Monday's television schedule, customized for the Boston sports fan.â†µ
With the Red Sox taking a day off before hosting Tampa Bay, Monday is an off-day in the Boston sports world, meaning we have to look elsewhere for our sports TV.â†µ
NFL: Green Bay vs. Seattle, 8:30 p.m., ESPN: Monday Night Football features the hypothetical matchup of Aaron Rodgers and his former backup Matt Flynn, who signed a major free agent deal with the Seahawks in the offseason after impressing in limited playing time for the Packers. However, Flynn has been surpassed on the depth chart by rookie Russell Wilson, who played his college ball at Wisconsin. So that will have to do. The Packers have had the longest possible time off without having a bye week, as they have not played since Sept. 13 against the Chicago Bears.â†µ
MLB: New York Yankees vs. Minnesota, 8 p.m., MLB Network: Red Sox fans can always have fun rooting against that team from down the I-95. The Red Sox actually helped out the Yanks by winning Sunday, keeping the Baltimore Orioles a game back of the AL East lead. Boston fans can assuage their guilt from their team benefiting the Yanks with some Monday night Schadenfreude, as New York hopes to maintain that lead. Baltimore plays twice, so they can actually take first place Monday if all goes well for them.