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December 5, 2008 4:45 PM

What To Watch: Weekend Edition


8pm - ESPN - Blazers @ Celtics - Despite how good the Celtics were last year they never won 11 in a row. They look to accomplish that feat tonight for the first time since 1986.

8pm - ESPN2 - MAC Championship - #12 Ball State vs. Buffalo - Both teams have had very successful seasons. Ball State had an undefeated regular season and Buffalo will be in it's first Bowl game since joining the bowl subdivision in 1999.

10:30pm - ESPN - Raptors @ Jazz - Jay Triano makes his debut as the Raptors' coach in one of the toughest places to win in the NBA.

Non-sports pick - 12am - ABC - Jimmy Kimmel Live - The musical guest is Ludacris and that gives me an excuse to link to this.


12pm - ABC - NCAA FB - ACC Championship - #17 Boston College vs. #25 Virginia Tech - This is a rematch of last year's ACC Championship game in which Virginia Tech won 30-16. Boston College looks to earn it's first trip to a BCS Bowl (the Orange Bowl).

1pm - NBC - NCAA FB - Army vs. Navy - Navy looks to continue their dominance over Army and win their sixth in a row in the series.

1pm - ESPN - NCAA FB - #23 Pittsburgh @ Connecticut - These teams have two of the best RB's in the country. Pittsburgh's LeSean McCoy has 20 touchdowns on the season and UConn's Donald Brown has 16. Expect more of the same from these two.

1pm - ESPN2 - NCAA FB - Conference USA Championship - East Carolina @ Tulsa - East Carolina started off hot this season beating two ranked opponents while starting 3-0. But they've gone just 5-4 since then. Tulsa started out even hotter winning their first eight games before splitting their final four games. The winner will play in the New Orleans Bowl.

4pm - CBS - NCAA FB - SEC Championship: #1Alabama vs. #4 Florida - The winner plays in the National Championship. 'Nuff said.

3:30pm - ESPN - NCAA BB - #4 Duke @ Michigan - Michigan is on the rebound but they're not quite ready to hang with Duke.

4:30pm - ABC - NCAA FB - #5 USC @ UCLA - The Trojans look to win their 7th straight PAC-10 title and yet another bus ride to their bowl game in Pasadena.

5:30pm - ESPN - NCAA BB - #22 Miami @ Kentucky - The Hurricanes look to bounce back after losing to Ohio State in which they saw their star Jack McClinton tossed for taking a swipe at Anthony Crater.

8pm - ABC - NCAA FB - Big 12 Championship: #2 Oklahoma vs. #20 Missouri - People are pretty much assuming Oklahoma will destroy Missouri. That has to fire up Chase Daniel and Missouri, right?

8pm - ESPN - NCAA FB - Arizona @ Arizona State - ASU looks to become bowl eligible but I'm sure the Wildcats would love to prevent their rivals from accomplishing that feat.

8pm - ESPN2 - NCAA FB - South Florida @ West Virginia - A disappointing season for both teams. But this win could improve their bowl status.

11:30pm - ESPN - NCAA FB - #13 Cincinnati @ Hawaii - Cincinnati gets to celebrate their Big East championship in Hawaii.

Non-sports pick - 11:35pm - NBC - Saturday Night Live - There's something not quite right about John Malkovich which makes him perfect to host.


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

1pm - Fox - NFL - Check the map. Most are getting the Eagles at the Giants.

4pm - Fox - NFL - More football!! And unless you're in Missouri or Arizona you're getting the Cowboys vs. the Steelers.

8pm - ESPN - Bowl Selection Special - Let the griping about the BCS begin continue!

8:15pm - NBC - Redskins @ Ravens - Both are fighting for a wild card spot in their respective conferences.

Non-sports pick - 8:30pm - Fox - The Simpsons - "Lisa fights to save Springfield's bee population when Mr. Burns' plans for a new sports arena endangers them." The possible pot shots against the Yankees and Mets are endless.

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