What A Weekend For Sports!

posted on 2005-09-30 at 22:22:49 by Joel Ross

I'm not a huge baseball fan, but when the playoffs come, I get intrigued by the competition. Well, it's not the playoffs yet, but it's close enough. Boston is one game behind the Yankees for the Division title, and, as I write this, it's 5-3 - Red Sox leading. If they win, the two teams will be tied with two games left. Cleveland, if they lose (they're down 1-0 in the bottom of the 9th), will be one game behind whoever loses the AL East for the wild card spot. Cleveland plays the White Sox, who have nothing to play for - therefore, the Indians should have an advantage over the weekend - they could easily win both of the games.

Assuming the Sox and Yankees split the weekend games, that gives a three way tie for two playoff spots, which means the fun continues through next week.

Now, that's not the only reason this weekend is a big sports weekend. Yes, there's the fall standby of Saturday college football and Sunday NFL football, but there's one game that stands out - U of M vs. MSU. It's in East Lansing, and, for the first time in a very long time, the Spartans are favored. And hot - Drew Stanton has their offense on a roll. The Wolverines, on the other hand, have lost two straight, and are looking to rebound.

You can analyze each team and look at it many ways: Michigan rarely loses three games in a row. MSU has a top offense. Michigan doesn't know how to defend against a running quarterback. Etc., Etc., Etc.

But when it's U of M versus MSU, you throw all that out. It comes down to heart. Last year, MSU had no business being in overtime with U of M, but they were. You can't explain it, but you have to watch. It's going to be good!

And, as my three year old daughter would say: Go State! Boo Blue!

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