WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW
Pampered, overpriced dogs stinking up the floor at Madison Square Garden . . . oh wait, that's a Knicks game. Best in Show favorites include a Keeshond who was overheard telling his trainer to just "Throw Me The Damn Frisbee." [USA, 8]
_____ Monday Morning_____ A look back at the weekend and a look ahead at the coming week's action with a fresh new edge.
• Norman Chad's Couch Slouch
• Starting Lineup
• The Chat: Joel McHale, host of E!'s "The Soup"
• 7 Days
• The Review: Electronic Arts' NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup
_____ The Quote _____ "I was once No. 2 in the world ... and it got to the stage if I'd won the Scottish Open at Loch Lomond and Greg Norman had missed the cut in America, I would have got to No. 1. He didn't, I didn't and Tiger Woods was born. And it's been downhill ever since."
-- Colin Montgomerie
_____ The Monday Morning Poll _____
MCDONALD'S NBA ALL-STAR CELEBRITY GAME
"Celebrity" participants include Ryan Cabrera, Mark McGrath, and "Blind Date" host Roger Lodge. Apparently there's a new rule dictating that one white guy must touch the ball per every possession. [ESPN, 7]
SPORTSCENTURY: CHARLES BARKLEY
The Round Mound of Rebound is flirting with the idea of running for office in Alabama. Sources say the doughy Barkley chose to be a Republican because he's one of the Red States. [ESPN CLASSIC, 8]
MIRACLE ON ICE -- 25th ANNIVERSARY
Celebrate the United States' second-greatest upset over the Russians. The first being Rocky Balboa's victory over Ivan Drago whom, incidentally, Jose Canseco claims to have personally injected with steroids. [ESPN, 8:30]
NBA ALL-STAR GAME
TNT assures us that they know drama, so expect the greatest East versus West battle since the Eastern Conference-Western Conference rap wars pitted Allen Iverson's "Non-Fiction" against Shaquille O'Neal's "Shaq Fu: Da Return." [TNT, 8]