Friday, May 8, 2009

Weekend watchdog

It used to be that NASCAR was always at Darlington Labor Day weekend. It used to be that NASCAR didn't race on Mother's Day Weekend.
When they ended the first tradition, they ended the second to keep Darlington from following Rockingham and North Wilkesboro to the land of forgotten tracks. The track "Too Tough to Tame" gets to host another Saturday night race on Fox.
Back in the day, I did a college internship with Baltimore's ice hockey team that was affiliated with Pittsburgh and Boston. Friday, those two teams try to even their Eastern Conference semifinal games on Versus.
No ice hockey on NBC this week; they'd rather show Tiger Woods playing golf. The Players Championship is usually worth it.
If you'd like to see A-Rod's return to the Yankees' lineup, MASN has coverage from Camden Yards. The Nationals are out in the desert on MASN2, where the Diamondbacks fired manager Bob Melvin Thursday.
Fox Saturday afternoon and ESPN Sunday night have the Tampa Bay Rays facing the Red Sox. At this time last year, you would have thought that scheduling would never happen.
The NBA continues its second round with a pair of Game 3s on ESPN Friday, and the Cavaliers visit the Hawks Saturday in prime time on ABC. LeBron or NASCAR. What's your choice?

1 comment:

Charlie Fugate said...

I'm not fond of either right now, but I'd have to say NASCAR will be my choice.