This You Gotta See: Bears-Saints, Notre Dame-Michigan, Bulls open regular season
Like a bridge over troubled water, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has stepped in for injured Drew Brees and led the Saints to victory in each of his four starts. In related news, we’re afraid to Google “Teddy Bridgewater” and “bridge over troubled water” lest we find out just how many times that bit has been tried.
Saints at Bears (3:25, Fox-32): Like a bridge over troubled water, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has stepped in for injured Drew Brees and led the Saints to victory in each of his four starts. In related news, we’re afraid to Google “Teddy Bridgewater” and “bridge over troubled water” lest we find out just how many times that bit has been tried.
Eagles at Cowboys (7:20 p.m., Ch. 5): Goodness, such controversy after coach Doug Pederson stated on his weekly radio show that his Eagles would beat their division rivals. Apparently, it was the sort of uncouth bluntness that simply shall not stand. Hide the women and children!
Patriots at Jets (7:15 p.m., ESPN): Promising Jets QB Sam Darnold is so young, the Pats haven’t even crushed his hopes and dreams yet. Seriously, who is Tom Brady going to kick around when the rest of us are dead and gone?
Lakers at Clippers (9:30 p.m., TNT): How about a little LeBron James vs. Kawhi Leonard to start the season? There can be only one king of the Staples Center, baby. Come to think of it, there’s an entire hockey team full of them, but you get the idea.
Nationals at Astros/Yankees, Game 1 (Time TBD, Fox-32): Good or bad for the Nats to have sat around gathering dust for a week while the ALCS played out? They’ll take their chances with a Max Scherzer on full rest.
Bulls at Hornets (6 p.m., NBCSCH): Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen, Otto Porter and the rest of these Bulls try to stick it to the Hornets and their hotshot owner. What’s his name again?
Flyers at Blackhawks (7:30 p.m., NBCSCH): It’s the end of a sort of season-within-the-season, with the Hawks wrapping up a monster seven-game homestand with a revenge game against the team they lost to in Prague to kick off the campaign. In case anyone was wondering, the key to the whole revenge thing is winning.
Wisconsin at Ohio State (11 a.m., Fox-32): Bruising Badgers. Big-play Buckeyes. See, now this is what college football is supposed to look like.
Notre Dame at Michigan (6:30 p.m., Ch. 7): A mere 132 years ago, a delegation from Ann Arbor visited South Bend and taught a ragtag team of Fighting Irish the game of football. It’s the least the Irish could to visit the Wolverines and return the favor.