Thursday, October 26, 2006

Set the DVR to Hyperdrive Mr. Sulu!

Another Thursday night of quality TV viewing, with 2 sporting events and 2 shows that will dominate the viewing.

World Series Game 4, 8PM FOX
They hope to get this one in tonight- they monsoons that forced the postponement of Game 4 last night have apparently let up, and the powers that be think they will be able to play this evening. If there are no more delays, the pitching matchup should be Jeremy Bonderman for Detroit vs. Jeff Suppan for St. Louis. Bonderman(1-0, 3.00) is already rusty since he hasn't pitched in 2 weeks, and we know this has already posed a problem for Tiger hurlers (see; Verlander, Zumaya.) But another weather delay could leave playoff stud Suppan (1-1, 1.86) with only 1 start in the Series. Double-edged sword, anyone? Meanwhile Smokey Jim Leyland (he said he smoked a carton of cancer sticks during the 2+ hr rain delay last night-hopefully he was kidding) has mixed up his struggling lineup- the o-for-the-series trio of Granderson (1st), Polanco (3rd) and Pudge-less(6th) has been moved around a bit: Grandy will still leadoff, but Polanco will move to 7th & Carlos Guillen to the 3rd spot.
Last night's rain out was the first Series rain out since 1996 (ATL/NYY GM 1)- let's hope there isn't another, like 1976 when the Sox/Big Red machine classic was delayed 3 days before the infamous Carlton Fisk Game 6 could unfold.

College Football: 10 Clemson @ Va. Tech 7:45, ESPN
Clemson is suddenly looking like an imposing force after their 31-7 beatdown of Georgia Tech last Saturday. In that game the Tigers rushed for 321 yards, most from the deadly duo of James Davis (216yds, 2TDs) & CJ Spiller (116yds, 1TD) and they are catching the Hokies at a good time- they were thrashed by BC 22-3 two weeks ago but got a little healthier with a 36-6 win over So. Miss. At 5-2 (their other loss was to that same GTech team that Clemson trounced) the Hokies have been a major disappointment, but the combination of Clemson having the short week and playing at notoriously brutal (for visitors) Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, I have a funny feeling Tech might give the new kids on the ACC block a game tonight. I just hope the Tigers burned those hideous purple crayola unis!
MY PICK: Hokies 26-22 (there will be a safety)

The Office/My Name is Earl 8-9PM, NBC
As I posted yesterday we didn't watch last weeks' due to scheduling conflicts, so I have those stored already. I'll record these tonight and watch them back-to-back, but probably not till late. Too much sports.

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