29TH ANNUAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SHOVEL RACES > Can you dig it? In
Angel Fire, N.Mex., daredevils ages six and up zoom down a
1,500-foot course, racing the clock on snow shovels (record
speed: 79 mph).
MOVIE RELEASE: MIRACLE Story of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team
(page 70). Kurt Russell is coach Herb Brooks.
NASCAR NEXTEL BUDWEISER SHOOTOUT TNT 8 PM > At Daytona, a race
featuring all of last year's pole winners gets the season in
U.S. MEN'S MARATHON OLYMPIC TRIALS > In Birmingham: With
former world-record holder Khalid Khannouchi injured, all three
Athens spots are up for grabs.
February 9, 2004
NEW ORLEANS VOODOO AT PHILADELPHIA SOUL NBC 3 PM > Not psyched
for the NFL Pro Bowl? Jon Bon Jovi has your answer: his
arena-league team, the Soul.
NHL ALL-STAR GAME ABC 3 PM > Ranger Mark Messier, nearly 43,
plays opposite the Blue Jackets' Rick Nash, making his All-Star
debut at 19.
WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW USA 8 PM > Opening night at
America's largest dog show, with some 2,500 pooches at Madison
KANSAS (13-4) AT OKLAHOMA STATE (15-2) ESPN 9 PM > Big 12 showdown:
The sharpshooting Cowboys (51% from the field) aim to avenge
blowout losses the past two years.
PISTONS AT NETS TNT 7:30 PM > Let us hear your bodies talk: Two
of the NBA's fiercest interior defenders, Ben Wallace and Kenyon
Martin, get physical.
THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG KILBORN CBS 12:37 AM > NBA
commissioner David Stern, who this month reached his 20th year on
the job, takes a seat.
DRIVEN: DALE EARNHART JR. VH1 10 PM > The hourlong show follows
Junior from matchbox cars to NASCAR speedways.
SI SWIMSUIT ISSUE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL SPIKE TV 10 PM > Two
words: body painting. Behind the scenes at our Swimsuit shoots.
Model Melissa Keller and comic Jake Johanssen host.
U.S. SWIMMING SPRING NATIONALS IN ORLANDO > Michael Phelps, 18,
who broke five world records last July, dives into his first
competition of the Olympic year.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! > Bill Russell, born in Monroe, La., turns 70. He
now lives in Washington and is a consultant to the Celtics, the
team he led to eight straight championships in the '60s.