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So… What is it I’m Supposed to be Watching This Weekend?

Just kidding. Theres tons of stuff on TV.

Just kidding. There's tons of stuff on TV.

When you’ve gotten so accustomed to watching football every Sunday, what do you do when there just isn’t any? I’ll tell you what you do. You watch the stuff listed after the jump.

Tonight until 9:30pm (and again at 11:30pm and 3:30am) there is the Australian Open on ESPN2. At 7pm there is the NBA Friday Night game on ESPN featuring the Mavs and Pistons. After that at 9:30pm on ESPN is Day 2 of Winter X13. The events are the first round of SnoCross (8 guys on snowmobiles racing on the same track and crashing into each other), the finals of Women’s SuperPipe (a bunch of girls who can really fly above a giant half-pipe on the side of a mountain on snowboards), and the long awaited Snowmobile Next Trick (guys go off a big ramp and try to top each other for the best single trick on their snowmobile). I should point out that Levi Lavallee (who is probably pretty pissed that he was upset in the finals of Snowmobile Speed & Style last night) says he will attempt a double back flip on his snowmobile. Yeah. He’s practiced into a foam pit and it looks like he can pull it off. He could also just not get the sled all the way around and it could crush him to death. I wouldn’t miss that. On ESPN2 at 9:30pm is a High School match-up between Fairfax and San Diego both of California. Let’s put it this way; you’re not watching this game to see a good game. Fairfax is #19 in the country and San Diego is no match. You’re watching this game because you want to see Renardo Sidney. He’s ranked #10 in the country by Rivals and #5 by ESPN. He still hasn’t made up his mind and is considering LSU, Mississippi State, USC, UCLA, Arizona State, UNLV, and Virginia. He’s really good. ESPNU is also running a triple header with games at 7pm, 9pm, and 11pm. That sounds exciting until you realize that the match-ups are Canisius/Marist, Cleveland State/Youngstown State, and San Fransisco/Santa Clara. And no, none of those are the good mid-major teams.

Saturday is full of College Basketball so I’m just going to list them…
Maryland at Duke
, ESPN, noon
Kansas at Iowa State
, ESPN, 2 p.m.
American at Holy Cross
, ESPNU, 2 p.m.
DePaul at Marquette
, ESPN2, 2 p.m.
Memphis at Tennessee
, CBS, 3:30 p.m.
Wisconsin at Illinois
, ESPN, 4 p.m.
Baylor at Oklahoma
, ESPNU, 4 p.m.
George Mason at Virginia Commonwealth
, ESPN2, 4 p.m.
Utah at UNLV
, Versus, 4 p.m.
Mississippi State at Georgia
, ESPN2, 6 p.m.
Charlotte at Temple, ESPNU, 6 p.m.
Connecticut at Notre Dame
, ESPN, 7 p.m.
Xavier at LSU
, ESPN2, 8 p.m.
Texas at Texas A&M, ESPNU, 8 p.m.
UC Santa Barbara at Pacific, ESPNU, 10 p.m.

There are two sessions of Winter X13 on Saturday. The first is from 3pm to 6pm on ABC. That session features Snowboarder X (which is 8 guys racing down the hill on boards), and Snowboard SlopeStyle which is where people do individual runs down the hill on some quasi-obstacles and jumps. Both of those competitions have both male and female events. The later session (ESPN at 9pm) has the elimination (preliminary) round of Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe (that’s the giant halfpipe and Shaun White and all that stuff), the final of Snowmobile Snowcross (explained earlier), and Skiing Big Air (guys jump over the biggest ramp trying to do the craziest trick they can think of while trying not to miss the ramp on the way down).

Also on Saturday is the 4th day of the Bob Hope Classic at 4pm on the Golf Channel, the Australian Open (round of 16) on ESPN2 at 10pm and 3:30am, and the NHL All Star Skills Competitions (that’s where they do all that shooting at targets and fast slapshot and other stuff) on Versus at 7pm.

On Sunday there is a smaller college basketball slate but nevertheless…
Navy at Army, ESPNU, 12 p.m.
Florida at Vanderbilt
, CBS, 1:30 p.m.
Michigan State at Ohio State, CBS, 3:45 p.m.
Northern Iowa at Missouri State, ESPNU, 7 p.m.

There’s also a 4pm college hockey game between Harvard and Dartmouth, if you like that kind of thing, on ESPNU. The other hockey thing on Sunday is the NHL All Star Game which is on Versus at 6pm. The other snow events are the last day of Winter X13. There are two sessions; ESPN from 2pm-6pm and ESPN from 9pm-11pm. In the first session there is the Final of Skier X (8 people race down mountain) for both men and women, the elimination (preliminary) round for Snowmobile Freestyle (guys run the course combining tricks to try to get the best score), Skiing Slopestyle (guys run down the mountain over some obstacles and jumps trying for the best score), and Mono Skier (disabled people try the downhill course on a single ski). The second session will have the finals of Snowmobile Freestyle and, of course saving the best for last, the finals of Men’s Snowboard Superpipe.

Also on Sunday is more Australian Open Round of 16 coverage (9pm and 3:30am on ESPN2) and an NBA triple header between ABC and ESPN. The three games are Mavs/Celts, Spurs/Lakers, Rockets/Pistons, so that should be fun.

So if you thought there was nothing to watch, you were wrong. If you thought there was stuff to watch then I typed a lot for no reason.

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35 Responses

  1. Margarito/Mosley on HBO Saturday night, WEC on Sunday night.

  2. i much rather make sweet love to the woman.

  3. Cutting my fingers off with a rusty slowly dying jig saw> That sports lineup

    And you forgot the big game Sunday…Florida @ Vandy !pm CBS

  4. Love the jump. Respect the jump. Be the jump.

    And I’m looking forward to the collapse of the Florida basketball program as well, Trey.

  5. It’s gonna be ugly Big D, if we can just make it to next year, we should be fine.

  6. Michigan St. at Ohio St. is the only thing on that whole list worth watching.

  7. We need baseball to start.

  8. Baseball is the opposite of worth watching.

  9. Michigan State is going to take frustration out on the Buckeyes.

  10. GMU/VCU is a good mid-major game.

    PG Eric Maynor on VCU is a beast, averaging 22 a game this year and has a real shot at the NBA.

    Duke fans remember him well, hahahahahahah.

  11. +1 kwsn!

    Memphis at Tennessee, CBS, 3:30 p.m.

    getting nervous…

  12. and, I agree with comment #2.

    now, back to burying my face in this stack of calculations…

  13. that first “Possibly related post” up there was epic!

  14. GITC forgot to mention the Royal Rumble is this weekend. My money is on the Iron Sheik to win it.

  15. Lighty needs to heal fast for the Buckeyes to make a nice run towards the tourney. Look out Sparties….the Buckeyes like to lose when they should win and vice versa.

    God, Alicia Keys’ “No One” is on the freakin’ radio…like this song at the Ball Tuesday night didn’t drive the nail in the coffin on that song and now I have to hear it AGAIN!

    Now, back to our regularly scheduled posts.

  16. Winter X is friggin’ awesome. A guy is trying a double backflip on a snowmobile! There’s a decent chance at death. That’s always worth watching.

    jen-

    Ohio State would be good if B.J. Mullens decides to be… you know, B.J. Mullens.

  17. I plan on a steady dose of Winter X with my Maryland/Duke game on the side with a slight garnish of NHL All Star Skills Challenge and the possibility of some Aussie Open for desert and a smattering of assorted college basketball for a night cap.

  18. I have to say that I am disappointed that a Maryland fan did not deliver a Duke hate piece….

  19. Maybe said Maryland fan doesn’t actually hate Duke?

  20. I plan on a steady dose of Winter X with my Maryland/Duke game on the side with a slight garnish of NHL All Star Skills Challenge and the possibility of some Aussie Open for desert and a smattering of assorted college basketball for a night cap.

    /simplified and accurate’d

  21. Then that fan would be lame. How can any fan of an ACC school that isn’t named Duke, not hate Duke?

  22. we have no proof of said fan’s duke hatred, cbh.

  23. Just the thought of Duke inspires hatred inside me and I have 2 grandfather’s who graduated from there.

  24. cbh- all i am gonna say is that there is a very long post that has been in drafts since november…

  25. I redeleted it. Pointless now.

  26. Think of it this way…

    If the Terps beat them, I’ll use the post as piling on.
    If Duke wins, the hatred will swell even more inside of me.

  27. i don’t care about the hate swelling inside you. i want to see the hate in textual form, damn it!

  28. The Terps aren’t winning.

  29. What will this be, 4 outta 5 years the Terps will be NIT bound?

    They’ve gotta be throwing Gary Williams under the bus soon.

  30. the Buckeyes like to lose when they should win…

    …Like, BCS Bowl games?

    // Been thinking of that for an hour, but couldn’t get to a computer…

  31. happy hour is nigh

  32. The Terps are still very much in the tourney hunt. They were the #2 team left out in the last bracketology.

    And are seriously putting it past Maryland to beat Duke? Where have you been the last 8 years or so?

    2001 – #3 Maryland 78 – 99 @ #1 Duke
    2001 – #1 Duke 73 – 87 @ #3 Maryland
    2002 – #1 Duke 82 – 87 @ #15 Maryland
    2002 – #13 Maryland 70 – 75 @ #8 Duke
    2003 – #6 Duke 68 – 60 @ Maryland
    2003 – Maryland 63 – 86 @ #6 Duke
    2003 – Maryland 95 – 87 #6 Duke (ACC Champ Game, Greensboro, NC)
    2004 – Maryland 75 – 66 @ Duke
    2004 – #7 Duke 92 – 99 @ Maryland
    2005 – #23 Maryland 52 – 76 @ #2 Duke
    2005 – #1 Duke 96 – 88 @ Maryland
    2006 – #16 Duke 60 – 72 @ Maryland
    2006 – Maryland 85 – 77 @ #14 Duke
    2007 – #9 Duke 93 – 84 @ Maryland
    2007 – Maryland 65 – 77 @ #9 Duke

    So, since 2001 it’s 8-7 Duke. 3 of Maryland’s 4 wins have come in North Carolina. Maryland has not been favored in any of the 15 games but won 7 of them.

    So, yeah. No chance.

  33. #2 team left out

    And with that expert testimony of Mr. Joe Lundardi, the defense rests.

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