Attention 1980's Children: SNES Classic Drops on Final Weekend of MLB Regular Season ... Who Ya Got?

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Zack Jones

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 7:46 PM GMT

Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 7:46 PM GMT

Nintendo dropped a bomb on us Tuesday as we learned that the SNES Classic is set for release Sept. 29. One problem: That looks to be a massive Friday in sports. Who ya got? You asked, and we answered.

On Tuesday, a trailer dropped for the new SNES Classic, and a large part of my childhood was sold out in a matter of seconds. This bad boy comes preloaded with 21 games, new features and a big surprise to the Nintendo loyalist. Star Fox II

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Glad you asked.

Assuming you can hunt one of these gems down in time, the system is scheduled to be released Sept. 29, a Friday that also happens to be the final weekend of the MLB regular season. This realization started a small argument in the office as to how we would rather spend that weekend: Division Titles & Wild-Card Races vs. SNES & Star Fox II.

The Contenders:

MLB Final Weekend of Regular Season

This is fully speculative as there is still plenty of baseball left to play. With that being said, some of these series starting Friday the 29th are likely to be huge.

  • Blue Jays at Yankees
  • Astros at Red Sox
  • Orioles at Rays
  • Tigers at Twins
  • Dodgers at Rockies
  • Diamondbacks at Royals
  • Brewers at Cardinals
  • Mariners at Angels

As of this writing, the Yankees have a 2.5-game lead for the top AL Wild-Card spot and they certainly will want to host that game. It might take a series win over Toronto. Houston-Boston could be for the American League's top seed, not to mention a playoff preview. Red Sox ace Chris Sale might lock down his first Cy Young Award that weekend.

Baltimore and Tampa Bay are still in the Wild-Card chase. Ditto the surprising Minnesota Twins, who had the majors' worst record a season ago. The LA Dodgers surely will have nothing to play for by then with the best record in baseball, but Colorado could either be chasing a Wild-Card spot or the chance to host that game.

Arizona and Kansas City are both chasing Wild Cards. So are Milwaukee and St. Louis, and they still have designs on catching the Chicago Cubs for the NL Central title. No team has a longer playoff drought in the majors than Seattle. The Mariners and the Angels could even meet in the Wild Card Game depending  on how things shake out. MLB fans have only seen Angels superstar Mike Trout in the postseason once. That's a shame.  

We also have a small NCAAF slate on the Friday docket: USC-Wazzu could be a Pac-12 Championship Game preview between Heisman quarterback contenders in the Trojans' Sam Darnold and Cougars' Luke Falk. Both should be high first-round picks in the 2018 NFL Draft as well.

Super NES

Maybe this is strictly a generational thing here, but there was nothing, and I mean nothing, more important to me that having the original Super Nintendo tucked under my Christmas tree. Super Soakers, Power Rangers and the Talkboy Deluxe all took a backseat to this behemoth of a machine that both revolutionized a generation and instantly turned you into the coolest kid on the block.

Owning a Super Nintendo as a child was the pre-teen equivalent of being the college freshman with the fake ID. Guys wanted to be you and the girls showed up to play.

Here are the games that come pre-loaded:

  • Contra 3: The Alien Wars
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • EarthBound
  • Final Fantasy 3
  • F-Zero
  • Kirby Super Star
  • Kirby's Dream Course
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Mega Man X
  • Secret of Mana
  • Star Fox
  • Star Fox 2
  • Street Fighter 2 Turbo: Hyper Fighting
  • Super Castlevania 4
  • Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Metroid
  • Super Punch-Out!!
  • Yoshi's Island

Verdict

Again, there is still a lot of MLB left to play and the scenarios are endless (Sorry Giants fans… you are still hopeless). Based on the NCAAF slate alone, I am more than happy to leave that fresh new Nintendo in the box for a few more hours and delay reliving my childhood just a bit more. Hell, I've waited well more than 20 years already. What’s a few more hours?

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Comment and let us know where your eyes will be that weekend. Favorite game on the list? A team that might be worth a wager for a late playoff run? Best comment gets a free SNES Classic ... maybe, and not before I play it.

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