Friday, April 17, 2009

In honor of Weekend Watchdog

Monday, a former colleague of mine posted on facebook that his journalism career was over. He was part of a major layoff at the Orlando Sentinel. So today is the final Weekend Watchdog column in that paper.
I thought I'd do a TV sports roundup in his honor.
You want playoffs? We got playoffs.
The NBA postseason starts with four games Saturday and four more on Sunday. ABC and ESPN have Saturday covered, and also have the Jazz visiting the Lakers on Sunday. TNT gets the last three games of the weekend, starting Sunday at 5:30 p.m.
NBC gets two NHL games, starting with Saturday's meeting between the Capitals and Rangers. The Caps better win or it make be over for them.
The Penguins take on the Flyers Sunday, and Versus has several games.
I bet we'll see new Yankee Stadium Saturday when the Indians visit. Or else it's the Cardinals at Cubs, which is also ESPN's Sunday night game. Or locally, you can watch the Orioles visit Boston or the Nationals host the Marlins.
NASCAR is in Phoenix for a night race Saturday. The same guys seem to lead and win each week, but at least you get to hear Darrell Waltrip and see Digger dance in the commercial bumps.
And since I lived along the South Carolina coast, I always enjoyed the Heritage Classic at Hilton Head. CBS has final round coverage and you get to see the lighthouse.

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