"Sports overload: 2 MLB playoff games, Ducks on ESPN + Thurs. Night Football. Woohoo!"
That's what I tweeted last night in preparation for today. I am going to be a major couch potato. Here's what I hope happens.
After Game 4 was postponed yesterday, the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees are set to resume their League Championship Series today. I am hopeful that Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera can take it to the Yankees and sweep the series. I predict A-Rod stays out of the line up again tonight.
As the St. Louis Cardinals take a 2-1 lead over San Francisco in their League Championship Series, the Giants have a chance to even it up tonight. That three and a half hour rain delay was such a bummer yesterday. My local Fox affiliate was going crazy trying to fill the time with worthless news and weather updates and Family Guy reruns. My hope is that the Giants produce some offense tonight and tie this series up.
The now #3 ranked Oregon Ducks face Pac-12 rival Arizona State tonight. The game is set to be broadcast on one of the ESPN channels. I can't keep track of them all. Soon there will be an all ESPN Synchronized swimming channel. In any case, the Ducks and their high-powered offense, under the direction of Heisman buzz-worthy quarterback Marcus Mariota, should be able to overcome the Sun Devils.
And finally, there is Thursday Night Football. This day is so crowded with good, televised sports, TNF is almost an afterthought. Don't worry, I have TIVO. San Francisco sports fans are going to have to set their TIVOS too as they decide to watch either the Giants tonight or the 49ers. It's the MLB playoffs, watch the Giants. I do think the 49ers will win tonight, though the Seattle Seahawks' defense is almost as tough as San Francisco's.
So get ready for a momentous day sports fans. Pull out the Oreos and your comfortable slippers. Curl up in the Lazy-Boy with the remote in hand and root for your favorites. And don't call me on the phone because that's what I'll be doing, rooting for the Tigers, Giants, Ducks and 49ers, and I won't answer.