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THE ZAPPER
John O'Keefe
October 22, 2001
NBC's recently added Nov. 3 broadcast of Michael Jordan's Wizards' taking on the 76ers—the network's first pre-Christmas Day NBA game in 11 years—is good news for hoops fans but possibly bad news for Fox: That same night is World Series Game 6 (if necessary).... Will Major League Soccer's title game on Sunday (ABC, 12:30 p.m.) be decided on penalty kicks? Both semifinals, Earthquakes-Fusion and Fire-Galaxy, were headed to decisive third games as SI went to press.... ESPN's two-hour The Season—Cal Ripken (Friday, 8 p.m.) relives the Iron Man's final year in the majors.
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October 22, 2001

The Zapper

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NBC's recently added Nov. 3 broadcast of Michael Jordan's Wizards' taking on the 76ers—the network's first pre-Christmas Day NBA game in 11 years—is good news for hoops fans but possibly bad news for Fox: That same night is World Series Game 6 (if necessary).... Will Major League Soccer's title game on Sunday (ABC, 12:30 p.m.) be decided on penalty kicks? Both semifinals, Earthquakes-Fusion and Fire-Galaxy, were headed to decisive third games as SI went to press.... ESPN's two-hour The Season—Cal Ripken (Friday, 8 p.m.) relives the Iron Man's final year in the majors.

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