Oh man am I excited! This weekend should be very exciting for Cincinnati sports as we have a number of events occurring this weekend.
The Cincinnati Bearcats will take on the West Virginia Mountaineers in a Friday night battle at Nippert
For the first time probably ever the Cincinnati Bearcat football team is actually in contention to push for a National Title and the Coaches Trophy will be on hand Friday night at Nippert. Although it seems the computers are against them even if they run the table, the Bearcats have the opportunity to have the best season in the history of their program which could leave them with a BCS bowl. But before all of that comes into play they must first beat the West Virginia Mountaineers.
The Kentucky Wildcats begin the John Calipari era Friday night against Morehead State
There has been much anticipation for this 2009-10 Kentucky Wildcats team. The minute that Calipari announced he was coming to Kentucky the Big Blue nation starting stirring, then he added the nation's #1 recruiting class and the Nation began full excitement mode. Lexington is expecting big things from this team, and I think they have the talent to do it. I would like to see a Final Four but I am not going to be greedy. I just want to see an NCAA tournament berth, I know we have been there 49 times, but missing last year just made a huge void. It all begins tonight!
The Cincinnati Bengals will travel to Pittsburgh for a matchup that could crown a Division Champ.
Don't let anyone downplay the significance of this game. Sure, the Bengals could afford to take a loss and still be sitting in a good position for a playoff berth. But a victory would solidify them as a true contender and put them atop the North Division for good. Pretty simple, if they win this game they should win the division. Time to put up or shut up boys, you are a great team now go prove it....again!
Friday Night around the Tri-State High School Football teams will compete in the playoffs
We have ignored a little bit of our roots this year by not following High School football. Northern Kentucky has quite a few good teams this year and they are in the second round of their State Championship push. Defending 1A State Champ Beechwood will take on Eminence at home, hoping to set up a rematch with 1A Bellevue who will play Frankfort. Bellevue has their best team in years and should really make a good match of the Tiger next week if they can advance. Highlands, what many would call the best team in the state will take on Dixie Heights. Simon Kenton will face DuPont Manual. Ryle should have their season ended when they face Louisville St. Xavier. Holy Cross has DeSales, NCC will face Louisville Christian Academy, CovCath faces Johnson Central, and Holmes will take on LexCath.