Friday, October 28, 2016

Weekend watchdog

May the best drought end.
We're two games into a World Series for the ages, with three weekend games looming at a site that hasn't hosted them in 71 years - Wrigley Field.
The Indians snagged Game 1 and the Cubs even the series Wednesday. Three more Cubs wins will bring them their first championship in 108 years. The Tribe last topped the baseball world 68 years ago - against the Boston Braves.
At least their ballpark - opened in 1994 - had seen World Series play before this week.
If there's a 3-2 split after the weekend, the final two games will be held at Cleveland Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Redskins make their initial visit to London, taking on the Bengals on Fox Sunday at 9:30 a.m. CBS has the Patriots' visit to Buffalo Sunday at 1 p.m. Fox brings Seahawks-Saints at 1 p.m. followed by Packers facing the Falcons.
The Cowboys battle the Eagles on NBC Sunday night, with the Vikings taking on the Bears on ESPN Monday night.
The college football weekend continues Friday with Navy at South Florida on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. followed by Air Force against Fresno State at 10:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network brings Yale and Columbia at 7 p.m.
Virginia tangles with Louisville on ABC Saturday at noon, with the game on ESPN2 in areas where Penn State-Purdue goes out over the air. Texas battles Baylor at 3:30 p.m., with Clemson facing Florida State at 8 p.m.
Undefeated West Virginia heads to Oklahoma State on Fox at noon. NBC brings Miami-Notre Dame at 3:30 p.m.
Party in Jacksonville with Florida and Georgia at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Michigan meeting Michigan State. Ohio State tries to bounce back against Northwestern at 3:30 p.m. and Wisconsin meets Nebraska at 7 p.m.
Texas Tech tangles with TCU on ESPN2 at 3:30 p.m. South Carolina plays Tennessee at 7:15 p.m. with Washington State facing Oregon State at 10:45 p.m.
Fourth-ranked Washington meets Utah at Utah at 3:30 p.m., followed by Kansas-Oklahoma at 7 p.m. It's Stanford against Arizona in the nightcap at 11 p.m.
The ACC network offers Boston College against North Carolina State at 12:30 p.m.
Georgia Tech tangles with Duke on Comcast at noon, followed by Army-Wake Forest.
MASN has a pair of games from Conference USA, with Western Kentucky-Florida Atlantic at 3:30 p.m. before Marshall meets Southern Mississippi at 7 p.m.
NASCAR visits Martinsville, with the Sprint Cup race Sunday at 1 p.m. on NBC Sports network. FoxSports1 has the Truck Series Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
Opening week in the NBA continues on ESPN Friday as the Cavaliers visit Toronto at 7 p.m. before the Warriors take on the Pelicans at 9:30 p.m.
Comcast has the Wizards' visit to Atlanta Thursday at 7 p.m. and contest with Memphis Sunday at 8 p.m.
The Capitals take on Vancouver Saturday at 10 p.m. on Comcast and Calgary Sunday at 9:30 p.m. on Comcast-plus.
The MLS playoffs continue with conference semifinals Sunday. The Red Bulls meet Montreal on ESPN at 3 p.m., followed by the Rapids and Galaxy. The action shifts to FoxSports1 at 7 p.m. with Toronto taking on New York, then Seattle meets Dallas at 9:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network has Sunderland and Arsenal Saturday at 7:25 a.m. followed by Manchester United-Burnley. Everton faces West Ham United Sunday at 9:25 a.m.

1 comment:

Curmudgeon said...

Wait 'til next Saturday Mike when the mighty Crimson Tide does battle with the LSU Tigers in Death Valley. That'll be one helluva game. ROLL TIDE ROLL!