Mike Bebernes
Thursday September 5th, 2013


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Broncos D-coordinator Jack Del Rio will be revisiting his "let them run straight past you" pass defense before tonight's game. Send any suggestions to SI.TheLineup@gmail.com. (Bold indicates a national broadcast. All times Eastern.)

Pregame Reads


NFL Baltimore Ravens vs. Denver Broncos, 8:30p.m. (NBC)

I'm not sure there has ever been a GIF that more accurately depicts both a fanbase's excitement and typical body type than this one representing football fans on the day the NFL season starts.




Red Sox vs. Yankees, 7:05p.m. (MLB Network)

It is a bit disappointing, though not particularly surprising, that Ryan Dempster will be the one pitcher in Boston's five-man rotation to not start a game in this series against the Yankees. Good for lovers of prudent strategy; sad for lovers of comeuppance.


Mariners vs. Royals, 2:10p.m.

White Sox vs. Orioles, 7:05p.m.

Cardinals vs. Reds, 7:10p.m.

Astros vs. Athletics, 10:05p.m.

Rays vs. Angels, 10:05p.m.

Diamondbacks vs. Giants, 10:15p.m.


FIBA Americas Championship

Jamaica vs. Dominican Republic, 11:20p.m. (ESPN3)

Canada vs. Mexico, 1:50p.m. (ESPN3)

Puerto Rico vs. Argentina, 5:20p.m. (ESPN3)

FIBA Eurobasket

Croatia vs. Georgia , 8:20a.m. (ESPN3)

Ukraine vs. Israel , 8:20a.m. (ESPN3)

Montenegro vs. Latvia , 8:20a.m. (ESPN3)

Finland vs. Sweden, 8:20a.m. (ESPN3)

Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Serbia, 11:35a.m. (ESPN3)

Poland vs. Czech Republic, 11:35a.m. (ESPN3)

Italy vs. Turkey, 11:35a.m. (ESPN3)

Germany vs. Belgium, 11:35a.m. (ESPN3)

Great Britain vs. France , 2:50p.m. (ESPN3)

Lithuania vs. Macedonia, 2:50p.m. (ESPN3)

Slovenia vs. Spain, 2:50p.m. (ESPN3)

Greece vs. Russia, 2:50p.m.(ESPN3)

College Football

Florida Atlantic vs. East Carolina, 7:30p.m. (Fox Sports 1)

Sacramento State vs. Arizona State, 10:00p.m. (Pac 12 Network)

Winston-Salem State vs UNC-Pembroke, 8:00p.m (CBS Sports Network)


U.S. Open: Men's Quarterfinal & Doubles Finals, 11:00a.m. (ESPN2) & 8:00p.m. (ESPN)

It's hard to imagine this tournament not coming down to the top three men. Djokovic has yet to drop a set. Nadal has yet to have an opponent break his serve. Murray has been pretty dominant as well. That sound you hear is the sound of everyone fast-forwarding to the semis.


Auctions America, 8:00p.m. (NBC Sports)

Wipeout, 8:00p.m. (ABC)

E60 Profile: Mariano Rivera, 10:30p.m. (ESPN2)

Impact Wrestling, 9:00p.m. (Spike)


Colt Mccoy, 49ers QB, 26

Kim Yu-Na, South Korean Ice Skater, 22

Elena Delle Donne, Chicago Sky Forward, 23

Bill Mazeroski, MLB Hall of Fame Second Baseman, 76Willie Gault, Former Chicago Bears WR, 52

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