The Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for
February 28, 2005

FRIDAY 25

Pistons at Lakers ESPN 10:30 p.m. | The last time the Pistons visited L.A., they split the first two games of the 2004 Finals. College Hockey No. 8 New Hampshire at No. 5 Boston College NESN 7 p.m. | The top teams in Hockey East skated to a 2--2 tie last month.

SATURDAY 26

Grumpy Old Men Festival | Ice fishing and cribbage tournaments in the town that inspired the movie--Wabasha, Minn. On this date | In 1981, 12 players were tossed when the Bruins and the North Stars racked up an NHL-record 84 penalties. Don't you miss hockey?

SUNDAY 27

NFL Scouting Combine NFL Network 12 p.m. | College football's top skill-position players--including QBs Alex Smith of Utah, Aaron Rodgers of Cal and dark horse Charlie Frye of Akron--run and jump for NFL scouts at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis.

MONDAY 28

Late Show with David Letterman CBS 11:35 p.m. | The Godfather of Freestyle Snowmobile, Jay Quinlan, attempts a backflip off a 40-foot ramp. Four Continents Championships ESPN2 10 p.m. | Ice dancers Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto lead the U.S. team.

TUESDAY 1

In Stores: Hoosiers Collector's Edition DVD | Just in time for March Madness: a two-disc set that includes interviews with members of the 1954 Milan squad. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo | At the Astrodome, it's barrel racing, bullriding and Brooks & Dunn.

WEDNESDAY 2

Rutgers at Notre Dame ESPN Classic 8 p.m. | In a nod to the Kelly Tripucka era, the network will use graphics from 1978, when the Irish made the Final Four. Mets at Nationals ESPN 1 p.m. | Baseball's newest team plays its inaugural game in Viera, Fla.

THURSDAY 3

World Luge Championships SPEED 1 p.m. | Mark Grimmette and Brian Martin return to the Park City track where they scored 2002 Olympic silver. Women's Basketball, SEC Tournament 1 p.m. | With four ranked teams, the competition promises to be fierce.

COLOR PHOTOBOB GEVINSKI/WIREIMAGE.COM (HOCKEY) COLOR PHOTOWARNER BROS./PHOTOFEST (GRUMPY OLD MEN) COLOR PHOTOSTEVE GRAYSON/WIREIMAGE.COM (SMITH) COLOR PHOTOJASON GILMOUR (QUINLAN) COLOR PHOTOMGM (HOOSIERS) B/W PHOTOUNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME (TRIPUCKA) COLOR PHOTOSTEVE C. WILSON/AP (LUGE)

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