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THE WEEK IN TELEVISION
December 16, 2002
DECEMBER 13-19
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December 16, 2002

The Week In Television

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DECEMBER 13-19

SATURDAY 12/14
HBO 10 PM
Evander Holyfield vs. Chris Byrd
Call him Old Man Winner: The 40-year-old Holyfield (38-5-2, 25 KOs) seeks his fifth heavyweight title (the vacant IBF), against Byrd, 32.

SATURDAY 12/14
CBS 2 PM, BASKETBALL
No. 14 Florida vs. No. 18 Maryland
The Terps have won 21 straight at home, but they're up against a loaded Gators team led by All-America forward Matt Bonner and freshman guard Matt Walsh.

SATURDAY 12/14
NBC 8 PM
Hallmark Skaters' Championship
Mr. T would be impressed by the gold neckwear in this pro-am field: Olympic winners Sarah Hughes, Alexei Yagudin and Jamie Sale and David Pelletier will compete.

SUNDAY 12/15
NBC 2 PM
Office Depot Father-Son Challenge, Final Round
Defending champs Ray and Robert Floyd battle other PGA pros and their progeny for the $200,000 first prize.

SUNDAY 12/15
ESPN 4 PM
National Finals Rodeo, Championship Round
Toughest butt usually wins. The Super Bowl of rodeo has seven events—including saddle bronc riding, bullriding and bareback riding—and a $4.8 million purse.

THURSDAY 12/19
TNT 7:30 PM
Lakers at Nets
Tony Soprano ain't the only Jersey tough guy. Shaquille O'Neal, a Newark native, comes home (for the only time this season) in a rematch of the 2002 NBA Finals.

?DON'T MISS
SUNDAY 12/15
FOX 4 PM
Packers at 49ers
NFC heavyweights battle for home field advantage in a potential playoff preview. Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre is 9-1 lifetime versus the 49ers, including a 25-15 win in last January's NFC wild-card game. Ahman Green (right) ran for a TD in that one.

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