Fight off football withdrawal

After a season of Sundays spent watching football, the dent in your couch is perfectly formed to your rear. Now's not the time to get up and do something with your life. Stay inside, grab some snacks and find a way to power through this weekend without football. A spectacular slate of basketball games, the Aussie Open finals and a jam-packed NHL All-Star weekend in Raleigh will get you through.

Updated: January 28, 2011, 3:03 PM ET
By Sarah Spain

NBA: The Bulls hope Derrick Rose can fight through stomach ulcers to take on the Magic tonight at the United Center. Chicago is a game and a half ahead of Orlando in the Eastern Conference standings, and they'll have revenge on their minds after getting whooped 107-78 in the teams' first meeting this year. On Saturday night, the Spurs look to become the first team to 40 wins when they host the Rockets. The Rockets have lost three of five heading into the contest; the Spurs have won 10 of 11. Two ...

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