By Mike Bebernes
September 07, 2013


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Illegal hands to the face is a much worse infraction off the football field. Send any suggestions to (Bold indicates a national broadcast. All times Eastern.)

Pregame Reads

  • Ben Rothenberg wonders whether we have the right to know how much Maria Sharapova weighs for Slate.
  • Phil Taylor of SI writes about the genius that was Gary Payton's trash talk.
  • Peter King explains on MMQB why he won't be calling Washington's football team the "Redskins" any longer.


Sport New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys, 8:30p.m. (NBC)

The Newark Star-Ledger dug into some interesting, little-known facts about Eli Manning that paint him as a surprisingly sophisticated man. He's a fan of Southern art and fine wine. All of this is offset, of course, by the fact that Montell Jordan's "This Is How We Do It" is always on his iPod.



NFL (Broadcast Map)

New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills, 1:00p.m. (CBS)

Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1:00p.m. (CBS)

Oakland Raiders vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1:00p.m. (CBS)

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1:00p.m. (CBS)

Cincinnati Bengels vs. Chicago Bears, 1:00p.m. (CBS)

Miami Dolphins vs. Cleveland Browns, 1:00p.m. (CBS)

Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints, 1:00p.m (Fox)

Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers, 1:00p.m. (Fox)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Jets, 1:00p.m. (Fox)

Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions, 1:00p.m. (Fox)

Arizona Cardinals vs. St. Louis Rams, 4:25p.m. (Fox)

Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers, 4:25p.m. (Fox)

We're all familiar with Kaepernicking, but might I suggest a new phrase? KaeperNECKing: The act of standing in one place confused as you try to determine who will get the ball when the 49ers run the read option. See #98:


MLB (First time is Saturday, second time is Sunday)

Red Sox vs. Yankees, 1:05p.m (FOX) 1:05p.m. (TBS)

White Sox vs. Orioles, 1:05p.m., 1:35p.m.

Dodgers vs. Reds, 1:05p.m. (FOX), 8:00p.m. (ESPN)

Astros vs. Athletics, 4:05p.m., 4:05p.m.

Brewers vs. Cubs, 4:05p.m. (Fox), 2:20p.m.

Mets vs. Indians, 6:05p.m., 1:05p.m.

Braves vs. Phillies, 7:05p.m., 1:35p.m.

Tigers vs. Royals, 7:10p.m., 2:10p.m.

Blue Jays vs. Twins, 7:10p.m., 2:10p.m.

Nationals vs. Marlins, 7:10p.m., 1:10p.m.

Pirates vs. Cardinals, 7:15p.m., 2:15p.m.

Rockies vs. Padres, 8:40p.m., 4:10p.m.

Diamondbacks vs. Giants, 9:05p.m., 4:05p.m.

Rangers vs. Angels, 9:05p.m., 3:35p.m.

Rays vs. Mariners, 9:10p.m., 4:10p.m.

College Football (Blue denotes top-25 team(s))

Eastern Kentucky vs. #8 Louisville, 12:00p.m. (ESPN3)

#12 Florida vs. Miami (FL), 12:00p.m. (ESPN)

#13 Oklahoma State vs. UTSA, 12:00p.m. (Fox Sports 1)

Tennessee Tech vs. #21 Wisconsin, 12:00p.m. (Big 12 Network)

Miami (OH) vs. Kentucky, 12:00p.m. (ESPN3)

South Florida vs. Michigan State, 12:00p.m. (ESPNU)

Norfolk State vs. Rutgers, 12:00p.m. (CBS Sports)

Eastern Michigan vs. Penn State, 12:00p.m. (Big Ten Network)

Houston vs. Temple, 12:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Cincinnati vs. Illinois, 12:00p.m. (ESPN2)

Missouri State vs. Iowa, 12:00p.m. (Big Ten Network)

Bowling Green vs. Kent State, 12:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Indiana State vs. Purdue, 12:00p.m. (Big Ten Network)

Western Kentucky vs. Tennessee, 12:21p.m. (ESPN3)

South Carolina State vs. #4 Clemson, 12:30p.m. (ESPN3)

Middle Tennessee vs. North Carolina, 12:30p.m. (ESPN3)

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

Western Carolina vs. Virginia Tech, 1:30p.m. (ESPN3)

Maine vs. Massachusetts, 2:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Weber State vs. Utah, 2:00p.m. (Pac 12 Network)

Chattanooga vs. Georgia State, 2:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Tennessee- Martin vs. Boise State, 3:00p.m. (ESPN3)

New Hampshire vs. Central Michigan, 3:00p.m. (EPSN3)

#2 Oregon vs. Virginia, 3:30p.m. (ABC or ESPN2)

Delaware State vs. Delaware, 3:30p.m. (NBC Sports & NBC Sports Live Extra)

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

Toledo vs. Missouri, 3:30p.m. (ESPNU)

Alcorn State vs. Mississippi State 3:30p.m. (ESPN3)

Utah State vs. Air Force, 3:30p.m. (CBS Sports)

Old Dominion vs. Maryland, 4:00p.m. (ESPNEWS)

#6 South Carolina vs. #11 Georgia, 4:30p.m. (ESPN)

Heisman hopeful Jadevean Clowney has been accused of taking the day off in his team's opening tilt, but the Gamecocks still took home a win. Georgia, on the other hand, is set to have their season be officially a disaster if they drop this one.

Duke vs. Memphis, 4:30p.m. (ESPN3)

Portland State vs. California, 5:00p.m. (Pac 12 Network)

Syracuse vs. #19 Northwestern, 6:00p.m. (Big Ten Network)

Southern Miss vs. #22 Nebraska, 6:00p.m. (Big Ten Network)

Navy vs. Indiana, 6:00p.m. (Big Ten Network)

Richmond vs. North Carolina State, 6:00p.m. (ESPN3)

James Madison vs. Akron, 6:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Kansas State, 6:30p.m. (Fox Sports 1)

Sam Houston State vs. #7 Texas A&M, 7:00p.m. (ESPN3)

UAB vs. #9 LSU, 7:00p.m. (ESPNU)

#15 Texas vs. BYU, 7:00p.m. (ESPN2)

West Virginia vs. #16 Oklahoma, 7:00p.m. (Fox)

Samford vs. Arkansas, 7:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Southeast Missouri State vs. Ole Miss, 7:00p.m. (ESPN3)

North Texas vs. Ohio, 7:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Colorado State vs. Tulsa, 7:00p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Prairie View A&M vs. Texas State, 7:00p.m. (ESPN3)

South Dakota vs. Kansas, 7:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Grambling State vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 7:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Savannah State vs. Troy, 7:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Nicholls State vs. Western Michigan, 7:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Arkansas State vs. Auburn, 7:30p.m. (ESPN3)

Austin Peay vs. Vanderbilt, 7:30p.m. (ESPN3)

#14 Notre Dame vs. #17 Michigan, 8:00p.m. (ESPN)

ESPN analysts have been stretching the truth of their own childhoods to build up hype for this game, which could be the end of the rivalry. To modify a journalistic saying: When the legend gets ratings, print the legend.

Hawaii vs. Oregon State, 8:00p.m. (Pac 12 Network)

Montana State vs. Southern Methodist, 8:00p.m. (EPSN3)

Cal Poly vs. Fresno State, 10:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Washington State vs. #25 USC, 10:30p.m. (Fox Sports 1)

Arizona vs. UNLV, 10:30p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

San Jose State vs. #5 Stanford, 11:00p.m. (Pac 12 Network)



Conneticut Sun vs. Indiana Fever, 7:00p.m.

Minnesota Lynx vs. Seattle Storm, 10:00p.m.


Phoenix Mercury vs. Atlanta Dream, 3:00p.m.

Chicago Sky vs. Washington Mystics, 4:00p.m.

Tulsa Shock vs. San Antonio Silver Stars, 4:30p.m.



Vancouver White Caps vs. FC Dallas, 8:30p.m.

Columbus Crew vs. Sporting KC, 8:30p.m.

Chicago Fire vs. Seattle Sounders, 10:00p.m. (NBC Sports & NBC Sports Live Extra)

Colorado Rapids vs. L.A. Galaxy, 10:30p.m.

Toronto FC vs. Portland Timbers, 11:00p.m.


New York Red Bulls vs. Houston Dynamo, 5:00p.m. (Unimas)

Montreal Impact vs. New England Revolution, 7:30p.m.

D.C. United vs. Chivas USA, 9:00p.m.

Philadelphia Union vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 11:00p.m. (ESPN2 & ESPN Deportes)


FIBA Americas Championship


Jamaica vs. Mexico, 11:20a.m. (EPSN3)

Uruguay vs. Argentina, 1:50p.m. (EPSN3)

Canada vs. Dominican Republic, 5:20p.m. (EPSN3)

Puerto Rico vs. Venezuela, 7:50p.m. (ESPN3 & ESPN Deportes)


Dominican Republic vs. Uruguay, 11:20a.m. (ESPN3)

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

Mexico vs. Puerto Rico, 5:20p.m. (ESPN3 & ESPN Deportes)

Venezuela vs. Jamaica, 7:50p.m. (ESPN3 & ESPN Deportes)

FIBA Eurobasket


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

Spain vs. Czech Republic, 8:20a.m. (ESPN3)

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

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

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

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


Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Macedonia, 8:20a.m. (ESPN3)

Poland vs. Spain, 8:20a.m. (ESPN3)

Great Britain vs. Germany, 8:20p.m. (ESPN3)

Finland vs. Russia, 8:20 (ESPN3)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sweden vs. Turkey, 2:50p.m. (ESPN3)


U.S. Open

Men's Singles Semifinal/Women's Double Final, 12:00p.m. (CBS)

Women's Singles Final/ Men's Doubles Championships, 12:30p.m. (ESPN2)

Women's Doubles Final, 4:20p.m. (CBS)

THIS.... IS ......SERENA!!!!!


Canadian Football


British Columbia Lions vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 4:00p.m. (ESPN3)


Toronto Argonauts vs. Montreal Alouettes, 1:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 4:00p.m. (ESPN3)


Mexico League: Xolos de Tijuana vs. Tiburones Rojos del Veracruz, 10:25p.m Saturday (ESPN3)

NCAA Men's: North Carolina vs. Notre Dame, 12:00p.m. (ESPNU)

NCAA Men's: Penn State vs. St. John's, 7:00p.m. (ESPN3)


Bellator MMA, 8:00p.m. Saturday (Spike)

All-Access: Mayweather vs. Canelo, 10:00p.m. Saturday (Showtime)

Boxing: Seth Mitchell vs. Chris Arreola, 10:30p.m. Saturday (Showtime)


NCAA Women's: Arkansas vs. Kansas, 2:00p.m. (ESPN3)


NASCAR Spring Cup in Richmond, 7:00p.m. Saturday (ABC)

America's Cup, 3:30p.m. Saturday 4:00p.m. Sunday (NBC & NBC Sports Live Extra)

F1: Italian Grand Prix, 8:00a.m. Saturday, 7:30a.m. Sunday (NBC Sports & NBC Sports Live Extra)

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in Iowa, 2:00p.m. Sunday (Fox Sports 1)

Rolex Sports Car Series, 5:00p.m. Sunday (Fox Sports 1)

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, 5:30p.m. Sunday (ESPN2)



Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves Forward, 24

Sugar Shane Mosley, Former Boxing Champion, 41

Tomas Berdych, Pro Tennis Player, 27

Briana Scurry, Former US Women's Goalkeeper, 41


Matt Barkley, Philadelphia Eagles QB, 22

Maurice Cheeks , Detroit Pistons Head Coach, 56

Latrell Spreewell, Former NBA Guard, 42

Lem Barney, NFL Hall of Fame DB, 67

Malcolm Floyd, San Diego Chargers WR, 31

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