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Top Weekend Events 11/11/2011 to 11/13/2011

Manny_PacquiaoWell since Susie is taking a bit of a break, you will have to put up with me for a little longer as I break down the top weekend event for November 11th through the 13th, 2011.  This weekend is absolutely dominated by sports- primarily college and NFL football.  However, Taylor Swift snuck into the top 10 with her sold concert on Sunday in Miami, FL.  However, coming in at #1 on our list is the big boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez.  Although the “Pac Man” is heavily favored, Marquez held his own in two previous fights.  Many boxing fans are looking past this fight and are eagerly awaiting Pacquiao’s bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr.  For Pac Man’s sake let hope he isn’t doing to the same.

In College Football, the #1 ranked LSU Tigers remain a hot ticket as they return home to face cupcake Western Kentucky.  Many fans appear to be taking advantage of the low ticket price against this inferior foe.  Surprisingly, also on the list,  is the big Penn State vs Nebraska game.  While this game has huge implications for the Big 10, it is Joe Paterno’s sex scandal that is grabbing all the headlines.  Many suspect this could be Joe Pa’s last game on the Nittany Lions sideline.  Coming in at #9 is the big PAC 12 matchup between Stanford and Oregon.  A win by Andrew Luck and the Cardinal and they will be looking good for a chance at the BCS National Championship game.

The NFL has 3 games that made our top ten list this week.  The first game is the NFC showdown between the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions.  Jay Cutler and company will be looking for revenge after an embarrassing Monday night performance a few weeks back.  Also making the list are big AFC match-ups the San Diego Chargers vs Oakland Raiders (I know it’s Thursday but we’re going to count it anyway), as well as, the New England Patriots vs the NY Jets.

Top Weekend Events 11/11 to 11/13

#1 Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez

#2 Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions

#3 LSU Tigers vs Western Kentucky

#4  Penn State vs Nebraska

#5 NY Jets vs New England Patriots

 

#6 Taylor Swfit Miami 11/13/2011

#7 San Diego Chargers vs Oakland Raiders Thursday

#8 Oklahoma Sooners vs Iowa State

#9 Stanford vs Oregon

#10  Minnesota vs Wisconsin
 

 

BCS Championship Race Heats Up!

Oklahoma State BCS Title RunFollowing the “Game of the Century” on Saturday night between the top ranked LSU Tigers and the #2 Alabama Crimson Tide, the BCS Championship picture is becoming a little more clear.  LSU has 3 games remaining on their regular season schedule and will face Western Kentucky, Ole Miss, and the 8th ranked Arkansas Razorbacks.  If they can get by the Razorbacks they are almost guaranteed a trip to New Orleans for the BCS National Championship Game as the SEC Championship would be against a relatively weak team from the SEC East (Likely Georgia or South Carolina).

Assuming LSU wins out, the next big question is who will they play for the national title?  Four other college football teams remain undefeated:  #2 Oklahoma State,  #3 Stanford, #5 Boise State, and #9 Houston.  Although the Houston Cougars have one of the best offenses in college football, their strength of schedule pretty much guarantees that they will not have a shot at a national championship.  That leaves 3 teams will a viable chances to face LSU at the Superdome.

Oklahoma State Cowboys Football Schedule 

The Oklahoma State Cowboys should have no problem taking care of Texas Tech and Iowa State even though those games are on the road.  However, the Bedlam Game against #7 Oklahoma Sooners certainly could foil their BCS Hopes.  That said, OK State is in the best shape to stay undefeated and face LSU for the title.

Saturday, November 12, 2011
11:00AM
Oklahoma State at Texas Tech
Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX
Friday, November 18, 2011
TBA
Oklahoma State at Iowa State
Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA
Saturday, December 03, 2011
TBA
Oklahoma at Oklahoma State
Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK

Stanford Cardinal Football Schedule
Andrew Luck and the Stanford Cardinal have a huge game this week against the #6 Oregon Ducks.  It gets a little easier after that with games against Cal and Notre Dame but those games are far from a given.

Saturday, November 12, 2011
5:00PM
Oregon at Stanford
Stanford Stadium, Palo Alto, CA
Saturday, November 19, 2011
TBA
California at Stanford
Stanford Stadium, Palo Alto, CA
Saturday, November 26, 2011
5:00PM
Notre Dame at Stanford
Stanford Stadium, Palo Alto, CA

Boise State Broncos Football Schedule 
BSU by far has the easiest schedule ahead of them.  They face off against some mediocre WAC talent to close out the season.  With only 1 quality win under their belt (Georgia) it will be next to impossible for the Broncos make the Championship game without both Stanford and OK State losing.

Saturday, November 12, 2011
1:30PM
TCU at Boise State
Bronco Stadium, Boise, ID
Saturday, November 19, 2011
5:00PM
Boise State at San Diego State
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
Saturday, November 26, 2011
12:00PM
Wyoming at Boise State
Bronco Stadium, Boise, ID
Saturday, December 03, 2011
TBA
New Mexico at Boise State
Bronco Stadium, Boise, ID