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The Week Ahead

Dec. 20, 2004
Dec. 20, 2004

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The Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Julia Morrill

FRIDAY 17

This is an article from the Dec. 20, 2004 issue Original Layout

On this Day | In 1984 Dan Marino threw four TD passes against Dallas, giving him an NFL-record 48 for the season. He'll be overtaken soon: Peyton Manning is two shy. Says Marino, "Peyton has a lot of class. If anybody's going to do it, I'd like to see it be a guy like him."

SATURDAY 18

No. 10 Kentucky at No. 13 Louisville ESPN Noon | Last year Rick Pitino returned to Lexington and upset the then No. 1 Wildcats. Antonio Tarver vs. Glen Johnson HBO 9 p.m. | The guys who beat Roy Jones Jr. this year vie for the undisputed light heavyweight belt.

SUNDAY 19

Ravens at Colts ESPN 8:30 p.m. | Marvin Harrison is so money. Last week the Indianapolis receiver agreed to a contract extension worth $67 million over seven years. One2One: Joe Paterno CSTV 7 p.m. | SI's Seth Davis interviews the beleaguered Penn State coach.

MONDAY 20

Vans Triple Crown of Surfing | The competition wraps up at the Banzai Pipeline in Oahu, Hawaii. Last year Andy Irons won in the waning minutes, becoming the third surfer in history to claim the world championship, Pipe Masters and Vans Triple Crown in one season.

TUESDAY 21

Happy Birthday! | Chris Evert turns 50. The winner of 18 Grand Slam titles--who recently had a cameo in Wimbledon--lives in Boca Raton, Fla., with her three kids. Late Show with David Letterman CBS 11:35 p.m. | NASCAR vet Rusty Wallace chats with Dave.

WEDNESDAY 22

GMAC Bowl: Memphis vs. Bowling Green ESPN 8 p.m. | Expect plenty of fireworks in Mobile. Tigers running back DeAngelo Williams ranks third in the nation in rushing (1,828 yards), while Falcons QB Omar Jacobs ranks fourth in passing (3,637 yards).

THURSDAY 23

Timberwolves at Spurs TNT 8 p.m. | Reigning MVP Kevin Garnett takes on Tim Duncan, who won the award in 2002 and '03. This year both are in the top 10 in scoring and they're 1--2 in rebounding: Garnett is pulling down 15.2 per game; Duncan averages 12.6.

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