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What To Watch: Weekend Edition

by Robbie Gillies

FRIDAY

6pm ET - TBS – MLB: White Sox at Rays, Game 2 - That Longoria contract is looking better and better for the Rays.

7:30pm - ESPN2 - WNBA Finals: Shock at Silver Stars, Game 2 - The Shock stole home court from the Silver Stars and lead the series, 1-0.

8pm - ESPN – NCAA Football: Cincinnati at Marshall - Read about the key match-ups.

9:30pm - TBS – MLB: Red Sox at Angels, Game 2 - Dice-K was 9-0 on the road in the regular season but in his one game at home against the Angels, he gave up 6 earned runs in 5 innings.

Non-sports pick - 11:35pm - NBC - Tonight Show - The never shy Warren Sapp will be on. Hopefully he's not wearing this:

SATURDAY

12pm - ESPN – NCAA Football: #6 Penn State at Purdue - Penn State has been dominant at home but have struggled on the road in recent years. Is this the year they reverse that trend?

12pm - ESPN2 – NCAA Football: Iowa at Michigan State - Michigan State is 4-1 largely because of RB Javon Ringer. Ringer is second in the nation in rushing yards and first in scoring.

2:30pm - NBC – NCAA Football: Stanford at Notre Dame - Notre Dame could improve to 4-1 this season. Maybe that program is turning itself around.

3:30pm - CBS – NCAA Football: Kentucky at #2 Alabama - Don't sleep on the Wildcats. They are allowing just 5.5 points per game.

3:30pm - ABC – NCAA Football: Arizona State at California -
OR Illinois at Michigan OR #7 Texas Tech at Kansas State OR Florida State at Miami

6pm – ESPN - NCAA Footbal: #13 Auburn at #19 Vanderbilt - Vandy has to be psyched to have the crew of ESPN's College GameDay on their campus. Vanderbilt is even a bigger Cinderella story than any mid-major.

6:30pm - TBS – MLB: Phillies at Brewers, Game 3 - The ageless Jamie Moyer pitches for the Phillies. He's almost 46 years old!

7pm - ESPN2 – NCAA Football: #24 Connecticut at North Carolina - With Pitt's upset of South Florida, UConn is the only undefeated team left in the Big East.

8pm - ABC – NCAA Football: #23 Oregon at #9 USC - USC always seems to rebound after losses.
OR #14 Ohio State at #18 Wisconsin - Both teams are just looking to keep up with Penn State in the Big Ten.

9pm - ESPN2 – NCAA Football: #4 Missouri at Nebraska - Chase Daniel, the front-runner for the Heisman Trophy this season, will try and lead the Tigers to their first victory at Nebraska in 30 years.

10pm - TBS – MLB: Cubs at Dodgers, Game 3 - At least the Cubs have Rich Harden pitching for them, because that's about all they have going for them right now.

Non-sports pick - 7pm - Comedy Central - Tommy Boy - While perusing the comments on IMDB, I came across this quote: Chris Farley and David Spade only made three movies together ("Coneheads", "Tommy Boy" and "Black Sheep"), but this was truly the "Citizen Kane" of their pairings." So true...

SUNDAY

1pm - CBS – NFL - Check the map for your game.

1pm - Fox - NFL - Map time.

3pm - TBS – MLB Division Series - Who's playing is still TBD. But this will update when it's determined.

4pm - CBS – NFL - Map it.

6:30pm - TBS - MLB Division Series - Still TBD.

8:15pm - NBC – NFL: Steelers at Jaguars - The Steelers still have to be upset to have lost to the Jags last year in the AFC Wild Card game, and should be looking for revenge. But they are without their top two RBs and this game means more to the Jaguars who don't want to fall below .500.

10pm - TBS – MLB Division Series - TBD.

Non-sports pick - 8pm - BBC America - The Human Camera - This is amazing.