Friday, October 3, 2008

A Full Weekend of Fun

With the Phils improbably trouncing CC last night, the Phillies have a 2-0 lead in the NLDS heading into Milwaukee tomorrow. Tonight, the sporting world of Philadelphia gets a rest, and rest assured, there will be much celebrating in the Delaware Valley tonight.

Tonight, I plan to relax a little bit, and then drink myself stupid in preparation for a full slate of games to wet my insatiable sports appetite this weekend. Things kick off tomorrow at noon as my sixth-ranked Nittany Lions travel west to take on Cam Neely's Sea Bass's favorite team.

Purdue has a very, very suspect defense, while Penn State has been an offensive juggernaut. Things look pretty good for the Nittany Lions, who are finally getting some dap. All I can say is it's about damn time!

Then there's a little break in the action where I can sit back, relax and take in the rest of the college football landscape before 6:30 rolls around. That's when Jamie Moyer will take his 100-year-old left arm to Milwaukee with a chance to advance the Phillies to the NLCS against Dave Bush.

Why do you suck so much, Barry? I'm older than your mother, and I can still pitch.

Old man Moyer has been superb all year and finished with 16 wins to lead all Phillies pitchers. I expect him to pick up win No. 17 Saturday.

Then at 1 on Sunday, the Eagles take over Philadelphia's consciousness once more as the 2-2 Birds host the 3-1 NFC East rival Washington Redskins. Unless the Phillies lose. Because then the city's attention will be divided with the Phillies inexplicably scheduled to start at 1:07, mere minutes after Eagles kickoff. This is stupid and annoying. Hopefully Jamie and the bats take care of business tomorrow so we all won't have to worry about that.

As far as the Eagles are concerned, it's a game the they really need to win to keep pace with the rest of the behemoths in the division. Reinforcements seem to be on the way in form of L.J. Smith and Brian Westbrook. Unless they aren't. No one is quite sure. All that is certain is the Birds must get the offense going if they are going to stand a chance to defeat the Zorn Stars.

My predictions? A clean sweep for all my favorite teams this weekend. I think Penn State wins easily in a high-scoring affair Saturday afternoon, followed by a Phils win where Moyer gives up no more than 3 runs and the offense puts up somewhere near 8 runs. And Sunday, something tells me Andy and Donny pull things together on offensive, with or without Westbrook (please with!), to pull out a tough, close victory.

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