I know you're struggling on a Thursday, but fear not. The greatest two days of the week are just around the corner. Saturday and Sunday will be here in less than 36 hours and you need to know what games to watch.
I’ve taken care of that responsibility for you. Now you just need to get to your local grocery store and stock up on chips, wings, steaks, and beer. Grabbing a bottle of Pepto-Bismol or the anti-acid medication of your choice is highly recommended.
All the games you NEED to see are listed below. So give your girlfriend or wife some cash and send her pretty self to the mall, get your assortment of foods organized, call your boys, and get ready for some football!
10. Virginia Tech (2-1) @ North Carolina (2-0)—NCAA
Saturday, 3:30PM on ABC
Why Watch? North Carolina is coming off of a nationally televised game at Rutgers in which they throttled the Scarlet Knights 44-12.
In two games, the Tar Heels have scored 35 and 44 points setting off lots of conversation about the Butch Davis era finally arriving in full effect. The Hokies have won two games after benching senior quarterback Sean Glennon in favor of crowd favorite and very electrifying Tyrod Taylor.
If UNC wins another big game after not doing so in years, ACC fans should wary of the Tar Heel Blue.
9. Carolina (2-0) @ Minnesota (0-2)—NFL
Sunday, 1:00PM on FOX
Why Watch? No one thought Carolina would be 2-0 and no one thought Minnesota would be 0-2.
After announcing the benching of Tarvaris Jackson, the Vikings turn to old veteran Gus Frerotte to salvage their season before it’s too late. The only problem is the Panthers are seething with confidence after victories over the Chargers and Bears.
Oh, and Steve Smith is back.
8. New Orleans (1-1) @ Denver (2-0)—NFL
Sunday, 4:15PM on FOX
Why Watch? Offense. If you like offense, this is a game you can't miss. Denver has scored 80 points in two games but also has given up 52. The Saints bring tons of offensive weapons to the table but, similar to the Broncos, have given up 49 points in two games.
Enjoy a high scoring shoot out and look for Reggie Bush to go off.
7. Cleveland (0-2) @ Baltimore (1-0)—NFL
Sunday, 4:15PM on CBS
Why Watch? Hatred. The hatred that lives between these two organizations and their fans is second to none.
Baltimore would like nothing more than to be the first to hit the nail into Cleveland’s coffin by sending them home 0-3. The Browns, knowing the urgency of winning this week, look to rebound against a Baltimore team with a rookie quarterback.
Tune in for a hard hitting, bruising, grind-it-out game.
6. No. 3 Georgia (3-0) @ Arizona State (2-1)—NCAA
Saturday, 8:00PM on ABC
Why Watch? I had this game circled on my calendar before the season began and still do. Sure, Arizona State is unranked but that isn’t of significance. Neither team looked good last week, especially the Sun Devils.
Expect Arizona State to come out fired up with a chip on their shoulder coming off of an unexpected loss, while Georgia will be out to prove that they deserve more respect than they have gotten in the past couple of weeks, courtesy of the USC Trojans.
5. No. 18 Wake Forest (2-0) @ No. 24 FSU (2-0)—NCAA
Saturday, 7:00PM on ESPN2
Why Watch? A clash of unbeatens in the ACC. Wake will try to prove to fans across the country that they are the real deal while FSU will be looking to suffocate the Demon Deacons with their defense; a defense that has allowed seven points in two games. Don’t be surprised to see FSU reclaim its title as the best in the ACC, at least after three weeks of football.
4. No. 4 Florida (2-0) @ Tennessee (1-1)—NCAA
Saturday, 3:30PM on CBS
Why Watch? First conference game for each. Florida brings experience while Tennessee brings tons of young talent. Fulmer vs Meyer. SEC Football in Tennessee. The question is, why wouldn’t you watch?
3. Dallas (2-0) @ Green Bay (2-0)—NFL
Sunday, 8:15PM on NBC
Why Watch? The high scoring teams collide in a rematch from last year, minus Brett Favre. The Packer faithful can breathe easy after seeing Aaron Rodgers play lights out football through two weeks. If anything came out of Monday Night’s classic game between the Boys’ and Eagles, it’s the fact that the Dallas defense can be attacked.
Look for Green Bay to try and manage the game and keep the ball out of Romo’s hands for as long as possible. Expect a low scoring first half followed by a shootout in the second. May the best team win!
2. Pittsburgh (2-0) @ Philadelphia (1-1)—NFL
Sunday, 4:15PM on CBS
Why Watch? If you live in Pennsylvania and don’t watch this game, your Man-Card will be revoked instantly. If you’re outside of Pennsylvania, you should still watch because we’ll see just how good each of these teams is.
Pittsburgh looks like the real deal and they have continued their brand of football: run the ball and rough up the other offense. Philadelphia is coming off a game in which they feel they should have won.
A problem could arise if Philly drops this one though, because they will sink to 1-2 in the very competitive NFC East. Both teams will leave it on the field in a hard fought, rough backyard Pennsylvania fight.
1. No. 6 LSU (2-0) @ No. 10 Auburn (3-0)—NCAA
Saturday, 7:45PM on ESPN
Why Watch? Do I really need to explain why? Two top 10 SEC teams taking undefeated records into the state of Alabama for a summer night clash that will undoubtedly feature hard hitting, helmet rattling, crowd shrieking plays, giving us a read of which of these two teams might be standing when it’s all said and done in January!
Think of the electricity, the buzz in the air, the roar of the fans leading up to kick off…I’m hyperventilating. Just watch the game.