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Week Ahead
Chris Mannix
October 17, 2005
What to watch and watch for
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October 17, 2005

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

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Railbirds who revere Laffit Pincay Jr. (above) should head for Santa Anita Park, where patrons will receive a free DVD of a documentary on the jockey who won a record 9,530 races. Narrated by Kevin Costner, Laffit details the Hall of Famer's four-decade career, which began in Panama and ended when he retired after breaking his neck in a fall in 2003.

MONDAY 10/17

Rams at Colts A few years ago St. Louis was the Greatest Show on Turf, but thanks to Peyton Manning and a revamped defense that is allowing less than a touchdown a game (page 38), the undefeated Colts are darn close to perfect. As for this year's 2-3 Rams, quarterback Marc Bulger leads the NFL's fourth-ranked offense, but they'd be thrilled to be known simply as a playoff team. ABC 9 p.m.

THURSDAY 10/20

2005 Mohegan Sun Killerspin Championships

The world's top Ping-Pong players serve and slice in Uncasville, Conn. The most-watched entrant is sure to be Biba Golic (left), a blonde 27-year-old Serbian native now living in Chicago who is one of the top players in the U.S.--and is called the Anna Kournikova of table tennis. ESPN2 4 p.m.

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