?Tennessee at Alabama
CBS 3:30 PM
Things really are crazy in Alabama. Last October, Auburn coach Terry Bowden, beset by rumors—never substantiated—that he had an improper relationship with his secretary, resigned under pressure. In August, Crimson Tide coach Mike Dubose confessed to an affair with his secretary, and he's still working. That's because Auburn was 1-5 then, and 'Bama is 5-1 now. Helping to turn the Tide is senior tailback Shaun Alexander, who has scored 16 touchdowns this season.
?Orlin Norris vs. Mike Tyson
SHOWTIME 11 PM
One more rusty showing in the ring and Iron Mike (46-3) is going to have to lobby his way into Fight Club, Tyson, whose most recent victories have come against Francois Botha and two Maryland motorists, meets 34-year-old former world cruiserweight champion Norris (50-5) in this scheduled 10-rounder from Las Vegas.
FOX SPORTS NET 8:30 AM
Boston is more beloved and New York more populous, but in the pantheon of U.S. marathons none is faster than the Windy City's. Last year Kenya's Ondoro Osoro, making his 26.2 mile debut, ran a North American-record 2:06:54 along the banks of Lake Michigan. Today he's expected to be joined by world-record holder Ronaldo DaCosta of Brazil (2:06:05 at the 1998 Berlin Marathon) and '97 Chicago winner Khalid Khannouchi of Morocco.
? Redskins at Cowboys
FOX 1 PM
Andrew succeeded Lincoln, and Lyndon succeeded Kennedy, but no Johnson in our nation's capitol has succeeded quite as successfully as Brad. Washington's new quarterback, who was sworn in after incumbent Trent Green signed with the Rams, has thrown 10 touchdown passes and only two interceptions in 162 attempts.
?Avalanche at Red Wings
ESPN2 7:30 PM
Tonight the NHL's best rivalry this decade is renewed at Joe Louis Arena. If time permits, the Avalanche players should check out the newly opened Hockeytown Cafe, a three-story eatery located near the Joe that features an upstairs dance club called the 5 Hole. Who will be the first patron to say, "Waiter, there's a Flyer in my soup"
NBC SAT AND SUN 7:30 PM; TUES, WED AND (IF NECESSARY) THURS 8 PM
They're back! For the 36th time, the mighty Yankees have made it to the Fall Classic. Last October they celebrated their 24th world championship, their second in three seasons, in San Diego after sweeping the Padres (above). This year the Bronx Bombers won't have to travel nearly as far to get to the National League city, where Games 1 and 2 will be played. As of Monday night the Yankees' opponent hadn't been determined, but it will be either the Braves or the Mets, both of whom the Yankees' skipper, Joe Torre, played for and managed.