On The Weekend Watch:
WHAT'S YOUR GAME? -- Whew! Sports activities of wide variety are chewing up huge chunks of the viewing schedule this weekend. First up, of course, are the early games of the annual basketball odyssey of the NCAA Tournament, and CBS/Channel is the locale for a numbing total of 15 games through Sunday, with Billy Packer heading the broadcast teams. Doubleheader game times are at noon and 8 p.m. today and Friday; marathon games begin at noon on Saturday (four) and Sunday (three). Of special note for local fans, the Towson State Tigers take on Ohio State at 8 p.m. Friday. NBC/Channel 2 is countering the CBS roundball sweep with the sweeping grace of figure skating, specifically top events from the "World Championships" this week in Munich. Check listings for specifics, but there are prime time shows at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and two shows Sunday, at 2:30 p.m. and at 7 p.m. Also on Saturday, Channel 2 has its first Orioles pre-season broadcast game from Florida, against Texas at 1:30 p.m. and featuring the recently retired-again Jim Palmer doing the play-by-play. Finally, note that one of the most popular events in "ABC's Wide World of Sports" annual calendar is on the schedule at 4:30 p.m. Saturday (Channel 13). It's the two-week-long Iditarod Sled Dog Race from Alaska, just concluded this week, which proves that the athletic aberration is exceptionally virulent in certain people.