A very interesting weekend in sports indeed.
The Edmonton Eskimos won a huge game over the Saskatchewan Roughriders, 39-24, with Jared Zabransky at the helm.
The 25 year-old Boise State product and former Fiesta Bowl MVP helped the Eskimos improve to 6-10, and yes folks, good enough to make the playoffs if the year was over today. Edmonton’s magic number is now two, and can make the playoffs next weekend with an Eskimo win over Winnipeg and a Saskatchewan win over British Columbia. The win also proves John Short is one step closer to looking like a legendary prognosticator.
In the NFL, I’m presently going through fantasy football nightmare. My quarterback, Tony Romo, or better known in the entertainment world as Jessica Simpson’s ex, is out for the year with a broken collarbone. I have Eli Manning as my back-up, but have to start the ancient 38 year-old Jon Kitna this week because the Giants have the bye. The headline on Yahoo! Sports this morning when I woke up was Fantasy Disaster, and even though I’m 4-3, it’s going to be a tough grind for the rest of the season.
In the NHL, the Oilers are 2-4, and didn’t show up against the Sharks in a 6-1 loss Saturday night. My suggestion to all Oiler fans is that it will take some time. I don’t expect a playoff spot this year, but I do in 2012, and nothing less than a Conference Final appearance in 2013 would be a disappointment.
For baseball, watch out for my World Series preview tomorrow.