What to Watch Sports Week – September 4 – September 10
NFL football finally begins with a great matchup, along with US Open Tennis, a potential MLB playoff series, and some more playoff action for golf headlines the week of September 4.
Sept. 10 – Now that most of the scrubs are out of the professional tennis’ last major of the year (along with some decent players as well), the intensity looks to ratchet up a bit going into week two of the US Open in New York. On the men’s side the top three players are still alive along with some surprises such as Donald Young and John Isner. On the women’s side the number one seed is still hanging on, but it still looks to be Serena Williams’ tournament to lose.
Sept. 8 – The official 2011 NFL football season begins with a great matchup on Thursday between the Saints and Packers. The Saints lost a shocker last year in the playoffs to the Seahawks, while the Packers look for a repeat title this year. Expect it to be a high scoring game as two of the league’s best quarterbacks dual it out at Lambeau Field. Players to watch: Aaron Rodgers and Marques Colston.
Sept. 7 – The postseason is inching closer in major league baseball and a potential playoff matchup in the Phillies and Braves is playing this week. The Phillies have the best starting pitching in the MLB hands down, while the Braves arguable have the best bullpen in the league. Players to watch: Ryan Howard and Dan Uggla.
Sept. 8 – The third event (of the four week playoffs known as the FedEx Cup) stops near Chicago for the BMW Championship. Only the top 70 golfers in the points standings advance to this tournament, which means some great golf action from potential players such as Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els.