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January 9, 2009 5:35 PM

What to Watch: Weekend Edition


8pm - ESPN – NBA: Celtics at Cavaliers - It's time for the Celtics to make a statement. They've lost six of their last eight games and have many thinking the Cavaliers are now the team to beat in the East.

8pm - ESPN2 - Homecoming with Rick Reilly: Josh Hamilton - - Read about Reilly's new show here.

10:30pm - ESPN – NBA: Mavericks at Suns - Dirk and Nash together again.

Non-sports pick - Spike - 9pm - Star Wars: A New Hope - Any of the first three Star Wars are always a good pick.

12pm - ESPN – NCAA Basketball: #23 Louisville at #18 Villanova - Villanova has struggled in their first two Big East games. They lost to Marquette and it took them overtime to beat Seton Hall. Every game's going to be a challenge in the Big East.

1pm - CBS – NCAA Basketball: Kansas at #8 Michigan State - This is the type of game that could alter seeding for the tournament.

2pm - ESPN – NCAA Basketball: #2 Duke at Florida State - The Blue Devils are more annoying than ever with their stifling defense.

4:30pm - CBS – NFL Divisional Round: Ravens at Titans - Offense attracts viewers but defense wins championships. So, not many people will watch this game.

8pm - Fox - NFL Divisional Round: Cardinals at Panthers - Can the Cardinals stop the RB tandem known as “Smash and Dash?” Wait, or is that LenDale White and Chris Johnson's nickname...Well, either way – can the Cards stop the run?

Non-sports pick - 11:35pm - NBC - Saturday Night Live - I'm expecting good things from Neil Patrick Harris.


1pm - Fox - NFL Divisional Round: Eagles at Giants - Everyone has been jumping on the Eagles bandwagon but let's remember they TIED with the Bengals.

1:30pm - CBS – NCA Basketball: Wisconsin at #14 Purdue - Purdue will no longer be ranked so high next week, no matter what happens in this game. They lost to Penn State on Tuesday, and are currently 0-2 in the Big Ten, whereas Wisconsin is 3-0.

4:30pm - CBS - NFL Divisional Round: Chargers at Steelers - Will Roethlisberger be effective following his concussion?

Non-sports pick - Fox - 8pm - 24 - It might not be as good as it was in the first few seasons, but it's still one of the most intense shows on TV.

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