Shapes up to be a a very good one. Yesterday I wrote about the NFL playoffs kicking off this weekend. so it is time to look at what else is coming up.
Friday looks like a good high school basketball game is to be had.. Features the Martinsburg Bulldogs and the Washington Patriots. Both teams are averaging over 70 points a game. With the Bulldogs ppg being 75.2 and the Patriots being 78.3. So if you like offense then this is your cup of tea! If you cannot make it to the Fieldhouse tomorrow night then Sports Radio has you covered with a 7pm pregame show.
Saturday is HUGE. Get to talk a little hockey here before I talk about what you really care about. USA is taking on Sweden at 8 am for the gold medal in the juniors tournament. I have watched a lot of this tournament as there has been no NHL hockey this season and have been overly entertained.Russia and Canada looked to be on a terror to take on one another this saturday. But it was not meant to be. As USA beat Canada 5-1 Thursday in the semis. And after losing a day before to Russia Sweden got sweet revenge and beat Russia 3-2 in a shootout. Sqaturday 8am i will have a cup of coffee and be in front of my television for that one!
West Virginia takes on Oklahoma at 4pm Saturday pregame here on Sports Radio 1340 is set for 3pm with the MetroNews Coliseum Countdown. This is the first Big XII game in basketball for the Mountaineers. Now you may say but George the Mountaineers played the Sooners on November 25th. While you would be right that was in the Old Spice Classic and was an exempt Big XII game. The Mountaineers ended up losing that game by a final of 77-70 in Florida. This Mountaineer team is hard to read. When Huggs comes on the postagme and is extremely frustrated what elses is there to say?
Guys (and gals) have a great weekend. enjoy the NFL playoffs world juniors hig school basketball and the Mountaineers if you can!
As the year begins anew, the WEPM Bowl Challenge begins its final push as the BCS gets underway with the granddaddy of them all, the Rose Bowl. It’s still anybodies game as the standings remain close going into the new year. Remember, points double for all BCS games.
George, Pete and myself sat down and talked and gave out thoughts on some of the games leading up to the National Championship.
On New Years Day, there are 6 games on the schedule, including 2 on the BCS schedule. Here are the BCS picks by George, Pete and myself.
The Rose Bowl: Stanford vs. Wisconsin 1/1 5p.m.
George- Stanford in blowout fashion 49-0
Pete- Stanford, a little bit more of a game by the Badgers, 31-21.
Greg- Wisconsin has a good game and pulls the “upset” 27-24.
The Discover Orange Bowl: Florida St. vs. Northern Illinois 1/1 8:30pm
Pete- Florida State in a close one 27-24 over the mid-major.
George- There is always a Cinderella at the bowl and picks No. Ill. 21-18.
Greg- No. Ill. Did everything the computer wanted, so they win 34-27.
The All State Sugar Bowl: Florida vs. Louisville Jan. 2nd 8:30pm.
George- All Florida in the one, 56-21.
Pete- Louisville will make it interesting for a bit, but Florida 41-31.
Greg- The SEC is too strong for the disappearing Big-East as Florida wins 56-21.
The Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Kansas St. vs. Oregon Jan. 3rd 8:30pm.
George- Optimus Kline gets the job done and wins 38-35
Pete- Oregon simply out runs everybody and wins 41-24