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Friday, October 21, 2005

Weekend Sports Reviews and Picks

While it may not be the matchup TV had hoped for, an Astros-White Sox World Series has quite a storyline. The Astros are trying to win their first-ever championship (began as the Colt 45s in 1962), while the White Sox are trying to win for the first time since 1917. The Series opens Saturday night in Chicago with Clemens facing Contreras. The White Sox are minus-$1.30 in Game 1 (total is 7 1/2) and about the same price to win it all.

It's seems highly unlikely that this weekend's college football slate can match last weekend's games, when 10 top-25 teams in the Coaches' poll either won or lost in the final 1:18 of their games. FIVE teams won or lost on the game's FINAL play! There are SEVEN schools still unbeaten (Va Tech won easily last night), and all are ranked in the top-10 of the human polls as well as in the top-10 of the first BCS standings. The game with the most at stake this weekend is No. 2 Texas hosting No. 7 Texas Tech (BCS rankings). That means there can be no more than six unbeatens left after this weekend. It's a HUGE weekend for the SEC as undefeated Alabama hosts Tennessee, unbeaten Georgia hosts Arkansas and Auburn and LSU play an "elimination game" in the SEC West at Baton Rogue (both have one loss).

The NFL gets an early start to its Week 7, as the KC/Mia game has been moved up to tonight at 7:00 ET. The league's only unbeaten, the 6-0 Indianapolis Colts, are more than a two-TD favorite for the second time in just three weeks, as they visit the league's lone winless team, the 0-5 Houston Texans. It's still early but with a win, the Colts will open a 2 1/2-game lead over the Jaguars, who are idle. The Broncos could go to 6-1 with a win at the NY Giants, meaning KC (3-2) and SD (3-3) could really use wins this weekend. The Chargers have been the league's best pointspread team since the beginning of last year but have a very tough assignment on Sunday, playing at Philadelphia. How about those Bengals? They can move to 6-1 if they beat the 3-2 Steelers in Cincinnati on Sunday. A Buffalo win at Oakland would put the Bills alone atop the AFC East for the first time in 10 years! Seattle is two games up on the Rams in the NFC West and could run away with that division. If the Bears and Lions lose on Sunday, the NFC North would have a three-way tie at the top of its division with Chicago, Detroit and the winner of the GB/Minn game all at 2-4! The NFC East is a log-jam with Dallas at 4-2 and the three other teams at 3-2. Atlanta (4-2), which hosts the NY Jets on Monday night, has a chance to move ahead of 4-2 Carolina and just behind Tampa Bay (5-1) in the NFC South, as both of those teams have a bye.