Philly and a TV Is All Sports Fans Need This Weekend

Bowe FertigCorrespondent IOctober 31, 2009

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 29:  Melky Cabrera #53 of the New York Yankees hits a single against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game Two of the 2009 MLB World Series at Yankee Stadium on October 29, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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If you are a sports fanatic, then this weekend is for you.

While the kids, brothers, sisters, and even some moms and dads prepare themselves for the Halloween weekend, you will be filled from all the excitement of two World Series' games, two crucial college football games with BCS and conference implications, and a sizzling slate of games from the NFL.

This weekend's lineup of games from Saturday to Monday will be the best we have and will see all year.

The 2009 World Series is going to go down as the best World Series of the decade. Both teams display perennial-powerhouse lineups and a superb starting rotation. The great thing about this year's World Series is we haven’t even seen the best yet.

Game Three on Saturday is going to give you the best possible pitching match up a game three can give you in the World Series, with Cole Hamels and Andy Pettitte facing off in Philly. And Game Four on Sunday is going to be crucial because going up 3-1 would prove to be devastating for the other team. 

It couldn’t have worked out any better if you happen to be in Philadelphia this weekend, because not only is Philly hosting Game Three and Four of the World Series, but the top spot between AFC East rivals Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants will be up for grabs right across the street.

Speaking of football, Brett Favre is back at Lambeau playing as a Viking, Denver tries to remain undefeated on the road against Baltimore, and the newest-greatest-show-on-turf since the 2000 Rams, Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints will showcase their electric offense Monday Night in an exciting divisional game against the Atlanta Falcons.

You couldn’t have scripted the beginning of Week 10 to start any better with new BCS drama as two teams in the top 20—No. 14 Virginia Tech and No. 20 West Virginia—have already lost. This is always a bad sign for top-ranked opponents when a week begins with upsets. Other upsets to look out for—Indiana vs. No. 7 Iowa and Tennessee vs. No. 21 South Carolina.

Upsets are always exciting, but few are as exciting as games with conference and BCS implications. From the fans to the players, there are two games in particular this week that will display the excitement and passion involved with two heated rivals.

The Pac-10’s top two teams will go at it in Eugene, Oregon as the USC Trojans head up the coast to take on the Ducks. The winner of this game has the upper hand in the Pac-10. If the Trojans win, not only do they remain in the top five and keep themselves alive for the National Championship Game, but they will jump into first place over Oregon. If the Ducks win, they will have a 2 game lead in the Pac-10 with four games left against Pac-10 opponents, and instantly be recognized as a BCS contender.

The same stands for the top two teams in the Big 12 Conference, as the Oklahoma State Cowboys look to round up the Longhorns from Texas at home. Both teams look to remain the only undefeated team in the Big 12 after Week 10. If Oklahoma State wins, they jump into first place in the Big 12 South and have a shot to play in the Big 12 Championship Game. If Texas wins they will remain third in the nation and wait for Florida or Alabama to lose.

So other than being in Philadelphia, the best place to be will be in front of your television watching this year’s most exciting weekend of sports.