Posted by Bob Biscigliano in good games on tv to help ease us into the nfl off-season
Usually when the NFL season is over, Sundays are extra-blah. Today will help postpone that feeling at least for another weekend.
In addition to it being about 75 degrees in Atlanta -- and warm up north too! -- there are some great games on TV today. The Detroit Red Wings will start things off as they take on Pittsburgh at 12:30 PM on NBC. Pittsburgh has two of the leading scorers in the NHL and are attempting to make a late playoff push. Meanwhile, the Red Wings are battling for another division title-- and possibly a President's trophy. (The Penguins will be wearing their awful Carolina blue jerseys)
At the same time, the Celtics will take on the San Antonio Spurs on ABC for a premium NBA match up. Then at 3:30 PM on ABC, the Lakers will take on the Cleveland Caveliers. If this game is anything like the Celtics/Lakers game from the other night, then this is a must watch game. It may be only the regular season, but these teams are playing eachother like they have something to prove as it is a huge debate as to who the best team in the NBA is right now.
Then tonight, at 8 PM on ESPN, the Pistons will take on the Suns. The Pistons are coming off a big OT win last night against Milwaukee. Rip Hamilton had 38 points, off the bench. Hopefully they will carry that energy into tonight's nationally televised game and show the world that they are still a team to watch out for in the East.
Another thing that I plan on doing during Sunday, aside from studying more than I did last semester on Sundays, is watching some episodes of Friday Night Lights on NBC.com. That show is really good and I accredit Chip Stevenson for urging me to watch it. Thanks, Chip.
Anyway, enjoy your Sunday Funday on TV before Sunday night depression starts to kick in...