Pam Ward Chronicles: Week Nine

Saturday, October 31, 2009



Sorry for the delay in getting the post up, the weather has wrecked havoc on my internet and cable. We should be good to go though...

Week Nine Announcing Schedule
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"As long as it's Florida/Alabama and Texas, it'll be a non-controversial BCS championship."- Bob Davie

"Hung over from the vapors of success."- Mark Jones

"They were up 28-3 last week, but that was a little deceiving because they got up so fast" - Bob Davie

"Where's the pips? They look like Gladys Knight on the sideline."- Mark Jones

"That must be jelly, because jam doesn't shake that way."- Mark Jones
"Oh boy, he pulled out the jelly jam reference."- Bob Davie

"For the first time in his career at Georgia, Tebow did not speak to the media after the game."- Verne Lundquist

"A loss of five.....no a gain of five."- Terry Gannon

"The guy who makes the tackle there, that's the running back's defender." - Craig James

"When I was young, my grandmother made me a Mr. Peanut costume." - Mike Patrick

"They say we should talk more like a Mime."- Terry Gannon

"Eight's not half of 29. It's half of 16, which is half of 29." - Craig James

"Wait a minute. I flunked art but I didn't flunk vision"- Matt Millen while trying to use the telestrator

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Your Week Eight NFL Announcing Schedule And Broadcast Maps

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Thanks as always to The506.com for the broadcast maps....

NBC Sunday Night Football: No Game
ESPN Monday Night Football: Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints (Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, Jon Gruden)
Byes: Cincy, KC, New England, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Washington

FOX 1pm:















RED: NY Giants @ Philadelphia Eagles (FOX, 1pm)- Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
BLUE: Seattle Seahawks @ Dallas Cowboys (FOX, 1pm)- Dick Stockton, Charles Davis
GREEN: San Francisco 49ers @ Indianapolis Colts
(FOX, 1pm)-
Sam Rosen, Tim Ryan
ORANGE: St. Louis Rams @ Detroit Lions
(FOX, 1pm)-
Ron Pitts, John Lynch

FOX 4pm:















RED: Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers (FOX, 4pm)- Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman
BLUE: Carolina Panthers at Arizona Cardinals (FOX, 4pm)- Chris Myers, Brian Billick

CBS:















RED: Miami @ NY Jets (CBS, 1pm)- Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
BLUE: Denver @ Baltimore (CBS, 1pm)- Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
ORANGE: Cleveland @ Chicago (CBS, 1pm)- Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots
PURPLE: Houston @ Buffalo (CBS, 1pm)- Ian Eagle, Rich Gannon

GREEN: Oakland @ San Diego (CBS, 4pm)- Dick Enberg, Dan Fouts
YELLOW: Jacksonville @ Tennessee (CBS, 4pm)- Gus Johnson, Steve Tasker

Your Week Eight Pammy Nominees (And Week Seven Winners)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Please vote for your winner below!

Pam Ward Chronicles: Week Eight
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1. ""Where's Juan Pablo Montoya? Perhaps he's out having a taco"- Bob Griese

2. "Ron Guenther the Illinois A.D. said Ron Turner will be the head coach next year"- Pam Ward
"U mean Ron Zook"- Ray Bentley
"Oh yea, Ron Zook, Ron Turner is the other Ron"- Pam Ward

3. "Randy Edsall going for it on third-and-3."- Clay Matvick

4.
"That is a phone booth fight. What would you do in a phone booth fight."- Chris Spielman
"I would knee cap you."- Dave Pasch

5. "Arkansas shot their wad last week."- Lee Corso

6. "Well, I can tell you that the headsets aren't working but the PA system is! I can't stand listening to this song anymore!"- Old Man Verne

7.
"Did somebody break a mirror or eat a rabbit's foot?"- Ray Bentley on Illinois bad luck

8.
"Hard to believe this game started out 0-0."- Dave Lamont

9. "The bulldogs with the first points on the board. Tim Tebow looking to change that."- Verne Lundquist

10. "Jarvis Giles didn't play last week because he didn't pass no classes."- Eric Collins

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1. "You gotta get that one out there hard and fast and firm, or not get it off at all." - Craig James


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Last Week's Winners:


New Standings: 1. Pam Ward (55), 2. Gary Danielson (37),3. Chris Spielman (28), 4. Bob Griese (18), 5. Ed Cunningham (17), 6. Ray Bentley (16), Brent Musburger (16), Mark Jones (16), Kirk Herbstreit (16), 10. Verne Lundquist (15)

Others Receiving Votes: Todd Harris (13), Bob Davie (13), Doc Walker (11), Dave Pasch (10), Bob Wischusen (10), David Lapham (10)Rod Gilmore (9), Sonny Randle (9), Michael Reghi (9), Matt Devlin (8), Chris Fowler (7), Matt Millen (7), Lou Holtz (7), Todd McShay (5), Brad Nessler (4), Todd Blackledge (4), Erin Andrews (4), Dave Neal (3), David Norrie (3), Petros Papadakis (2), Pat Haden (2), Rece Davis (1)

Your Week Nine College Football Announcing Schedule


Here is your Week Eight announcing schedule brought to you by SI's Cheerleader of the Week. This week's cheerleader is Nichole Howarth from Virginia Tech. Nichole's favorite movie is What Happens in Vegas, and enjoys both the Fray and John Mayer! Ready??? OKAY!!!

Tuesday, October 27th

East Carolina @ Memphis (ESPN2, 8pm)- Rece Davis, Mark May, Lou Holtz, Rob Stone

Thursday, October 29th

North Carolina @ Virginia Tech (ESPN, 7:30pm)- Chris Fowler, Craig James, Jesse Palmer, Erin Andrews

Friday, October 30th

West Virginia @ South Florida (ESPN2, 8pm)- Joe Tessitore, Rod Gilmore

Saturday, October 31st

Indiana @ Iowa (ESPN, Noon)- Mark Jones, Bob Davie
Purdue @ Wisconsin (ESPN2, Noon)- Pam Ward, Ray Bentley
Cincinnati @ Syracuse (ESPNU, Noon)- Clay Matvick, David Diaz-Infante
New Mexico State @ Ohio State (BTN, Noon)- Matt Rosen, Anthony Herron
Mississippi @ Auburn (SEC Network, Noon)- Dave Neal, Andre Ware, Cara Capuano (Will Air on MSG, FS Detroit; CSN California, Washington+)
Rutgers @ Connecticut (Big East Network, Noon)- Mike Gleason, John Congemi, Quint Kessenich (Will Air on Altitude, CST, MASN, SNY)
North Carolina State @ Florida State (Raycom, Noon)- Steve Martin, Rick Walker, Mike Hogewood
Akron @ Northern Illinois (ESPN Plus, Noon)- Michael Reghi, Doug Chapman
Nebraska @ Baylor (Versus, 12:30pm)- Ron Thulin, Kelly Stouffer, Lewis Johnson
Southern Mississippi @ Houston (CSS, 1pm)- Matt Stewart, Chuck Oliver, Allison Williams
Missouri @ Colorado (FSN, 1:30pm)- Bill Land, Gary Reasons, Emily Jones (Will Air on FS Arizona, Detroit+, Florida, Midwest, North, Ohio, South, Southwest, West; FSN Northwest, Pittsburgh, Rocky Mountain; CSN Bay Area, Chicago, New England, Washington; MSG+2; FCS Central)
Coastal Carolina @ Clemson (ESPN360, 1:30pm)- Ryan Rose, Jeremy Bloom
San Jose State @ Boise State (KTVB, 3pm)- Mark Johnson, Tom Scott, David Augusto
Florida v. Georgia (CBS, 3:30pm)- Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson, Tracy Wolfson
Michigan @ Illinois (ABC/ESPN2, 3:30pm)- Mike Patrick, Craig James
Kansas @ Texas Tech (ABC, 3:30pm)- Ron Franklin, Ed Cunningham
Miami @ Wake Forest (ABC/ESPN2, 3:30pm)- Bob Wischusen, Brian Griese
California @ Arizona State (ABC, 3:30pm)- Terry Gannon, David Norrie
Central Michigan @ Boston College (ESPNU, 3:30pm)- Todd Harris, Charles Arbuckle
Temple @ Navy (CBS College Sports, 3:30pm)- Dave Ryan, Randy Cross
Duke @ Virginia (ESPN360, 3:30pm)- Frank Giardina, Danny Kanell
Arkansas State @ Louisville (WHAS, 4pm)- Drew Deener, Doug James (Will Air on SNY)
Nevada-Las Vegas @ Texas Christian (Versus, 4pm)- Tim Neverett, Glenn Parker, Lindsay Soto
Air Force @ Colorado State (MTN, 4pm)- James Bates, Todd Christensen, Roger Bailey
Hawaii @ Nevada (Time Warner-Oceanic, 4pm)- Jim Leahey, Russell Yamaoha
Western Kentucky @ North Texas (Sun Belt TV, 4pm)- Todd Kalas, Derek Rackley (Will Air on CSS, CST)
Penn State @ Northwestern (ESPN, 4:30pm)- Carter Blackburn, Chris Spielman
Louisiana Tech @ Idaho (ESPN Plus, 5pm)- Trey Bender, Jay Taylor (Will Air on Altitude2, MASN)
Kansas State @ Oklahoma (FSN, 7pm)- Joel Meyers, Dave Lapham, Jim Knox (Will Air on FS Arizona, Florida, Midwest, Southwest, West; FSN Northwest, Rocky Mountain; CSN Bay Area, Chicago, New England, Washington+; SportSouth; FCS Central)
Eastern Michigan @ Arkansas (ESPNU, 7pm)- Eric Collins, Brock Huard
Mississippi State @ Kentucky (SEC Network, 7pm)- Bob Rathbun, Dave Archer, Jenn Hildreth (Will Air on FS South, SUN)
Washington State v. Notre Dame (NBC, 7:30pm)- Tom Hammond, Pat Haden, Alex Flanagan
New Mexico @ San Diego State (CBS College Sports, 7:30pm)- Tom Hart, Aaron Taylor
Georgia Tech @ Vanderbilt (SEC Network, 7:30pm)- Doug Bell, Chris Doering (Will Air on CSS, CST, Comcast Network)
South Carolina @ Tennessee (ESPN, 7:45pm)- Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, Erin Andrews
USC @ Oregon (ABC/ESPN2, 8pm)- Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit, Lisa Salters
Texas @ Oklahoma State (ABC/ESPN2, 8pm)- Sean McDonough, Matt Millen, Holly Rowe
Michigan State @ Minnesota (BTN, 8pm)- Wayne Larrivee, Chris Martin, Rebecca Haarlow
Wyoming @ Utah (MTN, 8pm)- Ari Wolfe, Blaine Fowler, Sammy Linebaugh
Tulane @ Louisiana State (Tiger Vision PPV, 8pm)- Doug Greengard, Rene Nadeau, Kevin Guidry

Sunday, November 1st

Marshall @ Central Florida (ESPN, 8:15pm)- Dave Lamont, JC Pearson

Pau Gasol To Be A Guest Star On CSI: Miami


You would think that CSI: Miami would pick Dwyane Wade to guest star on an episode of the show, but no. The producers have tabbed LA Laker Pau Gasol as a suspect for an episode that will air next month. From With Leather via the AP....

Spanish national basketball team player and LA Lakers star Pau Gasol says he recently completed filming a guest appearance on the hit US crime drama "CSI: Miami" in an interview published Sunday.

"It was a very attractive opportunity. I play Victor, a normal person who is involved in a car accident and police are suspicious that I am responsible for what happened. I have good, meaty dialogue with an officer," he told daily newspaper El Pais.

The episode will air on the CBS network in the United States next month. It will be one of the first episodes of the ninth season of the series about a team of South Florida forensic experts who probe mysterious or unusual deaths.

"I have always had the acting bug inside me. What this city gives me are opportunities. I'm in the best team in the league, I'm one of the best franchises and this is the city where it happens all the movies," he said.
This isn't the first time Gasol has made it onto a CBS show. Last year, he was on an episode of Numb3rs with teammate Jordan Farmar. As far as CSI: Miami is concerned, all I have to say is YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAOOOOOOOOWWWW!!!!!

Pau Gasol On CSI: Miami (With Leather)

Jay-Z And Alicia Keys Performing Before Game One Of The World Series


It's been since 2003 since the Yankees made an appearance in the World Series, so it comes as no surprise that they're breaking out all the stops for this year's Fall Classic. Before game one there will actually be a concert, and Jay-Z and Alicia Keys are scheduled to appear. Via NY Daily News....

The Yankees will get Empire State-size support from two of the music world's biggest stars.

Hip-hop mogul and Bombers booster Jay-Z will perform his hit "Empire State of Mind" just before the Yanks take on the Phillies in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday.

The Brooklyn native will join fellow New Yorker Alicia Keys in singing the rap anthem blasted at Yankee Stadium during the Bombers' postseason run.

"Thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee," Jay-Z said Monday, invoking the famous quote by Yankee legend Joe DiMaggio.
I'm a bit sick of that song, but it's about NYC and has been Jeter's entrance theme for awhile now, so it makes sense. Maybe the Phillies can get Pearl Jam to walk over to Citizen's Bank before the start of game three.

Jay-Z, Alicia Keys to perform 'Empire State of Mind' before Game 1 of World Series (NY Daily News)

Your NBA Announcing Schedule For The Week


The NBA Season officially tips off tonight with a set of four games, two of which will air on TNT. One great Eastern Conference matchup starts the night, then is followed by a matchup that was supposed to be Kobe versus rookie Blake Griffin. Unfortunately the Clippers Curse bit Griffin with a broken kneecap to start the season, so you'll just have to live with a ring ceremony and a blowout. Here's the rest of the schedule for the week....

Tuesday, October 27th

Boston @ Cleveland (TNT, 7:30pm)- Kevin Harlan, Doug Collins, Cheryl Miller
L.A. Clippers @ L.A. Lakers (TNT, 10pm)- Marv Albert, Mike Fratello, Reggie Miller and Craig Sager

Wednesday, October 28th

New Orleans @ San Antonio (ESPN, 8pm)- Mike Breen, Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy, Doris Burke
Utah @ Denver (ESPN, 10:30pm)- Mike Tirico, Hubie Brown, Lisa Salters

Thursday, October 29th

San Antonio @ Chicago (TNT, 8pm)- Kevin Harlan, Doug Collins, Cheryl Miller
Denver @ Portland (TNT, 10:30pm)- Marv Albert, Mike Fratello, Reggie Miller and Craig Sager

Friday, October 30th

Chicago @ Boston (ESPN, 8pm)- Mike Breen, Hubie Brown, Doris Burke
Dallas @ L.A. Lakers (ESPN, 10:30pm)- Dan Shulman, Jackson, Van Gundy, Ric Bucher

Sunday, November 1st

New Orleans @ Boston (NBATV, 6pm)- Mike Gorman, Tommy Heinsohn

Monday Night Football Live Blog: Eagles at Redskins

Monday, October 26, 2009


We'll be live blogging all of the action here and at 12SD tonight. Yes I am a Redskins fan, so you'll probably see my fly of the chain at some point this evening. Here are your particulars....

Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins (ESPN, 8:30pm)- Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, Jon Gruden
Line: PHI -9, O/U 38

You Are No Bill Walker, Mark Sanchez

There's something about eating a tub of popcorn on the bench during a Basketball game that will never be topped. However, Mark Sanchez did his best to challenge, then Kansas State forward, Bill Walker in that regard. With the Jets running all over the Raiders, the golden boy grabbed himself a dog, and went to town. Via



Like I said, he's no Walker....and he's certainly no Carson Palmer....but it was still awfully entertaining. Sanchez even had a comment about it after the game.
"I want to apologize for that. I just wasn't feeling very good, couldn't eat much before the game. I just felt a little queasy and stuff, and toward the end of the game, I probably should've eaten one of those bars or something.

"Somebody offered one up, and I grabbed it. I tried to be discreet about it, but obviously not discreet enough. So I shouldn't do that. It won't happen again."- Mark Sanchez
Bill Walker Munches On Popcorn (YouTube)

Steve Phillips Has Been Fired From ESPN

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Well it took the weekend for a decision, but late Sunday night, ESPN officially fired Steve Phillips citing his inability to be an effective representative for the network. VP Mike Soltys has the announcement on his Twitter page....

I really hope they didn't feel pressure from Deadspin's stunt near the end of last week, but there was really no other choice for the "Leader". You would think this line of reasoning would be used more often by ESPN. (More tomorrow when the full release comes out)

ESPN MikeS (Twitter)

(Top image via WEEI)

NFL Sunday Streams

We are streaming all day over at 12StepDrop. You can join the live blog here, but if you don't have the Sunday Ticket, you might want to check it out:

The Sunday Stream: Week 7

Also:

Contentious Start and Sits: Week 7
Fantasy Opinions: Q: Is The Broncos Offense For Real?

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Video: Bob Griese Enjoys Mexican Stereotypes

Saturday, October 24, 2009

By now everyone has heard that Bob Griese made a pretty racist statement yesterday, when he suggested Juan Pablo Montoya was out of the Top Five because "he was out having a taco." Well late yesterday evening he issued an apology through ESPN. Here's the video and the apology.



“Earlier today on our game I made an offensive comment regarding Juan Pablo Montoya as part of a NASCAR promo. It was regrettable and I should not have said it. I really enjoy NASCAR and I follow it closely and would like to take this opportunity to apologize to Juan, NASCAR and everyone else who heard my comment.”- Bob Griese

I just don't know what to say when these things happen anymore. How someone could ever think that would be funny is beyond me. Bob Griese now joins Tony Kornheiser in the Stereotype Hall of Fame.

Pam Ward Chronicles: Week Eight



Sorry for the delay in getting the post up, the weather has wrecked havoc on my internet and cable. We should be good to go though...

Week Eight Announcing Schedule
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I think we already have a winner....

"Where's Juan Pablo Montoya?....perhaps he's out getting a taco"- Bob Griese

"Arkansas shot their wad last week."- Lee Corso (via Joe)

"That is a phone booth fight. What would you do in a phone booth fight."- Chris Spielman
"I would knee cap you."- Dave Pasch
(via 9er)

"Randy Edsall going for it on third-and-3."- Clay Matvick (via Tully)

"This is the point in the game where they squeeze the life out of you, like a python wrapped around your body" - Doc Walker (via JGreul)

"Ron Guenther the Illinois A.D. said Ron Turner will be the head coach next year"- Pam Ward
"U mean Ron Zook"- Ray Bentley
"Oh yea, Ron Zook, Ron Turner is the other Ron"- Pam Ward
(via J)

Tales From The News Desk: Phillies Fans Are Still Hilarious

Friday, October 23, 2009

Yesterday's big riot story was that a Phillies fan fell off the top of a cab. Well today, it gets even sexier as this crazed fan decides to mocking making love to this NBC 10 reporter....



I really can't get enough of Philadelphians acting like total asses on television. You would think that they'd wait until they won the World Series like last year, but who am I to tell them what to do?

Video - Phillies Fan Dry Humps NBC Philadelphia's Claudia Rivero (Bob's Blitz)

Bill Simmons To Finally Make His Triumphant Debut On PTI

Bill Simmons has been trying to get on PTI for years, and now it finally appears that it will become a reality. Simmons has a book coming out and as a part of his tour, he'll be appearing on PTI next Tuesday. On top of that, he'll be appearing on Sports Nation, The Colbert Report, and joining Mike Breen and Hubie Brown during their call of the Bulls-Celtics game on October 30th....

Monday, Oct. 26th: Washington, D.C. - ESPN Zone (11:30pm)
Tuesday, Oct. 27th: Philadelphia - Borders (6pm)
Wed., Oct. 28th: New York - Professor Thoms' (7pm)
Thursday, Oct. 29th: New York - Borders (Noon)
Friday, Oct. 30th: Boston - Barnes & Noble (12:30pm)
Friday, Oct. 30th: Boston - Hurricane O'Reilly's (4pm)
Monday, Nov. 2nd: Chicago - ESPN Zone (5:30pm)
Tuesday, Nov. 3rd: Phoenix - Barnes & Noble (7pm)
Thursday, Nov. 5th: San Francisco - Borders (7pm)
Friday, Nov. 6th: San Diego - Borders (7pm)
Saturday, Nov. 7th: Las Vegas - ESPN Zone (4pm)
Monday, Nov. 9th: Los Angeles - ESPN Zone (TBA)
Friday, Nov. 13th: Anaheim - ESPN Zone (4pm)
Tuesday, Nov. 17th: Seattle - Sport Restaurant & Bar (7pm)
Thursday, Nov. 19th: Beaverton, Ore. - Borders (7pm)
Friday, Nov. 20th: Denver - Tattered Cover LoDo (5pm)

• Tuesday, Oct. 27th: "PTI"
• Wednesday, Oct. 28th: "SportsNation"
• Thursday, Oct. 29th: "Morning Joe" (6-9 a.m. on MSNBC) and "The Colbert Report" (11:30 p.m. on Comedy Central)
• Friday, Oct. 30th: Bill will join the announcing team during ESPN's broadcast of the Bulls-Celtics game (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET)
There are still rumblings that Simmons is leaving ESPN when his contract is up, and if he does, at least he'll be going out with a bang.

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Forgot Santa, Philly Boos TBS

Thursday, October 22, 2009

TBS might have had one of the worst set of broadcasts a network has every had, and the fact that people were singing the praises of Buck and McCarver....speaks volumes. Following the Phillies' series clinching win on Wednesday night, TBS' Ernie Johnson made his way to the podium to present the team's brass with the trophy. Ernie, being the true professional that he is, decided to announce the pleasure it was for his network to call the NLCS. Bad idea....



I don't say this very often, actually ever, but THANK YOU PHILADELPHIA! There is no better way to voice your displeasure for a network than they way you just demonstrated. I commend you, and promise to never bring up you guys booing Santa Claus....EVER AGAIN!

(P.S.- Don't get me wrong about Ernie Johnson. The reaction by him is the reason why he's one of the best in the business.)

Your Week Seven NFL Announcing Schedule And Broadcast Maps

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Thanks as always to The506.com for the broadcast maps....

NBC Sunday Night Football: Arizona Cardinals at New York Giants (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth)
ESPN Monday Night Football: Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins (Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, Jon Gruden)
Byes: Baltimore, Denver, Detroit, Jacksonville, Seattle, Tennessee

FOX 1pm:















RED: Minnesota Vikings at Pittsburgh Steelers (FOX, 1pm)- Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
BLUE: San Francisco 49ers at Houston Texans (FOX, 1pm)- Chris Myers, Brian Billick
GREEN: Green Bay Packers at Cleveland Browns (FOX, 1pm)- Ron Pitts, John Lynch

FOX 4pm:















RED: Atlanta Falcons at Dallas Cowboys (FOX, 4pm)- Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman
BLUE: New Orleans Saints at Miami Dolphins (FOX, 4pm)- Dick Stockton, Charles Davis
GREEN: Chicago Bears at Cincinnati Bengals (FOX, 1pm)- Sam Rosen, Tim Ryan

CBS:















RED: New England Patriots at Tampa Bay Bucs (CBS, 1pm)- Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
GREEN: San Diego Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs (CBS, 1pm)- Dick Enberg, Dan Fouts
ORANGE: Indianapolis Colts at St. Louis Rams (CBS, 1pm)- Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots

BLUE: New York Jets at Oakland Raiders (CBS, 4:05pm)- Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
YELLOW: Buffalo Bills at Carolina Panthers (CBS, 4:05pm)- Gus Johnson, Steve Tasker

Your Week Seven Pammy Nominees (And Week Six Winners)


Please vote for your winner below!

Pam Ward Chronicles: Week Seven
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1. "Is it an incomplete pass?" - Verne Lundquist
"No, no, he ran all the way down there." - Gary Danielson pointing out a fumble after a 50 yard run

2. "You're looking pretty good for an old guy."- Pam Ward to Ray Bentley

3. "Lots of mistakes, like unnecessary sportsmanship, that really hurt Notre Dame."- Lou Holtz

4.
"They are just dialed in on #8, Jeremy Shockely, er, Jordan Shipley." - Kirk Herbstreit

5. "Ryan Mallett just showed why he won a Heisman as a sophomore and is the leading candidate to win it again as a senior."- Gary Danielson

6. " A lot of people with there protractors out, trying to project"- David Norrie

7.
"Pete Carroll with an overactive competitive thyroid."- Pat Haden

8.
"The gameplan working perfectly for Northwestern so far. With no points to show for it."- Pam Ward

9. "And it's a touchdown! No, it's out of bounds! - Verne Lundquist
"Actually they're going to call a hold on it." - Gary Danielson

10. "It's gotta be undisputed visual evidence, not video."- Todd Harris

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1. "I thought he could have thrown it higher, but he could not have thrown it any better." - Gary Danielson


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Last Week's Winners:


New Standings: 1. Pam Ward (43), 2. Chris Spielman (28), 3. Gary Danielson (23), 4. Bob Griese (18), 5. Ed Cunningham (17), 6. Ray Bentley (16), Brent Musburger (16), Mark Jones (16), Kirk Herbstreit (16), 10. Bob Davie (13)

Others Receiving Votes: Doc Walker (11), Dave Pasch (10), Bob Wischusen (10), David Lapham (10)Rod Gilmore (9), Sonny Randle (9), Todd Harris (9), Michael Reghi (9), Matt Devlin (8), Chris Fowler (7), Matt Millen (7), Todd McShay (5), Brad Nessler (4), Todd Blackledge (4), Erin Andrews (4), Dave Neal (3), Petros Papadakis (2), David Norrie (2), Rece Davis (1)

Steve Phillips Is Dealing With A Case Of Fatal Attraction

I haven't watched much Baseball Tonight since the Playoffs began, but apparently their missing one key player. Steve Phillips has been rumored to be suspended from ESPN after having a brief affair with a 22 year old, but that's just half of the story. According to the NY Post, the 22 year old not only stalked Phillips, but she even made contact with both his wife and son before finally showing up at his house....

The former Met general manager, whose tenure with the team was rocked by admissions of infidelity, confessed to his wife and local cops that he had slept with ESPN assistant Brooke Hundley several times this past summer before dumping her.

In retaliation, the jilted young woman repeatedly phoned Phillips' wife, Marni, saying, "We both can't have him!" an explosive police report claims.

Hundley's desperate actions -- including accidentally smashing her car into a stone column while speeding away from the Phillips' home after leaving the letter -- terrified the family, according to the Wilton, Conn., police report.

"I have extreme concerns about the health and safety of my kids and myself," Steve Phillips said in a police statement, adding that the woman became "obsessive and delusional" after he dumped her.

But Phillips, 46, declined to pursue criminal charges against Hundley, a Bristol, Conn., woman who cops learned may have used an ESPN computer to contact Phillips' 16-year-old son on Facebook while posing as a high-school classmate.

Phillips -- who admitted having multiple affairs with women while working for the Mets -- is now being sued for divorce by his 40-year-old wife, the mother of his four sons. Two months ago, Phillips deeded the family's five-bedroom, multimillion-dollar Wilton home to her.
While that is a pretty good summation of the events, the details are even wilder, and not only does the Post have various statements (including a detailed on from Phillips), but they even have a letter that Hundley wrote to Mrs. Phillips. Just a crazy mess, and while I don't wish bad things on anyone, I think a divorce is best for everyone in this case.

ESPN's Steve Phillips in foul affair with production assistant (NY Post)

Dick Vitale...."Ladies Man"

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

It's not often that a College has a guest speaker that is willing to answer questions about how he picks up chicks, but most guest speakers aren't Dick Vitale. The Sporting Blog has unearthed this insanely long question and answer period with Dickie V at Mercer College, and while most of the 30 minute interview is about Basketball, he does take time to address how he picks up chicks. Namely his wife....



Isn't Dickie V the best? Not only is he one of the nicest guys ever, he even gives kids dating advice!!!

Dick Vitale Knows How To Woo A Lady (The Sporting Blog)

Your Week Eight College Football Announcing Schedule


Here is your Week Eight announcing schedule brought to you by SI's Cheerleader of the Week. This week's cheerleader is Vanessa Marrero from Florida International (middle). Vanessa is not only a lovely young woman, but she also thinks: her hair is her best feature, she procrastinates, and doesn't use Twitter! Ready??? OKAY!!!

Wednesday, October 21st

Tulsa @ Texas-El Paso (ESPN, 8pm)- Dave Neal, Andre Ware

Thursday, October 22nd

Florida State @ North Carolina (ESPN, 7:30pm)- Chris Fowler, Craig James, Jesse Palmer, Erin Andrews

Friday, October 23rd

Rutgers @ Army (ESPN2, 8pm)- Joe Tessitore, Rod Gilmore

Saturday, October 24th

Minnesota @ Ohio State (ESPN, Noon)- Dave Pasch, Bob Griese, Chris Spielman
Illinois @ Purdue (ESPN2, Noon)- Pam Ward, Ray Bentley
Connecticut @ West Virginia (ESPNU, Noon)- Clay Matvick, David Diaz-Infante
Indiana @ Northwestern (BTN, Noon)- Ari Wolfe, Mark Campbell, Mike Hall
Alabama-Birmingham @ Marshall (CSS, Noon)- Tom Hart, Chuck Oliver, Allison Williams
Arkansas @ Mississippi (SEC Network, Noon)- Dave Neal, Andre Ware, Cara Capuano (Will Air on MSG, FS Detroit+, CSN California, Comcast Network)
South Florida @ Pittsburgh (Big East Network, Noon)- Mike Gleason, John Congemi, Quint Kessenich (Will Air on Altitude, CST, MASN, SNY)
Georgia Tech @ Virginia (Raycom, Noon)- Steve Martin, Rick Walker, Mike Hogewood
Central Michigan @ Bowling Green (ESPN Plus, Noon)- Michael Reghi, Doug Chapman
Iowa State @ Nebraska (FSN, 12:30pm)- Joel Meyers, Dave Lapham, Jim Knox (Will Air on FS Arizona, Detroit, Florida, Midwest, North, Ohio, South, Southwest, West; FSN Northwest, Pittsburgh, Rocky Mountain; CSN Bay Area, Chicago, New England, Washington+, FCS Central)
Oklahoma State @ Baylor (Versus, 12:30pm)- Ron Thulin, Kelly Stouffer, Lewis Johnson
Colorado @ Kansas State (FCS Central, 12:30pm)- Dan McLaughlin, Yogi Roth, Samantha Steele
Louisiana Tech @ Utah State (ESPN Plus, 3pm)- Trey Bender, Jay Taylor
Tennessee @ Alabama (CBS, 3:30pm)- Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson, Tracy Wolfson
Boston College @ Notre Dame (NBC, 3:30pm)- Tom Hammond, Pat Haden, Alex Flanagan
Penn State @ Michigan (ABC/ESPN, 3:30pm)- Sean McDonough, Matt Millen, Holly Rowe
Oklahoma @ Kansas (ABC, 3:30pm)- Ron Franklin, Ed Cunningham
Oregon @ Washington (ABC, 3:30pm)- Terry Gannon, David Norrie
Clemson @ Miami (ABC/ESPN, 3:30pm)- Bob Wischusen, Brian Griese
Louisville @ Cincinnati (ESPNU, 3:30pm)- Todd Harris, Charles Arbuckle
Wake Forest @ Navy (CBS College Sports, 3:30pm)- Craig Bolerjack, Randy Cross
Western Kentucky @ Middle Tennessee (Sun Belt TV, 3:30pm)- Todd Kalas, Derek Rackley (Will Air on CSS, CST)
Akron @ Syracuse (Time Warner-NY, 3:30pm)- Mark Lawson, Dale Drypolcher, Chris Watson
North Texas @ Troy (ISP Sports, 3:30pm)- Sam Smith, Roger Schultz (Will Air on FCS Central)
Air Force @ Utah (Versus, 4pm)- Ted Robinson, Anthony Herron, Lindsay Soto
San Diego State @ Colorado State (MTN, 4pm)- James Bates, Todd Christensen, Roger Bailey
Idaho @ Nevada (Go Vandals Network, 4pm)- Bob Akamian, Mike Lamb
UCLA @ Arizona (FS Regional, 7pm)- Steve Physioc, James Washington (Will Air on FS Arizona, Prime Ticket; FSN Northwest; FCS Pacific)
Vanderbilt @ South Carolina (ESPNU, 7pm)- Eric Collins, Brock Huard
Iowa @ Michigan State (BTN, 7pm)- Wayne Larrivee, Chris Martin, Lisa Byington
Louisiana-Monroe @ Kentucky (SEC Network, 7pm)- Bob Rathbun, Dave Archer, Jenn Hildreth (Will Air on FS Florida, Southwest, Wisconsin; FSN Rocky Mountain; SUN)
Tulane @ Southern Mississippi (CSS, 7pm)- Matt Stewart, Derrick Lewis, Sandra Golden (Will Air on CST)
Florida @ Mississippi State (ESPN, 7:30pm)- Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, Erin Andrews
Auburn @ Louisiana State (ESPN2, 7:30pm)- Mark Jones, Bob Davie
Texas Christian @ Brigham Young (Versus, 7:30pm)- Joe Beninati, Glenn Parker, Tim Neverett
Southern Methodist @ Houston (CBS College Sports, 7:30pm)- Dave Ryan, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
Oregon State @ USC (ABC, 8pm)- Mike Patrick, Craig James, Heather Cox
Texas @ Missouri (ABC, 8pm)- Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit, Lisa Salters
Nevada-Las Vegas @ New Mexico (MTN, 8pm)- Dan Gutowsky, Robert Griffith, Toby Christensen
Arizona State @ Stanford (FSN, 10:15pm)- Barry Tompkins, Petros Papadakis, Michael Eaves (Will Air on FS Arizona, Florida, Midwest (JIP), North, South, Southwest, Prime Ticket; FSN Northwest, Pittsburgh, Rocky Mountain; CSN Bay Area, Chicago, New England, Philadelphia, Washington; MSG+; FCS Pacific)
Fresno State @ New Mexico State (ESPNU, 10:30pm)- Carter Blackburn, JC Pearson
Boise State @ Hawaii (KTVB/Oceanic, 11pm)- Mark Johnson, Tom Scott, David Augusto/Jim Leahey, Russell Yamaoha

ESPN Hires British Announcer Tyler For World Cup


Martin Tyler has been a fixture in the booth for the World Cup since 1978, so it comes as no surprise that ESPN had been targeting for the 2010 Cup in South Africa. Via ESPN PR....

Martin Tyler, one of the most accomplished and respected television play-by-play commentators in the United Kingdom for over 35 years, will join ESPN for the 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament in South Africa. Tyler, who has called matches in every FIFA World Cup since 1978, will be the lead play-by-play voice for ESPN’s exclusive English-language coverage in the United States, which will be available on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN360.com and ABC. He will make his ESPN telecast debut Friday, June 11, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. ET, the opening match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

Voted the “FA Premier League Commentator of the Decade” in 2003 by fans and a panel of football experts, Tyler has been with the London-based Sky Sports network since its launch in 1991. His arrival at Sky Sports coincided with the formation of Premiership football and Sky’s acquisition of the league’s broadcast rights. Tyler has led Sky’s critically-acclaimed soccer commentary team, calling some of the Premier League’s best matches.

“Martin Tyler is one of the top English-language soccer commentators in the world; his experience, authentic style and in-depth knowledge of the game will help elevate ESPN’s presentation of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, informing and entertaining our viewers in the United States,” said Jed Drake, ESPN senior vice president and executive producer, event production.
It's great that ESPN is finally understanding that they can't just throw their current announcers into something as big as overseas Soccer. Now with Tyler, American JP Dellacamera, Tommy Smyth and Andy Gray on board, ESPN has two great pairs they can put out for the World Cup. As long as they don't decided to bring the dreadful Dave O'Brien back. Here's a somewhat annoying remix of some famous Tyler calls, in case you want to get a taste of what he's like....



Martin Tyler to Call World Cup Games for ESPN! (SS Reporters)

Find The Typo: Dewey Defeats Truman 4-3!

One of my favorite genre of typo is when large sites prematurely post results to big games, even though the entire world knows the real result. The best example of this happened last night when MLB.com decided to hit publish on a pre-made story, and didn't bother to watch the bottom of the ninth....


Whoops. I remember the game happening more like this....



Can we also bring up the fact that there was never a throw to home plate? Another great game-winning call by Chip Caray.

MNF Live-Blog

Monday, October 19, 2009

A couple weekend recaps:

Early Game Recaps: week 6
Late Game Recaps: Week 6

Live blogging with the 12StepDrop guys again:

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NFL Sunday Streams

Sunday, October 18, 2009

We are streaming all day over at 12StepDrop. You can join the live blog here, but if you don't have the Sunday Ticket, you might want to check it out:

The Sunday Stream: Week 6



Also:

Contentious Start and Sits: Week 6
Fantasy Opinions: Q: 40 Year-Old Junior Seau is returning to the Patriots. Do you think his pickup will help New England’s struggling D?

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Pam Ward Chronicles: Week Seven

Saturday, October 17, 2009



Back again for a full day of Pammy goodness. See you all at noon....

Week Seven Announcing Schedule
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"You're looking pretty good for an old guy."- Pam Ward to Ray Bentley

"The tight end did an outstanding job in the hole." - Brent Musburger (via JFein)

"The gameplan working perfectly for Northwestern so far. With no points to show for it."- Pam Ward

"They are just dialed in on #8, Jeremy Shockely, er, Jordan Shipley." - Kirk Herbstreit (via JFein)

"Herbie, let's call this the Red River Fistfight."- Brent Musburger (via 49er)

"You can't advance on the muff."- Kirk Herbstreit

"Let's take a look at our first half staff.....uhh....stats."- Pam Ward

"Nagurski that is a great word for a linebacker."- Brent Musberger (via Jason)

Sorry Brent, Nagurski was a D Tackle and Fullback.

"Of course the solution of all of this would be a playoff."- Pam Ward
"Don't get me started."- Ray Bentley
"Don't hold your breath. You'll be dead real soon."- Pam Ward

Pammy being a little grim, but actually made me laugh.

"On the second series of the day, he only played two series."- Brent Musberger (via BSPN)

"You're from Syracuse, and they have a great college hockey legacy, you know."- Eddie Robinson Jr. (via Joe....'Cuse has no hockey team)

"And it's a touchdown! No, it's out of bounds! - Verne Lundquist
"Actually they're going to call a hold on it." - Gary Danielson

"I thought he could have thrown it higher, but he could not have thrown it any better." - Gary Danielson (via JFein)

" A lot of people with there protractors out, trying to project"- David Norrie (via BSPN)

"It's a wildcat, with a 250 pound cat."- Gary Danielson on Tebow

"It's like dial-up modem versus high-speed Internet."- Pat Haden, after McKnight's big run (via Benne)

"Pete Carroll with an overactive competitive thyroid."- Pat Haden (via BSPN)

"It's gotta be undisputed visual evidence, not video."- Todd Harris

"A long wait on this review."- Tom Hammond
"Has it gone all the way to the Supreme Court?"- Pat Haden
(via Benne)

"Looking for a sweep tonight at Yankee Stadium as his beloved Yankees take on the Anaheim Angels!"- Todd Harris

Mike And The Mad Dog....Reunited And It Feeels....A Bit Awkward

Friday, October 16, 2009

When you work with some for 20 years, you build up a good bit of repoire with your partner. But when you have a breakup worthy of a Hollywood Romance drawn out in the tabloids, getting back together for nine minutes just seems a bit odd. Yesterday, Chris Russo brought on Mike Francessa to talk Baseball. Here's the clip if you want to take a listen....



Ahhh just like old times only a bit awkward. And all it took was for the Yankees not to choke, and make it to the ALCS. Maybe they can go 20 minutes if they get to the World Series!

(Thanks to The Mike Francesa for the audio)

Your 2009-2010 ESPN College Basketball Announcing Teams


ESPN has released its collection of announcers for the 2009-2010 season, and although most of the teams are the same, there are a few moves. The big one is Bob Knight heading to Monday nights to work with Brent Musburger, which means that the long standing dynamic duo of Brent and Steve Lavin, Lavinburger, will see very little time together this season. Lavin's partner for most games is Dave O'Brien, but the possibility of a Lavinburger reunion is out there.

Saturday Primetime - Dan Shulman, Dick Vitale, Erin Andrews
Various Big Matchups - Dan Shulman, Dick Vitale, Doris Burke

BIG MONDAY

Big East - Sean McDonough, Bill Raftery, Jay Bilas
Big XII - Brent Musburger, Bob Knight, Holly Rowe

SUPER TUESDAY

Big Ten - Dave O'Brien or Brent Musburger, Steve Lavin, Erin Andrews
SEC - Brad Nessler, Jimmy Dykes, Jeannine Edwards
Various - Mike Patrick, Len Elmore

WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOOPS

ACC - Mike Patrick, Dick Vitale or Len Elmore or Jay Bilas, Heather Cox
Big East - John Saunders, Fran Fraschilla, Allen Hopkins
Big XII - Ron Franklin, Bill Raftery or Fran Fraschilla or Hubert Davis or Stephen Bardo
WAC - TBD

THURSDAY SHOWCASE

Big East - Dave Pasch, Doris Burke, Allen Hopkins
Big Ten - Dave O'Brien or Terry Gannon, Steve Lavin or Stephen Bardo
WCC - Terry Gannon, Stephen Bardo
SEC - Brad Nessler or Rece Davis, Jimmy Dykes or Hubert Davis

SATURDAY

Big East - Dave Pasch, Doris Burke
Big Ten - Dave O’Brien, Steve Lavin
Big 12 - Ron Franklin, Fran Fraschilla
Atlantic 10 - Bob Wischusen, Tim Welsh
ACC - Mike Patrick, Len Elmore
SEC - Brad Nessler, Jimmy Dykes

ESPNU

WEDNESDAY- Carter Blackburn, LaPhonso Ellis/Dan McLaughlin, Tim Welsh
SATURDAY- Justin Kutcher, Dickey Simpkins/Clay Matvick, Stephen Howard

VARIOUS

PxP - Todd Harris, Jim Barbar, Doug Sherman
Analyst - Bob Wenzel, Miles Simon, Mark Adams, Rob Kennedy

SEC ON ESPNU

PxP - Rob Stone, Dan McLaughlin
Analyst - Jay Williams, Mark Gottfried

SEC NETWORK

PxP - Eric Collins, Carter Blackburn, Dave Lamont, Dave Baker, Dave Neal
Analyst - Joe Dean Jr, Bob Wenzel, Mark Gottfried, Barry Booker

BIG XII NETWORK

PxP - Dave Armstrong, Mitch Holthus
Analyst - Reid Gettys, Brydnon Manzer, Jon Sundvold, Rich Zvosec

BIG EAST NETWORK

Mike Gleason, Mike Kelley

STUDIO HOSTS

Rece Davis, Karl Ravech, John Saunders, Dari Nowkhah

STUDIO ANALYSTS

Monday - Digger Phelps, Hubert Davis
Tuesday - Stephen Bardo, Jay Williams
Wednesday - Steve Lavin, Jimmy Dykes
Thursday - Fran Fraschilla, LaPhonso Ellis
Friday - Doug Gottlieb
Saturday - Doug Gottlieb, Adrian Branch, Jay Williams, Andy Katz
College Gameday - Jay Bilas, Digger Phelps, Hubert Davis, Bob Knight

ESPNU STUDIO

Lowell Galindo, Adrian Branch, Drew Barry

SEC NETWORK STUDIO

Whit Waston, TBD

BIG XII NETWORK STUDIO

Doug Bell, Reid Gettys, Brydnon Manzer

Find The Typo: TBS Graphics Dept Edition

I know TBS doesn't air the World Series but you'd at least think they could spell the Fall Classic right....


(Thanks to Sportz Assassin for the pic)

Rod Smith Is Clairvoyant (And A Big Homer)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Former Denver Broncos wide receiver Rod Smith is currently an analyst on the NFL Network, and before the season, he made a very bold prediction. I don't think a single planet predicted the Broncos to go 5-0 to start the season, but that's exactly what Rod did.



Now I know that was the homer pick of all homer picks, but still you have to give him some credit. In fact with Denver winning, Invesco is one of the loudest stadiums in the league. Too bad they have to play San Diego, Baltimore, Indy and Philly on the road.

Your Week Six NFL Announcing Schedule And Broadcast Maps


Thanks as always to The506.com for the broadcast maps....

NBC Sunday Night Football: Chicago Bears at Atlanta Falcons (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth)
ESPN Monday Night Football: Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers (Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, Jon Gruden)
Byes: Dallas, Indy, Miami, San Fran

CBS 1pm:















RED: Baltimore Ravens at Minnesota Vikings(CBS, 1pm)- Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
BLUE: Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS, 1pm)- Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots
GREEN: Kansas City Chiefs at Washington Redskins (CBS, 1pm)- Ian Eagle, Rich Gannon
YELLOW: Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals (CBS, 1pm)- Don Criqui, Randy Cross

CBS 4pm:















RED: Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots (CBS, 4pm)- Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
BLUE: Buffalo Bills at New York Jets (CBS, 4pm)- Dick Enberg, Dan Fouts

FOX:















RED: New York Giants at New Orleans Saints (FOX, 1pm)- Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman
BLUE: Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers (FOX, 1pm)- Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
GREEN: Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Bucs (FOX, 1pm)- Dick Stockton, Charles Davis
PURPLE: St. Louis Rams at Jacksonville Jaguars (FOX, 1pm)- Ron Pitts, John Lynch

ORANGE: Philadelphia Eagles at Oakland Raiders (FOX, 4:15pm)- Sam Rosen, Tim Ryan
YELLOW: Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks (FOX, 4:15pm)- Chris Myers, Brian Billick

Your LCS Announcing Schedule

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Why they decide to push back these Series every year, and have the World Series end in frickin' Novemeber is beoyond me, but here is your full MLB LCS announcing schedule. I never thought I'd say this, but after Chip Caray's showing in the LDS, I'm almost glad to have Buck and McCarver back....almost....

Thu, 10/15: Philadelphia Phillies @ LA Dodgers, Game One (TBS, 8:07pm)- Chip Caray, Ron Darling, Buck Martinez and Craig Sager
Fri, 10/16: LA Angels @ NY Yankees, Game One (FOX, 7:57pm)- Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, Ken Rosenthal and Chris Myers
Fri, 10/16: Philadelphia Phillies @ LA Dodgers, Game Two (TBS, 4:07pm)- Chip Caray, Ron Darling, Buck Martinez and Craig Sager
Sat, 10/17: LA Angels @ NY Yankees, Game Two (FOX, 7:57pm)- Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, Ken Rosenthal and Chris Myers
Sun, 10/18: LA Dodgers @ Philadelphia Phillies, Game Three (TBS, 8:07pm)- Chip Caray, Ron Darling, Buck Martinez and Craig Sager
Mon, 10/19: NY Yankees @ LA Angels, Game Three (FOX, 4:13pm)- Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, Ken Rosenthal and Chris Myers
Mon, 10/19: LA Dodgers @ Philadelphia Phillies, Game Four (TBS, 8:07pm)- Chip Caray, Ron Darling, Buck Martinez and Craig Sager
Tue, 10/20: NY Yankees @ LA Angels, Game Four (FOX, 7:57pm)- Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, Ken Rosenthal and Chris Myers
Wed, 10/21: LA Dodgers @ Philadelphia Phillies, Game Five* (TBS, 8:07pm)- Chip Caray, Ron Darling, Buck Martinez and Craig Sager
Thu, 10/22: NY Yankees @ LA Angels, Game Five* (FOX, 7:57pm)- Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, Ken Rosenthal and Chris Myers
Fri, 10/23: Philadelphia Phillies @ LA Dodgers, Game Six* (TBS, 8:07pm)- Chip Caray, Ron Darling, Buck Martinez and Craig Sager
Sat, 10/24: LA Angels @ NY Yankees, Game Six* (FOX, 4:13pm)- Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, Ken Rosenthal and Chris Myers
Sat, 10/24: Philadelphia Phillies @ LA Dodgers, Game Seven* (TBS, 8:07pm)- Chip Caray, Ron Darling, Buck Martinez and Craig Sager
Sun, 10/25: LA Angels @ NY Yankees, Game Seven* (FOX, 8:20pm)- Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, Ken Rosenthal and Chris Myers

Ron Darling Owes The IRS Quite A Bit Of Money


In these times it would be understandable if the average American got behind with the tax money they owed to the IRS, but for someone who pitched 13 years in the majors and is a full-time analyst to owe over $500K is a different story. According to the Detroit News, Ron Darling owes the IRS approximately $544,197 in state and federal taxes....

Tax agencies in two states and the IRS have former New York Mets pitcher and TBS analyst Ron Darling caught in a squeeze play. Darling, who helped call the Yankees-Twins game Sunday, owes $544,197 in state and federal taxes, records show.

The 49-year-old Hawaii native earned $17.9 million during a 13-season career, according to Baseball-Reference.com. He won a World Series ring with the Mets in 1986.

What's owed:

* The IRS filed a $71,076 lien against Darling on July 29 in the New York City Register's office.
* The state of New York filed a $12,664 tax warrant against Darling on May 23 in the New York County Clerk's office.
* The state of California filed an $84,860 lien against Darling on June 6, 2008, in Contra Costa County Court.
* The IRS filed a $375,597 lien against Darling on May 15, 2008, in the New York City Register's office.
Well then. A TBS spokesperson has left a message for Darling, and told the Det News that TBS, " will not comment as this is a personal issue." I'll be sure to update you when I hear more.

'Amazin' debt for Miracle Met Ron Darling (Detroit News)

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Terry Bradshaw Officially Dumber Than A Chicken


Terry Bradshaw is obviously a very colorful character, and it's long been suspected that his "dumb southerner" routine is just an act. Well thanks to a chicken on the new (and god awful) Jay Leno show, we know that's not the case...



Your tale of the tape....

Chicken: Ravens over the Bengals (wrong), the Falcons over the 49ers (right), and the Patriots over the Broncos (wrong)
Bradshaw: Ravens over the Bengals (wrong), 49ers over the Falcons (wrong), and Patriots over the Broncos (wrong)

I mean obviously those were some tough games, and both Bradshaw and the Chicken did terrible, but a loss is a loss. Terry is officially dumber than a chicken.

Your Week Seven College Football Announcing Schedule


Here is your Week Seven announcing schedule brought to you by SI's Cheerleader of the Week. This week's cheerleader is Kristen (second from right), and not only is Cruel Intentions her favorite movie, but she also enjoys her grandma's spaghetti and Mr. Goodbars! Ready....OKAY!!!

Tuesday, October 13th

Arkansas State @ Louisiana-Monroe (ESPN2, 8pm)- Rob Stone, Shaun King

Wednesday, October 14th

Boise State @ Tulsa (ESPN, 8pm)- Rece Davis, Mark May, Lou Holtz, Todd Harris

Thursday, October 15th

Cincinnati @ South Florida (ESPN, 7:30pm)- Chris Fowler, Craig James, Jesse Palmer, Erin Andrews

Friday, October 16th

Pittsburgh @ Rutgers (ESPN, 8pm)- Joe Tessitore, Rod Gilmore

Saturday, October 17th

Oklahoma v. Texas (ABC, Noon)- Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit, Lisa Salters
Iowa @ Wisconsin (ESPN, Noon)- Dave Pasch, Bob Griese, Chris Spielman
Northwestern @ Michigan State (ESPN2, Noon)- Pam Ward, Ray Bentley
Ohio State @ Purdue (BTN, Noon)- Wayne Larrivee, Chris Martin, Rebecca Haarlow
Delaware State @ Michigan (BTN, Noon)- Matt Devlin, Mark Campbell, Brent Stover
Georgia @ Vanderbilt (SEC Network, Noon)- Dave Neal, Andre Ware, Cara Capuano (Will Air on MSG, CSN Bay Area, Washingon, Comcast Network; FS Detroit)
Louisville @ Connecticut (Big East Network, Noon)- Mike Gleason, John Congemi, Quint Kessenich (Will Air on Altitude, CST, MASN, SNY)
Wake Forest @ Clemson (Raycom, Noon)- Steve Martin, Rick Walker, Mike Hogewood
Mississippi State @ Middle Tennessee (ESPNU, 12:30pm)- Clay Matvick, David Diaz-Infante
Wyoming @ Air Force (MTN, 2pm)- Dan Gutowsky, Jay Leeuwunberg, Roger Bailey
Nevada @ Utah State (KAME, 3pm)- TBD (Will Air on CSN California)
Arkansas @ Florida (CBS, 3:30pm)- Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson, Tracy Wolfson
USC @ Notre Dame (NBC, 3:30pm)- Tom Hammond, Pat Haden, Alex Flanagan
Minnesota @ Penn State (ABC/ESPN, 3:30pm)- Sean McDonough, Matt Millen, Holly Rowe
Texas Tech @ Nebraska (ABC/ESPN, 3:30pm)- Mike Patrick, Craig James, Heather Cox
North Carolina State @ Boston College (ABC, 3:30pm)- Bob Wischusen, Brian Griese
California @ UCLA (ABC, 3:30pm)- Terry Gannon, David Norrie
Houston @ Tulane (CBS College Sports, 3:30pm)- Dave Ryan, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
Marshall @ West Virginia (Big East Network, 3:30pm)- John Sanders, Danny Kanell
Rice @ East Carolina (MASN, 3:30pm)- Patrick Kinas, Billy Weaver, Brian Meador
Akron @ Buffalo (FS Ohio/Time Warner-Buffalo, 3:30pm)- Michael Reghi, Hanford Dixon/Howard Simon, Ruben Brown
Central Michigan @ Western Michigan (FS Detroit+, 3:30pm)- Jeff Phelps, Rob Otto
Colorado State @ Texas Christian (Versus, 4pm)- Joe Beninati, Glenn Parker, Tim Neverett
Virginia @ Maryland (ESPNU, 4pm)- Todd Harris, JC Pearson
Hawaii @ Idaho (ESPN Plus, 5pm)- TBD (Will Air on Altitude2, CST)
Virginia Tech @ Georgia Tech (ESPN2, 6pm)- Mark Jones, Bob Davie
Brigham Young @ San Diego State (MTN, 6pm)- Ari Wolfe, Blaine Fowler, Jenny Cavnar
Kansas @ Colorado (FSN, 7pm)- Bill Land, Dave Lapham, Emily Jones (Will Air on FS Arizona, Midwest, Southwest, Prime Ticket, Wisconsin; FSN Northwest, Rocky Mountain; CSN Bay Area, Chicago, New England, Philadelphia; Comcast Washington; SUN; SportSouth; FCS Central)
Illinois @ Indiana (BTN, 7pm)- Craig Coshun, Anthony Herron, Mike Hall
Alabama-Birmingham @ Mississippi (SEC Network, 7pm)- Bob Rathbun, Dave Archer, Jenn Hildreth (Will Air on FS Florida, South)
Texas A&M @ Kansas State (FCS Central, 7pm)- Dan McLaughlin, Yogi Roth, Samantha Steele
Stanford @ Arizona (Versus, 7:30pm)- Ron Thulin, Kelly Stouffer, Lewis Johnson
Kentucky @ Auburn (ESPNU, 7:30pm)- Eric Collins, Brock Huard
Miami @ Central Florida (CBS College Sports, 8pm)- Tom Hart, Aaron Taylor
South Carolina @ Alabama (ESPN, 8pm)- Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, Erin Andrews
Florida Atlantic @ North Texas (Sun Belt TV, 8pm)- Todd Kalas, Derek Rackley (Will Air on CST)
Missouri @ Oklahoma State (ESPN2, 9:15pm)- Ron Franklin, Ed Cunningham
Utah @ Nevada-Las Vegas (MTN, 10pm)- Bill Doleman, Robert Griffith, Toby Christensen
Washington @ Arizona State (FSN, 10:15pm)- Barry Tompkins, Petros Papadakis, Michael Eaves (Will Air on FS Arizona, Detroit, Florida, Midwest, North, Ohio, South, Southwest, Prime Ticket; FSN Northwest, Pittsburgh, Rocky Mountain; CSN Bay Area, Chicago, New England, Philadelphia, Washington; MSG+; FCS Pacific)

Your Week Six Pammy Nominees (And Week Five Winners)


I think we're going to go with this format throughout the season. Having a post put up for just the winners is rather counterproductive, and let's just face it....I'm lazy these days. Please vote for your winner below!

Pam Ward Chronicles: Week Six
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1. "...like Sharks to chum" - Chris Spielman
"I think that's the first time we've ever heard the word "chum" on a college football broadcast" - Dave Pasch
"Obviously you've never eaten at the Chum Bucket, operated by our good friend Plankton" - Chris Spielman
(Spielman with the Spongebob reference!)

2. "His friends in high school used to call him jetski, because of the way the dirt came off him."- David Norrie

3. "The Arizona Defense is last in the SEC."- Bob Griese

4.
"I can't root for Jimmie Johnson to win the Nextel Cup b/c of all of his Super Bowl wins."- Matt Millen

5. "His friends in high school used to call him jetski, because of the way the dirt came off him."- David Norrie

6. "Some father-daughter action. That's what it's all about."- Dave Lapham

7.
"Earl Thomas down the sideline. GOODBYE EARL!"- Brad Nessler with a Dixie Chicks reference

8.
"The Dodger swept the Cardinals in the National Championship Series." - Brent Musburger

9. "When speed goes in the wrong direction, that can be a bad thing. So when you have fast guys that run the wrong way fast, that's even worse than slow guys that run the wrong way slow."- Bob Davie

10. "Stop is a four letter word tonight."- Mark Jones

1
1. "Brandon Minor is a very durable back, when he's healthy."- Kirk Herbstreit


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Last Week's Winners:


New Standings: 1. Pam Ward (43), 2. Gary Danielson (23), 3. Chris Spielman (21), 4. Ed Cunningham (17), 5. Ray Bentley (16) 6. Brent Musburger (14), 7. Mark Jones (12), Bob Griese (12), 9. Doc Walker (11), 1o. Dave Pasch (10), Bob Wischusen (10)

Others Receiving Votes: Rod Gilmore (9), Sonny Randle (9), Todd Harris (9), Michael Reghi (9), Matt Devlin (8), Kirk Herbstreit (7), Chris Fowler (7), Bob Davie (5), Todd McShay (5), Todd Blackledge (4), Erin Andrews (4), Dave Neal (3), Petros Papadakis (2), Matt Millen (2), Brad Nessler (1), Rece Davis (1), David Norrie (1)