What to watch for in this weekend's biggest matchups. One team or another in ALL CAPS.
GENERATION KILL over Band of Brothers — "Oh, look at us! We're the greatest generation! We saved the whole world from Hitler!" Get bent, heroes of World War II. I want my HBO miniseries to give me flashbacks. Besides, as far as collaborators go, I'll take the producers of The Wire over Stephen Ambrose any day. Mostly because Stephern Ambrose is dead.
BRETT FAVRE over Kellen Clemons — Oh man. Favre going to the Jets would be some kind of karmic masterpiece. Faced with tougher competition in the AFC and pissed-off New York fans is the perfect way to spend his twilight year(s). I rub my hands in gleeful anticipation of the Madden curse.
RED SOX over Yankees — Oh yes, it's one of those weekends. The Yanks are red-hot, but I like to side with the home team. Because I have no balls.
USA over Canadia — Men's hoops gears up for the Olympics. Get ready to taste our freedom, Canucks. And please note that I'm grabbing my junk when I say that.
That's all for this week. Be safe this weekend, and if not, try to at least make a good story for the police blotter. We'll back on Monday morning, bright and girly.