I’m starting to wonder if Florida A&M University will ever get a break from the nationally televised match ups. Next up is the biggest game in terms of ranking in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference so far: the South Carolina State Bulldogs vs. the Rattlers.
Both teams are similar. They both have highly mobile offenses with dominating running games, with FAMU ranked at No. 2 and S.C. State at No. 3. They both have strong quarterbacks with Curtis Pulley and Malcom Long ranking first and third respectively in total offense.They both have one loss coming from a Football Bowl Subdivision school. Until now, they both have cruised through the MEAC.
This game will be the MEAC Game of the Week. FAMU hasn’t beaten S.C. State since 2001, but something tells me it’s time the defending champs went down a notch. We’ll see Saturday at 2 p.m. The game will be cast live on ESPN360. If you don’t have ESPN360, it will be on tape-delay on ESPNU.
The Championship Series in baseball have started, and to be honest, the playoffs have been pretty exciting so far. Alex Rodriguez is playing well in the post season (surprise), Manny Ramirez doesn’t have .999 to carry his team, and the Dodgers are better for it and Brad Lidge is… well he isn’t awful for a change.
I left the Angels out on purpose. I don’t care.
The game to watch this weekend will be Sunday at 8 p.m. on TBS, channel 63. The Phillies will be taking on the Dodgers for the National League Championship for the second year in a row and by Sunday the series will be at game three. Cliff Lee will be pitching, and we’ll know for sure who has the upper hand in the series.
In the NFL, we’ll be treated to a battle of the unbeaten teams. The Saints (4-0) will battle against the Giants (5-0). The Saints have an offense powerful enough to strike down Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the Giants are… well… incredibly balanced. Eli Manning runs a tight ship, and the defense holds teams to 14 points per game.
Either way, someone is coming out of this game with a loss, and hopefully this game will live up to the hype surrounding it. This one is Sunday at 1 p.m. on Fox, channel 10.
Finally, tonight will mark the beginning of the Lady Rattlers volleyball team’s home marathon. Tonight at 7 p.m. is the first in a string of four back-to-back home games, three of which are MEAC games. Sunday at 2 p.m. is the first MEAC game against North Carolina A&T.
These ladies are working hard for their ninth consecutive MEAC title, and they’ll be at home in the new gym, so there’s no reason not to come out and show some support.
Volleyball, football and baseball championships; there’s plenty to watch, and since some of these games are local, there’s no need to sit at home. Enjoy the weekend Rattlers.