WASHINGTON, December 30, 2012 –Tonight, one of the most intense rivalries in NFL football plays itself out, and the stakes are a lot higher than bragging rights over cumulative win-loss totals between the two. The Dallas Cowboys will be visiting the Washington Redskins in a continuing quest to keep their playoff hopes alive. The winner of this game will also win the NFC East, and a chance to continue on to the Big Dance in January.
I have friends who are rabid fans of each team, but I am a sucker for the underdog. That means I’ll be rooting for the Redskins, since they haven’t won the division since 1999. Besides, it would be great to see something positive accomplished in the nation’s capital, since Congress remains oblivious to anything but enjoying their long holiday recess and their recent vote to raise their own pay at our expense—presumably for doing such a great job on the economy.
I’ll be back in 2013. But first I have to mention our coverage of the 124th Tournament of Roses Parade that takes place on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 11 a.m. EST (8 a.m. PST)
Our resident writer and west coast gal Gayle Falkenthal will be hosting a live chat during the parade. If you have never sat in on one of her live chats, you are depriving yourself of an entertaining and informative experience unlike any other online.
For the full story, read her preview article to one of the oldest and best New Year’s Day traditions: watching The Tournament of Roses Parade. I guarantee you it is a lot more fun watching it with her and the rest of the wonderful staff writers hosting the chat.
Let us all hope that 2013 will bring good things to our country, and to all the wonderful people who make it the greatest country in the world. ‘Till then, be safe, be kind, and be thankful.
All Times are EST:
CBS: 60 Minutes: (New) Scott Pelley explores how humans can move robotic limbs with their thoughts; Lara Logan interviews a former Danish spy who claims to have played a role in the killing of an Al-Qaeda leader; and Anderson Cooper profiles filmmaker Judd Apatow.
ABC: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: When a new professor’s bureaucratic methods leave Hogwarts unprepared to fight the rising tide of evil, Harry teaches a dedicated group of students how to defend against the dark arts. Based on the novel by J.K. Rowling.
FOX: The Simpsons: (Repeat) After Grampa takes it on the lam from the retirement home, a frantic Homer and Marge try to track him down, and their search uncovers some surprising secrets from his past, including the revelation that he once worked at a restaurant with Marvin Hamlisch (who provides his own voice) and fell in love with a singer at the eatery. Meanwhile, Lisa is flush with excitement when she discovers the joys of online poker.
NBC: Sunday Night Football: Cowboys at Redskins.
CBS: NCIS: (Repeat) A navy commander’s murder is investigated, and in the process, the team runs into E.J. Barrett.
FOX: Bob’s Burgers: (Repeat) When Bob inherits a storage unit around Christmas, visions of riches dance in the heads of the family, but what they find inside is a squatter who claims he once worked as a mannequin. In the spirit of the season, they invite the man to live in the restaurant, where he displays a knack for holiday decorating.
FOX: Family Guy: (Repeat) The Griffins are broke, but Peter has a plan to turn that around: He’s buying 200,000 lottery tickets. “Don’t you know that it’s just a tax on stupid people?” warns Brian. But Peter wants to be able to dive into a pool filled with gold coins, just like Scrooge McDuck.
CBS: The Good Wife: (Repeat) Will tries his first case following his suspension, but he turns down a low settlement that could cost the firm some much-needed money. Meanwhile, Alicia inadvertently aids Peter’s campaign.
FOX: American Dad: (Repeat) Stan takes Steve to Mexico to help his teen son grow up. When they get there, they’re kidnapped by a drug cartel, and it turns out that only Steve has a chance to free them.
CBS: The Mentalist: (Repeat) A serial-killer case hits close to home for Jane when he meets a blogger obsessed with the killer.
New episodes of:
Sugar Dome at 8 p.m. on Food Channel
Drugged at 8 p.m. on NGC
The Real Housewives of Atlanta at 8 and 9 p.m. on BRAVO
Curiosity at 9 p.m. on DSC
Iron Chef America at 9 p.m. on Food Channel
Ax Men at 9 p.m. on History Channel
Sister Wives at 9 p.m. on TLC
For movie lovers:
The Lion King on ABCFAM
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on ABC
The Green Mile on AMC
The Specialist on ENC
Batman Begins on FMC
Wall Street on SUND
Transformers on TNT
Amistad on TCM
Bad Teacher on STARZ
War Horse on SHO
Step Brothers on FX
This Means War on CINEMAX
Sirens on FLIX
American Wedding on HBO
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