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What's On Television Today: December 18th, 2010

You know, today could've been a magical day. The start of the fabled BCS playoffs that nobody in college football wants to admit are the right move, with a bunch of supplementary bowls on the side for teams that won 6 games but didn't qualify. 

Or I guess we could forget about exciting games and watch a bunch of 6-6 teams try to figure out who will finish above .500. Yes, lets do that.

Serie A -- Milan vs. Roma -- 1:45 PM, FSC -- This is one of those times I'll suggest some European football over the American football. Two titans of the Italian league clash, and I don't think either of them has been penalized for cheating yet this year.
New Mexico Bowl -- UTEP Miners vs. BYU Cougars -- 1 PM, ESPN -- Of the three bowl matchups today, it's the one that involves a Texas team. So I guess that's a tiebreaker. Plus it's always fun to root for BYU to lose since they mess up my NCAA bracket every year.
College Basketball -- Texas Longhorns vs. North Carolina Tar Heels -- 3 PM, CBS -- Another chance for you to scout Harrison Barnes, future Rocket.

Five Guys
College Basketball -- Texas A&M Aggies vs. Arkansas Razorbacks -- 2 PM, ESPN2 -- Like you'd watch Stanford/Butler over this Southwest Conference re-enactment. 
Humanitarian Bowl -- Fresno St. Bulldogs vs. Northern Illinois Huskies -- 4:30 PM, ESPN -- This might be a good game, but I think, like most Humanitarian Bowls, you'll end up caring more about the field. Go blue turf!
MIami Heat @ Washington Wizards -- 6 PM, NBA TV -- Washington seems like a likely candidate to stop the Heat's winning streak, given they can somehow put each of the big three into a coma. Time to go to work, Etan Thomas!

Toronto Maple Leafs @ Vancouver Canucks -- 6 PM, NHL Network -- One of the beasts of the West hosts that one hockey team that has sucked out loud for like 7 years despite being in Canada's biggest city.
New Orleans Bowl -- Ohio Bobcats vs. Troy Trojans -- 8 PM, ESPN -- I have no idea. Watch at your own peril.

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