Viewing Picks for December 27, 2013

All Times Eastern

Boxing's Best of 2013
Pacquiao vs. Rios — HBO2, 11 p.m.
Kirkland vs. Tapia — HBO2, 11:55 p.m.

College Basketball
Louisiana-Monroe at Ohio State — Big Ten Network, 7 p.m.
Northern Kentucky at North Carolina — ESPNU, 7 p.m.
Lafayette at Seton Hall — Fox Sports 1, 8 p.m.
DePaul at Northwestern — Big Ten Network, 9 p.m.
Mississippi Valley State at Washington — Pac-12 Networks, 10 p.m.

College Football
Military Bowl, Annapolis, MD
Marshall vs. Maryland — ESPN, 2:30 p.m.

Texas Bowl, Houston, TX
Minnesota vs. Syracuse — ESPN, 6 p.m.

Fight Hunger Bowl, San Francisco, CA
BYU vs. Washington — ESPN, 9:30 p.m.

SEC on CBS: Top 10 Games: Tennessee at Florida (2001) — CBS Sports Network, 8 p.m.

College Hockey
Great Lakes Invitational, Detroit, MI
Michigan Tech vs. Michigan State — Fox College Sports Atlantic, 3:30 p.m.
Western Michigan vs. Michigan — Fox College Sports Atlantic, 7 p.m.

Alabama-Huntsville at Wisconsin — Fox College Sport Pacific, 8 p.m.

Golf Central Special: PGA Tour 2014 Preview — Golf Channel, 6 p.m.

IIHF 2014 World Junior Championship, Malmö, Sweden
Group A
Slovakia vs. Germany — NHL Network, 9 a.m.

Mixed Martial Arts
UFC: 168 vs. Silva 2, Las Vegas, NV
Weigh-In — Fox Sports 1, 7 p.m.

MLB Tonight — MLB Network, 6 p.m.

Washington at Minnesota — NBA TV, 8 p.m.

NBA Coast to Coast — ESPN2, 8 p.m.
NBA GameTime — NBA TV, 11:30 p.m.

NFL in Season: Steelers vs. Vikings in London — NFL Network, 2 p.m.
NFL Insiders — ESPN2, 3 p.m.
NFL in Season: 49ers vs. Jaguars in London — NFL Network, 3 p.m.
NFL Live — ESPN2, 4 p.m.
NFL Films Presents: Life Lessons — NFL Network, 4:30 p.m.
NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m.
Around the League Live — NFL Network, 6 p.m.
NFL Kickoff — ESPN2, 7 p.m.
Around the League Primetime — NFL Network, 7 p.m.
NFL Total Access: Pro Bowl Players Revealed — NFL Network, 9 p.m.
Playbook NFC — NFL Network, 10 p.m.
Playbook AFC — NFL Network, 11 p.m.

NHL Live — NHL Network, 5 p.m.
NHL on the Fly — NHL Network, 7 p.m.
NHL Tonight — NHL Network, 10 p.m.

Sports Talk
NFL AM — NFL Network, 6 a.m.
The Best of the Dan Patrick Show — Audience Network (DirecTV)/NBCSN, 9 a.m.
SportsDash with Yahoo! Sports — NBCSN, noon
SVP & Russillo — ESPNews, 1 p.m.
Sport Science: Plays of the Year — ESPN2, 5 p.m.
ESPN FC — ESPN2, 5:30 p.m.
ROME — CBS Sports Network, 6 p.m.
Fox Football Daily — Fox Sports 1, 6 p.m.
Pardon the Interruption — ESPNews, 7:30 p.m.
Fox Sports Live — Fox Sports 1, 10 p.m.
Pardon the Interruption Special: Peyton Manning — ESPN2, 10:30 p.m.
Lead Off — CBS Sports Network, midnight
Fox Sports Live — Fox Sports 1, 1 a.m. (Saturday)


Year in Review: 2013 — Tennis Channel, 6 p.m.

U.S. Olympic Trials
Speed Skating, Salt Lake City, UT
Men's 5000 meters and Women's 3,000 meters — NBCSN, 8 p.m.

Ken Fang

About Ken Fang

Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013. He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television. Fang celebrates the three Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.