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What To Watch: Weekend Edition

by Robbie Gillies


4:30pm - Fox - NLCS Game 2: Dodgers at Phillies - The Phillies are 3-0 at home this postseason and send Brett Myers to the mound. Myers has been great at home and great against the Dodgers over his career.

8pm - ESPN – NCAA Football: Louisville at Memphis - Both teams are .500, but Memphis has won three straight after starting 0-3.

8pm - ESPN2 - NASCAR: Dollar General 300 - In these economic times, how can you not watch something sponsored by Dollar General?

8:30pm - TBS – ALCS Game 1: Red Sox at Rays - Will the Rays' magical season continue, or will Boston's sports dominance?

Non-sports pick - 9pm - Bravo - National Lampoon's Vacation - Remember when Bravo was super artsy and quirky? Well, not anymore!


12pm - ABC – NCAA Football: #1 Oklahoma vs. #5 Texas - The Red River Shootout Rivalry is the biggest game of the year so far.

12:30pm - ESPN2 – NCAA Football: Colorado at #16 Kansas - Will the Kansas' student body listen to their coach or Rob Snyder?

3:30pm - CBS – NCAA Football: Tennessee at #10 Georgia - Georgia has lost two in a row to Tennessee, but Tennessee is just 2-3 this season, and looking to avoid going 0-3 in SEC play.

3:30pm - ABC OR ESPN – NCAA Football: Arizona State at #8 USC
OR Notre Dame at #22 North Carolina
OR Purdue at #12 Ohio State

3:30pm - ESPN2 – NCAA Football: #23 Michigan St. at Northwestern - Both teams have won five in a row and the Wildcats are looking to start 6-0 for the first time since 1962.

7:30pm - NASCAR: Bank Of America 500 - I don't know if I trust an event sponsored by a bank. How do I know the government isn't going to have to bail out this event?

8pm - CBS – NCAA Football: #4 LSU at #11 Florida - Tebow hasn't been quite what he was last year, but he has extra motivation this week after LSU DT Ricky Jean-Francois said he's hoping to knock the Heisman winner out of the game.

8pm - ESPN – NCAA Football: #6 Penn State at Wisconsin - The Nittany Lions have averaged almost 500 yards of offense on their way to a 6-0 start. Wisconsin is hoping to avoid beginning 0-3 in the Big Ten.

8pm - ESPN2 – NCAA Football: #17 Oklahoma St. at #3 Missouri - The marquee matchup in the Big 12 is Oklahoma-Texas, but this is a great under card. It should be extremely high scoring.

8pm - TBS - ALCS Game 2: Red Sox at Rays - Sick of hearing about the Rayhawk yet?

10pm - TNT – NBA: Nuggets at Suns - I wouldn't normally put a preseason basketball game in here, but they're playing it outside!

Non-sports pick - 8pm - Hallmark - Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Wait, this ISN'T about sports?


1pm - CBS - NFL - Check your local listings.

1pm - Fox - NFL - Check the map.

4pm - Fox - NFL - Map

8pm - Fox - NLCS Game 3: Phillies at Dodgers - Jamie Moyer pitches for the Phillies. At 45 years old you might think he's desperate for a World Series win but he still has five more years to get one, so he's relaxed.

8:15pm - NBC – NFL: Patriots at Chargers - Who knows what we'll get from these two teams. Can Matt Cassel lead the Pats? Is LT on a steep decline? Is there any chance these two teams meet for the AFC Championship again?

Non-sports pick - 10pm - AMC - Cool Hand Luke - Paul Newman was amazing.