Posted October 31, 2013

The Lineup: Thursday, October 31

What you should be watching tonight

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I see your pumpkin beer and raise you BIG. (Bold indicates a national broadcast. All times Eastern.)

Pregame Reads

  • Can’t quite let go of baseball? Allow Tom Keiser of The Classical to walk you through the horrible 1977 baseball film Murder at the World Series.
  • The NBA and MLB trade deadlines are always such hot fuzz. Why isn’t the NFL’s? SI’s Andrew Brandt explains and Grantland’s Bill Barnwell shares some trades that should have gone down.
  • It’s too early in the day for any of the assuredly stirring Red Sox tribute columns to have come out, so instead enjoy this column from February, in which The Globe’s Dan Shaughbnessy says that they basically stink, via Deadspin.

Starter

NFL Cincinnati Bengels vs. Miami Dolphins, 8:25p.m. (NFL Network)
The Red Sox victory prevented today from being a rare event, a day in which all four sports have games that matter at the same time.


Reserves

NBA
New York vs. Chicago, 8:00p.m. (TNT)
Golden State vs. L.A. Clippers, 10:30p.m. (TNT)
This game features the two most recent title-holders in the “change the channel, this guy just did something amazing” championship. Conveniently, it will be the only NBA game played at the time, so you’ll catch whatever happens live.

NHL
Anaheim vs. Boston, 7:00p.m. (NHL Network)
Buffalo vs. New York Rangers, 7:00p.m.
Nashville vs. Phoenix, 10:00p.m.

MLS Playoffs
Houston Dynamo vs. Montreal Impact, 8:00p.m. (NBC Sports & Live Extra)
The precision shown on this goal, both on the shot and the pass that led to it, is pretty staggering.

College Football
South Florida vs. Houston, 7:00p.m. (ESPN)
Rice vs. North Texas, 7:30p.m. (Fox Sports 1)
Louisiana-Monroe vs. Troy, 7:30p.m. (ESPNU)
Arizona State vs. Washington State, 10:30p.m. (ESPN)

GOLF
WGC-HSBC Champions, 10:30p.m. (Golf & Live Extra)

Tennis
BNP Paribas Masters: Round of 16, 2:30p.m. (ESPN3)

EuroLeague Basketball
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul vs. CSKA Moscow, 3:45p.m. (ESPN3)

NCAA Women’s Sports
Soccer
Duke vs. North Carolina, 7:00p.m. (ESPN3)
Wake Forest vs. North Carolina State, 7:00p.m. (ESPN3)
Notre Dame vs. Florida State, 8:00p.m. (ESPN3)
Volleyball
Western Michigan vs. Northern Illinois, 7:00p.m. (ESPN3)

TV
Impact Wrestling, 9:00p.m. (Spike)


Birthdays

Mike Napoli, Boston Red Sox First Baseman, 32
Marco Van Basten, Dutch Soccer Legend, 49
Nick Saban, Alabama Head Football Coach, 62

1 comments
steeeveo
steeeveo

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