Sports To Watch: November 18 – November 23

Hey everyone! Looking for what to watch this week when it comes to sports? Then this is the place to be as we look at the three things to watch in sports this week!

This week, the UFC looks to keep its momentum going after last week’s shocker, two Super Bowl Dark Horse meet, a rematch of the Eastern Conference Finals takes center stage, and college football hits on all cylinders this weekend!

  1. The UFC looks to keep itself in the eyes of the world as UFC Fight Night comes Monterrey,Mexico
    Photo by Esther Lin of MMA Fighting
    Photo by Esther Lin of MMA Fighting

    Time: Saturday, November 21 at 8p.m.

Channel: Fox Sports 1

After last weekend’s shocking defeat of Ronda Rousey at the hands (or rather feet) of Holly Holm, the UFC is abuzz with excitement. And the best way to keep that up is with another Fight Night, this time live from Monterrey, Mexico. Some of the bigger matchups are Henry Cejudo going up against Jussier da Silva in what should be a knock-down, drag out fight. We also have Ricardo Lamas taking on Diego Sanchez. Diego is a bit off his rocker and will bring the hurt, but Ricardo Lamas is no slouch himself. Finally our main event is Kelvin Gastelum taking on Neil Magny. Kelvin looks to move up in the middleweight rankings, and by doing so, can prove that despite his making weight issues , that he finally has a class he can stay in.

2. King James welcomes the Atlanta Hawks to the ‘Land during an exciting week of NBA action

Photo Courtesy of Kevin C. Cox at Getty Images
Photo Courtesy of Kevin C. Cox at Getty Images

Time: Thursday, November 19 to Saturday, November 21

Channel: Local Fox Sports, ESPN

This looks to be a good week in basketball. First Golden State continues its California rivalry with the Los Angeles Clippers. Can Blake Griffin and the Clippers be the team to give the Warriors their first loss or will Steph Curry push his team further towards possibly breaking the legendary 72-10 record? We also have the New York Knicks taking on Oklahoma City. Can OKC prove they are a title contender or will Carmelo Anthony and the young Knicks prove that they are a threat in the East? Finally, we have the Cleveland Cavaliers taking on their Eastern Conference Championship foes of last year, the Atlanta Hawks. Will Atlanta prove they are still a threat in the East or will King James and Kevin Love continue their dominating ways?

3. A Matchup of Super Bowl Dark Horse takes center stage this week in the NFLaj-green-vs-patrick-peterson1

Time: Sunday, November 22

Channel: Fox, NBC, and CBS

This past week in the NFL was crazy. Detroit finally beats Green Bay in Wisconsin, the Vikings take control of the NFC North, Houston beats Cincinnati and Big Ben, despite an injury, blows out the Browns. This week looks to be just as crazy.

First, Indy travels to the Peach State as they take on the Atlanta Falcons. Can Atlanta keep up in the NFC South or will the Colts be able to pick up a win without Andrew Luck at the helm? We also have Tampa Bay taking on the Philadelphia Eagles. Will Jameis Winston put another NFC East win on his belt or will the Eagles get off the ground before their big matchup on Thanksgiving Day?

Later we have two big matchups. First Minnesota takes on the Green Bay for the right to be top dog in the NFC North. Can Minnesota keep its foot on the crown or will the Packers avoid their fourth loss in a row? Finally, we have the Cincinnati Bengals taking on the Arizona Cardinals in the Big Toaster for Sunday Night Football. After their embarrassing loss to Houston last week, will Andy Dalton and Aj Green bounce back or will the firepower of the Cardinals be too much for them to handle?

4. The Battle for the Big 12 Championship continues this week in a incredible Doubleheader

Photo Courtesy of STEPHEN PINGRY/Tulsa World
Photo Courtesy of STEPHEN PINGRY/Tulsa World

Time: Saturday, November 21 at 7:30p.m. and 8p.m.

Channel: Fox and ABC

Now Normally, I would tell you about the various games that are being played around the country. Not this week. This week, we are going to focus on four games, this part covers the first two which take place in the Big 12. First #10 Baylor looks to rebound against #6 Oklahoma. Baylor needs to knock the Cowboys out of the group of undefeated if they plan to win the conference, and Ok State looks to stay undefeated headed into Bedlam next weekend. Later we have #18 TCU taking on #7 Oklahoma. After last weeks win in Waco, the Sooners look unstoppable. Can Treyvone Boykin make a miraculous comeback and defeat the Sooners, or will the Sooners knock the lights out of the Horned Frogs and make a push for the College Football Playoff?

5. The Battle for the Big Ten begins with a huge doubleheader this weekmaxresdefault

Time: Saturday, November 21 at 12p.m. and 3:30p.m.

Channel: ABC

Okay, this to me is the biggest matchup of the week. 3 of the four teams involved will be watching each other. Here is how it goes: Michigan State plays Ohio State in Colombus and Michigan plays Penn State. Michigan needs to win and Ohio State to beat Michigan State in order to force a “winner take all” matchup in the Thanksgiving Classic next week for the right to go to the Big Ten Championship. Michigan State needs to win and hope Michigan to win in order for them to make to the Big Ten Championship. Ohio State just needs to win out to get there. This is the weekend in the Big Ten where no mistake can be made, every yard will matter and touchdowns will define legacies. This is what football is all about.

This is this week’s Sports to Watch, come back next week where I, JayTezla will be covering all to watch during this upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.


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