Three to Get Ready: December 1-3


A look ahead at the three sporting events I’ll be watching this weekend (and yes, because of the NFL season and my standard work schedule, Monday counts as part of the weekend. Friday does not. My life is weird like that.).

Saturday, December 1
Oklahoma at Missouri, 8 ET on ABC
It’s the Dr Pepper Big XII Championship Game! (Official Corporate Name Alert!) All Missouri has to do to make it to the BCS Championship Game is win this game. But in this crazy college football season, nothing is a given. No. 2 West Virginia is playing at 7:45, so it’s possible that the top two teams in the country will look up their title spots or blow up the rankings within about 15 minutes of each other.

Sunday, December 2
Cavaliers at Celtics, 12:30 ET on Fox Sports Ohio
I’ve had a ticket for this game for quite some time now, but my excitement level dropped a little bit when LeBron got hurt Wednesday, then sat out Friday’s game against the Raptors. I’m hoping that having rested on Friday, he’ll be ready to play Sunday. Otherwise I’ll be missing yet another chance to see him play in person, and I’ll be sitting in Boston watching the Cavaliers get destroyed by the Celtics. Not good times.

Monday, December 3
Patriots at Ravens, 8:30 ET on ESPN
So by now you know my complete dislike for both these teams. I honestly don’t think the Ravens stand a chance in this game, but I do think this is the best possibility for someone to hit Tom Brady long after a play is over and ruin the Patriots pursuit of perfection. The easy guess would be Ray Lewis, but I honestly think it’ll be someone else. Perhaps Ed Reed on a safety blitz.

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