5 games to watch for this weekend
Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 15:09
With the weekend just around the corner and no Bison football on Saturday, here are five games this weekend that will be sure to give you sports junkies your fix.
Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers, Thursday at 7:30 on NFL Network
There’s nothing creepier than the NFL Thursday Night Football guy, but if it means watching a classic NFC North rivalry count me in. Both teams came into to last week with division title aspirations hoping to start the year off right. The Packers stumbled out of the gates falling to San Francisco at Lambeau while Jay Cutler and the Bears successfully ruined Andrew Luck’s NFL debut by beating the Colts by 20 in the Windy City. Don’t forget to set your fantasy football line-ups, and seriously, what are you hiding in that beard, bro?
Minnesota Vikings at Indianapolis Colts, Sunday at noon
Adrian Peterson’s knee looks great, Blair Walsh is the best thing since sliced bread, and Christian Ponder played like the quarterback of the future for the Vikes who squeaked out an OT win last Sunday in Minnie. Vikings fans are enjoying the ride on the Irrational Confidence bandwagon and will coast into Indy with hopes of not getting derailed by rookie, Andrew Luck and the Colts. Luck, coming off his first career start, will be seeking his first win as a pro in Indy’s home opener Sunday.
No. 2 USC at No. 21 Stanford, Saturday at 7:30 on FOX
If you are looking for your College Football fixation, like Sam, here’s a doozy for ya. Future number one overall draft pick and Cleveland Brown, Matt Barkley looks to avenge last season triple-OT loss to Stanford in primetime. Both teams come into the game 2-0 but on different sides of the quarterback equation. This will be Barkley’s 39th career start for the Trojans under center who are in pursuit of their first National Title in the Barkley Era. Stanford quarterback, Josh Nunes will be making his third career start, having the unfortunate task of succeeding the second-best quarterback in school history.
Western Michigan at Minnesota, Saturday at noon on Big 10 Network
Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees, three game series starting Friday.
Remember baseball? Well the season is still going on and along with it some phenomenal division races. The AL East is up for grabs once again as the Billion Dollar Payroll Yankees host the small-market Rays for three games at Yankee Stadium. The Rays are two games back of the Yankees in the division and only one back of the surprising Orioles for the finally Wild Card spot.* This is the inaugural season for the new two team, one game, winner-takes-all Wild Card round that will be sure to make October that much more dramatic this fall.
*As of Tuesday, September 11, 2012
NDSU at University of Northern Iowa, Friday at 7.
Need to get out of Fargo? Missed your chance last weekend? I would suggest a road trip down to Cedar Falls, Iowa. The Bison soccer team will play at the University Northern Iowa Saturday night. Coming off back-to-back wins against Bemidji State and UND, the Bison will look to continue their winning ways after dropping four of their first five games of the season. Redshirt freshman goalkeeper, Sierra Bonham is coming off her first career shut-out as the Bison look to continue the turn-around.