A sports fan’s guide to the busiest week of the year

Remember July? Lebron’s block was nothing more than a fresh memory, and half of the Pittsburgh Penguins had already posted summer vacation photos of themselves with the Stanley Cup on Instagram. The drama of NBA free agency, international soccer, and Olympic anticipation were all we had to keep us from complete sports withdrawal. It really sucked. I got a rash on my neck it was so bad.

Keep thinking about July, for a second. Now think about this week. It does not suck.

If you’re like me, there’s no HBO Sunday lineup or new season of whatever Netflix is working on that can entertain me like a full slate of the sports ball. If you’re like me, the 10 days in late October and early November—when every major, team sport is being played at the same time—is the most wonderful time of the year.

Of course, with all these great games on there’s a lot of shit to sift through. You don’t want to get stuck watching the Jaguars play the Titans on Thursday night, when there is a better game on. To combat this, I’ve made my own little TV guide, and it can help you get optimal enjoyment out of the sports eclipse.

Tuesday, October 25

 New York Knicks @ Cleveland Cavaliers                6:30 p.m. CT              TNT

World Series: Game 1 (@Cleveland)                      7:08 p.m. CT                 FOX

San Antonio Spurs @ Golden State Warriors         9:30 p.m. CT              TNT

Wednesday, October 26

 Oklahoma City Thunder @ Philadelphia 76ers    7:00 p.m. CT              ESPN

World Series: Game 2 (@Cleveland)                      7:08 p.m. CT                 FOX

Houston Rockets @ Los Angeles Lakers                  9:30 p.m. CT              ESPN

League Pass bonus game: Denver Nuggets @ New Orleans Pelicans 7:00 p.m. CT

Thursday, October 27

 Boston Celtics @ Chicago Bulls                                7:00 p.m. CT              TNT

Los Angeles Clippers @ Portland Trail Blazers      9:30 p.m. CT              TNT

California Berkeley @ USC                                       9:30 p.m. CT               ESPN

Friday, October 28

 Cleveland Cavaliers @ Toronto Raptors               6:00 p.m. CT              ESPN

Navy @ South Florida                                                6:00 p.m. CT                ESPN2

World Series: Game 3 (@Chicago)                          7:08 p.m. CT                FOX

Saturday, October 29

 Tottenham Hotspur @ Leicester City                     9:00 a.m. CT              NBCsn.com

West Virginia @ Oklahoma State                            11:00 a.m. CT               FOX

Washington @ Utah                                                 2:30 p.m. CT                   FS1

Nebraska @ Wisconsin                                             6:00 p.m. CT                 ESPN

Clemson @ Florida State                                          7:00 p.m. CT                ABC

World Series: Game 4 (@Chicago)                          7:08 p.m. CT               FOX

Sunday, October 30

 New England Patriots @ Buffalo Bills                     12:00 p.m. CT           CBS

Green Bay Packers @ Atlanta Falcons                    3:25 p.m.   CT              FOX

League Pass bonus game: Utah Jazz @ Los Angeles Clippers      3:30 p.m. CT

World Series: Game 5 if necessary (@Chicago)    7:15 p.m. CT              FOX

Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys                  7:30 p.m. CT              NBC

Monday, October 31

 Minnesota Vikings @ Chicago Bears                       7:30 p.m. CT             ESPN

Tuesday, November 1

 Houston Rockets @ Cleveland Cavaliers                6:00 p.m. CT            NBAtv

World Series: Game 6 if necessary (@Cleveland) 7:08 p.m. CT             FOX

Golden State Warriors @ Portland Trail Blazers   9:00 p.m. CT             NBAtv

Wednesday, November 2

Chicago Bulls @ Boston Celtics                                7:00 p.m. CT              ESPN

World Series: Game 7 if necessary (@Cleveland) 7:08 p.m. CT             FOX

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Los Angeles Clippers 9:30 p.m. CT              ESPN

Thursday, November 3

Atlanta Falcons @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers                        7:25 p.m. CT    NFLn

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Golden State Warriors 9:30 p.m. CT            TNT







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