Because I have to be in several places at once today and my employee here won’t shut up, I’m going to have to post the Black Friday Megalinks in two parts. So without further ado, I’ll provide the Weekend Viewing Picks.
Plenty of college football and college basketball this weekend. This is essentially the final regular season weekend of college football. Last week, the Big Ten ended its regular season. Now it’s time for the ACC, Big East, Mountain West, Notre Dame, Pac 10 and SEC to wrap up their seasons before next week’s conference title games. To go over today’s and tomorrow’s games would make my head explode. So I highly recommend you go to the Black Friday Viewing Picks and the College Football Viewing Picks to review the action for today and tomorrow.
After three blowouts on Thanksgiving, the NFL hopes the Week 13 action Sunday will be much closer. CBS has the doubleheader including Indianapolis at my Browns early, then two intriguing games late, Pittsburgh at New England and Denver at the New York Jets. Fox has regional action including the Giants at Washington and Carolina at Green Bay. The NBC Sunday Night game is Chicago at Minnesota. Check out the entire schedule with coverage maps along with satellite TV and radio channel assignments in the NFL Viewing Picks.
And there’s plenty of college basketball action on the ESPN platforms over the weekend including the Las Vegas Invitational, the Old Spice Classic in Orlando and the 76 Classic in Anaheim.
With golf officially in Silly Season, the annual Skins Game is on ABC at 1 p.m. Saturday and 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
HBO has Boxing After Dark Saturday night at 10.
Now to your links.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand previews HBO’s new documentary, “Breaking the Huddle” which focuses on the integration of college football. I have a DVD of the doc and expect a review from me over the weekend.
Christopher Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media blog notes that CBS decided to use three announcing teams for its SEC action this holiday weekend instead of making Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson pull double duty like last year.
Todd Spangler from Multichannel News talks about the NFL Network’s 3D test for Thursday’s Oakland-San Diego game.
The Big Lead supposedly has the picture of the woman who was caught cheating on her husband in a Metrodome bathroom stall.
East and Mid-Atlantic
From the Boston Globe, Nancy Marrapese-Burrell writes that Celtics CEO Wyc Grousbeck will make an appearance on Comcast SportsNet New England tonight.
Bill Doyle of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette profiles WCVB sports anchor Mike Lynch who has emphasized high school sports in his more than 25 years with the station.
The New York Post’s Justin Terranova asks five questions of TNT/YES analyst Mike Fratello.
Laura Nachman notices that the Philadelphia ABC affiliate is looking for a new sports reporter.
That will conclude the first part of the Megalinks. The second part including the South, Midwest, West and Canadian links will be coming tonight.