The To-Do List

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1. Get a Life on Google

Every issue of Life magazine -- more than 1,860 in all -- have been added to Google's digital archives with the original photos and advertisements intact. Remember the titans with literary heavyweights like Norman Mailer (on Ali-Frazier I), and check out iconic sports-related covers featuring Casey Stengel, Sandy Koufax and Notre Dame's Johnny Lujack.

2. Broncs, Bolts clash under the lights

Denver's famous December 2008 meltdown -- which greased the skids for San Diego's unlikely AFC West title -- seems like ancient history as the resurgent Broncos (5-0) pay a visit the Chargers (2-2) on Monday Night Football (8:30 p.m., ESPN).

3. FIFA 10 hits shelves

How big can soccer get? The latest installment in the EA Sports long-running footie franchise, which hits stores Tuesday in the U.S., moved 1.7 million copies during its first week in Europe. It's also charting a 91 on MetaCritic, with widsepread acclaim for a revamped Manager Mode. With 500 club teams (plus 41 national sides) and 30 different domestic leagues, you can kill the hours until next summer's World Cup by playing for every trophy from Spain's La Liga to the Polish Ekstraklasa.

4. Dodgers, Phillies meet in pivotal NLCS Game 5

Wednesday's Game 5 of the National League Championship Series (8:07 p.m., TBS) is must-see TV no matter what happens Monday night. If L.A. can level the best-of-seven series in Game 4, it's a chance for either side to wrest control of the action. Otherwise, the Phillies can wrap up a second consecutive pennant before their raucous home fans.

5. South Park takes on pro wrestling

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have lambasted and lampooned hundreds of subjects in 12 seasons, from Scientology to You Got Served. Wednesday's newest episode takes on WWE and the colorful universe of pro wrestling (10 p.m., Comedy Central). Here's hoping Vince McMahon is a better sport than Tom Cruise.

6. Jerry Jones does Leno

Always the publicity magnet, the Cowboys' owner has made waves in recent weeks for the team's colossal stadium and his, er, nitpicking ways. Jones fields questions and friendly barbs on Thursday's Jay Leno Show (10 p.m., NBC).

7. Tennessee, Alabama in Southeastern Conference showdown

The Third Saturday in October -- the traditional rivalry between Alabama and Tennessee -- has become a bit of misnomer in recent years: They've only played on that date five times since the SEC split into divisions in 1992. But that minor detail removes none of the luster from this Saturday's showdown, when the Vols make the trip to Tuscaloosa to face the second-ranked Crimson Tide (3:30 p.m., CBS).

8. Pacquiao/Cotto 24/7 premieres on HBO

Nothing signals the imminence of a big prizefight quite like the dulcet tones of Liev Schreiber, narrator for HBO's Emmy-winning reality series. The first installment of the four-part 24/7 Pacquiao/Cotto documentary premieres Saturday (10:15 p.m. ET, HBO), following pound-for-pound kingpin Manny Pacquiao and welterweight champion Miguel Cotto as they gear up for their Nov. 14 showdown in Las Vegas.

9. Liverpool, Manchester United renew hostilites

There aren't many rivalries in sports that can match the history, significance and acrimony of Liverpool-Manchester United (10 a.m., FSC). Note to Roger Goodell: If you're concerned about attendance numbers for the NFL's annual London sojourn, try to avoid double-booking against one of the most presigious fixtures in world soccer.

10. Vikes bring undefeated record to Pittsburgh

You can already hear the sensationalists billing Sunday's interconference showdown (1 p.m., FOX) as a preview of Super Bowl XLIV. The Vikings can only hope it plays out differently than Super Bowl IX.