This weekend kicks off in style tonight with game 7 of the World Series. Either the Cardinals or the Rangers will walk away as World Series Champions. Can game 7 possibly live up to the classic that was game 6?
The other big highlight happens on Sunday at 1 pm. The first annual Weinke Bowl pits Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers against Christian Ponder and the Minnesota Vikings. Both Quarterbacks trained at IMG Academy with Chris Weinke and have impressed in their rookie campaigns thus far.
That is not the only game to feature IMG Academy trained players. IMG Academy is represented in almost every game this weekend.
The Ravens will try to bounce back from their loss on Monday against the Jaguars by hosting the Cardinals. Anquan Boldin will be sure to play a large part in the offense that is hungry after a poor showing last week.
The Giants and their quartet of IMG trainees play host to the Miami Dolphins who are looking for their first win. The Giants are led by Eli Manning behind center being protected by Mark Herzlich. The defensive side of the ball has Mathias Kiwanuka and Michael Coe.
The Saints and Drew Brees bring their high powered offense into St. Louis to play the Rams. They will probably be able to have their way on offense against the 29th ranked defense.
The Cleveland Browns goes San Francisco to play the 49ers. Cleveland boasts Ben Watson on offense and D'Qwell Jackson and Ahtyba Rubin on defense. Alex Smith will be behind center for the 49ers.
The Eagles will need all their IMG Academy trained players to excel when they play the Cowboys on Sunday night. The Eagles, Nate Allen, Clay Harbor and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will need to win this game if they want to stay in contention in the NFC East. Tony Romo will look to add to his 10 total touchdowns on the year against the Eagle's defense that has struggled so far this year.
The Monday night game has the Chargers playing the Chiefs who have been on a roll lately. Dexter McCluster is sure to be a major part of the Chief's offense running the ball.