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November 09, 2009
What smart fans should do this week
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November 09, 2009

Gameplan

What smart fans should do this week

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For the second time in his career Eli Manning faces the team he spurned on draft day 2004, when the No. 1 pick forced San Diego to trade him. The first meeting didn't go so well for him: The Giants lost 45--23, in 2005. This time the Chargers will be led by Philip Rivers, the QB they got from New York in return for Manning. Who got the better deal? Watch on CBS and judge for yourself.

FOLLOW

Countdown to Vancouver

The opening of the Winter Olympics was 100 days away as of Nov. 4. NBC starts its buildup to the Games with a multiplatform blitz, including the relaunch of NBCOlympics.com and the debut of a nightly Countdown to Vancouver on Universal Sports. Also, keep an eye out for athletes on NBC shows. Finally, a reason to watch Jay Leno in prime time.

WATCH

Without Bias

ESPN's 30 for 30 documentary series continues with a film exploring the death of Len Bias, by cocaine overdose, hours after being chosen at No. 2 by the Celtics in the 1986 NBA draft. Filmmaker Kirk Fraser interviewed dozens of Bias's family members and Maryland teammates. More than two decades after his death, Bias's tragic tale is still harrowing.

The Pop Culture Grid

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