12 Reasons Why the Week Won’t Suck: Sept. 8-11

If you’re like us, your fantasy football expectations have already crumbled and exploded just four days into the season. Whether that’s been good or bad news, the time’s right to crack a beer and consider what else lies ahead this week including prime new opportunities to celebrate and swear off fantasy sports forever—usually on the same night.
With MLB pennant fever turning serious, other sports happenings range from the awesomely goofy, such as fun ballpark promotional nights in L.A. and Kansas City, to the potentially shocking—namely, the Oscar Pistorius murder trial verdict. There’s also a birthday of a pro golf great that comes with its own tasty way to celebrate. The tech world is entirely hyped up, too, as Apple has been teasing a major new announcement on Tuesday. That same night, Sons of Anarchy roars back on FX for its finally season.
Here are the fourteen best things to do this week.

ESPN Monday Night Football 2014 Kickoff: Giants at Lions and Chargers at Cardinals in Doubleheader

(September 8)

Season 45 of Monday Night Football kicks off at 7pm on ESPN with Eli Manning leading the Giants into battle at Ford Field in Detroit. Matthew Stafford and the Lions will be there ready, willing, and riled up to register their home turf season opener as a win. Immediately afterward, at 10:15, Philip Rivers and his Chargers cross the border to Arizona’s University of Phoenix Stadium for a showdown with Larry Fitzgerald and the Cardinals. We are ready for some football.