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September 26, 2008 4:00 PM

What To Watch: Weekend Edition

FRIDAY

7pm ET - ESPN - MLB: Cubs at Brewers - The Brewers are 1-6 against the Cubs over their last seven contests, but with the Cubs having clinched, this series could be a bit different.

8pm - ESPN2 - NCAA Football: Connecticut at Louisville - Could UConn be taking over as the class of the Big East in football? They are one of just two undefeated teams (South Florida is the other) in the Big East. If they get past Louisville, they then play UNC, Rutgers and Cincinnati. They could easily be 9-0 when they battle West Virginia at home on November 1st.

Non-sports pick - 9pm - Presidential Debate - Is this thing happening or what? (ed. note: yes)


SATURDAY

12pm - NBC – PGA: Tour Championship: Third Round - Is Anthony Kim emerging as the next golf star?

12pm - ESPN – NCAA Football: Michigan State at Indiana - The player to watch is MSU RB Javon Ringer. He already has nearly 700 rushing yards and 11 TD's through the first four games.

12pm - ESPN2 – NCAA Football: North Carolina at Miami - Miami better not be overlooking the Tar Heels for Florida State, who they play next weekend.

3:30pm - ABC – NCAA Football: Arkansas at #7 Texas OR #9 Wisconsin at Michigan OR #25 Fresno State at UCLA OR Colorado at Florida State

3:30pm - CBS – NCAA Football: Tennessee at #15 Auburn - If Tennessee loses, it will be their worst start in 14 years.

3:30pm - ESPN2 - NASCAR: Kansas Lottery 300 - Check out who's racing.

3:30pm - Fox – MLB: Yankees at Red Sox OR Cubs at Brewers OR Nationals at Phillies OR Royals at Twins - They will start with regional coverage and then jump around to the most important game.

7:30pm - ESPN2 – NCAA Football: Mississippi St. at #5 LSU - Get ready for a rout. But it's worth watching who plays QB for the Tigers: Will it be Andrew Hatch, who got rocked in the game against Auburn and looked like he had no clue what was happening the rest of the game? Or will it be Jarret Lee, who was 4-for-4 on the game-winning drive?

7:45pm - ESPN – NCAA Football: #8 Alabama at #3 Georgia - Georgia fans have been upset that they were the preseason number one, haven't lost, yet have slipped to third in the rankings. With USC's loss, this could be a signature win that would have people talking about them again.

8pm - ABC – NCAA Football: #22 Illinois at #11 Penn State - Saying the Nittany Lions haven't been challenged this season would be an understatement. They've won their first four games by nearly 43 points per game.

OR Virginia Tech at Nebraska - The Hokies have had problems with the passing game, having lost their top three WR's from last year. QB Tyrod Taylor is also hampered with an ankle injury, but their defense always keeps them in games when their offense isn't clicking.

Non-sports pick - 6pm - TCM - Maltese Falcon - One of the best film noir's ever. (ed. note: Robbie is kind of a big nerd.)


SUNDAY

12:30pm - TBS – MLB: Marlins at Mets - I don't think Shea Stadium is going to have quite the send-off Yankee Stadium had. But if you're feeling nostalgic check out the Top 10 Moments in Shea’s History.

1pm or 4pm - CBS – NFL - Check what game you will be getting.

1pm - Fox – NFL - Check the map.

1:30pm - NBC - PGA: Tour Championship - Final Round - Follow along with the leaderboard.

2pm - ABC - Sprint Cup: Camping World RV 400 - Check out who's racing and pole positions.

3pm - ESPN2 - WNBA: NY Liberty at Detroit Shock (game 2) - Game 1 is Friday at 7pm.

4pm - Fox - NFL - Redskins at Cowboys - - What, no regional coverage? Well, unless you're in St. Louis or the Bay area, you're getting this game.

5pm - ESPN2 - WNBA: LA Spark at San Antonio Silver Stars (game 2) - The Sparks outscored the Silver Stars 31-13 and never looked back, winning Game 1 at home. The Silver Stars will need more from Becky Hammon who went, just 3-for-10 from the field and 1-for-6 from the stripe.

8:15pm - NBC – NFL: Eagles at Bears - Keep watching the injury reports to see who will play in this game. Hester, McNabb, and Westbrook are all banged up.

Non-sports pick - 8pm - Fox - The Simpsons - It ties Gunsmoke with 20 seasons on air. It might not be what it used to, but it's still worth watching.

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