?24 Hours of Tiger
THE GOLF CHANNEL 6 AM
What do you get, on his 25th birthday, for the man (specifically, Tiger Woods) who has everything? A subscription to Maxim? No, silly, a full day's video record of his greatest hits. The birthday bash—part of a weeklong celebration consisting of Tiger-themed programming that begins on Christmas (8 p.m.)—climaxes tonight at 8 p.m. with consecutive hourlong highlight shows of each of Woods's trio of 2000 Grand Slam wins.
? NFL Wild-card Playoffs
SATURDAY ABC 12:30 PM AND 4 PM; SUNDAY CBS 12:30 PM (AFC) AND FOX 4 PM (NFC)
Here's the skinny on a few probable wild-card teams. Ravens: Coach Brian Billick looks too much like the dad on 7th Heaven for his team to be taken seriously. Broncos: Though running back Terrell Davis fell victim to the Campbell's Chunky Soup jinx (see also Reggie White and Kurt Warner), Denver fans (page 120) are semper fi because of his dazzling rookie understudy, former Marine Mike Anderson. Eagles and Saints: Quarterbacks Donovan McNabb ( Philadelphia) and Aaron Brooks ( New Orleans) are so much fun that you forget they play in the NFL.
? Tennessee at Connecticut
CBS 4 PM
Today's Summitt meeting at Hartford Civic Center and the rematch in Knoxville on Feb. 1 are little more than women's Final Fourplay for the national champion Huskies. The second-ranked Lady Vols (9-0 through Sunday) created an avalanche of publicity with 6'5" center Michelle Snow's dunk. Top-ranked Connecticut, meanwhile, was playing below the rim but above everyone else's heads, having won its seven games by an average of 37.6 points.
TUESDAY 1/2 AND WEDNESDAY 1/3
? Sugar Bowl and Orange Bowl
SUGAR, ABC TUESDAY 8 PM; ORANGE, ABC WEDNESDAY 8 PM
The candidate who received more popular votes nationally appears destined to lose. Gore? No, Miami. Second-ranked in the AP and Coaches' polls, the Hurricanes are tropically depressed that No. 3 Florida State, whom they beat in October at the Orange Bowl (the stadium, that is), has usurped their spot in the Orange Bowl (the game) and a shot at the BCS national championship. Instead, the Hurricanes have a date with Florida in New Orleans, while the Seminoles, led by Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Chris Weinke (above), play 12-0 Oklahoma, starring quarterback and Heisman runner-up Josh Heupel (page 56).
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