How many commercials for Sears will you see this week, versus what ESPN will do to promote its next Monday night football game? Can’t they just combine the two somehow?
Brett Favre, hot off his miracle pass gamewinner in last Sunday’s Vikings’ home win against the 49ers, have his old team, the Green Bay Packers, visiting the Metrodome. It won’t be as caustic as Week 8 — a 1 p.m. local kickoff at Lambeau Field, which Fox has and likely won’t give up.
But assume the worst and hope for the best.
The punch to the gut as far as L.A. football care about: CBS has only one window this weekend, and has picked a less attractive meeting in the AM instead of the star-studded contest in the PM that would feature Mark Sanchez’s visit to New Orleans to face Reggie Bush’s team.
Register your complaints early and it could be changed…
== 10 a.m., Channel 2: Baltimore at New England (with Jim Nantz and Phil Simms, instead of Tennessee-Jacksonville, Oakland-Houston or Cincinnati-Cleveland in this window).
== 10 a.m., Channel 11: N.Y. Giants at Kansas City (with Kenny Albert, Darryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa, instead of Detroit-Chicago or Tampa Bay-Washington)
== 1 p.m., Channel 11: Dallas at Denver (with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, instead of St. Louis-San Francisco; CBS also has N.Y. Jets-New Orleans and Buffalo-Miami in this window)
== 5:15 p.m., Channel 4: San Diego at Pittsburgh (with Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Andrea Kremer)
== 5:30 p.m., ESPN: Green Bay at Minnesota (with Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden and Ron Jaworski)
Bye week: Atlanta, St. Louis, Carolina and Philadelphia.