Sports fans all over the place are licking their chops for the sports schedule on tap for this Saturday. First, at noon Eastern Time, there’s round three of the 2015 NFL Draft. The big names are already off the board, with Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota going first and second as predicted. But the draft is an epic event, and there are still plenty of diamonds in the rough aspiring to be the next Tom Brady or Russell Wilson!
What a day on the sports calendar!
Next, at 12:30ET, there’s game two of the seemingly annual playoff rematch between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals. Game one ended in heartbreaking fashion for the blueshirts, with the Caps’ Alexander Ovechkin feeding Joel Ward for a rare hockey buzzer-beater, 1.3 seconds before the game was set to go to overtime! The Rangers lost game one of the Stanley Cup Finals back in 1994, and this year they’re one of the best road teams in the NHL–so they’re not too worried. But they’ll have to bounce back into shape if they want to pull even with the Caps.
Continuing the sports barrage, at 1:35ET the Yankees and Red Sox take the field at Fenway Park to continue their age-old feud. Alex Rodriguez tied Willie Mays at 660 career dingers, with his first career pinch-hit home run on Friday night at Fenway, and he and the Bronx Bombers will look to stay hot.
Just as all that begins to dies down, later in the afternoon racing fans will get to check out the 141st annual Kentucky Derby at 6:24PM. The Derby is one of the few races that folks who aren’t usually keen on horse racing tune into. It’s a big all-day shindig, rife with sun, side bets and swill.
Think we’re done? Not so fast! At 8PM, sports fans are treated to one of the best phrases in all of sport: GAME SEVEN. The San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers will face off, wrapping up a series that’s been chock full of #FanCrazy excitement! Tim Duncan continues to play like an ageless wonder, as Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan try to usher in a changing of the guard in the NBA.
Last but not least: the big kahuna, widely called the Fight of the Century…Floyd Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao! Money Mayweather will try to put a cherry on top of his legacy by staying undefeated against the Pac-Man, long considered one of the biggest threats to his unbeaten run. This one goes on the air at 9PM, but between the preamble and the undercard, you might wanna have some coffee and settle in on the couch.
What are your predictions for the big day? Which way will Game Seven bounce? Will the Rangers get back on track? Will Pac-Man stop the money man’s perfect run? Hit us up @Brackethead on Twitter, and you can also us #FanCrazy photos and make bold predictions on our Facebook wall. If you really want to show your stuff and win stuff while you support your team, head to www.gofancheer.com and download the app!
May the brackets always bust in your favor,
Brackethead & the folks at FanCheer