Most people love lists. Our culture is one that thrives and tends to listen better to information that is put into lists. It is just more visually appealing and easier to follow. When people watch SportsCenter, the favorite part of the show tends to be the “Daily Top 10.” Or sometimes, the “Not Top 10.” So due to popular request and advice from our very own CV3, I am going to try to post a Weekly Top 5 highlighting some events for the upcoming week every Monday.
So here is the first annual “TheSportsKraze” Weekly Nickel:
5. NBA Preseason basketball continues. The opener is drawing ever closer and set for Tuesday, October 26th. Can the Lakers give Phil Jackson his 4th version of the mythical 3-peat (AKA the Phil Jackson Peat.)
4. NCAA Basketball is nearing as most of the big schools have had some sort of version of their “Midnight Madness.” Very sad story about Robbie Hummel going down with another ACL tear. Purdue will still be tought, but no longer is a National Title Contender. Steve Lavin continues to make big moves at St. Johns. Can you say sleeper team?
3. The NFL is entering Week 7. Hard to believe, but who doesn’t love watching football on Sunday and Monday Night? There are two marquee matchups. First Brett Favre and the Vikings will head to Lambeau to take on a reeling Cheeseheads team. Second, the Giants and Cowboys continue one of football’s best rivalries in front of the Monday Night Bright Lights.
2. 4 Major College Football Showdowns:
Wisconsin vs Iowa, Nebraska vs Oklahoma State, Oklahoma vs Missouri, and LSU vs Auburn. Talk about games with National Championship implications. The 2nd version of the BCS Rankings will come out Sunday.
1. League Championship Series continue in the MLB. As if there was any doubt on what the top event in town is. Can the Yankees and Phillies make a rematch happen in the Fall Classic? Seems to be the matchup that most of America would like to see.
So there you have the first edition of the “Weekly Nickel.” Let me hear your thoughts.
Stay tuned for the next edition of TheSportsKraze.