Mike Bebernes
Thursday September 12th, 2013


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Try not to be in the friendzone with the endzone. Send any suggestions to SI.TheLineup@gmail.com. (Bold indicates a national broadcast. All times Eastern.)

Pregame Reads

  • A Cornell University soccer player writes about his experience being gay in order to help others in the same position.
  • A South Carolina newspaper writer drew the ire of coach Steve Spurrier and was booted from his beat because of it, so tells Jim Romenesko.
  • Part II of SI's dissection of the violations at Oklahoma State looks at how academics took a backseat to football.


NFL New York Jets vs. New England Patriots, 8:25p.m. (NFL Network)

As always, there is an overabundance of loudness coming from Jets fans. So much so in the wake of the team's surprise/lucky win in week 1 that it was hard to know which highly-amplified Jets fan to focus on. Second place goes to this obnoxious little guy from the stands. First place, won solely on the stratospheric heights of the pitch reached, is this grown man shrieking like an electrocuted ferret on an amusement park ride.



Braves vs. Marlins, 12:40p.m.

Athletics vs. Twins, 1:10p.m.

Nationals vs. Mets, 1:10p.m.

Cubs vs. Pirates, 7:05p.m.

Yankees vs. Orioles, 7:05p.m.

Padres vs. Phillies, 7:05p.m.

Angels vs. Blue Jays, 7:07p.m.

Indians vs. White Sox, 8:10p.m.

Brewers vs. Cardinals, 8:15p.m.

Giants vs. Dodgers, 10:10p.m.

College Football

#24 TCU vs. Texas Tech, 7:30p.m. (ESPN)

If precedent is any indications, this should be a wild one. The last time these two teams played in Lubbock nine years ago, the Horned Frogs jumped out to a 21-point lead before giving up 56 unanswered points. Last year, Tech squeezed out a 56-53 win with this pass in triple overtime.


Troy vs. Arkansas State, 7:30p.m. (ESPNU)

Tulane vs. Louisiana Tech, 7:30p.m. (Fox Sports 1)


Seattle Storm vs. Tulsa Shock, 8:00p.m.

Minnesota Lynx vs. L.A. Sparks, 10:30p.m. (NBA TV)


FIBA Eurobasket Second Round

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

Greece vs. Spain, 11:35a.m. (ESPN3)

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


NCAA Women's

Maryland vs. Clemson, 7:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Boston College vs. Pittsburgh, 7:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Notre Dame vs. North Carolina State, 7:00p.m. (ESPN3)


LPGA: Evian Championship, 7:30a.m. (Golf)


Wipeout, 9:00p.m. (ABC)

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

Deep Bench

Fame High, 7:00p.m. (Showtime)

L.A. is the town where people move to become famous. Those who are lucky enough to live there have a head start on stardom. This documentary goes inside an L.A. performing arts high school that gives its students the Richard Williams treatment so they can live their dreams. Not included is the school's homecoming football game against hated rival San Fernando Valley Porno Prep.


Yao Ming, Former Houston Rockets Center, 33

Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts QB, 24

Mickey Lolich, Former Detroit Tigers Pitcher, 73Angel Cabrera, Professional Golfer, 44

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