In my opinion, October is the epicenter of the sports calendar. With the onset of fall, you’ve got all kinds of greatness. You have Major League Baseball Postseason. There’s the real meat of the college football schedule. And the NFL is kicking into high gear. Though my petition with the NCAA to have March Madness moved to October to ensure its total dominance over any other month is currently under consideration, I nevertheless am giddy with excitement because every week brings plenty of fodder for anyone who has even a casual interest in sports. To that end, I’d like to briefly highlight this weekend of sports.
I can’t in good conscience say I’ll be watching all of this, but you can pick and choose whatever scratches your itch. All times are given in central standard:
Friday, October 16th
Baseball: Game 2, Phillies vs. Dodgers, 3:07 p.m.
Saturday, October 17th
College Football: Oklahoma vs. Texas, 11 a.m. // USC vs. Notre Dame, 2:30 p.m.
Baseball: Game 2, Angels vs. Yankees, 6:57 p.m.
Sunday, October 18th
NFL: Giants vs. Saints, 12 p.m. // Titans vs. Patriots, 3:15 p.m.
Baseball: Game 3, Dodgers vs. Phillies, 7:07 p.m.
It’s going to be a great weekend. Live it up, cause the black hole of sports will soon be upon us again.