Watch 2 Watch (Sept. 30-Oct. 2)

As the sports world enters the best sports month of the year What 2 Watch will be busy trying to give you all of the information you need. It starts this weekend when the MLB Playoffs start with the Division series beginning all weekend. Of course football is still in full swing with NFL, CFL, NCAA, and CIS throughout the weekend. The UFC is continuing its stretch of promotions with UFC Live 6. Another big event is taking place in New Zealand as the home team will play their last pool game against the Canadians. Of course the racing season is still in motion with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series entering its third race. It is a busy weekend and The Sport Addiction is here to help you out. With the weather dipping colder sit at home in the comfort of your couch and get ready for some great sports this weekend.

MLB Playoffs: AL Division Series




The long MLB season has ended as teams are done their 162 game season in the best night in baseball with the wild card race. Now it is time for the postseason starting with the ALDS on Friday when the Texas taking on Tampa Bay and the New York Yankees taking on the Detroit Tigers. The Texas and Tampa series will feature some good pitching but the focus will be whether or not the offences can produce. Meanwhile in the Yankees and Tigers series All eyes will be on the first pitching matchup between New York’s C.C. Sabathia and the potential Cy Young winner in Justin Verlander. Both series should be fun and it all starts this weekend.


When: Friday September 30th/Saturday October 1st

Time: 8:37 pm (NYY vs. Det.) & 5:07 pm/7:07 pm (TEX vs. TB)

Channel: Sportsnet/Sportsnet One


Friday Night Football: CFL Double-Header





The CFL is entering their 14th week with few games left until the playoffs begin and this week starts with a doubleheader. The double-header will feature a matchup of the two top teams in the East and a grand opening. The Montreal Alouettes will try to keep up in the race for 1st place in the east when they go against the current leaders in Winnipeg at 7:30pm. The second game, at 10:30pm, will feature the grand opening of the new BC Place. The renovated building will see its first action since being deflated last year. With a brand new roof and a centre field screen that rivals the monster in Dallas the fans will be sure to go crazy in a sea of orange as the Lions take on the Edmonton Eskimos who will be looking to spoil the party.


When: Friday September 30

Time: 7:30 pm

Channel: TSN


University Rush: #10 Ottawa Gee Gees vs. Laurier Golden Hawks




University Rush continues as the CIS continues their season and this week the broadcast will feature two good teams. The Gee Gees cracked the top 10 last week as they begin to prepare for the final weeks. The Golden Hawks have been ranked this year but have struggled with consistency and they look to get back to the top 10. The CIS has five weeks left as the teams look to get into the playoffs. With so little time in the CIS season every game is important and this is not changed with University Rush this weekend at Laurier’s Homecoming Game.


When: Saturday October 1st

Time: 1:00 pm

Channel: The Score


MLB Playoffs: NL Division Series




The NLDS will feature some great matchups as the season ended in a thrilling way just like the AL. This weekend will be full of games and some very good ones as the Phillies take on the last-minute wild card winners the St. Louis Cardinals. Meanwhile the surprisingly good Milwaukee Brewers will take on the team that eliminated the defending champions in the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Phillies vs. Cards series will be highlighted by the amazing rotation of the Phillies that the Cards and Albert Pujols will need to deal with. The Brewers and D-Backs may be one of the closer series in the postseason as Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder will try to guide their team into the NLCS.


When: Saturday October 1st/Sunday October 2nd

Time: 2:07 pm (Oct. 1st)/5:07 pm (Oct. 1st)/4:37 pm (Oct. 2nd)/8:07 pm (Oct. 2nd)

Channel: Sportsnet/Sportsnet One


UFC Live 6: Cruz vs. Johnson






The UFC Bantamweight Title will be up for grabs in a free fight on Sportsnet and Versus for the first time ever. The champion Dominick Cruz will take on the challenger in Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson. As with most 145 pounders both of these fighters will be extremely fast and will be active all 5 rounds. I would suggest not blinking for this fight as you will miss a lot if you do. The fight card will also feature a heavyweight bout between two very good fighters in Pat “HD” Barry and Stefan “Skyscraper” Struve. It will be a good fight card all around and it is all free on Facebook and Sportsnet/Versus.


When: Saturday October 1st

Time: 5:40 pm (prelims)/9:00 pm (Main Card)

Channel: Facebook (Prelims)/Sportsnet (Main Card)


NCAA Football: #8 Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. #7 Wisconsin Badgers




As the NCAA season gets into the heart of their season teams begin to face their toughest competition and rankings begin to change. No game involves two closer ranked teams than the Saturday night game against Nebraska and Wisconsin. More than rankings are at stake as Wisconsin will be looking to win for their QB. Russell Wilson is a dark horse to win the Heisman this year but if he continues his performance and can beat Nebraska he might be able to shoot up the in the voters eyes. Of course Nebraska would like nothing better than to beat the Badgers and stop Wilson’s bid to win the Heisman. This game should be a good one and if there is one game you want to watch in the NCAA this weekend I would pick this one.


When: Saturday October 1st

Time: 8:00 pm

Channel: ABC


Rugby World Cup: New Zealand vs. Canada





Canada is not quite near the level of the top ranked New Zealand All-Blacks and this game does not mean too much for either team but that doesn’t mean that these teams will take it easy. Both countries are known for their tough and scrappy style and will fight to the end no matter what the result is. The All-Blacks are first in the pool and will be making the next round but would like to distance themselves further from the French. Meanwhile the Canadians are hoping to put up a good performance against a very good team after drawing with Japan. The Canadians are essentially playing for a qualification spot for the next World Cup and will need help from France who is playing Tonga. If Tonga loses Canada will be qualified for the next World Cup in 2015 and if Canada can pull off a miracle and beat the All-Blacks they will need no help. The home fans will be loud and intimidating like the New Zealand Haka but the Canadians are not known for backing down at any challenge.


When: Saturday October 1st

Time: 10:00 pm

Channel: TSN


NASCAR Sprint Cup: AAA 400





The Sprint Cup is under way with Tony Stewart winning the first two races and taking the top spot in the chase. Stewart has taken the top spot while Kevin Harvick has begun a fall from the top. Meanwhile Brad Kesselowski is beginning to creep up with a 2nd place finish at the Sylvania 300 last weekend. This weekend the drivers will travel to Dover International Speedway for the AAA 400 as Stewart looks to continue his success in the Chase and go for his third straight win.


When: Sunday October 2nd

Time: 2:00 pm

Channel: TSN


Sunday Night Football: New York Jets vs. Baltimore Ravens






The NFL is in full swing and Sunday Night Football will have a big game to end the Sunday but it may not be as exciting as many may like. The Jets and Ravens are known as defensive teams and their legacy matches up very well. Rex Ryan led the Ravens to the Super Bowl as their defensive coordinator in 2000 and is now the head coach of the Jets. Ryan has brought his brilliant defensive mind to the Jets and has led them to great successes since starting his job. This matchup will see Ryan face his former team in what promises to be a defensive lock. This is what is promised but as with every defensive battle the game will come down to which offence will be able to score the most. The Jets will be looking to recover from a bad loss to the Oakland Raiders while the Ravens are looking to continue a strong season and avoid any more stumbles if they want to beat out the Steelers for once in their division.


When: Sunday October 2nd

Time: 8:20 pm

Channel: TSN/NBC

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