SI View The Week in TV Sports

October 24, 1999

Highlights

SATURDAY 10/23

Tennessee at Alabama
CBS 3:30 PM Things really are crazy in Alabama. Last October,
Auburn coach Terry Bowden, beset by rumors--never
substantiated--that he had an improper relationship with his
secretary, resigned under pressure. In August, Crimson Tide
coach Mike Dubose confessed to an affair with his secretary, and
he's still working. That's because Auburn was 1-5 then, and
'Bama is 5-1 now. Helping to turn the Tide is senior tailback
Shaun Alexander, who has scored 16 touchdowns this season.

Orlin Norris vs. Mike Tyson
SHOWTIME 11 PM One more rusty showing in the ring and Iron Mike
(46-3) is going to have to lobby his way into Fight Club. Tyson,
whose most recent victories have come against Francois Botha and
two Maryland motorists, meets 34-year-old former world
cruiserweight champion Norris (50-5) in this scheduled
10-rounder from Las Vegas.

SUNDAY 10/24

Chicago Marathon
FOX SPORTS NET 8:30 AM Boston is more beloved and New York more
populous, but in the pantheon of U.S. marathons none is faster
than the Windy City's. Last year Kenya's Ondoro Osoro, making
his 26.2 mile debut, ran a North American-record 2:06:54 along
the banks of Lake Michigan. Today he's expected to be joined by
world-record holder Ronaldo DaCosta of Brazil (2:06:05 at the
1998 Berlin Marathon) and '97 Chicago winner Khalid Khannouchi
of Morocco.

Redskins at Cowboys
FOX 1 PM Andrew succeeded Lincoln, and Lyndon succeeded
Kennedy, but no Johnson in our nation's capitol has succeeded
quite as successfully as Brad. Washington's new quarterback, who
was sworn in after incumbent Trent Green signed with the Rams,
has thrown 10 touchdown passes and only two interceptions in 162
attempts.

WEDNESDAY 10/27

Avalanche at Red Wings
ESPN2 7:30 PM Tonight the NHL's best rivalry this decade is
renewed at Joe Louis Arena. If time permits, the Avalanche
players should check out the newly opened Hockeytown Cafe, a
three-story eatery located near the Joe that features an
upstairs dance club called the 5 Hole. Who will be the first
patron to say, "Waiter, there's a Flyer in my soup"?

ALL TIMES EASTERN. SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

COLOR PHOTO: JOHN MCDONOUGH

Don't Miss

SATURDAY 10/23

World Series

NBC SAT AND SUN 7:30 PM; TUES, WED AND (IF NECESSARY) THURS 8 PM
They're back! For the 36th time, the mighty Yankees have made it
to the Fall Classic. Last October they celebrated their 24th
world championship, their second in three seasons, in San Diego
after sweeping the Padres (above). This year the Bronx Bombers
won't have to travel nearly as far to get to the National League
city, where Games 1 and 2 will be played. As of Monday night the
Yankees' opponent hadn't been determined, but it will be either
the Braves or the Mets, both of whom the Yankees' skipper, Joe
Torre, played for and managed.

the zapper

I was watching an NFL pregame show--last Tuesday! With
ESPN/ESPN2 doing five weeknight NFL preview telecasts (Monday
Night Countdown and NFL 2Night), HBO doing another (Inside the
NFL), and CBS, CNN, ESPN and Fox providing an unholy sum of five
hours of tease on Sunday, who has a spare moment to view the
games? If you're time-pressed, you can watch NFL PrimeTime
(ESPN, Sunday, 7:30 p.m.), which condenses the day's events into
45 minutes.... Speaking of teases, on Saturday NBC will whet
your appetite for the World Series with two tape-worthy
offerings: The Sporting News 25 Greatest Moments in Baseball (2
p.m.) and Baseball's All-Century Team (3 p.m.).

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