Friday, April 9, 2010

Weekend watchdog

There's a golf tournament this weekend in Augusta, Ga. Ho-hum.
Tiger Woods is playing. How many cameras can be pointed at him? It started Monday with his press conference, and there were lots Thursday when he shot 68 to sit two strokes back.
ESPN has afternoon coverage Friday, starting at 4 p.m. CBS gives the full coverage throughout the weekend, beginning Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. As the sun sets on the azaleas, someone will slip on the green jacket. With Fred Couples and Tom Watson atop the leaderboard Thursday, the winner might be somebody older than me.
Spring also means the start of baseball. The Orioles have their home opener Friday at 3 p.m. against the Blue Jays, and the series continues through the weekend.
The Nationals, who opened at home against the Phillies, visit the Mets this weekend.
FOX has its' first Saturday game of the week at 3 p.m. Fishersville will likely see the Yankees at Rays, with Cardinals at Brewers and Rangers-Mariners going to other parts of the country.
TBS opens its Sunday afternoon schedule with the Yankees at Rays, and the Cardinals and Brewers battle Sunday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
The NCAA's Frozen Four takes place this weekend in Detroit, with Wisconsin facing Boston College for the championship Saturday at 7 p.m. on ESPN.
The NHL closes its regular season, and NBC shows the Bruins at Capitals Sunday at 12:30 p.m. The Capitals face Atlanta Friday on Comcast. Versus adds a Friday doubleheader, with Rangers-Flyers at 7 p.m. followed by Chicago at Colorado.
NASCAR has Saturday night racing this weekend, with the green flag dropping in Phoenix at 7:30 p.m. ESPN has the Nationwide race starting Friday at 9:30 p.m. The IndyCar crowd will be in Alabama Sunday at 3 p.m. on Versus.
The NBA reaches its final weekend also, with ABC's Sunday doubleheader featuring Orlando at Cleveland at 1 p.m., then the Trail Blazers visit the Lakers.
The Wizards visit Boston Friday on Comcast-plus and host Atlanta Saturday on Comcast.
Virginia Tech hosts Miami in college baseball Saturday at 1 p.m. on Comcast.
With three weeks until the Kentucky Derby, NBC shows the Bluegrass Stakes and Arkansas Derby Saturday at 5 p.m.

1 comment:

Steve Burri said...

On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin!
Grand old badger state!
We, thy loyal sons and daughters,
Hail thee, good and great.
On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin!
Champion of the right,
"Forward", our motto
God will give thee might!

(Music: W.T. Purdy; Lyrics: Carl Beck)