Starting Five: The to-do list for sports fans this week.

February 05, 2012|By Brian Moore, RedEye


"I Beat The Odds"

Available Tuesday.

Get the real-life story behind "The Blind Side" by the man who inspired the book and movie, Michael Oher. This reprint version of Oher's memoir fleshes out the story many are already familiar with thanks to Hollywood.


Blackhawks at Colordao

8 p.m. Tuesday, CSN

The Blackhawks are free-falling. They've lost five straight, have dropped to sixth in the Western Conference standings and fourth in the Central Division. And they still have six games left on this brutal, mammoth road trip.


Bulls at Charlotte

6 p.m. Friday, CSN

The Bobcats are among the NBA's worst teams, so this should be one of those Bulls blowouts that are so enjoyable. Of course, a blowout also means a sighting of fan favorite Brian Scalabrine. Ginger in the game!


Monster Jam

2 p.m. Saturday, Allstate Arena

What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than watching monster trucks with names such as Grave Digger, El Toro Loco and Mohawk Warrior crush cars in a dirt-covered Allstate Arena.


Windy City Rollers

6 p.m. Saturday, UIC Pavilion

It almost sounds like another Monster Jam, with the Hell's Belles taking on the Fury and the Manic Attackers vs. the Double Crossers. The most fun on wheels that you can legally have in Illinois.

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