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What To Watch: Labor Day Edition

by Robbie Gillies

FRIDAY

11am ET - US Open: Men's Second Round & Women's Third Round
- Follow along with this bracket.

8pm - ESPN - Southern Methodist @ Rice
- If you really can't wait until Saturday for college football. It will be former Hawaii head coach June Jones' first game coaching the Mustangs.

Non-sports pick - 8pm - TCM - On The Waterfront
- Watch it just to see how everyone screws up Marlon Brando's famous quote. He emphasizes the 'somebody' not the 'been'.

SATURDAY

11am - CBS - US Open: Men's & Women's Third Round

12pm - ESPN - #17 Virginia Tech @ East Carolina
- Va Tech picked their QB - consistent Sean Glennon over the potential of Tyrod Taylor. He might not be as flashy but he should be good enough to win behind Virginia Tech's defense.

12pm - ESPN2 - Syracuse @ Northwestern - You know the only reason this game is on is because a ton of Syracuse people work at the 'Worldwide Leader' and Wilbon went to Northwestern.

3:30pm - Fox - Phillies @ Cubs
- There's a couple other possibilities but most of the nation should be seeing this game.

3:30pm - ABC - #3 USC @ Virginia OR Utah @ Michigan - Michigan will be tested, USC shouldn't be tested.

5pm - ESPN - Appalachian State @ #7 LSU
- Not even worth watching. I mean a I-AA school can't beat a ranked team...

6:45pm - ESPN - Mississippi State @ Louisiana Tech - I think there's enough football on that you can avoid this game.

7pm - USA - US Open: Third Round

8pm - ABC - #24 Alabama @ #9 Clemson OR Michigan State @ California
- Being in California I get the worse game, but most should get one of the two matchups of two top 25 teams from the opening weekend.

8:30pm - ESPN - #20 Illinois @ #6 Missouri - Here's the other matchup of two top 25 teams. Chase Daniel begins his campaign for Heisman against a strong Illinois defense.

Non-sports pick - 9pm - Fuse - Mo' Money - Kind of offensive...

SUNDAY

11am - CBS - US Open: Men's Third Round & Women's Fourth Round

3pm - NBC - PGA: Deutsche Bank Championship - Third Round - Follow along here.

3:30pm - ABC - Detroit Indy Grand Prix
- I assume this is a big event since it's on ABC.

4pm - ESPN - Fresno State @ Rutgers - How will Rutgers rebound from losing basically their entire offense in RB Ray Rice?

8pm - ESPN - #18 Tennessee @ UCLA -
Rick Neuheisel and the Bruins have a tough test against the Volunteers.

8pm - ESPN2 - Dodgers @ Diamondbacks
- Brandon Webb is looking to reach 20 wins.

Non-sports pick - 8pm - Fox - The Simpsons "The Debarted" - Yeah I know The Simpsons hasn't been good for at least five years but this episode is one of the exceptions. It's episodes like these that make me keep watching through the horrible ones.