Jazz at Kings
NBC 3 PM Filmmaker Ken Burns's 17 1/2-hour documentary, Jazz,
recently finished its run on PBS. To fill the void, we offer
CNN/SI NBA writer Marty Burns's 17 1/2-word analysis, this one
concerning another venerable and underappreciated American Jazz
original, Midwest Division-leading Utah: "Stockton and Malone.
Pick-and-roll. Mind-numbing execution. Why it won't win the NBA
title? Olden Poly.... "
Avalanche at Penguins
ESPN2 3 PM Happy hour begins early for puckheads on Presidents'
Day. Colorado, through Sunday the NHL's second-best team, visits
Pittsburgh, whose Mario Lemieux, having mastered the comeback
routine, is hockey's Jordan. In the last 20 seasons only three
players have won the Art Ross Trophy (most points): Wayne
Gretzky, the Penguins' Jaromir Jagr and his linemate Lemieux.
Bidding to become the fourth is Avalanche center Joe Sakic, the
NHL's leading scorer, with 77 points.
Heat at Knicks
TBS 8 PM Changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes. Two weeks
ago, New York--buffeted by a Jimmy Buffett buffet of
profanity--won in Miami in OT. Tonight the rivalry resumes 15
degrees farther north, in New York, inspiring this Parrothead
parody, set to the tune of the Buffett hit Come Monday:
Van Gundy, it'll be all right,
Van Gundy, why you hold his leg tight?
I've spent e-ter-ni-ty screaming, "Illegal D!"
And I just want 'Zo back on our side.
FOX 1 PM In 1985, Dodge, the brand that Richard Petty drove to
two of his record seven Daytona victories, left the NASCAR
circuit. The year before, the automaker had introduced the
Daytona, a sports coupe that it produced for 10 years while nary
a Dodge rounded the famous 2.5-mile tri-oval. The Daytona is
history, but Dodge returns to the stock car Super Bowl today
with potentially as many as 10 drivers behind the wheels of
Intrepids, including two-time winners Bill Elliott (the pole
sitter, above) and Sterling Marlin as well as Kyle Petty,
Richard's son. Making its Winston Cup debut is Fox, which will
employ 35 cameras and a top-of-the-screen scroll conveying race
ALL TIMES EASTERN. SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
COLOR PHOTO: JAMIE SQUIRE/ALLSPORT
Hey, wow, Kay Yow! Yow, the North Carolina State women's
basketball coach, recently won her 600th game (No. 5 on the
alltime list). Her 21st-ranked Wolfpack hosts No. 4 Duke on
Sunday (ESPN2, 2 p.m.).... Vasgersian immersion, Vasgersian
aversion. After one weekend of XFL play, lead commentator Matt
Vasgersian was demoted to NBC's backup game. Matt, consider this
a blessing in disguise.... Anchor Inga Hammond, who left CNN/SI
on Feb. 4, has written a screenplay about golf (working title: