TDR: Post that
* Off the bench *
* Leading off *
The Red Sox are heading to the World Series. Pitcher David Price got his first career postseason win after he was all PUT ME IN, COACH heading into Game 5 against the Astros. He commanded the game and didn’t allow any runs. Ice in his veins. The final score was 4-1 and the boys celebrated by poppin’ bottles with their goggles on in a tarp covered room. The full Dexter. (Side note: this young Astros fan being bullied to throw back a Red Sox home run ball absolutely wrecked my life. Losing sleep hoping this kid doesn’t feel bad.) Now that the ALCS is figured out, the Dodgers have the chance to secure the NLCS with a win over the Brewers tonight.
Third down: College Football Preview
- No. 16 NC State vs. No. 3 Clemson – A battle of the Carolinas, if you will. Both teams are coming off a bye, so they are nice and rested for their battle in Death Valley. Clemson has won six in-a-row against the Wolf Pack, and they are definitely favored this weekend to do it again. The Tigers are undefeated and have the college football playoff in their little tiger dreams. But wait just a second … NC State is undefeated too. Look out for their quarterback Ryan Finley (great QB name) to cement himself as a legit draft option and Clemson’s run game to pack a punch. Rivalry! Fun!
- No. 24 Michigan St. vs. No. 6 Michigan – Speaking of rivalries **rap air horn** it’s Michigan, Michigan State week. Both teams could win the Big 10 title after Michigan St. upset Penn St. last week. LOVE when there is more at stake in a rivalry game then just oUr ScH00ls ArE nEaR EaCH OtHeR. Michigan State has won four of the last five meetings, but the Wolverines are tied with Ohio State at the top of the Eastern Division standings and are coming off six straight wins this time. The Spartans will try to shut down running back Karan Higdon with their top rushing defense in the nation. This is a must watch, Ralliers.
- No. 22 Mississippi State vs. No. 5 LSU – Mississippi State beat Auburn two weeks ago and is coming off a restful bye week. Good vibes only. They are facing a jacked up LSU team who blew off some steam after losing to UF by beating Georgia last week. This is def the SEC matchup of the week. The Tigers will need to focus on shutting down State’s run game, which is exactly what they did last week.
Move the Chains: NFL Preview
- Ravens vs. Saints: We’ve got a good slate of games this weekend, and we start things off with the Ravens and Saints. Both teams are off to great starts so far this year, and they will meet up in Baltimore to see who can keep it up. An interesting note here: the Ravens are the only NFL team remaining that Drew Brees has not beaten in his career. Let’s see if he can finally get that W this weekend…
- Bears vs. Patriots: The Patriots are good. Duhh. But are the Bears for real? It certainly seems like they might be. The Bears will have the home field advantage in this one, and will hope that QB Mitch Trubisky can keep up his good play. He’s gonna have to if he hopes to keep up with Tom Brady and his stable of receiving options.
- Bengals vs. Chiefs: The best offense in the league goes up against one of the more surprising teams so far this year. The Chiefs will look to bounce back after last week’s heartbreaker against the Pats, playing in their second consecutive Sunday Night Football game. Meanwhile, the Bengals will try to comeback from their own tough loss at the hands of the Steelers last week to keep their season’s trajectory on the up and up. It’s gonna be a good one weekend of football. Be sure to tune in.
* Overtime *
Oh yeah, and this happened last night.