Each Thursday, we check out the weekend sports scene locally and offer more casual sports fans some observations that can get them in and out of conversations without anyone catching on to your, ahem, casualness.
Whether at the water cooler, bus, lunchroom, frat kegger or cocktail party, you can drop in a riposte, bon mot or bit o wit to start a conversational conflagration, or put one out. Then walk away.
National Football League Draft -- 5 p.m., Thursday, ESPN.
Mariners baseball -- Seattle at Detroit, 10:05 a.m. Thursday; at Boston, 4:10 p.m., Friday and Saturday; at Boston, 10:35 a.m., Sunday.
Sounders soccer -- Toronto FC at Sounders, 7 p.m., Saturday, Qwest Field.READ MORE»