Gameplan

What smart fans should do this week
October 25, 2009

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Patriots vs.Buccaneers

Last week areporter from an English newspaper asked Bill Belichick—always a fan ofwhimsical questions—if he'd ever had fish and chips. (His answer: "Sure,absolutely.") Get ready, Coach Hoodie: The British media await your arrivalin London, where the Pats will play Tampa Bay on Sunday (CBS).

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World Series

It begins on Oct.28 in the AL city (Fox), and for the first time the Series is scheduled to endafter Halloween. In the interest of avoiding snowouts, pray for Dodgers-Angels.At least East Coast fans will be less sleep-deprived this year. Weeknight gamesare at 7:57 p.m. ET, the first pre-8 p.m. starts since 1971.

• SALUTE

Chris Bosh,Internet hero

Last week theRaptors' forward won a court battle with a cybersquatter who had registeredchrisbosh.com and 800 other athlete and celebrity domain names. A judge gavethe domains to Bosh; he will return them to their rightful owners for free.When surfing raeflafrentz.com, you'll thank him.

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Friday NightLights

The acclaimeddrama is back for a fourth season, premiering on Oct. 28 on DirecTV. (NBC willrerun the episodes for all to see next summer.) A primer: Tim Riggins and palshave graduated. Coach Taylor left Dillon High for a rival program. And MinkaKelly (who plays Lyla Garrity) is still dating Derek Jeter.

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NBA openingnight

As if guardingLeBron weren't tough enough—now you don't want him breathing on you. James andseveral other Cavs were treated for H1N1 flu last week, but they should beready to open the NBA season against the Celtics on Tuesday. In the second halfof the TNT doubleheader, the Lakers host the Clippers.

The Pop CultureGrid

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Athletes in the mix Marge Simpson in Playboy means ... Most I ever paid for a haircut ____ exhibits paranormal activity Biggest DVR obsession Trend that should die a slow death
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY Penguins G She must have nice boobs Too much for a mullet Teammate Sidney Crosby Entourage Guys in skinny jeans
E.J. HENDERSON Vikings LB Hmmm ... $100 My friend Jovonne, who remembers everything Vikings games Mohawks
DANY HEATLEY Sharks LW Something awful $100 Tiger Woods Entourage Ed Hardy shirts and hats
STEPHANE ROBIDAS Stars D Homer should be proud $80 to shave my head Marilyn Manson Prison Break Twitter

Inside the Grid

Henderson, who has been working on his dreadlockssince 2003, finds the Mohawk a little too eccentric. "I'm tired of beingdistracted by [teammate] Ray Edwards's head," he says. "[The Chargers']Shawne Merriman [above] too. Either get a regular cut or grow somedreads."

PHOTODAMIAN STROHMEYER (BELICHICK) PHOTOERICK W. RASCO (FANS) PHOTODARREN CALABRESE/THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP (BOSH) PHOTOBILL RECORDS/©NBC UNIVERSAL INC./EVERETT COLLECTION (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) PHOTOANDREW HANCOCK (JAMES) PHOTOJOHN W. MCDONOUGH (MERRIMAN) PHOTODENISE TRUSCELLO/WIREIMAGE/GETTY IMAGES (SHIRT) PHOTOHAN MYUNG-GU/WIREIMAGE/GETTY IMAGES (MANSON) PHOTODAVID E. KLUTHO (HEATLEY, ROBIDAS) PHOTONFL PHOTOS/GETTY IMAGES (HENDERSON) PHOTOLOU CAPOZZOLA (FLEURY) PHOTOPLAYBOY MAGAZINE/AP (SIMPSON) PHOTO

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)