This is an article from the Nov. 19, 2007 issue
Welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather (right) will defend his crown againstRicky Hatton on Dec. 8. Until then, the fighters will be featured in thisfour-part series that takes a behind-the-scenes look at their preparation.Having cameras around is nothing new for Mayweather, who recently competed onDancing with the Stars. Let's hope his footwork in the ring is better than onthe dance floor; he was voted off the show in Week 4. Even Mark Cuban lastedlonger.
HBO 10 p.m.
MLS Cup:Revolution vs. Dynamo
It's a rematch of last year's final, which the Dynamo won on penalty kicks. Ifit once again comes down to a duel between goalkeepers, each team should likeits chances. New England's Matt Reis hasn't been scored on in three postseasongames, and Houston's Pat Onstad (left) led the league in goals-against average(0.82).
ATP Masters Cup
No. 1 Roger Federer and No. 2 Rafael Nadal can breathe a little moreeasily—David Nalbandian won't be playing in the season-ending event inShanghai. The 25-year-old Argentinean, who beat both stars en route to wins inSpain and France last month, just missed making the eight-man field.
Maui Invitational:No. 11 Marquette vs. Chaminade
Marking the 25th anniversary of its upset of Ralph Sampson's Virginia,Division-II Chaminade will open the annual early-season tournament against theGolden Eagles. A repeat of that 1982 shocker doesn't look likely, as Marquettehas all five of its starters from last season back. But if Gardner-Webb couldbeat Kentucky on the road, who says the Swords can't pull off the win athome?
ESPN2 2:30 p.m.
A pair of second-year QBs face off. Struggling Vince Young (left) has thrownjust one TD pass and eight interceptions in his last five games, but Tennessee(6--3) is still in the playoff hunt, thanks to a stingy D. Jay Cutler hasfought through a badly bruised leg to put up good numbers for defenselessDenver, which has dropped six of eight.
ESPN 8:30 p.m.
SI PICK OF THEWEEK
No. 3 Oklahoma atTexas Tech
There have been plenty of shootouts this year, but this one could be thewildest: Each team comes in averaging more than 42 points per game. The Sooners(9--1) have crept into BCS championship game contention behind a balancedattack led by running backs Allen Patrick and DeMarco Murray (left), who hasscored 13 TDs. The Red Raiders (7--4), in contrast, rely strictly on theirpassing game. Tech's QB Graham Harrell leads the country in total offense, andteammate Michael Crabtree (right) is tops in the nation in catches andreceiving yards.
ABC 8 p.m.