Your Weekend Viewing Guide

It’s now officially our first NHL-less weekend. I won’t be navigating the fucking Red Carpet Ceremony trying to peddle Indians while suburban people look at me weird and the Ice Crew takes pictures on my spot. Oh how I’ll miss that. Anywho, what’s out there as alternates?

Friday: World Cup Qualifiers

For the most part they start right about now, if you’re into the whole European thing. If you’re into the South American thing, Uruguay and Argentina should be a thing. And the Yanks are in Antigua for a game that should be a 7-0 pasting but won’t be because they like to make things harder than they need to be.

Yankees-Orioles Game 5, Cards-Nats Game 5: With the Elephants of The Easy Bay sadly falling to the unholy force, Upton-stuffing monster that is Justin Verlander last night, my interest in baseball this season is merely to see the Yankees and especially the Cardinals bite the dust. My God, I will not abide the Cards winning the World Series with the three worst teams ever to do so. I can barely stomach that it’s already at two. Killion’s something of an O’s guy as he’s a local, and we all like it when Killion’s happy (though he’s currently binge drinking at altitude, I doubt he could spell his name right now). There’s a small part of me that wants to see the Giants lose only to piss off ShinKicker. But they’re already surpassing expectations so that’s probably not possible anyway.

Bulls Preseason vs.  Cleveland: Uh….?


College Football – Whatever.

ALCS Game 1 – Don’t know what it will be yet or where it will be yet. Tigers and hopefully Baltimore in Detroit for Game 1 would be preferable.

Wolves-Hogs: Hey, it’s hockey. The Rock River Bacon Bits kick off their season in Rosemont, and if you’re not going it’s on My50 which I think most everyone gets. I’ll be heading out for it, so if you are too hit me up on the tweets or whatever and we can bound together to fend off the creepy suburban Wolves fans — even though I won’t be any garb or rooting for anyone I just want to watch hockey. Really what I want to see is Nick Leddy resembling Bobby Orr at this level.


NFL Football – It’s a Bears-less weekend, which always kind of suck. But it means you can totally veg out on RedZone for six hours, and that ain’t bad. There are some tasty games though. Lions-Eagles, Patriots-Seahawks, Giants-49ers, and the Texans puttin’ their foot up the Packers’ ass sideways so they gets their cheese pop out at you.

Wolves-Hogs Round 2: This one’s on some weird, back-alley Comcast channel, so you might have to go online or out there for this one. It’s at 5.

ALCS Game 2 and NLCS Game 1: If this ends up Detroit-Baltimore and SF-Washington, Bud Selig might hang himself. And that might be good for the sport. But probably not. Let”s root for that though. The match-ups, not Bud hanging himself. He can stick around I guess. He hasn’t had a work stoppage in 18 years, so he can’t be all bad.

  • Chesterfield King (Chelsdag)

    Looking forward to Argentina-Uruguay. Should be the best match of today’s qualifiers.

    Also, the Giants just came back from 0-2 in a five game series to win it. Not much you can do to annoy a San Francisco sports fan right now.

    • M7

      Gigantes are a sound ball club. They seem to play the game to every minute detail that any ball coach I ever had preached (and they’ve been doing that for a few years now). Impressive. I will certainly be rooting for them over the Cards or the relocated Expos.

      • shinkicker

        Bruce Bochy has a lot going on in that giant head of his.

      • Chesterfield King (Chelsdag)

        Buster Posey is just an amazing talent. To have the season he’s having after that freak injury last year… it’s unreal.

  • NCAA Ice Breaker Tournament is on NBCSN Friday and Saturday. UNO, ND, Maine, and Army. Should be some good hockey.

  • The Cup And Back Again

    So on the new site how do links for games work? allowed or no?

    • We’d rather you didn’t post them.

      • The Cup And Back Again

        Okay thanks for the info

  • OMFS88

    Might end up at the Wolves-Ice Hogs game as well. I’ll be rooting for Kyle Beach and cheap(er than UC) beer prices.

  • shinkicker

    Oh Sam, it’s not my fault you chose the wrong Bay Area team to root for. I think I’ll go see if I can handle watching Romo face off with Bruce in the 9th, while I wait for Sunday.

    • SamFels

      After seeing the pure psychos that A’s fans can be, I think I chose perfectly a group I would slot in well-to-perfectly with.

      • shinkicker

        that’s true. Are you going to get yourself a “You’ll Never Pitch Alone” shirt, too?

      • Chesterfield King (Chelsdag)

        It’s kind of funny that a hyper vocal minority of A’s fans convince people that there is a rivalry between the A’s and Giants. Most people I know prefer one, but support both. Don’t understand a lot of the anti-giants vitriol coming out of Oakland.

        • shinkicker

          they’re just mad our owners don’t hate us and the park is prettier. (I hear the coliseum was nice before mt davis) also people go to our games.

  • adelfiacco10

    As a Packers fan at Mizzou, the wait for the football games this weekend has been one really, really long wince. (Tigers play Alabama.)

  • 2883

    If anyone wants to watch hockey, Notre Dame and Maine are playing on Versus. Hawks prospect Stephen Johns is on the Irish. ND leads 1-0 with 13 min to go in the 3rd

  • happyhuman

    Tigers-Yankees. Blarg. Where’s that meteor when you really need it?

    • Kevin Barnacle

      As a White Sox fan, I’ll take the Yankees any day over the Tigs.

  • This is not Chico Maki

    Great article here on the many complicated facets of the lockout, one of the best I’ve read so far:

    I still don’t fucking know how to stay signed in on this fucking site, whether through disqus, the forum, whatever the fuck. Drives me crazy. Login drives me crazy, and the fact that I’m an idiot does too.

  • OMFS88

    Madhouse on Manheim. I’m there.

  • Don’t know which to hate more, the Cardinals for winning even more unprobably than ever before or the Nats for fucking blowing it like it was the dick of a GI that had just freed its people from Nazi occupation.

  • andidee15

    Victor Stalberg has a goal for Frolunda today. He and Matt Duchene seem to be playing on the same line.

    • stacie7

      Did you see their pics on twitter of their plane? I was afraid for their lives.

      • andidee15

        No, I haven’t. What account was it posted under?

        • girlphoenix

          @VStalberg do we play for the Frolunda Indians or the Cleveland Indians? #majorleague #oldschool

          • stacie7

            Stals had a pic of Duchene inside the plane on his twitter feed too. It made him look like a little kid in a little chair.