? Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
CBS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 3 PM
In honor of celebrity participant and former Eagle Glenn Frey, who we doubt will shoot one:
So put me on a fairway,
And show me a sign,
And take it to the divot one more time.
Among the pros, Tiger Woods returns to the Monterey Peninsula with a peaceful, easy feeling after having won two PGA Tour events—this one and the U.S. Open—here last year.
?Hitmen at Outlaws
NBC 8 PM
Taxi-squad-level football players, stripperesque cheerleaders and the chance of a completed pass between the two? Hey, we saw this film last summer! It was called The Replacements. As the XFL kicks off its 12-week Saturday prime-time slate with New York/New Jersey visiting Las Vegas, you'll recognize precious few of the names, but NBC's telecasts promise to be as much about the frosting as about the cake. What will they call men who watch these games religiously? Xhusbands.
? Knicks at Heat; Kings at Lakers
NBC 1 PM AND 3:30 PM
On any given Sunday defending champion Los Angeles can be as desultory as an Al Pacino awards show speech. Meanwhile Sacramento, which through Sunday had the Western Conference's best record (29-12), is tighter than the Corleones. New York coach Jeff (Scarface) Van Gundy leads the Knicks, who were getting a disappointing 12.5 points per game from former Lakers forward (Glengarry) Glen Rice, against Miami, which has benefited from the additions of two former Lakers, forward A.C. Green and guard Eddie Jones. Hoo-aahh!
?Do You Believe in Miracles? The Story of the 1980 U.S. Hockey Team
HBO 10 PM
Hockey gives us Two gratifying moments this week. First, the sight of the unretired Mario Lemieux, a three-time All-Star Game MVP, skating for the North Americans against the World's best in this year's game, in Denver (Sunday, ABC, 2:30 p.m.). Second, the stirring 60-minute documentary that retells the story of the 20 young men and their coach, Herb Brooks, who took on the world's best, the Soviets, in Lake Placid, and improbably won Olympic gold. Poignantly detailed, the documentary reveals that the White House visit made shortly after their triumph was the last time the 20 players were together.