? Athletics at Mariners
FOX 4 PM
A walking tour of Seattle: Jim Bouton, author of Ball Four, pitched for the Seattle Pilots, Frasier Crane's licentious agent is named Bebe, while the Mariners, who through Sunday led the majors in BBs (712), have Rickey Henderson, second all-time in walks (2,056). Heading into this American League West showdown series, Oakland had the major league leader in bases on balls, slugger Jason Giambi (117).
? Formula One Grand Prix of the United States
FOX SPORTS NET AND SPEEDVISION 1:30 PM
Ten years ago the film Total Recall had Sharon Stone in the vehicle, whereas today total recall refers to the Firestones on the vehicle. Firestone's parent company, Bridgestone, is a supplier for the Formula One circuit, which, as we recall, last staged a race in the U.S. nine years ago in Phoenix. Today's event comes from the Brickyard in Indianapolis. Drivers such as Mika Hakkinen and Michael Schumacher, who are one-two in the F/1 series standings, will shift gears on a track that twists and turns through the Indy infield while incorporating part of the famous 2.5-mile oval.
? Redskins at Giants
ESPN 8:30 PM
Can you imagine any of Sunday Night Football's sterling trio—Paul Maguire, Mike Patrick or Joe Theismann—in the booth at Giants Stadium, comparing Washington quarterback Brad Johnson to New York defensive tackle Christian Peter and declaring (as Dennis Miller did in his opening comment on the Sept. 11 Patriots-Jets telecast), "It all comes down to who has the better woody!"? Neither can we. The Giants, clad in those wonderful retro uniforms, are the NFC's surprise team at 3-0.
SATURDAY 9/23-FRIDAY 9/29
NBC, CNBC, MSNBC (TAPE DELAY)
The term Down Under is redundant, as well may be footage of gold-oriented American sprinter Marion Jones (above) ascending the medals podium. Jones will compete in the women's 100 meters on Saturday ( NBC, 7 p.m.) and the 200 meters on Thursday ( NBC, 7 p.m.) as well as in the long jump on Friday ( NBC, 7 p.m.). Other anticipated highlights (shown on NBC's 7 p.m. telecast unless otherwise noted) include Yank speedsters Maurice Greene in the 100 on Saturday and Michael Johnson in the 400 on Monday; Aboriginal Australian runner Cathy Freeman in the women's 400, also on Monday; Aussies Grant Hackett and Kieren Perkins in a duel in the pool in the 1,500 freestyle on Saturday; and gold medal matches in baseball (Wednesday, MSNBC, 10 a.m.) and women's soccer (Thursday, MSNBC, 10 a.m.).
ALL TIMES EASTERN. SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.