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The Lineup: Friday September, 13

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Tom Brady was so bad yesterday, he couldn't have hit Marcia in the nose with the football. Send any suggestions to SI.TheLineup@gmail.com. (Bold indicates a national broadcast. All times Eastern.)

Pregame Reads

  • Part III of SI's investigation into OSU football looks at the culture of drugs within the team.
  • Jay Caspian King of Grantland introduces you to the other guy in tomorrow's fight of the century, Canelo Alvarez.
  • Matt Himton of Deadspin wonders whether Lane Kiffin has the worst player-talent-to-games-won ratio of any coach out there.


Starter

MLB Yankees vs. Red Sox, 7:10p.m. (MLB Network)

What do you think would be more upsetting to Yankees fans: Having Derek Jeter play just 17 games this season, or riding a hot streak by Alex Rodriguez into an unexpected playoff berth? Well the former happened and the latter is becoming increasingly possible. There may soon not be much patience for Ichiro and his "pretend the fly ball is a home run" gag.


Reserves

MLB

Indians vs. White Sox, 2:10p.m.

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

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

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

Royals vs. Tigers, 7:08p.m.

Marlins vs. Mets, 7:10p.m.

Padres vs. Braves, 7:30p.m.

Athletics vs. Rangers, 8:05p.m.

Angels vs. Astros, 8:10p.m.

Reds vs. Brewers, 8:10p.m.

Rays vs. Twins, 8:10p.m.

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

Rockies vs. Diamondbacks, 9:40p.m.

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

College Football

Air Force vs. Boise State, 8:00p.m. (ESPN)

MLS

Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle Sounders, 10:00p.m. (NBC Sports & NBC Sports Live Extra)

The phenomenon that is the rabid following for Seattle's MLS club has been drawing a lot of attention lately, even catching the eye of Bryant Gumbel. Another crowd of 50,000 plus is expected for this one as the best record in the league is up for grabs. Expect some theatrics along the lines of this incredible display, which is apparently called a tifo.

Basketball

FIBA Eurobasket

Belgium vs. Lithuania, 8:20a.m. (ESPN3)

Serbia vs. Ukraine, 11:35a.m. (ESPN3)

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

GOLF

BMW Championship, 3:00p.m. (Golf & NBC Sports Live Extra)

WNBA

New York Liberty vs. Indiana Fever, 7:00p.m.

Connecticut Sun vs. Washington Mystics, 7:00p.m.

Atlanta Dream vs. Chicago Sky, 8:30p.m.

San Antonio Silver Stars vs. Phoenix Mercury, 10:00p.m.

Canadian Football

Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Calgary Stampeders, 9:00p.m. (ESPN3)

High School Football

Stillwater (MN) vs. Cretin-Derham Hall (MN), 8:00p.m. (ESPN2)

De La Salle (CA) vs. St. Mary's (CA), 10:00p.m. (ESPNU)

NCAA Soccer 

#18 Maryland vs. #2 North Carolina, 7:00p.m. (ESPN3)

South Carolina vs. #12 St. John's, 8:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Women's: San Diego vs. Kansas, 5:30p.m. (ESPN3)

Racing

Camping World Truck Series in Joliet, Ill, 8:30p.m. (Fox Sports 1)

TV 

Bellator MMA, 9:00p.m. (Spike)

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team, 9:00p.m. (CMT)

I mentioned this show last week and got 5X the page views I normally get. I've learned where my bread is buttered. Here's a clip of the girls talking about makeup or something, you little pervs.


Deep Bench

Water Polo: Santa Clara vs. Princeton, 6:30p.m. (ESPNU)

With all of the attention college football gets, it's easy to forget that there are other athletic endeavors taking place at universities. Watch these two top-20 teams do battle and think of a world free of excessive bloviating while you pity the broadcasters that have to try to make an appetizing presentation out of one of the world's least photogenic sports. Even a clip labeled "best goal ever !!!" is hard to get too excited about visually.


Birthdays

A.J. Mccarron, Alabama QB, 23

Thomas Muller, German Soccer Midfielder, 24

Michael Johnson, Olympic Gold Medal Sprinter, 46

Brad Johnson, Former NFL QB, 45

Nene, Washington Wizards Forward, 31

Bernie Williams, Former New york Yankees Outfielder, 45

Rickie Weeks, Milwaukee Brewers Second Baseman, 31

Davone Bess, Cleveland Browns WR, 28

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