WATCH FOR two of Florida’s pro teams in the spotlight tonight as the undefeated Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints meet on Monday Night Football in the Louisiana Superdome. The Tampa Bay Rays play Game 163 against the Texas Rangers in the Ballpark at Arlington with the winner advancing to the American League Wildcard Game.
The Dolphins are off to their best start since the 2002 season and five of the 9 current playoff teams began their seasons in Florida during the month of March in the Florida Grapefruit League.
WATCH FOR the number of Likes to grow on the newly-debuted Florida Senior Games Facebook page as senior athletes, age 50 and over register to compete in the 2013 Florida International Senior Games & State Championships in Lee County, December 7-15.
The page made its debut today and will be completely devoted to Senior Games updates, information and accomplishments.
There are still opportunities available for athletes to qualify at a Local Senior Games event between now and the registration deadline for the State Championships in mid-November
WATCH FOR the 2013 Ram Rodeo Series to ride into Kissimmee for the Wrangler Champions Challenge, hosted by the Silver Spurs Rodeo, Saturday, October 5.
Saddle up with the cowboys and gals at Silver Spurs Arena and enjoy the legendary sport of rodeo.
The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) offers up a special made-for-TV series of Champions Challenge rodeos this year on Great American Country (GAC), featuring 10 top competitors in each event and the sport’s best livestock.
There’s even more rodeo on the Florida horizon as the Southeastern Circuit Rodeo Finals will be held in Davie November 7-10, 2013
The matchup, also known as the Florida Derby, of the teams currently playing in the North American Soccer League, has spanned nearly one hundred matches across seven soccer leagues. It has involved eight different franchises from the two regions of Florida.
A well-researched history of the rivalry dating back to 1975 can be found on Wikipedia. The two teams meet again on Saturday, October 12 at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg.
WATCH FOR Florida’s three entries in the AP Top 25 Poll to play conference games within the friendly confines of their home stadiums on Saturday. Eighth-ranked Florida State hosts Maryland in Tallahassee’s Doak Campbell Stadium, #14 Miami meets Georgia Tech in Sun Life Stadium and Arkansas ventures into Gainesville’s Ben Hill Griffin Stadium to play #18 Florida. Chart the progress of all 19 teams playing football in the Sunshine State at Florida Football Central.
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