What 2 Watch (Sept. 23-25)

The second week of What 2 Watch features a jam-packed weekend full of great action in the sports world. The NFL has a number of great matchups but the oldest rivalry in the league will be the focal point. NCAA is also underway and the marquee matchup will be between two ranked teams that can reshape the Top 25. Meanwhile the CFL is on the other side of their league as they continue their playoff push as they move out to the East Coast for their annual Touchdown Atlantic Game. With all of this football on there is still plenty of other sports to look at including a big baseball series that could change the playoff picture, although the Jays are not necessarily a part of this picture. There are also a couple of races and another UFC promotion so get comfortable on your couch because there are plenty of sports to get your fix this weekend.

Blue Jays Baseball: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays

 

 

 

 

The Blue Jays are not making the playoffs again this year but they will have an impact in the wild card race. The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays are in a heated race with the Rays only down by two games. The Jays will try to play spoilers yet again as they travel to Tampa Bay this weekend to try to take the series from the Rays. If the Jays can do this the Rays will be in tough having only one more series to get back into the race. If the Rays can win against Toronto they may make the playoffs again. Although the Jays are not in the playoffs they are becoming a very important matchup in the last week of the baseball regular season. This series will be very important for the playoff race and should be an entertaining one as the Jays have been playing very well against some very good teams.

 

Date: Friday September 23 – Sunday September 25

Time: 7:00 pm (Fri.-Sat.)/1:30 pm (Sun.)

Channel: Sportsnet (Fri.-Sat.)/Sportsnet One (Sun.)

 

University Rush: #6 McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons

 

 

 

 

University Rush continues as the CIS season enters its fourth week with the McMaster Marauders and the Guelph Gryphons. The Marauders are one of the top teams in the CIS with a 2-1 record as their only loss has come at the hands of the #2 Western Mustangs. Meanwhile Guelph has been a big underachiever as they were predicted to be much better this year than they are. With the OUA still up for grabs the Gryphons will try to turn their season around against the #6 Marauders who will be trying to get back to their early #3 ranking.

 

Date: Saturday September 24th

Time: 1:00 pm

Channel: The Score

 

NCAA Football: #2 LSU Tigers vs. #16 West Virginia Mountaineers

 

 

 

 

 

LSU has been a bit of a surprise this year as they continue to fight through controversy and are now favorites to play Oklahoma in the National Championship Game. They will face strong competition in a rising West Virginia team who will be looking to knock off the top team. If LSU can win this game they will be making a good bid for their #2 spot but if they lose the likely hood of them getting back to the National Championship conversation is very small. The Mountaineers will be looking to try to continue their rise up the NCAA rankings and can launch past a few teams with the win on Saturday night.

 

Date: Saturday September 24th

Time: 8:00 pm

Channel: ABC

 

UFC 135: Jones vs. Jackson

 

 

 

 

 

The UFC will hold another promotion this Saturday but this time it will be on Pay per View and will also involve a title fight. Jon Jones is the youngest champion in UFC history and will defend his Light Heavyweight belt against a former champion and MMA veteran. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has claimed that Jones has no power and has even claimed that Jones has put a spy in his training camp. With Rampage using these tactics against a young fighter who knows what will happen as both fighters will go out to try to claim the title that has exchanged more hands than any other belt in recent history. The title will be won but before that a UFC hall of famer in Matt Hughes will fight his last fight against Josh Koshcheck. After this fight Hughes will retire as one of the best welterweight fighters in history with more wins than any other fighter.

 

Date: Saturday September 24th

Time: 5:30 (Prelims)/9:00 pm (Main Card)

Channel: Facebook and Sportsnet/Spike TV (Prelims)/Pay per View (Main Card)  

 

Formula One: 2011 Singapore Grand Prix

 

 

 

The Formula 1 season is beginning to wrap up with 6 races left but the driving championship could be decided in Singapore. The annual Singapore Grand Prix will be held again under the lights at night that has now become the tradition every year. Under the lights a young Sebastian Vettel will be looking to get his 9th win of the season and lock up the driver’s championship. To do this he will need a third place victory or better to do this. Vettel and the Red Bull team have had a successful campaign this year but anything can happen at the race. We will have to wait and see what happens this time in Singapore and watch Sebastian Vettel to see if he can lock up the championship.

 

Date: Sunday September 25th

Time: 7:55 am

Channel: TSN

 

Touchdown Atlantic: Calgary Stampeders vs. Hamilton Tiger Cats

 

 

 

The CFL will travel out East again this year for Touchdown Atlantic between the Calgary Stampeders and Hamilton Tiger Cats. The CFL will be travelling to Moncton, New Brunswick for their annual football display to the East Coast of the Country. Some consider these games as a test to see if the East Coast can support a team as the CFL will probably be expanding to 10 teams after 2012 when Ottawa returns. Meanwhile the game will continue the playoff push for the CFL as the Stampeders look to take control over the Western Conference and the Ti-Cats look to keep up with the Blue Bombers and Alouettes in the East.

 

Date: Sunday September 25th

Time: 1:00 pm

Channel: TSN

 

NFL Football: Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears

 

 

 

 

 

The oldest rivalry in the NFL will continue as the Bears and the Packers will play for the 183rd time as these teams have played each other since 1921. This year the rivalry has not changed as both teams do not like each other especially after their last meeting in the NFC Championship Game. The Packers won the game and moved on to the Super Bowl while the Bears were left questioning their QB. This year the Bears have had some big issues on their offensive line that will be exposed with the relentless attack of the Green Bay defence. Meanwhile the Packers’ pass defence is ranked worst in the league as Jay Cutler will try to take advantage and earn revenge for last year’s loss. This game never disappoints as both teams play above their potential no matter how good or how bad they are performing.

 

Date: Sunday September 25th

Time: 4:15 pm

Channel: City TV/FOX

 

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Sylvania 300

 

 

 

The Sprint Cup continues with the second race at New Hampshire International Speedway for the Sylvania 300. The Sprint has started and the first winner was Tony Stewart who survived a crazy first race to take the win. With the win Stewart took the 2nd place position in The Sprint Cup standings while Kevin Harvick remains on top. Meanwhile defending champion Jimmie Johnson is in 8th spot as he continues his struggles this year. Tony Stewart will look to get his second win as Harvick will look to keep hold of his 1st place position for the championship.

 

Date: Sunday September 25th

Time: 2:00 pm

Channel: TSN

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