Friday, May 15, 2009

Your Weekend Viewing Pleasure

Pay the cable bill, stock the 'fridge, and shun all forms of exercise because there is plenty to watch on the old tube this weekend, beginning with:

The Cincinnati Reds at San Diego

10:10 p.m. Friday, 10:10 p.m. Saturday, 4:05 p.m. Sunday. With Harang, Volquez, and Arroyo throwing, I like the Reds chances to keep on rolling. The Padres have lost 19 of their last 23 games.

Number 2 on the my hit parade is the Preakness.
Post time on NBC/Channel 5 is Saturday at 6:15 p.m. oddly, I've seen 6:05 in some places as well, so tune in by 6. There's plenty to watch in this one. Can Mine That Bird possibly run as well as he did in the Derby? I can't believe he will, but I can't completely discount him either. Can Rachel Alexandra put the smackdown on the boys? She appears to be the best filly in a long time, beating an admittedly weak Oaks field by 20 lengths. If Rachel goes off at the current 8/5 odds, I'm going to opt for more value. Of course Pioneerof the Nile is a threat, but I'm looking for even more value. Like Big Drama and Papa Clem.

Next on the list. Two Game 7's in the NBA on Sunday
3:30 p.m. Houston Rockets at L.A. Lakers (winner to meet Denver)
8:00 p.m. Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics (winner to meet Cleveland)

Now to Auto Racing: There's no official Sprint Cup race this weekend, but things are humming at Lowe's Motor Speedway for All-State weekend.
Saturday is the main event, or events.
7:00 p.m. Sprint Showdown
8:30 p.m. Sprint All-Star Race
Hope you have the Speed network.

Qualifying continues this weekend at Indy
Saturday Noon-6 p.m.- they'll fill the rest of the field, positions 23-33
Sunday Noon-6 p.m.- it's Bump Day. faster cars get a chance to bump cars from the field
Hope you have Versus network

I love golf, but the PGA tournament this weekend has zero big names. David Duvall provided some early drama at the Valero Texas Open with a 66 in the opening round. If he's competing on Sunday, that could be a little interesting.

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