Arena Football: Conference Championships
1 p.m. and 4 p.m, ESPN
Columbus at Georgia, followed by Chicago at San Jose. I know the anticipation is killing us, but try to save something for the Arena Bowl party.
PGA: John Deere Classic
3 p.m., Channel 13
Tour journeyman D.A. Weibring designed the course on the site of a former Arabian horse-breeding farm. I swear it’s true. And I wish I were creative enough to make up something like that.
NASCAR: Busch Series at Joliet, Ill.
3 p.m., Channel 8
Carl Edwards could break his leg doing a back flip, sit out four races and still have an insurmountable point lead.
MLB: Astros at Cubs
3:30 p.m., FOX
Remember when the Game of the Week started at 1 o’clock and didn’t always involve a team from New York, Chicago, Los Angeles or Boston?
NBA Summer League: Celtics vs. Mavericks
4 p.m., FSNE
All these rookie-dominated summer games take place in Las Vegas. Great way to encourage the new guys to live squeaky-clean lifestyles.
MLB: Blue Jays at Red Sox
7 p.m., NESN
Saturday night games at Fenway are just morally wrong.
MLS: New England at New York
7:30 p.m., Fox Soccer Channel
At least one 9-year-old will watch this game instead of the Sox. I weep for whatever will become of his life.
Auto Racing: IRL at Nashville
7:30 p.m., ESPN
When there’s a chance of a woman driver or an old man starting a shoving match after the race, you’ve got to watch.