The Lineup: Friday, October 25
What you should be watching tonight
Good Lord! That’s Brett Favre’s music! Send any suggestions to SI.TheLineup@gmail.com. (Bold indicates a national broadcast. All times Eastern.)
- Why don’t men do yoga? The answer from the Washington Post‘s Eric Niiler won’t surprise you. What might is the response by Jezebel’s Erin Gloria Ryan, who goes after women for a similar attitude toward lifting weights.
- A history of fonts and typography in soccer, via The Guardian.
- Former NFL player Fred McCrary is trying to become a referee. He’d be done a lot better if it weren’t for his lingering head trauma, by Jim Trotter of MMQB.
TV Unguarded with Rachel Nichols, 10:30p.m. (CNN)
Rachel Nichols has moved herself all the way from being the poor sucker sent to camp in Brett Farve’s lawn a few offseasons ago to having her own show on CNN, which premiers tonight. The format appears to be mostly straight-forward interviews, but the clip below suggests it may have an frenetic editing style not normally seen on CNN.
Boise State vs. BYU, 8:00p.m. (ESPN)
New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, 7:00p.m.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Columbus Blue Jackets, 7:00p.m.
Anaheim Ducks vs. Ottawa Senators, 7:30p.m. (NHL Network)
Buffalo Sabres vs. Florida Panthers, 7:30p.m.
Vancouver Canucks vs. St. Louis Blues, 8:00p.m.
Carolina Hurricanes vs. Colorado Avalanche, 9:00p.m.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Miami Heat, 7:30p.m. (NBA TV)
Sacramento Kings vs. L.A. Clippers, 10:30p.m. (NBA TV)
The Fight Game with Jim Lampley, 8:30p.m. (HBO)
Boxing’s premier voice is able to provide what few can: An honest and open exploration of the performance enhancing drug testing for a marquee sport. One of tonight’s segments walks the viewer through the testing before the October 12 fight between Tim Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez. There are no episode previews available, so here’s footage of Lampley dramatically talking to himself in the dark.
College Sports (Preseason)
Men’s Preseason Basketball: UC San Diego vs. Pittsburgh, 7:00p.m. (ESPN3)
Men’s Hockey: Massachusetts vs. Maine, 8:00p.m. (NBC Sports)
Xavier vs. St. John’s, 5:00p.m. (ESPN3)
Stetson vs. Kennesaw State, 7:00p.m. (ESPN3)
North Florida vs. Lipscomb, 7:30p.m. (ESPN3)
Miami vs. Wake Forest, 8:30p.m. (ESPN3)
Dominican League: Tigres del Licey vs. Aguilas Cibaenas, 7:30p.m. (ESPN3)
Valencia Open 500: Quarterfinals, 2:00p.m. (ESPN3)
Edmonton Eskimos vs. British Columbia Lions, 10:00p.m. (ESPN3)
High School Football
Loyola (IL) vs. St. Rita (IL), 8:30p.m. (ESPN3)
Mexico League: Monarcas vs. Chivas de Guadalajara, 8:25p.m. (ESPN2 & ESPN Deportes)
Mexico League: Xolos de Tijuana vs. Tigres UANL, 10:25p.m. (ESPN Deportes)
NCAA Mens: Boston College vs. Clemson, 6:30p.m. (ESPN3)
Bellator MMA, 9:00p.m. (Spike)
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team, 9:00p.m. (CMT)
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