Friday, June 6, 2008

This Weekend's TV Battle

So it's been pretty busy in the Monkey Butler world today, and as such, there will be no Monkey Butlers of the Week column. Instead, next week, we'll bring you the Monkey Butlers of the Past Two Weeks column! Sad, I know, but it's the best we can do.

This is a pretty full sports weekend, especially if you're into Euro 2008. Don't know what Euro 2008 is? Don't worry...plenty of other Americans have no idea either. It's a "soccer tournament" between the "countries" of "Europe." It will be playing all weekend.

The big sports news of the weekend comes from the Belmont Stakes, where Big Brown and horse racing's largest ego, Rick Dutrow, attempt to give the world horse racing's first Triple Crown in thirty years. Considering Big Brown has been fed a steady diet of steroids his whole life, and his supposed top competition, Casino Drive, has some sort of hoof problem, I would think it would be a massive upset should Big Brown not win. We'll see.

Oh, and there's another NBA Finals game on Sunday night. We'll see which Celtic decides to imitate Willis Reed this time.

In the whole world of sports this weekend, you've got...

College Baseball: Arizona at Miami, NCAA Super Regional, ESPN, 7
MMA: WEC, Faber vs. Pulver, et al, Spike, 7
NASCAR: Craftsman Truck Series in Fort Worth, Speed, 9
College Baseball: Stanford at Cal State Fullerton, NCAA Super Regional, Deuce, 10:30

Soccer: Euro 2008, Switzerland vs. Czech Republic, Classic, 11:30am
College Baseball: N.C. State at Georgia, NCAA Super Regional, Deuce, Noon
Soccer: Euro 2008, Portugal vs. Turkey, Classic, 2:30
PGA: St. Jude Championship, CBS, 3
MLB: At least two teams playing each other, Fox, 3:30
Horse Racing: Belmont Stakes, ABC, 5:30
College Baseball: Arizona at Miami, NCAA Super Regional, ESPN, 7:30
NASCAR: Nationwide Series in Nashville, Deuce, 7:30

Tennis: French Open, Men's Final, 9 am
Soccer: Euro 2008, Austria vs. Croatia, Deuce, 11:50am
Formula One: Canadian Grand Prix, Fox, 1
College Baseball: Coastal Carolina vs. North Carolina, NCAA Super Regional, ESPN, 1
NASCAR: Pocono 500, TNT, 2
Soccer: Euro 2008, Germany vs. Poland, Deuce, 2:30
College Baseball: UC Irvine vs. LSU, NCAA Super Regional, ESPN, 4
College Baseball: Texas A&M vs. Rice, NCAA Super Regional, Deuce, 7
Soccer: U.S. vs. Argentina, Classic, 7:30
NBA Finals: Game 2, Los Angeles at Boston, ABC, 9
MLB: Cubs at Dodgers, ESPN, 9

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