SPORTS ON WEEKEND TV : Postseason Football Action
Postseason football of both the professional and college variety will dominate sports television programming on the final weekend of 1991, while Prime Ticket will try to please hockey and basketball fans today with a split-screen telecast of the Kings and Lakers games.
* Pro Football: The Raiders, the only California team to reach the National Football League playoffs, will visit the Kansas City Chiefs for an AFC wild card game today at 9:30 a.m. on Channels 7, 3, 10 and 42. The NFC wild card matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints will follow at 1 p.m. on the same stations.
Sunday’s NFC wild card action begins at 9:30 a.m. on Channels 2 and 8, with the Dallas Cowboys at Chicago Bears in the Cowboys’ first playoff game since 1985. The Houston Oilers play host to the New York Jets in the AFC wild card game at 1 p.m. on Channels 4, 36 and 39.
* College Football: The Blockbuster Bowl, the first prime-time bowl game of the season, airs at 6 p.m. on Channels 2 and 8. No. 8 Alabama (10-1) meets No. 13 Colorado (8-2-1). Three bowl games are set for Sunday: the Poulan/Weed Eater Independence Bowl between No. 24 Georgia (8-3) and Arkansas (6-5) (11:30 a.m., Channels 7, 3, 10 and 42); the Liberty Bowl between Air Force (9-3) and Mississippi State (7-3) (5 p.m., ESPN) and the Gator Bowl between No. 19 Virginia (8-2-1) and No. 20 Oklahoma (8-3) (5 p.m., TBS).
* Other Sports: The Kings begin a two-game trip by facing the Edmonton Oilers at 5 p.m. on Prime Ticket. A Lakers-Portland Trail Blazers game follows at 7:30. During the time the games overlap, which is expected to be about eight minutes unless the hockey game goes into overtime, the Kings will be seen in the lower left two-thirds of the screen, and the Lakers in the upper right-third of the screen. The audio will belong to Kings’ announcer Bob Miller until the game ends. The Kings will have the entire screen to themselves for all of Sunday’s 5 p.m. contest against the Calgary Flames on Prime Ticket.
In college basketball, USC, coming off its upset of No. 4 Ohio State last Saturday, plays host to Robert Morris at 2 p.m. today on Prime Ticket.