SI View The Week in TV Sports

September 09, 2001

Highlights

SATURDAY 9/8

Michigan at Washington
ABC 3:30 PM As any visiting quarterback quickly learns, calling
plays at the line of scrimmage at Husky Stadium is about as
effective as playing drinking games with a case of O'Doul's.
Just ask Miami quarterback Ken Dorsey. Last year, in an
early-season 34-29 defeat, Dorsey, then a sophomore, looked as
lost as Jesse Helms at a Jay-Z concert as he futilely attempted
to outshout the 74,157 fans crammed into the acoustically amped
stadium. John Navarre, Michigan's inexperienced sophomore
quarterback, can expect not only an aural onslaught but also a
rugged afternoon opposite 300-pound defensive tackle Larry
Tripplett.

U.S. Open Women's Final
CBS 8 PM With all those talented--and lithe--bodies running around
the court, it now may be more manly to watch women's tennis than
men's tennis. In fact, there's probably no better way to
advertise the old I'm-hetero status than to demonstrate a working
knowledge of WTA stars. So next time, Lennox Lewis, instead of a
lame boast like "I'm 100 percent women's man," why don't you try
the more believable "I'm 100 percent a Serena man"?

TUESDAY 9/11

Phillies at Braves
TUESDAY AND THURSDAY TBS 7:30 PM; WEDNESDAY FOX SPORTS SOUTH 1 PM
All season the naysayers have predicted that Philadelphia would
fold and Atlanta would win the National League East going away.
Well, the naysayers are right. The Phillies are going to fold,
and the Braves are going to win the division going away. It's
watching it unfold that will be the fun part.

ALL TIMES EASTERN. SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

COLOR PHOTO: JOHN BIEVER

Don't Miss

SUNDAY 9/9

Dolphins at Titans
ESPN 8:30 PM If the Dolphins were to replace rednecks as the
topic of comedian Jeff Foxworthy's regular routine, the refrain
would be, "You know you're not in the red zone when..." and the
punch lines would include "your most important off-season
signing was your placekicker, Olindo Mare," "you've got the best
third-string quarterback in the league, only he's your starter,
Jay Fiedler," and "you won your division last year, though your
offense was ranked 26th in the NFL." True, Miami boasts a
search-and-destroy defense, led by middle linebacker Zach Thomas
and end Jason Taylor, but Tennessee had the league's top-ranked
D last season. Plus, the Titans have Eddie George (above), a
back who knows how to maneuver in the red zone (16 touchdowns in
2000).

THE ZAPPER

After a season of tinkering, ESPN's K-Zone was in postseason
form on last week's Sunday Night Baseball. K-Zone, a box that
outlines a batter's strike zone, was used to masterly effect by
analyst Joe Morgan to illuminate the sterling performances of
the starting pitchers, the Yankees' Mike Mussina and the Red
Sox' David Cone.... Laila Ali, Charles Barkley, Johnny Bench,
John Elway, Tony Hawk and Martina Navratilova are some of the
jocks who will test their general knowledge this week on Who
Wants to Be a Millionaire? (ABC, Monday and Tuesday, 8 p.m.;
Thursday and Friday, 9 p.m.).

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)