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Friday, October 24, 2003

Weekend TV Sports

The best college football game on TV this weekend, at least on paper, appears to be Auburn-LSU on ESPN tomorrow night at 7:45, which conflicts with the World Series. I'll be watching BC-Notre Dame at noon, the loser of which will have an uphill battle to become bowl-eligible. Today's Globe has a nice article on the ten-year anniversary of BC knocking off #1 Notre Dame in South Bend. Tomorrow's contest has far less in terms of national implications, unfortunately.

Pro Picks Addendum: The Fox people actually aren't smart, as I feared, and the Boston TV market is getting 49ers-Cardinals at 4:00 instead of Cowboys-Bucs at 1:00. Their theory must be that they'll get a better audience by showing a game in the slot that doesn't compete with the Patriots. Isn't there something to be said for showing the better football game, though? And of course, Cards-Niners, a game with two sub-.500 teams, is the only late Fox game this Sunday so we get stuck with it.

Finally, NBA preseason TV continues tonight on ESPN with Rockets-Spurs and Lakers-Kings, which would be a sweet double header in the regular season. I wonder why three LA preseason games have been on national TV? (Kobe was cheered in his exhibition debut in Anaheim last night). NBA.com has all the details on the TV for the start of the regular season next week. I'll post a longer NBA preview over the weekend, with thoughts on Pat Riley's resignation as coach of Miami and much else. In the interim go sign up for Fantasy Hoops.