Friday, October 29, 2010

Weekend watchdog

It's Trick or Treat meets Seventh Inning Stretch.
Go vote after watching the new champions celebrate - maybe?
The Texas Rangers and the San Francisco Giants started the 2010 World Series Wednesday on FOX, and it's Game 4 on Halloween night. Good thing it's in Texas, not a colder northern climate.
If necessary, Game 5 is Monday. Go vote Tuesday, then see if the series heads back to San Francisco for the final two games Wednesday and Thursday.
The Giants are looking for their first championship since Willie Mays patrolled the Polo Grounds. The Rangers had never won a postseason series until a few weeks ago.
Someone's long drought ends shortly.
The NBA opened its regular season Tuesday, and ESPN has a Friday doubleheader, with the Magic-Heat at 8 p.m. followed by the Suns' game against the Lakers.
Comcast gets its first Wizards game Saturday, when they meet Atlanta at 7 p.m.
The Ravens have the weekend off, but Sunday Night Football goes up against the World Series with the Steelers visit to New Orleans. Monday night on ESPN, you can watch the Texans at Colts if you don't care for World Series Game 5.
Sunday afternoon, will Brett Favre limp onto the field when the Vikings face New England on FOX at 4:15 p.m. The Redskins are in Detroit at 1 p.m., while CBS in Washington, D.C. goes with the late game of Titans at Chargers. Other parts of Virginia will see Jacksonsville's game against Dallas.
The college football weekend starts Friday as ESPN2 has West Virginia trying to bounce back against Connecticut.
Notre Dame, fresh off another loss to Navy, hosts Tulsa on NBC. Feel the tradition. The CBS game oozes tradition, as Georgia meets Florida in the world's largest cocktail party.
ABC has a pair of top 20 showdowns in the afternoon - Michigan State-Iowa and Missouri against Nebraska - then in primetime offers top-ranked Oregon at USC or Ohio State taking on Minnesota.
Virginia hosts Miami on ESPN at noon Saturday, while ESPN2 shows Purdue-Illinois. ESPN2 has Auburn-Mississippi at 6 p.m. followed by Oklahoma-Colorado, and ESPN offers Michigan's battle with Penn State at 8 p.m.
The ACC game of the week features Clemson taking on Boston College.
MASN has a pair of games Saturday - the Big East game of the week between Louisville and Pittsburgh at noon, then East Carolina's visit to Central Florida. Versus offers Stanford at Washington at 7 p.m.
Comcast offers a doubleheader Saturday - Oklahoma State against Kansas State at noon, then the CAA battle between Massachusetts and James Madison. If you get Comcast-plus, there's Arizona-UCLA at 3:30 p.m., followed by Baylor taking on Texas.
NASCAR heads to Talledega for Halloween weekend, starting at 1 p.m. on ESPN.
The Capitals are on the road this weekend, visiting Calgary Saturday at 10 p.m. on Comcast. With no local teams playing Friday, Comcast offers the Penguins and Flyers at 7 p.m.
The MLS playoffs have begun, and ESPN2 has L.A. vs. Seattle Sunday at 8 p.m.

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