Friday's Big Weekend Preview

Ryan Klocke@@RyanKlockeBRFeatured ColumnistNovember 23, 2012

Friday's Big Weekend Preview

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    Let's just get this out of the way: There will be no Black Friday, turkey sandwich/leftovers or tryptophan references in this piece. Thanksgiving's over. We're all full and a tad bit disgusted at how much we ate, so let's move on and focus on the weekend ahead, sports-wise. 

    It should be a pretty good one.

Manchester City vs. Chelsea

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    Aside from the fact this is a good game, you also get to witness the debut of Chelsea's new manager, Rafa Benitez. But even more important, this game starts at a reasonable time: 10:30 a.m. on the East Coast (Fox Soccer). Even for West Coasters like myself, it's fun to have something to watch during breakfast. 

Basketball Fix

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    Not a big national game to go around, but there's enough good stuff worthy of firing up League Pass (or similar services) or heading down to a sports bar. That goes for college and the pros. Sometimes, you need a break from football, and NASCAR and MMA aren't going to help this weekend. 

College Football

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    Plenty of games on plenty of networks, of course. But the rivalry games are what you should be watching. Especially with such big implications on the line, like for Notre Dame and USC (and a certain backup QB—pictured—who guaranteed a win). 

    • No. 5 Oregon at No. 15 Oregon State, 3 p.m., Pac-12 Network
    • No. 4 Florida at No. 10 Florida State, 3:30 p.m., ABC
    • No. 21 Oklahoma State at No. 13 Oklahoma, 3:30, ESPN
    • No. 8 Stanford at No. 17 UCLA, 6:30 p.m., FOX
    • No. 12 South Carolina at No. 11 Clemson, 7 p.m., ESPN
    • No. 1 Notre Dame at USC, 8 p.m., ABC

    (All times ET)

NFL Sunday

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    You know the drill: FOX, CBS and then to NBC for the night game—which isn't as captivating to me as the 49ers vs. Saints, courtesy of one of the most fun two-word terms in all of sports. 

    Quarterback controversy! 

    Colin Kaepernick or Alex Smith? As a 49ers fan, we've had worse issues

    Enjoy your team's game.