By Lauren Bishop
The Cincinnati Enquirer
This year, CBS's biggest competition for viewers during the Super Bowl's halftime could come from half-dressed models.
Underwear-clad women playing a seven-on-seven "Lingerie Bowl" will be shown live on pay-per-view during halftime for a mere $19.95, thanks to Hollywood-based Horizon Productions Inc. and sponsor PartyPoker.com.
To add some credibility, the two coaches are NFL Hall of Fame members: running back Eric Dickerson, formerly of the Los Angeles Rams and Indianapolis Colts; and linebacker Lawrence Taylor, a former New York Giant.
If football-playing women in their under things isn't your thing, other networks have movies and marathons lined up to compete against the Super Bowl. Here are some of the options:
Channels 9, 2: Notting Hill, 8-11 p.m. Julia Roberts is an international star and Hugh Grant is a British bookstore owner in this 1999 romance.
Channel 19, 45: Independence Day, 7-10 p.m. The 1996 Will Smith flick about alien ships that attack Earth's major cities.
Channel 25: Life Stinks, 7-9 p.m. Mel Brooks directs and stars in this 1991 comedy about a billionaire who bets he can live as a bum for a month in the Los Angeles slum he plans to develop.
Channels 64, 26: The Surreal Life marathon, 7-10 p.m. Tammy Faye Messner, Ron Jeremy, Erik Estrada, Rob Van Winkle (aka Vanilla Ice), Traci Bingham and Trishelle Cannatella share a Hollywood mansion.
A&E: Murder, She Wrote marathon, 6 p.m.-midnight. Angela Lansbury stars in reruns of this murder-mystery show.
Bravo: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, 6-8 p.m.; Gay Weddings, 8 p.m.-midnight. Reality series following four gay and lesbian couples trying to make their union official.
ESPN: Figure Skating: State Farm U.S. Championships, 6-10 p.m. Rebroadcast of Jan. 8 championships in Atlanta.
ESPN2: 2003 World Series of Poker, 8 p.m.-midnight. Rebroadcast of the August 2003 championships in Las Vegas.
HGTV: Super Sunday of Style, 5-10 p.m. A block of new episodes of some of the network's most popular series and a first look at The Homes that Made Hollywood: The '50s, hosted by Carrie Fisher.
MTV: Cribs marathon, 6:30-10 p.m. MTV takes viewers into stars' homes.
Oxygen: One True Thing (6:30-9 p.m.) Renee Zellweger and Meryl Streep star in this 1998 drama about a woman who puts her career on hold to care for her dying mother.
TLC: Trading Spaces and Trading Spaces: Family marathon (7 p.m.-midnight.) Couples and families help professional decorators make over rooms in their neighbors' houses.
VH1: Yentl, 6-9 p.m. Barbra Streisand poses as a Talmudic schoolboy in 1900 Poland in this 1983 film. Moulin Rouge, 9 p.m.-midnight. Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor star in this 2001 musical about a 19th-century writer who falls for a courtesan.
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