Saturday, January 27, 2007

Revealing your non-pigskin diet

Revealing your non-pigskin diet

Jim Williams, The Examiner
Jan 27, 2007 3:00 AM (8 hrs ago)
Current rank: # 4 of 19,685 articles

WASHINGTON - Calm down, you knew this weekend was coming. It is the pro football-less window before the Super Bowl and you simply have to adjust your viewing habits and seek out alternative programming.

No problem. As a public service I have taken the time to do the research for you.

Let’s start with the Australian Open, first grand slam tennis event of the year, which can be found on ESPN2. Set your TiVo for the 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning start then watch it at your leisure. If you have yet to acquire a TiVo or DVR — and that’s another issue, entirely — you can see a replay of the men’s final at noon on Sunday.

» Tiger Woods and golf take center stage this weekend with the Buick Invitational from beautiful Torrey Pines Country Club in La Jolla, Calif. Early rounds are on the Golf Channel and CBS 9 has Saturday and Sunday action starting at 3 p.m.

» FOX 5 and SPEED have The Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona sportscar race. The start of the race is 1 p.m. Saturday on FOX 5. At 2:30 p.m. the action moves over to SPEED where they carry the race until 6 p.m. Primetime coverage runs from 8-11 p.m. Sunday morning they start bright and early at 6 and carry the rest of the race all the way to the finish at 2 p.m.

» For the litany of college hoops lovers in the area, Georgetown hosts Cincinnati on Saturday at noon on MASN. Later in the day, George Mason is James Madison at 2 on MASN. The Maryland women take on ACC rival North Carolina Sunday night at 7 on ESPN2.

» Alright, if the withdrawl is that painful, there is football on this weekend. The NFL Network will broadcast the Senior Bowl from Mobile, Ala. on Saturday at 4 p.m.

And yes, there will be plenty of Super Bowl stuff on the NFL Network all weekend. So take a deep breath and enjoy.

Jim Williams is a seven-time Emmy Award-winning TV producer, director and writer.


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