Friday, September 25, 2009

Weekend watchdog

Ever since baseball went to an unbalanced schedule several years ago, it has meant six series between the Yankees and Red Sox. It just seems like more.
The teams meet for the final time this weekend, unless they both reach the AL championship. A very likely scenario.
This weekend, you can watch them Friday night on TBS, Saturday afternoon on FOX and Sunday afternoon on ESPN. Unless you get the Cubs at Giants as the FOX alternate game.
Gives you reason to root for the Angels and Tigers/Twins when the playoffs start.
The Orioles visit Cleveland on MASN while the Nationals host the Braves on MASN2. TBS Sunday afternoon has the Cardinals at the Rockies.
The Redskins continue their tour of the bottom of the NFL, visiting Detroit. Check for your local listings, but Fishersville should see the Chiefs at Eagles early and Steelers at Bengals late on CBS. For the second straight week, the Colts and Cowboys have the national spotlight. The Colts visit Arizona on NBC Sunday night, while the Panthers visit Dallas and Jerry Jones' super stadium for Monday night football.
For the second straight week, Virginia Tech gets the ABC 3:30 p.m. game against a ranked foe. This week, Miami visits Lane Stadium in a key ACC matchup. Other parts of the country will see Illinois at Ohio State or California at Oregon.
Iowa visits Penn State in the ABC prime time game, while CBS has the SEC at 3:30 p.m. - Arkansas at Alabama.
ESPN starts the college weekend Thursday Friday with Missouri at Nevada.
Saturday's slate starts with Michigan State at Wisconsin at noon, and has Notre Dame visiting Purdue in prime time. On ESPN2, Indiana visits Michigan at noon. Florida hits Kentucky at 6 p.m. and Texas Tech at Houston closes the night.
The ACC game of the week features North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech at noon.
Versus offers three games Saturday from across the spectrum - Cornell at Yale with Ivy League action at noon, followed by the Atlanta Football Classic - Florida A&M vs. Tennessee State - and Arizona at Oregon State at 7:30 p.m.
Comcast opens its day with two teams that beat ACC squads last weekend - Southern Miss at Kansas. UTEP at Texas follows, and there's a Pac-10 game at 10:30 p.m. - Washington State at USC.
NASCAR visits the Monster Mile Sunday on ABC, with Mark Martin leading the Chase for the Cup after the first playoff race.
The PGA tour closes out the FedEx Cup with the Tour Championship on NBC this weekend.

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