As you may have heard, we ushered in a new era here at SBNHouston earlier this week. I, for one, welcome our new Frank Bush hating overlord. As such we're mixing things up TV preview-wise. Sure UH couldn't get it done last night, but that doesn't mean we can't make it a productive weekend. In the immortal words of the philosopher prince Waka Flocka Flame, OOOO, LET'S DO IT!â†µ
College Football: Illinois Fighting Illini at Michigan Wolverines, 11:00 AM, ESPN -- WELCOME TO MY WORLD MUHAHAHAH. Naw, seriously, y'all. As a Big Ten blogger by trade, I can't help but pimp what may otherwise look like a meeting of two unranked sides trending in opposite directions but is actually a compelling matchup between a contrast of styles. Illinois brings in a revitalized defense and (weirdly enough given their usually inept coach), some of the better game plans nationwide week in-week out. Michigan on the other hand brings an explosive offense but one of the most deplorable defenses you'll ever see. Come for the Denard! Stay for the LULz! Besides: it can't be any worse than Texas-Kansas State.â†µ
College Football: TCU Horned Frogs at Utah Utes, 2:30 PM, CBS College Sports -- Really all l I have to say is: MIKE LEACH IS DOING COLOR ON THIS GAME. I know many of you may not have CBS College Sports, but many providers are doing free previews this weekend to watch the channel. The awesome color commentator assign, this is arguably the most high profile game remaining until (and a huge if) we're lucky enough to get an undefeated Auburn against a one loss Alabama. Perhaps the truly compelling thing about this one is that both teams enter in with high risk-high reward QBs, prone to help their team but also shoot themselves in the foot at the most inopportune times. Even if you're the most stringently anti-non-BCS conference guy (or gal) out there, give this one a chance; the great football that ensues will make it well worth your time.â†µ
Basketball: Houston Rockets at San Antonio Spurs, 7:30 KTXH -- I hate the Spurs. As a native Austine, I was chastised endlessly throughout elementary and middle school for being the one kid in the junior Robert Horry jersey or the Clutch City tee by bitter, jealous Spurs fans. Fortunately those kids were well off my radar by the time San Antontio's golden era was ushered in, but their success only fueled my disdain. Sure the Jazz are probably still #1, but San Antonio's is a very, very close 2 (if not 1b). The Rockets are winless and need to get off the snide. What better time than against their neighbors to the southwest?