By Mike Bebernes
September 16, 2013


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Pregame Reads

  • Nathan Rabin sharpens his axe for a hatchet job on Space Jam
  • SI closes out its series on the infractions of the Oklahoma State football program with Part V: The fallout.
  • Jay Caspian King of Grantland does a postmortem on the disappointment of the Alvarez-Mayweather fight.


NFL Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 8:25p.m. (ESPN & ESPN Deportes)

While not nearly as hilarious as the buttfumble, the friendly fire that was inflicted upon Maurkice Pouncey last week will have a much greater on the field impact. Don't expect the self-chop block to replace the read option as the chic new offensive strategy this season.




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

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

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

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

Rangers vs. Rays, 7:10p.m.

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

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

Indians vs. Royals, 8:10p.m.

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

Cardinals vs. Rockies, 8:40p.m.

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

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


FIBA Eurobasket

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

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

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

English Premiere League

Swansea City vs. Liverpool, 3:00p.m. (NBC Sports & Live Extra)

English Premiere League

2013 World Wrestling Championships: Men's Freestyle, 1:00p.m. (ESPN3)


Dancing with the Stars, 8:00p.m. (ABC)

Sigh. There's always a tangental connection to sports that just absolutely compels ESPN to treat this show as if it deserves airtime on Sportscenter, and NOT just because it airs on the parent network. This year the show features former NFL loudmouth and current ESPN loudmouth, Keyshawn Johnson.


Mission October, 7:30p.m. (Fox Sports 1)

Basketball Wives, 8:00p.m. (VH1)

WWE Monday Night Raw, 8:00p.m. (USA)

Deep Bench

American Ninja Warrior, 9:00p.m. (NBC)

Can we please start a campaign to get this guy to do ninja warrior? I feel like Mr. Sinew here could climb Mt. Midoriyama while carrying a backpack full of batteries.


Robin Yount, MLB Hall of Fame Shortstop, 58

Oral Hershiser, Former MLB Pitcher, 55

Elgin Baylor, NBA Hall of Fame Forward, 79

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