“Weekly Nickel”

Come Wednesday, College Basketball fans are in for a treat as they get to watch Jim Boeheim (left) and Jim Calhoun (right) lead their squads into another epic Big East battle. It should be a great one.

It is another Monday, and you all know what that means.  Lets get the week started with a look at the top events coming up in the sporting world throughout the next 7 days.

5.  MLB moves galore.  Players are signing left and right.  It is that time of year as pitchers and catchers inch ever closer to heading to Spring Training.  I do not know about you all, but I am ready for opening day.

4.  So there was great NBA Action yesterday and you better believe that there is even more in store this week.  The Lake Show will look to get back on track against Houston on Tuesday, before they have to take on the team that sports the best record, the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday.  Not to mention the Mavericks will be paying a visit to the Mecca on Wednesday night.  You got to love the Nowitzki/Stoudemire matchup.  Plus there is a full slate of games each night. 

3.  Wednesday is the biggest day of the year for high school athletes looking to take their abilities to the next level.  Football is the biggest College Sport with the most prospective athletes.  There is no day bigger than National Signing Day.  It has pretty much become a holiday in the sporting world.  At this time, Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher looks to be bringing in the top young guns.  But do not sleep on what Texas and Bama are picking up.  Do not expect Texas to go “Bowl-Less” again anytime soon.  My sleeper though is Notre Dame.  Brian Kelly is putting the pieces together in South Bend.  They are a very very early dark horse BCS Bowl Pick.  Do not sleep on the Irish.  Enjoy National Signing Day.

2.  Did 7 top 10 teams lose games last week?  The playing field these days is so level, that it feels like March even in January.  Believe me, I have no complaints about it.  You know what the best part is?  We got another great week ahead with upsets just waiting to unleash themselves on the American public.


Texas at Texas A&M-Two of the Big 12’s finest and fierce in state rivals lock horns on National Television.  Should be a very fun game to watch.

Louisville at Georgetown-The Big East is so deep and every team is dangerous, making it nearly impossible to predict.  Pitino really has UofL rolling lately.  But remember, after every high, ultimately comes a low.  Should be a great Big East battle tonight between two of America’s best coaches.


Purdue at Wisconsin-The Big Ten is hands down the 2nd best Conference in America.  Two of the most fundamentally sounds teams go to battle in front of what is sure to be a very raucous crowd in Madison.

Vanderbilt at Florida-The SEC is entirely up for grabs.  This game will go a long way towards determining who will be in contention in the tough SEC East.


Syracuse at Connecticut-Boeheim versus Calhoun.  There are not too many better rivalries in College Basketball than this battle between two of the Big East’s perennial powerhouses.  Both teams have had some struggles as of late, but expect them to bring their A Game for this one.


Michigan at Ohio State-OSU’s rival almost pulled off the unthinkable upset last time in Ann Arbor.  Can the Wolverines finish the job or will Ohio State play like they did against Purdue last week?


Filled with good Ivy League matchups and other great rivalries from some of the lesser known conferences.  You are sure to catch a couple of nailbiters if you tune in.


There are so many of America’s best in action.  But only one matchup between ranked foes:

Kentucky at Florida-Billy Donovan will look to make the Wildcat’s stay in Gainesville as unpleasant as possible.  Plus if the Gators can beat Vanderbilt on Tuesday, and then win this one, they will have a stranglehold on the East.

1.  Do not act like you did not know what this one was going to be all along.  It is the biggest sporting event we have here in the United States.  The ultimate night of television and food.  It is Super Bowl Sunday baby.  And this year, the matchup pits two of the most historic franchises we have in the NFL.  It should be a great game and something that you cannot afford to miss even if you are not a fan of either squad.  I mean if you do not even like football, which frankly is un-American in my eyes, at least you will enjoy the new and catchy commercials.  There will be much more to come regarding this game later in the week.

So there you have a look into the top sporting events of the week.  It will be another big time few days in the sporting stratosphere all topped off by the Mecca of American sports, the Super Bowl.

Stay tuned for the next edition of TheSportsKraze.



2 responses to ““Weekly Nickel”

  1. What? Not a single mention of the X Games? #sarcasm

  2. JW,
    The X Games are fun to watch. But I do not feel that is worthy of being in the top 5.


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