Cards-Steelers Week's Best Matchup
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So who cares that people say that preseason football means nothing? That doesn’t mean we all can’t swoon as we watch our favorite players run around for a half while trying to avoid injury! Besides, there are plenty of interesting subplots heading into the Giants’ and Jets’ preseason openers: which of the Giants receivers will step up? Will Osi Umenyiora be the same again? Can Kellen Clemens overcome Mark Sanchez? We could go on, but we’ll just get on to the games.

Thursday August 13

8:30PM ESPN: Arizona Cardinals at Pittsburgh Steelers: Super Bowl rematches tend to suffer from massive amounts of boring, but we’ll be content if we see Larry Fitzgerald streak down the field even once during the game.

Friday August 14

7:00PM St. Louis Rams at Jets: If you’re looking to get some confidence, beating up on a team that went 2-14 is a good start. Look to see whether Clemens or Sanchez can take advantage against St. Louis’ abysmal defense.

Saturday August 15

6:00PM Keyspan Park: Oneonta Tigers at Brooklyn Cyclones: The season starts to head into the stretch run, and Brooklyn’s only 3.5 games up on the Yankees. They’ll be hard pressed to extend their lead against the Tigers, the Stedler division leaders.

Sunday August 16

4:10PM YES: Yankees at Seattle Mariners: Joba Chamberlain and the red-hot Yankees look to continue hold their division lead, and the punch-less Mariners shouldn’t be much of a problem.

Monday August 17

8:00PM ESPN: Carolina Panthers at Giants: For a team that was embarrassed in the playoffs, the Giants look extremely confident. Of course, John Fox’s Panthers are no pushover. If this were a matchup in December or January, we’d be in heaven.

Tuesday August 18

7:10PM: Atlanta Braves at Mets: We’re not going to pretend that the Mets still have a prayer of reaching the playoffs, but nothing would put a smile on our sullen faces more than seeing them trip up Chipper Jones and the Braves. The rest of Mets-fandom may have moved on to loathing the Phillies and Omar Minaya, but we still have a special place in our black hearts for the Braves.

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