Every Monday, Bryan Armen Graham previews the big events of the upcoming week. You can tweet your suggestions for next week's list to @BryanAGraham. All times Eastern.
1. Blackhawks host Flames in playoff rematch
It's been 47 years since the Stanley Cup summered in Chicago, but the end may be near for the league's longest title drought: Sports Illustrated tabbed Jonathan Toews and the Blackhawks to win it all in last month's NHL preview. Chicago hosts Calgary on Monday (8 p.m., Versus) in a rematch of last May's Western Conference quarterfinals.
2. Edwards debuts for Jets in prime time
The resurgent Jets-Dolphins rivalry takes center stage on Monday Night Football (8:30 p.m., ESPN), as mercurial wide receiver Braylon Edwards makes his Gang Green debut.
3. Big Ben does Leno
One week after giving WWE's Monday Night Raw a ratings boost as a guest host, the two-time Super Bowl champion makes an appearance on Tuesday's Jay Leno Show. (10 p.m., NBC).
4. USMNT wraps up World Cup qualifying
Just days after rallying from a goal down to shock Honduras and book a place in next summer's World Cup, the United States' men's national team is back in action Wednesday at RFK Stadium against Costa Rica (7:30 p.m., ESPN2).
5. Serena Williams visits Conan
The 11-time Grand Slam winner drops by The Tonight Show for a chat with Conan O'Brien, who poked fun at her infamous U.S. Open outburst with a recent plug for Wilson edible tennis balls.
6. Pennant chase resumes with League Championship Series
The MLB playoffs continue Thursday with Game 1 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium (TBD, TBS), with Los Angeles playing host to either Philadelphia or Colorado. The ALCS gets under way Friday at Yankee Stadium (TBD, FOX), with the Yankees and Angels meeting in the playoffs for the third time in eight years.
7. More Than a Game gets a wide release
Critics have been hard on Kristopher Belman's documentary on LeBron's high school team -- in theaters nationwide Friday after a limited release -- saying it lacks the depth of Hoop Dreams. But underneath the flick's commercial sheen is a gratifying story about the importance of friendship in the face of nascent celebrity.
8. Sooners, Longhorns duke it out in Big D
No. 20 Oklahoma and No. 3 Texas square off Saturday in the Red River Shootout (12 p.m., ABC) at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas -- the latest installment in one of the great ongoing rivalries in American sports.
9. Super Six gets under way
Showtime's Super Six World Boxing Classic is a novel concept: a modified round-robin tournament with six of boxing's top super middleweights -- Arthur Abraham, Andre Dirrell, Carl Froch, Mikkel Kessler, Jermain Taylor and Andre Ward -- to determine a true champion in the deep and balanced 168-pound division. Fighters can earn two points for a victory and one for a draw (with a bonus point for knockout) during the group stage, with the top four in the standings moving through to a single-elimination semifinal in 2010 or '11. The ambitious endeavor begins Saturday with Froch-Dirrell and Abraham-Taylor (8 p.m., ET, Showtime).
10. Saints, Giants meet for battle of unbeatens
Somebody's "O" has got to go: The Giants host the Saints in a showdown between undefeated sides at the Meadowlands (1 p.m., FOX). The winner can stake inside track in the race for home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs.