Sunday Night Football: Houston Texans at San Francisco 49ers on NBC at 8:20pm ET. I think the Texans have the most ridiculous name in football, but I’m not 100% certain. I am interested in debate on this topic, so feel free to throw in your picks in the comments. I will also open this up to the global definition of football rather than restricting it to North American hand-egg football. I will limit it to professional tier, though, as college and university teams seem to take a special pride in having ridiculous names.
Boardwalk Empire on HBO at 9:00pm ET.
Homeland on Showtime at 9:00pm ET.
Alaskan Women Looking for Love on TLC at 10:00pm ET. Series premiere. Good to see that TLC is still pursuing the kind of high-quality, educational content one would expect from a channel called “The Learning Channel.” I’m sure this program will teach us a lot about the Alaskan social structure, how it impacts common cultural activities like dating, and what we can surmise from this example about the power balance in romantic interactions when dealing with heavily skewed gender demographics. Oh, wait, I mean the opposite of that.
Masters of Sex on Showtime at 10:00pm ET.
Genevieve Burgess knows from ridiculous university mascots as she didn’t become a Gamecock so she could instead be a Hurricane, and be represented by something we call an ibis even though it is clearly a person in a duck costume.