Posted October 28, 2013

The Lineup: Monday, October 28

What you should be watching tonight.

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Maybe rice is the wrong diet. Send any suggestions to SI.TheLineup@gmail.com. (Bold indicates a national broadcast. All times Eastern.)

Pregame Reads


Starter

World Series Boston Red Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 8:15p.m (Fox)
I’m sure I’m not the only one pointing out the irony of a Boston franchise having a huge game decided by the accurate implication of a rarely exercised rule. Yeah, I’m sure I’m not the only one.


Reserves

NFL
Seattle Seahawks vs. St. Louis Rams, 8:30p.m. (ESPN)
Has there ever been a greater discrepancy between a two games held in the same city on the same night? The superstar lineup of household names like Kellen Clemens, Zac Stacy, and Chris Givens doesn’t exactly draw a lot of attention. A 15 minute walk stretches many, many miles in relevancy.

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NHL
Dallas vs. Buffalo, 7:00p.m.
Pittsburgh vs. Carolina, 7:00p.m.
Montreal vs. New York Rangers, 7:30p.m. (NBC Sports)
Chicago vs. Minnesota, 8:00p.m.
Washington vs. Vancouver, 10:00p.m.

Tennis
BNP Paribas Masters, 2:30p.m. (ESPN3)

Boxing
Manuel Avila vs. Jose Angel Cota, 10:00p.m. (Fox Sports 1)
Avila was initially scheduled to face Jose Silveira tonight, but Silveira withdrew for unknown (or at least un-googleable) reasons. Of his fighter’s new opponent, Avila’s trainer said, “We have no film and know nothing about him.” Always good to be prepared.

Under-17 World Cup
Japan vs. Sweden, 8:48a.m. (ESPN3)
Italy vs. Mexico, 8:48a.m. (ESPN3)
Honduras vs. Uzbekistan, 11:48a.m. (ESPN3)
Brazil vs. Russia, 11:48a.m. (ESPN3)
If you look up the words “mosquito” and “Brazil” you might be surprised that the search results will not contain advice for avoiding malaria near the Amazon. Rather, you will be led to information on the young Brazilian soccer star named Mosquito, who was involved in four of his team’s six goals against Slovenia. Get ready for a lot of terrible bug puns at the 2022 World Cup.

TV
WWE Monday Night Raw, 8:00p.m. (USA)


Birthdays

Jarrett Jack, Cleveland Cavaliers Point Guard, 30
Calvin Pace, New York Jets Linebacker, 33
Terrell Davis, Former NFL Running Back, 41
Paul Wylie, Olympic Figure Skater, 49
Bruce Jenner, Olympic Gold Medal Decathlete, 64
Lenny Wilkens, NBA Hall of Fame Player and Coach, 76

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