The Lineup: Wednesday, September 4
Punches to skull make you unique; Careful with trigger words around Miesha Tate; The lawyers who sacked Sandusky
The TV standards department taught me that Wu Tang Clan aint nothin’ to fudge with. Send any suggestions to SI.TheLineup@gmail.com. (Bold indicates a national broadcast. All times Eastern.)
- Dave Zirin does a tryout for Grantland by comparing Roger Goodell to Walter White.
- Andrew Luck’s dad, Oliver, has a wild history, so says Hua Hsu for Grantland.
- Aaron Gordon looks back at ESPN’s “Jacked Up” in the wake of the NFL concussion settlement.
Sport UFC Fight Night Glover Teixeira vs. Ryan Bader: Prelims 5:00p.m., Main Event, 7:00p.m. (Fox Sports 1)
There was a lot of talk about Fox challenging ESPN by offering a distinct alternative to the Worldwide Leader. In the end, though, most of Fox Sports 1′s programming has been marginally different at best. The one completely unique item that Fox offers is MMA programming. It’s not unreasonable to believe that Wednesday night UFC could develop into the poor man’s Monday Night Football. Enjoy this preview of tonight’s fight by YouTube user Paulie G, the self-labeled New York Guido.
Mets vs. Braves, 12:10p.m.
Twins vs. Astros, 2:10p.m.
Marlins vs. Cubs, 2:20p.m.
Rangers vs. Athletics, 3:35p..m.
Blue Jays vs. Diamondbacks, 3:40p.m.
Giants vs. Padres, 6:40p.m.
Orioles vs. Indians, 7:05p.m.
White Sox vs. Yankees, 7:05p.m.
Nationals vs. Phillies, 7:05p.m.
Tigers vs. Red Sox, 7:10p.m. (ESPN)
Cardinals vs. Reds, 7:10p.m.
Pirates vs. Brewers, 8:10p.m.
Mariners vs. Royals, 8:10p.m.
Dodgers vs. Rockies, 8:40p.m.
Rays vs. Angels, 10:05p.m. (ESPN)
Inside The NFL, 9:00p.m. (Showtime)
Houston Dynamo vs. Columbus Crew, 7:30p.m.
Chivas USA vs. Seattle Sounders, 10:00p.m.
U.S. Open Quarterfinals, 12:00p.m & 7:00p.m. (ESPN2 & ESPN3)
Basketball: FIBA Eurobasket
Georgia vs. Poland, 8:20a.m. (ESPN3)
Israel vs. Great Britain, 8:20a.m. (ESPN3)
Turkey vs. Finland, 8:20a.m. (ESPN3)
Latvia vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina, 8:20a.m. (ESPN3)
Macedonia vs. Montenegro, 11:35a.m. (ESPN3)
Sweden vs. Greece, 11:35a.m. (ESPN3)
Belgium vs. Ukraine, 11:35a.m. (ESPN3)
Spain vs. Croatia, 11:35a.m. (ESPN3)
Czech Republic vs. Slovenia, 2:50p.m. (ESPN3)
Russia vs. Italy, 2:50p.m. (ESPN3)
Serbia vs. Lithuania, 2:50p.m. (ESPN3)
France vs. Germany, 2:50p.m. (ESPN3)
Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate, 10:00p.m. (Fox Sports 1)
Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate already have a pretty entrenched rivalry:
This time they’ll go head-to-head outside of the ring as they coach teams of fighters who are looking for their big break. But careful saying “big break” around Tate—she may be a bit sensitive.
The Challenge: Rivals II, 10:00p.m. (MTV)
Late Show with David Letterman: Guest Herm Edwards, 11:35p.m. (CBS)
Conan: Guest Mike Tyson, 11:00p.m. (TBS)
60 Minutes Sports, 10:00p.m. (Showtime)
Ok, so 60 Minutes Sports is to Real Sports as Deep Impact is to Armageddon, but tonight the folks at Showtime got their hands on the prosecutors who tried Jerry Sandusky. You may not remember, but Deep Impact had it’s moments too.
Mike Piazza, Former Dodgers and Mets Catcher, 41
Tom Watson, Professional Golfer, 63
Hank Baskett, Former NFL Wide Receiver, 30
Dawn Fraser, Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer, 75
Raymond Floyd, Former Professional Golfer, 70
Steve Lavin, St. John’s Head Basketball Coach, 48