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The Week Ahead

Oct. 04, 2004
Oct. 04, 2004

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Oct. 4, 2004

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
  • By H.G. BISSINGER

    A new movie based on his controversial 1990 best seller about high school football in West Texas took the author on a long-dreaded journey to revisit his main characters

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The Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Julia Morrill

FRIDAY

This is an article from the Oct. 4, 2004 issue Original Layout

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Braves at Cubs TBS 3:15 p.m. | A battle of two of baseball's most consistent run producers. Atlanta's Chipper Jones is just five ribbies short of reaching 100 for the ninth straight season. The only other active NL player to accomplish that feat? Chicago's Sammy Sosa.

SATURDAY

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LSU at Georgia CBS 3:30 p.m. | The Dawgs hunger for revenge after losing twice to the Tigers last year. Cowboy 101 OLN 9:30 p.m. | Reality TV goes yippie-ki-yay as 26 cowpokes vie for 10 spots on the rodeo team at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas.

SUNDAY

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EA Sports 500 NBC 2 p.m. | This figures to be a showdown between Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon. Junior has won four of his last nine races at Talladega, but Gordon won at the 2.67-mile oval last April in the Aaron's 499, passing Earnhardt with four laps to go.

MONDAY

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Chiefs at Ravens ABC 9 p.m. | A battle between last year's leading rusher (Baltimore's Jamal Lewis) and the AFC's top scorer (K.C.'s Priest Holmes). Happy Birthday! | Tony La Russa turns 60. This year his Cards won 100 games, the first time for the club since 1985.

TUESDAY

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SportsCentury: Reggie Jackson ESPN Classic 8 p.m. | He's known as Mr. October for a reason: In 77 postseason games, the self-proclaimed "straw that stirs the drink" hit 18 homers, including three--on consecutive pitches--in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series.

WEDNESDAY

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Gallery Opening | New York City's Milk Studios unveils an exhibit of more than 100 snowboards that have been painted, carved and sculpted by the world's top tattoo and graffiti artists. The sport's biggest stars, including Shaun White and Hannah Teter, will be in attendance.

THURSDAY

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Swimming World Championships ESPN2 10 p.m. | No rest for the weary: Michael Phelps will swim in six events. Great American Meet-up Bowl-off | Kegglers nationwide will support their presidential choice by using a blue ball (for Kerry) or a red one (for Bush).

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