
This week, we have the return to the pinewood, a bunch of great football match-ups, and the beginning of a championship series.
1. TCU looks to prove their doubters wrong in a week 9 in-conference match-up
Time: Thursday, October 29, at 7p.m.
Channel:Fox Sports 1
This match-up is going to be epic, but its in the Big 12, so all the games are high-octane and insane. TCU looks to climb back into the top four before the first CFP (College Football Playoff) rankings come out. West Virginia looks to play spoiler for the second time in three years and climb higher in the Big 12 rankings. Whoever wins, expect a very exciting game for all to enjoy.
Time: Tuesday, October 27 at 8p.m.
Who would have imagined the Kansas City Royals would be facing the New York Mets? Like seriously, who? These two teams are unlikely underdogs searching for the pennant, but in order to do that, one has to step over the others dreams. Will Johnny Cueto and the red-hot Royals close the deal they failed to do so last year or will Matt Harvey and the Metropolitans win their first championship in 25 plus years?
Time: Tuesday, October 27 to Sunday, November 1
Channel: TNT, ESPN, and NBATV
Oh yeah, it’s that time again! Time to lace up your kicks, hit the hardwood and begin the chase for the Larry O’Brien award. This week, we have multiple match-ups that could have playoff caliber implications. First Cleveland opens the season with an away game against divisional rival Chicago Bulls and then have their first home game against Lebron’s brother, Dwayne Wade. The current champions, Golden State Warriors, take on Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans, then their Western Conference Final matchup in Houston and once again they play New Orleans. This opening week is full of incredible match-ups, and I can’t wait to see who strikes first towards the NBA Finals.
4. Temple looks to shock the world during week 9 of the College Football season.
Time: Saturday, October 31st
Channel: ESPN, ESPN2, CBS, FOX, Fox Sports 1
This could be a big week for the college football season. First, #19 Ole Miss looks to keep their winning ways up in the SEC as they take on the Auburn Tigers. Will the Rebels run over Auburn, or will War Eagle hand the Rebs another conference loss?
Later, we have South Carolina taking on the Aggies of Texas A&M. Can Texas A&M bounce back from their loss to Ole Miss or will the Gamecocks prove they are more than just another stepping stone in the SEC?
Some of the other big games are #3 Clemson taking on NC State. Will Clemson “Pull a Clemson” and fall short of their expectations, or will the Tigers prove their dominance in the ACC. We also have the return of the #15 Michigan Wolverines as they take on the Minnesota Gophers for the Little Brown Jug trophy. After a shocking loss to in-state rival Michigan State, will Michigan come back with furious anger, or will Minnesota prove that Michigan is not as good as they think they are?
Finally we have #9 Notre Dame taking on #21 Temple in Philadelphia for our primetime game. Temple has proven they are better than their ranking shows and with a win over a top ten team, Temple could break into College Football Playoff territory. Can the Golden Domers win in the city of brotherly love, or will the Owls shock the world in primetime?
Time: Thursday, October 29 and Sunday, November 1
Channel: NFL Network, CBS, Fox, NBC
With us reaching the midway point of the NFL season, we are now getting the match-ups that will make this season great. First, on Thursday Night Football, The Patriots play host to divisional rival, the Miami Dolphins. Can Miami right the ship and knock off the reigning champions or will it be business as usual for Tom Brady and the Gronk?
On Sunday we have a multitude of good games. First, in jolly ole London, the Detroit Lions take on the Kansas City Chiefs. Can the firing of Offensive Coordinator Joe Lombardi ignite a spark under the Motor City Cats or will the Chiefs drop them to 1-7? We also have the New York Giants taking on the New Orleans Saints as both teams look to stay hot in their divisions. We also have Oakland and the combo of AC/DC (Amari Cooper and Derek Carr) taking on the tough New York Jets in the Black Hole. Finally, our big game of the day is Green Bay vs Denver. Who will stay undefeated and can the Orange Crush prove that the “bad man” Aaron Rodgers isn’t as bad as he thinks he is?
Well those are my Sports to Watch for this week! Check back next week where we will have breakdowns of the first half of the College Football Season and the NFL.