Prince Naseem Hamed vs. Wayne McCullough
? HBO, 9:45 PM
I was dreamin' when I wrote this, forgive me if it goes astray.... Uh, where were we? Oh, right—Hamed (right), the other Prince of pop. As is the case with the Artist Formerly Known As, this 5'4" featherweight's talent is often obscured by his gimmickry. He holds prefight raves in his dressing room and enters the ring by doing a front flip over the ropes. "I'm the bomb," says Hamed, 24, a Brit of Yemeni descent. Arrogant, yes, but he knows it's how you exit the ring that matters most: His 30-0 record includes 28 knockouts. Can McCullough (22-1; 14 KO's) withstand the ambidextrous Hamed's blows for 12 rounds? Or will it be another case of party over—oops, out of time?
Florida vs. Georgia
? CBS, 3:30 PM
A.K.A. The World's Largest Cocktail Party. The world's largest cocktail, according to The Guinness Book of World Records, was a 6,859-gallon Juicy Duce mixed at the Buderim ( Australia) Tavern on Oct. 19, 1996, and some sheepherder named Angus is probably still sleeping that one off. Speaking of soporifics, before the Bulldogs' 37-17 upset last season, this rivalry had become the World's Largest Slumber Party as the Gators ripped off seven straight wins. Florida will be a slight favorite, but today's tussle in Jacksonville features two Top 20 teams who each have lost once, to Tennessee. Georgia's superlative Champ Bailey, who excels both at corner-back (two interceptions) and at wide receiver (27 receptions, five touchdowns), may be the world's busiest football player.
New York City Marathon
? ESPN2, 10:30 AM
Someone living on Manhattan's tony Upper East Side will awaken to the sight of more than 26,000 runners heading up First Avenue and think, Fabulous! Sirio must have opened up a new brunch place. The past three female winners—Franziska Rochat-Moser, Anuta Catuna and Tegla Loroupe—are entered, and among the men's front-runners will be last year's victor, John Kagwe, and two-time winner German Silva. Here's hoping the margin of victory for both women and men is less than a New York minute.
CART Marlboro 500
? ESPN, 3:30 PM
Alex Zanardi is proud of his checkered past—in just three seasons of CART racing the dashing Italian has copped 15 checkered flags. Zanardi, who has already locked up his second season championship, will return to Europe next year to compete in Formula One, and Bobby Rahal, a 17-year Indy Car veteran and the 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner, is making his last CART start in this race.
49ers at Packers
?FOX, 4 PM
For those harboring NFL realignment fantasies, we suggest the Bay Division: Green, Tampa, San Francisco, Biscayne ( Miami) and Mission ( San Diego), with sideline reporter Willow you-know-who. The Packers (5-2) have knocked the Niners (6-1) out of the playoffs for two years running, but San Francisco has the NFC's top-rated offense this year. Quarterback Steve Young is in vintage form, and wideouts Terrell Owens, Jerry Rice and J.J. Stokes have the most catches of any receiving trio (97) in the league. The best defense Green Bay's ineffective secondary can hope for is seasonal weather. Any storm in a port.