What 2 Watch (Oct. 21-23)

The Sport Addiction is back with What to Watch for yet another weekend in the sports month of October. October is winding down and so are some of the sports but even more are just getting started. The CIS is almost down their regular season with the OUA regular season ending this weekend and a big rivalry game featured in the closing weekend. The CFL is beginning to wind down with a battle for the top spot in both conferences and for the first round bye. The NCAA is through their halfway point and this year and with BCS standings out they will march towards the bowl season. The NFL is in the heart of their season now as this week will feature a bit of a grudge match between the two coasts. Meanwhile the NHL is just beginning their season in their third weekend as every team has a chance at the beginning of the year and hopes are high with every fan. The MLB is finishing their season with games three and four this weekend in the World Series. The Rugby World Cup is also ending with the Championship game this weekend with the home team playing for the championship. There is still plenty of other sports to watch as well with NASCAR continuing the Chase and the OHL continuing their season. With plenty of sports to watch this weekend let The Sport Addiction sort it all out.

University Rush: #1 Western Mustangs vs. Queen’s Golden Gaels

 

 

 

 

 

There is only one week left in the OUA regular season as next week they will enter into the playoffs. Western has already clinched the OUA crown but will be playing to preserve their undefeated season and their #1 ranking in the CIS. Meanwhile Queen’s will be looking to get the win to have a better chance at earning a first round bye. The Gaels will be battling with McMaster for the second place spot in the OUA that will provide a first round bye in the playoffs. The game will also see two of the oldest CIS teams face off in a traditional rivalry game with both having a shot at the Yates Cup.

 

When: Saturday October 22

Time: 1:00 pm

Channel: The Score

 

CFL Football: Montreal Alouettes vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers

 

 

 

 

 

The battle for the Eastern conference could enter its last weekend as the Montreal Alouettes and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The defending Eastern Conference champs and Grey Cup champs have been surprised by the Bombers this year as they have waged a season long battle for first place in the Eastern Conference. The Bombers are hoping to complete their worst to first season after finishing in dead last in 2010. Winnipeg has been able to give the Als a big challenge this year behind their defence and will hope to even up the race with a win. The Alouettes are one win ahead of the Bombers after last week and are tied 1-1 in the season series. With a win by Montreal they will clinch the top spot with two weeks remaining. Winnipeg will look to even up the standings and go ahead in the season series to continue the fight in the last two weeks. This game will have a big consequence on the playoffs as both teams are looking to earn the Eastern Conference title.

 

When: Saturday October 22

Time: 3:00 pm

Channel: TSN

 

Hockey Night in Canada: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hockey Night in Canada will feature one of the oldest rivalries in the NHL between two original six teams. Toronto and Montreal is a classic matchup between the French and the English cities and has been a rivalry since the beginning of the NHL. Both of these teams are the classic franchises in the NHL with the top two Stanley Cup totals in the league. This year the Canadiens will be looking to end their slide at the beginning of the season. The Leafs will look to continue their good start to the season with a 4-1-1 record. Both teams do not like each other and have never liked each other which means that no matter how both teams are doing they will show up for the challenge.

 

When: Saturday October 22

Time: 7:00 pm

Channel: CBC 

 

NCAA Football: #25 Washington Huskies vs. #8 Stanford Cardinal

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the BCS Standings coming out last weekend all NCAA teams will be playing for the opportunity to make an impression on the rankings. Newly ranked Washington will have a tough go as they will face the Stanford Cardinal who are ranked #8. Washington snuck into the top 25 in the last spot with the first BCS ranking and are on the bubble to remain there. The first challenge will be against the Heisman Favorite in Andrew Luck who has led the Stanford Cardinal to an undefeated season. Luck has had his way with every team he has faced and will hope to continue his performance against the Huskies. If Luck can perform like he has he will move yet another week towards the Heisman Trophy while the Huskies will be looking to shut him down and move up in the rankings.

 

When: Saturday October 22

Time: 8:00 pm

Channel: ABC

 

World Series: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Texas Rangers

 

 

 

 

The Fall Classic is under way as the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers are facing off in the World Series. With the first two games already finished the series is tied 1-1 and will be going back to Texas. The Rangers will look to win their first ever World Series and will try to take both games at home in order to get within one game of this. The Cardinals are hoping to give Albert Pujols more of a reason to stay when he becomes a free agent at the end of the year and winning a World Series will go a long way towards this. The Cards will look to take away the home advantage of the Rangers by taking winning both games this weekend.

 

When: Saturday October 22/Sunday October 23

Time: 8:05 pm

Channel: Sportsnet

 

Rugby World Cup Finals: New Zealand vs. France

 

 

 

 

 

The Rugby World Cup has come to the end with the final game being played on Sunday and the home crowd enjoying every minute of it. The New Zealand All-Blacks will play for the World Cup in their home country for the first time after dominated every stage of the tournament. In the Semi-Finals the all-Blacks beat their rivals the Australian Wallabies 20-6 to earn their spot in the finals. The French were put in the same pool as New Zealand to start the tournament with New Zealand finishing first and France finishing second. The French will try to get the win against the hometown team after beating the Welsh in a close 9-8 battle. Both teams have already faced each other in the pool round when New Zealand beat the French 37-17. France will try to become more consistent while the All-Blacks will try to continue their dominance.

 

When: Sunday October 23

Time: 3:15 am/8:00 pm

Channel: TSN/TSN2

 

NFL Football: San Diego Chargers vs. New York Jets

 

 

 

 

 

The Jets and Chargers are not much of a rivalry but lately they have become more of one with the many different people involved. First LaDainian Tomlinson was the longtime Chargers running back and the face of the franchise for years. That was until last year when the New York Jets signed him in the offseason after not getting any good offers from the Chargers. At the end of his career with the Chargers many thought that he was too old and that he was not worth much. Last year with the Jets Tomlinson had a resurgence but slowed down at the end of the year. Tomlinson will play the only other team he has known for the first time as he looks to prove that he is better than they thought. Another wrench thrown into this game will be the every running mouth of Rex Ryan who stated that he would have won two Super Bowls with the Chargers if they had hired him instead of Norv Turner. With this added piece of friction expect both teams to play for their coach and wither for or against their running back.

 

When: Sunday October 23

Time: 1:00 pm

Channel: CBS

 

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Good Sam Club 500

 

 

 

 

 

 

With five races left in the Chase of the Sprint Cup all drivers will be giving it their all to win the Cup. Jimmie Johnson will look to restart his rise up the standings after a crash in the last race that moved him down the standings again. He will be looking to move back up the standings and continue his winning streak in the Sprint Cup at Talladega. Meanwhile Carl Edwards and Kevin Harvick remain at the top of the standings after the Bank of America 500 last weekend. Behind them are Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch, and the resurgent Tony Stewart. Stewart was the leader at the start of the Chase and is beginning to make a comeback after falling off. The now infamous Talladega Raceway will host the race as everyone will look to make like Ricky Bobby and win the race for their chance at the Sprint Cup.

 

When: Sunday October 23

Time: 2:00 pm

Channel: TSN

 

OHL Hockey: Ottawa 67’s vs. Kitchener Rangers

 

 

 

The OHL is through the beginning of their season as they are in the heart of the 2011-12 season with the Memorial Cup in everyone’s view. This week Rogers will feature the matchup between the Ottawa 67s and the Kitchener Rangers. Ottawa will play without their top goalie as Petr Mrazek has left the club after being signed to an entry-level contract with the Detroit Red Wings. The Rangers are sitting at 6-3 in the Midwest Division while the 67’s are 6-3-1 in the East division. Both teams will be looking to climb up the standings with a win as they look to string together wins starting this weekend.

 

When: Sunday October 23

Time: 2:00 pm

Channel: Rogers TV

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