Top of the Morning, Nov. 24, 2017

Top of the Morning, Nov. 24, 2017

Don't worry, Tuscola and Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley football fans: NBC Sports Chicago has you covered for the state finals.

The former Comcast SportsNet (I never cared for that name) will have all eight state championship games from DeKalb's Huskie Stadium. It is the seventh year in a row for the network to carry the games.

It gets better. If you can't get to a TV or your family doesn't have cable, the games are being streamed live at How convenient.

Veteran announcer LEE HALL will call the Tuscola/Lena-Winslow game and the GCMS/Maroa-Forsyth matchup. He will be joined in the booth by JACK McINERNEY. CAMRON SMITH will work the sidelines during today's four championship games.

The 1A game starts at 10 a.m. today, with the 2A game to follow at 1 p.m.

I'd advise you to keep the TV on during today's 4A game between Rochester and Highland. The Rockets are led by News-Gazette All-State Player of the Year NIC BAKER. Trust me on this: You should watch.

On to my weekend recommendations:


'Trolls Holiday,' 7:30 p.m., NBC

The musical special is a spinoff from the film, which I must confess I did not see. The kids are in high school now, so movies about trolls are mostly in our past. Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake and Zooey Deschanel voice the leads.


Alabama at Auburn, 2:30 p.m., CBS

Normally, the big boss discourages me from including sports in the listings. Apparently, I have a one-track mind. But this one is different, a game with huge title implications between two teams that truly hate each other. It's more like a news selection than sports.


'60 Minutes,' 6:30 p.m., CBS

The show has always been watchable. But like "Saturday Night Live," it seems to get better with age. Tonight, the crew follows a chef as he tries to feed thousands of hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.