Game of the Evening

One of the best rivalries in sports is renewed tonight on the Worldwide Leader. No, I'm not referring to Tyler "8 Steps Every Time I Touch The Ball" Hansbrough and co. as they take on the Blue Devils of Duke. Separated by 8 miles and a shade of blue and all that nonsense. It will be a grand game, to be sure.

The real game of importance takes place at 7pm in Columbus, OH as our National Team takes on Mexico in World Cup Qualifying. Not a friendly, not a "how's your mother?", but a vital match up in the power struggle between these two countries that share a 2,000 mile border. In truth, both will undoubtedly qualify for next summer's event in South Africa, but this marks a critical juncture in the rivalry.

Mexico hasn't won on US soil in 8 years. They will be led into Ohio by legendary manager Sven-Goran Eriksson to silence the 20,000+ that will be on hand.

So do me a favor - enjoy yourself a pint or 6 while these two hated rivals do battle in chilly Columbus. Then tune into Duke/Carolina.

Here's hoping Clint can provide more of this, but perhaps with a better celebratory dance.

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