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Sports To Watch This Fall

Posted by amustard on September 21, 2015

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As the days become shorter and the weather becomes colder – we arrive at one of the most exciting times of the year for sports fans; summer sports wind down, playoffs begin, and winter sports start their regular seasons.

MLB Playoffs/World Series

Let’s go Blue Jays! The 2015 Major League Baseball season has been an exciting one for Canadian baseball fans as the Toronto Blue Jays, led by third baseman Josh Donaldson and pitcher David Price, have been making a playoff push for the first time in over 20 years.

Although a playoff spot seems probable, a World Series win is not guaranteed. Toronto will have its hands full in October with American-League rivals, the New York Yankees, and National-League favourites St Louis Cardinals. Will the Blue Jays be able to re-capture that 92/93 magic? Stay tuned this fall.

Source: THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo, Julie Jacobson

Execulink Channels to watch MLB Playoffs/World Series

  • Sportsnet  (ch 44) & Sportsnet HD (ch 244)   (A full schedule can be found HERE)
  • Sportsnet One (ch 132) & Sportsnet One HD (ch 232)   (A full schedule can be found HERE)
  • FOX (ch 16) & FOX HD (ch 216)   (A full schedule can be found HERE)

Important Dates

  • Playoffs begin on October 6th  
  • World Series begins on October 27th

CFL 2015 Season

Canadian Football teams are currently competing in the 14th week of the CFL season and things are heating up.

Source: Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press

The Calgary Stampeders currently sit on top of the CFL standings with a 9-3 record. However the Edmonton Eskimos and Hamilton Tiger Cats are having great years as well, making the three teams favourites to win this year’s Grey Cup.

Execulink Channels to watch CFL games

  • TSN (ch 28), TSN2 (ch 128), TSN HD (ch 228) & TSN2 HD (ch 229)   (A full schedule can be found HERE)

Important Dates

  • 2015 Grey Cup (in Winnipeg) – November 29th


NFL 2015/2016 Season

The NFL Season is currently finishing up Week 2, and there is no shortage of story lines.

Injuries have been a big story so far, claiming superstars Tony Romo, Aaron Williams, Jay Cutler and more.

Source: Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

After narrowly escaping a controversial suspension of QB Tom Brady, the New England Patriots have already been accused of cheating in their first game against the Pittsburgh Steelers . Will the Pats luck continue, or will karma catch up to last year’s Super Bowl champs?

Don’t expect too much housework or chores to be done on Sundays in the upcoming months.

Execulink Channels to watch the 2015/2016 NFL Season

  • CBS (ch 25) & CBS HD (ch 225)   (A full schedule can be found HERE)
  • FOX (ch 16) & FOX HD (ch 216)   (A full schedule can be found HERE)
  • NBC (ch 24) & NBC HD (ch 224)   (A full schedule can be found HERE)

Important Dates

  • Super Bowl  – February 7th


NHL 2015/2016 Season

All the NHL off-season excitement leaves many questions for the 2015/2016 season…

Will the Chicago Blackhawks be able to avoid off-ice distractions and defend their Stanley Cup title?   

Source: AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh

Can 1st overall draft pick Connor McDavid help the struggling Edmonton Oilers make the playoffs?

Will the addition of (former Leaf) Phil Kessel re-ignite Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguin’s success in previous years?

Can a new coach (former Red Wing Mike Babcock) inspire the Toronto Maple Leafs to deliver a winning season? 

As a long-time Leafs fan, I am not holding my breath on that last question, but I am definitely looking forward to an exciting NHL season.

Execulink Channels to watch the 2015/2016 NHL Season

  • CBC (ch 05) and CBC HD (ch 205)   (A full schedule can be found HERE)
  • Sportsnet  (ch 44) & Sportsnet HD (ch 244)  (A full schedule can be found HERE)

Important Dates

  • NHL Season begins October 7th  (A full schedule can be found HERE)
  • Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic (Montreal vs Boston) – January 1st
  • NHL All-Star Game (in Nashville) – January 31st
  • Playoffs begin April 13th


NBA 2015/2016 Season

After a thrilling NBA championship last year, expect a competitive season in 2015/2016.

Source: AP Photo/Ben Margot

Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will try to avenge their NBA Championship loss to Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors. Both teams are favourites to win again this year, but don’t count out the San Antonia Spurs, Dallas Mavericks or the Los Angeles Clippers who all made interesting moves this off-season.

This NBA season is also an important one for Canadian basketball fans as the Toronto Raptors will host this year’s always-anticipated NBA all-star game.

Execulink Channels to watch 2015/2016 NBA Season

  • TSN (ch 28), TSN2 (ch 128), TSN HD (ch 228) & TSN2 HD (ch 229)   (A full schedule can be found HERE)
  • Sportsnet (ch 44), Sportsnet HD (ch 244)    (A full schedule can be found HERE)
  • Sportnset One (ch 132) & Sportnet One HD (ch 232)    (A full schedule can be found HERE)
  • NBA TV (ch 420) & NBA TV HD (ch 243)   (A full schedule can be found HERE)

Important Dates

  • NBA Season begins October 27th  (A full schedule can be found HERE)
  • NBA All-Star Game (in Toronto) – February 13th
  • Playoffs begin April 16th


We hope you enjoy the Fall sports schedule. If you are an Execulink TV customer and would like some more information on the channels these sports are featured on, please give our office a call at 1-877-393-2854.

Sources:
http://globalnews.ca/news/2154800/prices-pitching-smoaks-slam-lead-jays-over-yanks-for-7th-straight-win/
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/stampeders-face-tough-task-of-repeating-as-cfl-champs-1.3092039
http://www.tsn.ca/statistically-speaking-brady-gronk-bury-bills-1.364051
http://news.nationalpost.com/sports/nhl/stanley-cup-late-arriving-to-chicago-blackhawks-party-thanks-to-rainstorm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lebron-james-miami-reunion_56001efee4b0fde8b0cef5ab 

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