SI View The Week in TV Sports

Aug. 21, 2000
Aug. 21, 2000

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Aug. 21, 2000

SI View The Week in TV Sports


This is an article from the Aug. 21, 2000 issue


PGA Championship
CBS 1:30 PM He has the letters W-O-O-D-S in his last name and
has won more money and events in 2000 than anyone on the
continent. That continent would be Europe, and he would be Lee
Westwood, a 27-year-old Brit who has won four tournaments and
$2.8 million this year on the European tour. He finished fifth
at the U.S. Open during one of his rare visits across that water
hazard called the Atlantic.

Buccaneers at Patriots
Fox's Matt Millen is willin' to fill in as zebra
in this preseason flap,
For all quarter three he'll be a referee with a camera
attached to his cap.

Millen, a linebacker on four Super Bowl champions (1980, '83, '89
and '91), attended the NFL's annual officials clinic last month
as well as four training camps to prepare for his role as umpire
in today's game. Is he the first in NFL history to go from
mouthpiece to earpiece to keeping the peace?

Bud Greenspan's Favorite Stories of Olympic Glory
SHOWTIME 10 PM Australian swimmer Duncan Armstrong's upset
victory in the 200-meter freestyle at the 1988 Games (he beat
world-record holder Michael Gross) so overwhelmed Armstrong's
coach, Laurie Lawrence, that Lawrence unintentionally broke a
reporter's jaw with a love tap. "[Laurie] was an Olympic coach,"
says Armstrong in the most charming of the five tales retold
here. "He got you prepared for the five-ring circus." As this
special, which also includes terrific features on marathoner
Abebe Bikila and gymnast Nadia Comaneci, will you.



Don't Miss


U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials
NBC 7 PM Suggested pickup lines to use at (uneven) bars (hey, it
worked for Bela Karolyi four years ago in Atlanta with Kerri
Strug): "Are you from Tennessee? 'Cuz you're the only 10 I
see...on the balance beam!" Or better yet, Karolyi, the U.S.
women's team coordinator, could say, "No matter how well you
performed at last month's U.S. Nationals and tonight in Boston
in the all-around finals, I decide which six girls go to
Sydney." He wouldn't be kidding. Will Karolyi favor Olympic vets
such as Dominique Dawes, Shannon Miller and Dominique Moceanu,
none of whom finished better than eighth at last month's U.S.
Championships, over up-and-comers Elise Ray (above), the
reigning all-around champ, and her predecessor, Kristen Maloney?


As adventure races go, the older Raid Gauloises (Wednesday,
Outdoor Life Network, 8 p.m.) plays big brother to the
Eco-Challenge, which was created by Raid survivor Mark Burnett,
who would pitch and produce the CBS hit series Survivor. Is it a
mere coincidence that this year's Raid will air against the
Survivor season finale?... Because you're never too young to
declare, "It's all about me!" Little League World Series
festivities will include a home run derby (Friday, ESPN2, 6
p.m.) on the eve of the championship game.