Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest
2 p.m. Wednesday, ESPN
If you happen to be flipping channels during your day off on Wednesday, you might be amazed at how much food some people can pack away in a short amount of time. Just don't try it at your backyard barbecue. Remember, these are professionals. Kinda gross professionals, but professionals nonetheless.
White Sox vs. Texas
1:10 p.m. Thursday, U.S. Cellular Field
As usual, the Sox are pulling out all the stops to get fans to attend games this week, whether it be fireworks, bands or activities to keep kids busy. And if you go on Thursday, you'll get to see Twista throw out the first pitch. Maybe if the crowd asks nicely enough, he'll rap the seventh-inning stretch!
Cubs at Mets
Friday-Sunday, CSN or WGN
After the Cubs were walloped 17-1 last week against the Mets, it will be interesting to see if the Cubs can return the favor, if only to improve their psyches. Otherwise, tune in just to see if Anthony Rizzo keeps living up to the hype.
Fire vs. Los Angeles
2 p.m. Sunday, Toyota Park
This is the one chance for soccer fans—or fans of David Beckham and Landon Donovan—to see the Galaxy in Chicago. You might want to pay close attention to the Fire, too, as they've won three in a row heading into Tuesday's match at Houston.
Rush vs. San Antonio
3 p.m. Sunday, Allstate Arena
A playoff berth is still within the Rush's reach as they prepare for their final home game of the regular season. There are still a couple of months until the Bears play for keeps, so this might be the football fix you need.