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September 19, 2008 6:00 AM

What To Watch: Weekend Edition


8am ET - ESPN - Ryder Cup: Day One - It seems like from everything I've read, the US are big underdogs, yet everyone is picking them to win. Makes sense.

7pm - ESPN – MLB: Twins at Rays - Who woulda thought this would be such a big game at the beginning of the season? The Twins are 1.5 back of the White Sox and the Rays are 1.5 up on the Red Sox.

8pm - ESPN2 – NCAA Football: Baylor at Connecticut - UConn is one of just two undefeated teams in the Big East (South Florida is the other). Wow – the Big East is awful.

Non-sports pick - 8:30pm - TBS - Seinfeld "The Maid" - One of the all-time greats. How many times have you called someone T-Bone because of this episode?


10am - NBC - Ryder Cup: Day Two - Still no Tiger, but you can follow along anyways.

12pm - ESPN – NCAA Football: #15 East Carolina at NC State - The Pirates are looking for their first 4-0 start since 1999.

12pm - ESPN2 – NCAA Football: Iowa at Pittsburgh - Iowa is 3-0, but they haven't played very tough competition. That last part will still apply after Saturday.

3:30pm - NBC – NCAA Football: #4 Florida at Tennessee - Let's see: Tennessee lost to UCLA, and UCLA lost to BYU 59-0.

3:30pm - ABC – NCAA Football: Virginia Tech at UNC OR Notre Dame at Michigan State OR Miami at Texas A&M

3:30pm - Fox – MLB: Cardinals at Cubs - The Cubs have all but clinched the division. They just want to get into the postseason healthy.

7pm - ESPN2 – NCAA Football: #18 Wake Forest at #24 Florida State - This is a battle for supremacy in the Atlantic division of the ACC.

8pm - ABC – NCAA Football: #3 Georgia at Arizona State - Georgia will need to be sharper than they were against South Carolina last week. People are starting to doubt the Bulldogs – It's time for them to make a statement.

Non-sports pick - 8pm - AMC - Clear & Present Danger, followed by Patriot Games - Why read books when they just make awesome movies out of them?


12pm - NBC - Ryder Cup: Final Day - USA! USA!

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

1pm (or 4pm)- Fox – NFL - Check the map.

1pm - TBS – MLB: Red Sox at Blue Jays - Matsuzaka has hardly been mentioned as a possible Cy Young candidate, but he has a chance to improve his record to 18-2 on Sunday.

2pm - ABC - Sprint Cup: Dover 400 - Wow. I almost typed Dover 300! Man would that have been embarrassing.

3pm - ESPN2 - WNBA: Indiana Fever at Detroit Shock - The Shock swept the season series 3-0.

4pm - CBS – NFL - Map.

5pm - ESPN2 - WNBA: Los Angeles Sparks at Seattle Storm - All three regular season games were blowouts, with the Sparks taking two out of three. I'm sure the WNBA desperately wants Candace Parker to advance.

8pm - ESPN – MLB: Orioles at Yankees - Both teams are out of the playoffs. Who cares about this game, am I right? It's not like there's some extremely historical signific...oh yeah.

8:15pm - NBC – NFL: Cowboys at Packers - This is the game of the week, with both teams in the top five of the RCS Power Averages. How many times do you think Jessica Simpson and Brett Favre will be mentioned?

Non-sports pick - ABC - 8pm - Emmy Awards - Check out all the nominees.

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