No. 4 Florida at Tennessee
There's home field advantage, and then there's the edge the Volunteers have at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee hasn't lost at home since 2006; its 419 wins there since 1921 are the second-most home victories in college football. The Vols (0--1) will need more than a good crowd against the Gators (2--0). They need a turnaround by junior QB Jonathan Crompton (right), who was 38 for 72 and had more interceptions (three) than TD passes (two) in his first two games.
CBS 3:30 p.m.
This is an article from the Sept. 22, 2008 issue
Orioles at Yankees
Somewhere Babe Ruth is shedding a tear. The Yanks are likely to miss the playoffs for the first time since 1993, and today they play their final game in the House That He Built (page 50)—against the team from the town where Ruth was born in 1895. The new Stadium? Call it the House That Derek Developed: Last week Jeter passed Ruth on the team's alltime hits list.
ESPN 8 p.m.
Dancing with the Stars
Fresh off a gold medal in Beijing, beach volleyballer Misty May-Treanor (left) chases ABC's coveted mirrorball trophy. Sports stars have won this competition the last four seasons, so also keep an eye on ex--Olympic sprinter Maurice Greene and former NFLer Warren Sapp.
ABC 8 p.m.
Steelers at Eagles
Someone keep Lynn Swann and Ed Rendell away from each other. Pennsylvania's NFL entries meet for just the fourth time in 11 years, and Philly fans get a look at a rejuvenated Hines Ward. After two subpar seasons the Pittsburgh wide receiver, the MVP of Super Bowl XL, caught three TD passes in the first two games of 2008.
CBS 4 p.m.
On DVD: Leatherheads
Football and flappers—and George Clooney—star in this comedy set in the NFL of the Roaring Twenties. DVD extras include a featurette on the tricks pulled by notorious prankster Clooney on set.
SI PICK OF THE WEEK
It's been 13 years since the U.S. fielded a Tiger Woods--less Ryder Cup team—not that his presence has mattered much in the recent history of the transatlantic showdown. The Europeans have won three straight Cups, but this year, even without Tiger, the Americans will trot out six of the world's top 20 golfers. Among them will be Kenny Perry (above), who won three times this summer. The Elizabethtown, Ky., native will be a crowd favorite at the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville.
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