Seriously now, that Broncos/Steelers game was one of the more entertaining playoff games we've seen in a couple years, right? I didn't have a particular dog in that hunt, but I suppose in the grand scheme of things, if a (alleged) rapist is fighting (maybe) Jesus, one has to root for Jesus, right? I figured the Broncos would be just a stepping stone for the Steelers, someone to crush beneath their mighty steel boot, but I guess injuries proved to be too much for them. Plus they forgot that they need to cover the receiver when he runs downfield. It was so exciting I went right to sleep afterward and forgot to watch The Firm.
Anyway, tonight is the BCS National Championship, which is being televised on ESPN, for some reason. One would think that a network would actually want to own the rights to it, but I suppose not! Anyway, if you don't have ESPN, you'll have to find some other way to see the game. I recommend a bar with a lot of beer inside of it. Or stay home and play video games.
Also on tonight is the debut of MTV's Caged, which features Louisianans who wish to become "cage fighters." Is MTV not legally allowed to use the term "MMA?" Because "cage fighter" just makes me think of Bloodsport, and that's just bound to be disappointing. Discovery also debuts First Week In, about first-time inmates dealing with the reality of their first week in prison. So you got that going for you.
In other programming notes, CBS and Fox are both all-reruns tonight. What are you going to watch?
ESPN hosts the BCS National Championship this year, for some reason, at 8:30/5:30. If you feel like watching Alabama take on LSU in a rematch of their regular season game which was ended by a score of something like 6-5, here you go!
NBC 9 PM: "Contestants face stunts that include being locked in an underwater cage while their teammates try to free them, eating a lunchbox full of roaches and grasshoppers, and jumping between a bus and a car to retrieve flags." I'll take door #3, please. Preceded by yet another episode of Who's Still Standing? at 8.
ABC 8 PM: "Two women get one-on-one dates with Ben in his hometown; on the group date, 12 bachelorettes try out for a community theater production written by children." MURDER IS IN MY HEART.
A&E 9 PM: "A woman's hoarding increases following the deaths of her two sons; a former maitre d' has a compulsion for clearance-sale items." Then, on Intervention at 10: "A mother's suicide attempt leads a woman to heroin addiction and a life on the streets." Want to feel better about your life? A&E has you covered tonight.
ABC 10 PM: "When Castle and Beckett investigate the death of a ladies' man, a twist in the case may disrupt Ryan's wedding." But...I don't want to die!