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The Lineup: Saturday & Sunday, October 19-20

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Starter

MLB Playoffs Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox, 4:30p.m. Saturday, 8:00p.m. Sunday-if necessary (Fox)

We will wake from this weekend knowing our World Series match-up. Either way, it will feature a pairing we've already seen in the past 10 years. The only question is whether it's the AL or NL seeking to avenge a previous defeat. Well, actually, the other question is, "How many times am I going to hear that this team is seeking to avenge a previous defeat?"


Reserves

NFL (Coverage Map)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1:00p.m. (Fox)

Chicago Bears vs. Washington Redskins, 1:00p.m. (Fox)

Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1:00p.m. (Fox)

St. Louis Rams vs. Carolina Panthers, 1:00p.m. (Fox)

New England Patriots vs. New York Jets, 1:00p.m. (CBS)

I had the privilege of listening live as Patriots radio announcers Bob Socci and Scott Zolak of 98.5 The Sports Hub both completely lost their minds calling Tom Brady's game winning touchdown to Kenbrell Thompkins lat week. It's a call for the ages, punctuated by the screaming of “UNICORNS! SHOW PONIES! WHERE’S THE BEEF?” Have a listen.

Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins, 1:00p.m. (CBS)

San Diego Chargers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1:00p.m. (CBS)

Cincinnati Bengels vs. Detroit Lions, 1:00p.m. (CBS)

San Francisco 49ers vs. Tennessee Titans, 4:05p.m. (Fox)

Houston Texans vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 4:25p.m. (CBS)

Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 4:25p.m. (CBS)

Cleveland Browns vs. Green Bay Packers, 4:25p.m. (CBS)

Denver Broncos vs. Indianapolis Colts, 8:30p.m. (NBC)

NCAA Football (Blue Indicates Top 25 Team)

Cowardly Copout of the Week: Colorado vs. Georgia Southern, 2:00p.m. (Pac 12 Network)

When flooding cancelled Colorado's game against Fresno State, they needed a pushover to fill out their schedule. Unfortunately, Charleston Southern may not fall so easily. The Buccaneers come into the game at 7-0 and ranked in the top 25 of the FCS. Colorado will also be without their starting QB and two best defensive players. The Bucs look like shoe-ins to cover the 20-point spread and may just take this game straight-up.

#11 South Carolina vs. Tennessee, 12:00p.m. (ESPN)

#15 Georgia vs. Vanderbilt, 12:00p.m. (CBS)

#16 Texas Tech vs. West Virginia, 12:00p.m. (Fox Sports 1)

TCU vs. #21 Oklahoma State, 12:00p.m. (Fox)

Minnesota vs. Northwestern, 12:00p.m. (ESPN2)

Purdue vs. Michigan State, 12:00p.m. (BTN)

Southern Methodist vs. Memphis, 12:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Connecticut vs. Cincinnati, 12:00p.m. (ESPNU)

Navy vs. Toledo, 12:00p.m. (ESPNEWS)

#22 Flordia vs. #14 Missouri, 12:21 (ESPN3)

Very rare is the Top 25 matchup that is relegated to internet-only viewing. Awful Announcing's Matt Yoder has an explanation of how such a primo matchup is left off of the TV dials.

Syracuse vs. Georgia Tech, 12:30p.m. (ESPN3)

Akron vs. Miami (OH), 1:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Army vs. Temple, 1:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Ohio vs. Eastern Michigan, 1:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Ball State vs. Western Michigan, 2:00p.m. (ESPN3)

#23 Northern Illinois vs. Central Michigan, 3:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Kent State vs. South Alabama, 3:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Iowa vs. #4 Ohio State, 3:30p.m. (ABC or ESPN2)

#24 Auburn vs. #7 Texas A&M, 3:30 (CBS)

#9UCLA vs. #13 Stanford, 3:30p.m. (ABC or ESPN2)

#18 Oklahoma vs. Kansas, 3:30p.m. (ESPN)

Indiana vs. Michigan, 3:30p.m. (BTN)

Maryland vs. Wake Forest, 3:30p.m. (ESPNU)

BYU vs. Houston, 3:30p.m. (ESPNEWS)

Duke vs. Virginia, 3:30p.m. (ESPN3)

Massachusetts vs. Buffalo, 3:30p.m. (ESPN3)

North Texas vs. Louisiana Tech, 3:30p.m. (CBS Sports)

#20 Washington vs. Arizona State, 6:00p.m. (Pac 12 Network)

Arkansas vs. #1 Alabama, 7:00p.m. (ESPN)

#6 LSU vs. Ole Miss, 7:00p.m. (ESPN2)

Iowa State vs. #12 Baylor, 7:00p.m. (ESPNU)

Old Dominion vs. Pittsburgh, 7:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Georgia State vs. Texas State, 7:00p.m. (ESPN3)

USC vs. Notre Dame, 7:30p.m. (NBS)

#5 Florida State vs. #3 Clemson, 8:00p.m. (ABC)

Tajh Boyd probably doesn't have too much trouble remembering this Weeden-esque pick he threw against the Seminoles in 2011. But just for good measure, lets have it loop infinitely on the internet forever.

#25 Wisconsin vs. Illinois, 8:00p.m. (BTN)

Nevada vs. Boise State, 8:00p.m. (CBS Sports)

Rice vs. New Mexico State, 8:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Washington State vs. #2 Oregon, 10:00p.m. (Fox Sports 1)

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

Oregon State vs. California, 10:30p.m. (ESPN2)

Canadian Football

Saturday

Toronto Argonauts vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 3:00p.m. (ESPN3)

British Columbia Lions vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders, 7:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Sunday

Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Montreal Alouettes, 1:00p.m. (ESPN3)

NHL

Saturday

Vancouver Canuck vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, 1:00p.m. (NHL Network)

Edmonton Oilers vs. Ottawa Senators, 2:00p.m.

Colorado Avalanche vs. Buffalo Sabres, 7:00p.m.

Nashville Predators vs. Montreal Canadiens, 7:00p.m.

Boston Bruins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00p.m.

Minnesota Wild vs. Florida Panthers, 7:00p.m.

New York Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils, 7:00p.m.

Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Islanders, 7:00p.m.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Washington Capitals, 7:00p.m.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Chicago Blackhawks, 7:00p.m. (NHL Network)

Detroit Red Wings vs. Phoenix Coyotes, 9:00p.m.

Calgary Flames vs. San Jose Sharks, 10:00p.m.

Dallas Stars vs. L.A. Kings, 10:30p.m.

Sunday

Vancouver Canucks vs. Columbus Blue Jackets, 6:00p.m.

Nashville Predators vs. Winnipeg Jets, 8:00p.m.

Dallas Stars vs. Anaheim Ducks, 8:00p.m.

NBA Preseason

Saturday

San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat, 7:30p.m. (NBA TV)

Denver Nuggets vs. L.A. Clippers, 10:30p.m. (NBA TV)

Sunday

Boston Celtics vs. Minnesota TImberwolves, 6:00p.m. (NBA TV)

Behold: A very important photograph of Muggsy Bogues and Yao Ming.

Yao

MLS

Saturday

Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact, 2:00p.m.

Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas, 2:30p.m. (NBC)

Vancouver White Caps vs. Colorado Rapids, 6:00p.m.

Columbus Crew vs. New England Revolution, 7:30p.m.

Toronto FC vs. Chicago Fire, 8:30p.m.

Real Salt Lake vs. Portland Timbers, 10:30p.m.

Saturday

New York Red Bulls vs. Houston Dynamo, 4:00p.m. (UniMas)

San Jose Earthquakes vs. L.A. Galaxy, 9:00p.m. (ESPN)

English Premier League

Saturday

Newcastle United vs. Liverpool, 7:45a.m. (NBC Sports & Live Extra)

Manchester United vs. Southampton, 9:45a.m. (NBC Sports & Live Extra)

Stoke City vs. West Bromwich Albion, 10:00a.m. (Live Extra)

Chelsea vs. Cardiff City, 10:00a.m. (Live Extra)

Everton vs. Hull City, 10:00a.m. (Live Extra)

Swansea City vs. Sunderland, 10:00a.m. (Live Extra)

Arsenal vs. Norwich City, 10:00a.m. (Live Extra)

West Ham United vs. Manchester City, 12:30p.m. (NBC)

Saturday

Aston Villa vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 10:30a.m. (NBC Sports)

World Soccer

Saturday

Dutch League: Twente vs. Ajax, 2:40p.m. (ESPN3)

Saturday

Brazil League: Atletico MG vs. Flamengo, 4:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Mexico League: Puebla FC vs. Club Atlas DE Guadalajara, 12:50p.m. (ESPN3)

FIFA Under 17 World Cup

Saturday

Mexico vs. Nigeria, 8:48a.m. (ESPN3)

Canada vs. Austria, 8:48a.m. (ESPN3)

Iraq vs. Sweden, 11:48a.m. (ESPN3)

Iran vs. Argentina, 11:48a.m. (ESPN3)

Saturday

Slovakia vs. Honduras, 8:48a.m. (ESPN3)

Uruguay vs. Ivory Coast, 8:48a.m. (ESPN3)

United Arab Emirates vs. Brazil, 11:48a.m. (ESPN3)

Italy vs. New Zealand, 11:48a.m. (ESPN3)

College Sports

Saturday

Field Hockey: Boston College vs. North Carolina, 1:00p.m. (ESPN3)

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

Women's Volleyball: North Carolina vs. Virginia Tech, 6:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Women's Volleyball: Syracuse vs. Pittsburgh, 2:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Women's Volleyball: Georgia vs. Arkansas, 2:30p.m. (ESPN3)

Women's Volleyball: Texas A&M vs. Auburn, 3:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Sunday

Women's Soccer: Syracuse vs. North Carolina State, 12:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Women's Soccer: Maryland vs. Florida State, 1:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Women's Soccer: LSU vs. Florida, 1:00p.m. (ESPN)

Women's Soccer: Baylor vs. Kansas, 2:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Women's Soccer: Wake Forest vs. Clemson, 2:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Women's Soccer: Mississippi State vs. Vanderbilt, 2:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Women's Soccer: Texas A&M vs. Georgia, 3:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Golf 

Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals Open, 4:30p.m. Saturday & Sunday (Golf & Live Extra)

Racing

Saturday

IndyCar: MAVTV 500, 8:00p.m. (NBC Sports & Live Extra)

American Le Mans in Braselton, GA, 6:30p.m. Saturday (Fox Sports 1)

Boxing

Mike Alvarado vs. Ruslan Provodnikov, 9:45p.m. Saturday (HBO)

Legendary Nights: The Tale of Gatti-Ward, 12:00p.m. Saturday (HBO)

Sir Elton was right, Saturday night is all right for fighting. An MMA main event and  high-quality boxing matchup are joined by the return of the stellar documentary series Legendary Nights. Some of the most recognizable faces in boxing tell the tale of one of the most brutal rivalries in boxing history. (You can also catch old episodes of the series here.)

MMA

UFC 166 Prelims, 8:00p.m. Saturday (Fox Sports 1)

UFC 166 Main Event: Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos, 10:00p.m. Saturday (Pay Per View)

Figure Skating

Grand Prix of Figure Skating, 4:00p.m. Sunday (NBC)


Birthdays

Saturday

Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays Right Fielder, 33

Michael Young, L.A. Dodgers Thirdbaseman, 37

Brad Daugherty, Former NBA Center, 48

Evander Holyfield, Former Heavyweight Champion, 51

Brad Daugherty, Former NBA Center, 48

Joe Bryant, Father of Kobe/Former WNBA Coach, 59

Sunday

Willis McGahee, Cleveland Browns Running Back, 32

Eddie Jones, Former NBA Shooting Guard, 42

Scott Hall, WWE Wrester Razor Ramon, 55

Keith Hernandez, Former MLB All Star, 60

Juan Marichal, Former MLB Pitcher, 76

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