Stuff To Tune In To And Zone Out On For May 19th
• NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. Game 2, Chicago Blackhawks at Detroit Red Wings. Should be a good one. [Versus, 7:30 ET]
• NBA Playoffs. Game 1, Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Lakers. Tune in to see if Kenyon Martin mixes it up with Jack Nicholson. Now that would be worth the price of admission. Old Jack would kick Kenyon’s ass. Also, the NBA Draft Lottery immediately precedes the game at 8:30 ET. [ESPN, 9:00 ET]
• MLB Baseball. Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals. This game doesn’t have a New York team in it, but you’re just going to have to take it like a man and accept it. [WGN, 8:00 ET]
• Basic Cable Movie Of The Night. Carlito’s Way. Perhaps Pacino’s last truly great role. Except for maybe in Heat. Oh, and Donnie Brasco. Nevermind me. I’m full of shit. Oh, and Sean Penn wears the most awesome wig in the history of cinema. [AMC, 8:00 ET]
Finally, don’t watch American Idol. If you won’t do it for yourself, do it for your children. Or your children’s children. Just don’t watch that crap.