Monday Night Football Live-Blog: Patriots at Saints

Monday, November 30, 2009


We'll be live blogging all of the action here and at 12SD tonight. Here are your particulars....

New England Patriots at New Orleans Saints (ESPN, 8:30pm)- Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, Jon Gruden
Line: NO -2, O/U 57

After Terrible Playoff Run, TBS Drops Chip Caray


I always preface these posts with the note that you never want to see someone lose their job, but in certain circumstances it's warranted. After what one could describe as the worst multiple game announcing performance, Chip Caray has been let go by Turner Sports. Via the NY Times....

Chip Caray’s tenure as TBS’s lead major league baseball announcer ended Monday when he and the cable network agreed to part ways.

Caray’s high-volume style was mixed with a penchant for bad play calls, embellishments and factual errors. His best known incident occurred during the American League Central Division tie breaker between the Twins and the Tigers in October. He called an obvious lineout this way: “Line drive. Base hit. Caught out there. The runner tags. Throw to the plate. On target. And in time! A double play!”

In a memo sent to company employees, David Levy, the president of Turner Sports, wrote on Monday: “Since the end of this year’s M.L.B. playoffs, we’ve had several discussions with Chip Caray regarding 2010 and beyond. Both sides have agreed that now is the right time for Turner Sports and Chip to move ahead on different paths.”
Well all's well that ends well, right? Hopefully Chip can hop on somewhere and work on whatever has been plaguing him the past few years. He reminds of that period of time when Chuck Knoblauch couldn't throw to first from second.

Chip Caray And TBS Part Ways (NY Times)

Don't Expect NBC To Flex Their Muscles This Season


Sorry, I know that was a cheesy title but it had to be done. With the announcement today that NBC isn't going to be flexing the Week 14 Eagles-Giants game, that just about solidifies the fact that not a single game will be flexed into Sunday Night this season. Well outside of the open slot in Week 17. Here's a look at the rest of the schedule....

Week 13: Sunday, December 6th - Minnesota Vikings at Arizona Cardinals
Week 14: Sunday, December 13th - Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants
Week 15: Sunday, December 20th - Minnesota Vikings at Carolina Panthers
Week 16: Sunday, December 27th - Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins
Week 17: Sunday, January 3rd - TBA

I think NBC could potentially flex the Cowboys-Redskins game, but even when one of the teams is terrible, that matchup still brings in good ratings. We shall see though.

Your NBA Announcing Schedule For The Week Of 11/30


Monday, November 30th

Indiana Pacers at Golden State Warriors (NBATV, 10:30pm)- Local Announcers

Tuesday, December 1st

New Orleans Hornet at L.A. Lakers (NBATV, 10:30pm)- Local Announcers

Wednesday, December 2nd

Philadelphia 76ers at Oklahoma City Thunder (NBATV, 8pm)- Local Announcers
Houston Rockets at L.A. Clippers (NBATV, 10:30pm)- Local Announcers

Thursday, December 3rd

Boston Celtics at San Antonio Spurs (TNT, 8pm)- Marv Albert, Mike Fratello, Reggie Miller, David Aldridge
Miami Heat at Denver Nuggets (TNT, 10:30pm)- Kevin Harlan, Doug Collins, Craig Sager

Friday, December 4th

Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers (ESPN, 8pm)- Dan Shulman, Hubie Brown, Ric Bucher
Miami Heat at LA Lakers (ESPN, 10:30pm)- Mike Breen, Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy, Doris Burke

Saturday, December 5th

Denver Nuggets at San Antonio Spurs (NBATV, 8:30pm)- Local Announcers

Sunday, December 6th

Washington Wizards at Detroit Pistons (NBATV, 6pm)- Local Announcers

Your College Basketball Schedule For The Week Of 11/30


Monday, November 30th

Penn State @ Virginia (ESPN2, 7pm)- Mike Patrick, Len Elmore
UNC-Asheville @ Kentucky (SEC Network, 7pm)- Dave Neal, Larry Conley (Will Air on FS Florida, North, South, SUN; FSN Rocky Mountain
St. Joseph's @ Rider (Comcast Network, 7pm)- Scott Graham, Donyell Marshall
Mount St. Mary's @ Georgetown (MASN, 7pm)- Jason Knapp, Mark Tillmon (Will Air on SNY)
Arkansas-Pine Bluff @ Arizona State (FS Arizona, 9pm)- Daron Sutton, Tom Kuyper (Will Air on FCS Pacific)

Tuesday, December 1st

Wake Forest @ Purdue (ESPN, 7pm)- Dave O'Brien, Steve Lavin
Northwestern @ North Carolina State (ESPNU, 7pm)- Beth Mowins, Jay Williams
Florida A&M @ Florida (SEC Network, 7pm)- Dave Neal, Mark Wise (Will Air on FS Florida, South, Southwest)
Morgan State @ Loyola-MD (MASN, 7pm)- Scott Garceau, Kevin Grevey
Maryland @ Indiana (ESPN2, 7:30pm)- Sean McDonough, Bill Raftery
Texas Southern @ Cincinnati (FS Ohio, 7:30pm)- TBD (Will Air on SNY)
Louisiana-Lafayette @ Louisiana State (CST, 7:30pm)- TBD
Fort Hays State @ Kansas State (FS Kansas City, 8pm)- TBD
Michigan State @ North Carolina (ESPN, 9pm)- Dan Shulman, Dick Vitale
San Francisco @ Colorado (FSN Rocky Mountain, 9pm)- Drew Goodman, Ceal Barry
Texas-El Paso @ New Mexico State (Aggie Vision, 9pm)- TBD (Will Air on Altitude2)
Virginia Tech @ Iowa (ESPN2, 9:30pm)- Bob Wischusen, Stephen Bardo

Wednesday, December 2nd

Pittsburgh @ Duquesne (CBS College Sports, 7pm)- TBD
Saint Louis @ Georgia (CSS, 7pm)- TBD (Will Air on FS Midwest)
George Mason @ George Washington (MASN, 7pm)- TBD
East Tennessee State @ Tennesee (SportSouth, 7pm)- TBD
Stony Brook @ St. John's (Big East Network, 7pm)- TBD
Boston @ Connecticut (Big East Network, 7pm)- TBD (Will Air on CST)
Stetson @ Louisville (Big East Network, 7pm)- TBD (Will Air on SNY)
Illinois @ Clemson (ESPN, 7:15pm)- Brad Nessler, Jimmy Dykes
Minnesota @ Miami (ESPNU, 7:15pm)- Clay Matvick, Bob Wenzel
Boston College @ Michigan (ESPN2, 7:30pm)- Dave Pasch, Len Elmore
Northern Iowa @ Iowa State (Mediacom-Iowa, 8pm)- TBD
Arkansas @ Oklahoma (ARSN/Sooner Sports, 8pm)- TBD
Alcorn State @ Kansas (Jayhawk TV, 8pm)- TBD
California @ New Mexico (CBS College Sports, 9pm)- TBD
Washington State @ Gonzaga (KHQ, 9pm)- Greg Heister, Craig Ehlo (Will Air on FSN Northwest)
Nevada-Las Vegas @ Arizona (FS Arizona, 9pm)- TBD (Will Air on FCS Pacific)
Western Kentucky @ South Carolina (SportSouth, 9pm)- TBD
Duke @ Wisconsin (ESPN, 9:15pm)- Brent Musburger, Bob Knight
Florida State @ Ohio State (ESPN2, 9:30pm)- John Saunders, Fran Fraschilla
Missouri @ Vanderbilt (ESPNU, 9:30pm)- Rob Stone, Jay Williams

Thursday, December 3rd

Washington @ Texas Tech (ESPN2, 7pm)- Carter Blackburn, Stephen Bardo
Eastern Kentucky @ Murray State (ESPNU, 7pm)- Dave Weekley, Barry Booker
Mount St. Mary's @ Robert Morris (NEC, 7pm)- TBD (Will Air on MASN, MSG; FCS Atlantic)
Missouri-Kansas City @ Oral Roberts (FCS Central, 8pm)- TBD
USC @ Texas (ESPN, 9pm)- Jon Sciambi, Fran Fraschilla
Cleveland State @ Wright State (ESPNU, 9pm)- Jim Barbar, Mark Adams
Coastal Carolina @ Virginia Military (MASN, 9pm)- TBD
Baylor @ Arizona State (FSN, 10:30pm)- TBD (Will Air on FS Arizona, Detroit, Florida, Midwest, North, Ohio, South, Southwest (JIP), PrimeTicket; FSN Northwest, Pittsburgh, Rocky Mountain; CSN Chicago, Washington; MSG+; FCS Pacific)

Friday, December 4th

Pennsylvania @ Navy (CBS College Sports, 7pm)- TBD
Wofford @ Michigan State (BTN, 7pm)- TBD
Florida @ Jacksonville (FS Florida, 7pm)- TBD
New Hampshire @ Pittsburgh (Big East Network, 7pm)- TBD (Will Air on FSN Pittsburgh)
Kent State @ Xavier (FS Ohio, 7:30pm)- TBD
UNC-Asheville @ Gardner-Webb (MASN, 7:30pm)- TBD
Akron @ Texas A&M (FS Southwest, 8pm)- TBD
Colorado @ Oregon State (FSN, 11pm)- TBD (Will Air on FS Arizona, Detroit, Florida, Midwest, Ohio, South, Southwest, Wisconsin, PrimeTicket; FSN Pittsburgh, Rocky Mountain (JIP); CSN Chicago (JIP), Washington; MSG+; FCS Pacific)

Saturday, December 5th

Eastern Michigan @ Ohio State (ESPNU, Noon)- Clay Matvick, Bob Wenzel
Virginia Commonwealth @ William & Mary (CSN Regional, Noon)- TBD (Will Air on CSN Philadelphia, Washington, CSS)
Bryant @ St. Francis (NY) (NEC, Noon)- TBD (Will Air on MSG)
North Carolina @ Kentucky (CBS, 12:30pm)- TBD
Southern Mississippi @ Mississippi (SEC Network, 1pm)- TBD (Will Air on FS North, South, SUN; FSN Rocky Mountain)
Cleveland State @ Detroit (FS Detroit, 1pm)- TBD (Will Air on FCS Atlantic)
Georgia State @ James Madison (CSN Regional, 2pm)- TBD (Will Air on CSN Philadelphia, Washington, CSS)
North Carolina State @ Marquette (Big East Network, 3pm)- TBD (Will Air on MASN, SNY)
St. John's @ Duke (ESPN2, 3:30pm)- Dave O'Brien, Dick Vitale
Davidson @ Charleston (CSS, 4pm)- TBD
Texas-San Antonio @ Oklahoma State (Cowboy Sports, 4pm)- TBD
Oregon @ Missouri (ESPNU, 5pm)- Mitch Holthus, Jay Williams
Buffalo @ Purdue (BTN, 5pm)- TBD
George Mason @ UNC-Wilmington (ESPN Plus, 5pm)- TBD (Will Air on MASN)
Wake Forest @ Gonzaga (ESPN2, 5:30pm)- Carter Blackburn, Jay Bilas
USC @ Georgia Tech (FS South, 6pm)- TBD
Charlotte @ Louisville (ESPNU, 7pm)- Mike Gleason, Mark Gottfried
Maine @ Syracuse (Time Warner-Central NY, 7pm)- TBD (Will Air on SNY)
Coastal Carolina @ Liberty (Liberty Channel, 7pm)- TBD (Will Air on MASN)
Boise State @ Illinois (BTN, 7:30pm)- TBD
Southern Utah @ Oral Roberts (FCS Central, 8pm)- TBD
Washington State @ Kansas State (ESPNU, 9pm)- Dave Armstrong, Rich Zvosec
New Mexico State @ New Mexico (MTN, 9pm)- TBD
Iowa State @ California (ESPNU, 11pm)- Todd Harris, Krista Blunk

Sunday, December 6th

South Carolina @ Clemson (FS South, 1pm)- TBD (Will Air on NESN)
Florida International @ Florida State (SUN, 1pm)- TBD
Harvard @ Connecticut (Big East Network, 1pm)- TBD ()Will Air on CST, MASN, SNY
Tulane @ Western Kentucky (WKYU, 2pm)- TBD (Will Air on FCS Central)
Miami @ Boston College (FSN, 3pm)- Ron Thulin, Mike Gminski (Will Air on FS Arizona, Detroit, Florida, Midwest, North, South, Southwest, West; FSN Northwest, Pittsburgh, Rocky Mountain; CSN Washington+; MSG+; NESN; FCS Atlantic)
Navy v. George Washington (MASN, 5pm)- Jim Hunter, John FeinsteinDave Neal, Larry Conley
Kansas @ UCLA (FSN, 5:30pm)- TBD (Will Air on FS Arizona, Detroit, Florida, Midwest, North, Ohio, South, Southwest, PrimeTicket; FSN Northwest, Pittsburgh, Rocky Mountain; CSN Chicago, New England, Washington+; MSG+; FCS Pacific)
Arizona @ Oklahoma (ESPNU, 7pm)- Doug Bell, Reid Gettys
Villanova v. Maryland (MASN, 7:30pm)- Jim Hunter, John Feinstein (Will Air on FS Arizona, Florida, Midwest, North, Ohio, South, Southwest, PrimeTicket; FSN Northwest, Pittsburgh, Rocky Mountain; CSN Chicago, New England; MSG+; FCS Atlantic)
Cal State-Northridge @ Washington (FSN Northwest, 10pm)- TBD (Will Air on FCS Pacific)

Suzy Kolber Will Hunt You Down Tom Brady

It seems like just yesterday that Tom Brady completely shunned MNF sideline reporter Suzy Kolber, but it actually took place all the way back in Week One. The Patriots haven't back since then, but Suzy remembers the dis and plans on hunting the QB down following tonight's game against the Saints. Via The Huddle....

Brady hastily tried to dodge an on-field interview with Kolber after a Week 1 win against the Bills. A persistent Kolber ran with Brady off the field and finally cajoled him into answering a few questions.

Now with the Patriots due back on MNF again, Kolber is set for another postgame meeting. ESPN's Kenny Mayne jokingly had Kolber training with Tyson Gay, whose 9.69 100-meter dash is a U.S. record.

Kolber, in ESPN's Mayne Event this week, playfully set in a sprinter's starting block and said:

"I'm getting you this time, Brady."
Well that's good. I think she got him last time actually, but it's good that she can joke about it. Now the question is whether the Pats will win or not, so she has the opportunity.

As Tom Brady returns to 'MNF,' ESPN's Suzy Kolber says 'I'm getting you this time' (The Huddle)

(P.S.- Yes, there will be a live-blog tonight)

Your Week Twelve NFL Announcing Schedule (And Broadcast Maps)

Friday, November 27, 2009

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

NBC Sunday Night Football: Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth)
ESPN Monday Night Football: New England Patriots at New Orleans Saints (Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, Jon Gruden)

FOX 1pm:















RED: Washington Redskins @ Philadelphia Eagles(FOX, 1pm)- Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
BLUE: Tampa Bay Bucs @ Atlanta Falcons (FOX, 1pm)- Dick Stockton, Charles Davis
GREEN: Carolina Panthers @ NY Jets (FOX, 1pm)- Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick
YELLOW: Seattle Seahawks @ St. Louis Rams (FOX, 1pm)- Ron Pitts, John Lynch

FOX 4pm:















RED: Chicago Bears @ Minnesota Vikings (FOX, 4pm)- Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
BLUE: Arizona Cardinals @ Tennessee Titans (FOX, 4pm)- Sam Rosen, Tim Ryan

CBS:















RED: Indianapolis Colts @ Houston Texans (CBS, 1pm)- Greg Gumbel Dan Dierdorf
ORANGE: Miami Dolphins @ Buffalo Bills (CBS, 1pm)- Gus Johnson, Steve Tasker
YELLOW: Cleveland Browns @ Cincinnati Bengals (CBS, 1pm)- Ian Eagle, Rich Gannon

BLUE: Kansas City Chiefs @ San Diego Chargers (CBS, 4pm)- Dick Enberg, Dan Fouts
GREEN: Jacksonville Jaguars @ San Francisco 49ers (CBS, 4pm)- Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots

Josh McDaniels Channels His Inner Herm Edwards

Everyone knows the famous Herman Edwards quote, "you play to win the game," including Denver Broncos coach Josh McDaniels. Josh, however, decided to update it for live television with just a bit of cursing last night (very NSFW)....



No one gets the NFL Network anyway, why not let curses on the air?

Josh McDaniels Video: “Win a Mutha—-in’ Game!” (Sports by Brooks)

Your Week Thirteen College Football Announcing Schedule

Thursday, November 26, 2009



Here is your Week Twelve announcing schedule brought to you by SI's Cheerleader of the Week. This week's cheerleader is Katelynn from the University of Oregon. Her favorite movie is Love and Basketball, and she thinks she's lame for not being on Twitter (you're not Katelynn....you're not). Ready??? OKAY!!!

Friday, November 27th

Rutgers @ Louisville (ESPN2, 11am)- Eric Collins, Brock Huard
Temple @ Ohio (ESPNU, 11am)- Trey Bender, Tom Luginbill
Illinois @ Cincinnati (ABC, Noon)- Dave Pasch, Bob Griese, Chris Spielman
Northern Illinois @ Central Michigan (ESPN360, 1pm)- Dave Weekley, Je'Rod Cherry
Wyoming @ Colorado State (MTN, 2pm)- James Bates, Todd Christensen, Roger Bailey, Natalie Vickers
Toledo @ Bowling Green (Buckeye Cable, 2pm)- Greg Franke, Tom Cole
Alabama @ Auburn (CBS, 2:30pm)- Craig Bolerjack, Steve Beuerlein
Nebraska @ Colorado (ABC, 3:30pm)- Ron Franklin, Ed Cunningham
Memphis @ Tulsa (CBS College Sports, 3:30pm)- Dave Ryan, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
Pittsburgh @ West Virginia (ESPN2, 7pm)- Mark Jones, Bob Davie
Nevada @ Boise State (ESPN2, 10:15pm)- Joe Tessitore, Rod Gilmore

Saturday, November 28th

Clemson @ South Carolina (ESPN, Noon)- Bob Wischusen, Brian Griese
North Carolina @ North Carolina State (ESPN2, Noon)- Pam Ward, Ray Bentley
Mississippi @ Mississippi State (SEC Network, Noon)- Dave Neal, Andre Ware, Cara Capuano (Will Air on MSG, CSN California, Washington)
Syracuse @ Connecticut (Big East Network, Noon)- Mike Gleason, John Congemi, Quint Kessenich (Will Air on Altitude, CST, MASN, SNY)
Wake Forest @ Duke (Raycom, Noon)- Tim Brant, Rick Walker, Mike Hogewood
Oklahoma State @ Oklahoma (FSN, 12:30pm)- Bill Land, Dave Lapham, Jim Knox (Will Air on FS Arizona, Detroit+, Florida, Midwest, North, Ohio, South, Southwest, West; FSN Northwest, Pittsburgh (JIP), Rocky Mountain; CSN Bay Area, Chicago, New England, Washington; MSG+2)
New Mexico @ Texas Christian (MTN, 1pm)- Ari Wolfe, Blaine Fowler, Amanda Mazey, Cash Sirois
Southern Mississippi @ East Carolina (CBS College Sports, 1:30pm)- Tom Hart, Aaron Taylor
Central Florida @ Alabama-Birmingham (Bright House, 1:30pm)- Drew Fellios, Mark Royals, Dave Baumann
Marshall @ Texas-El Paso (WSAZ, 3pm)- Keith Morehouse, Mike Bartrum
Tulane @ Southern Methodist (Time Warner-MetroSports, 3pm)- CJ Martin, Bruce Wiseman
Florida State @ Florida (CBS, 3:30pm)- Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson, Tracy Wolfson
Arizona @ Arizona State (ABC, 3:30pm)- Terry Gannon, David Norrie
Missouri v. Kansas (ABC, 3:30pm)- Dave Lamont, JC Pearson
Miami @ South Florida (ABC/ESPN, 3:30pm)- Mike Patrick, Craig James, Heather Cox
Virginia Tech @ Virginia (ABC/ESPN, 3:30pm)- Clay Matvick, David Diaz-Infante
Boston College @ Maryland (ESPNU, 3:30pm)- Todd Harris, Tom Luginbill
Middle Tennessee @ Louisiana-Monroe (Sun Belt TV, 3:30pm)- Todd Kalas, Derek Rackley (Will Air on CSS, CST)
Utah @ Brigham Young (MTN, 5pm)- James Bates, Todd Christensen, Toby Christensen, Sammy Linebaugh (Will Air on CBS College Sports)
Utah State @ Idaho (ESPN Plus, 5pm)- Trey Bender, Jay Taylor (Will Air on Altitude, MASN)
Texas Tech v. Baylor (FSN, 6pm)- Dan McLaughlin, Gary Reasons, Emily Jones (Will Air on FS Arizona, Midwest, South, Southwest, West; FSN Rocky Mountain; CSN Bay Area, Chicago, New England; MSG+; SUN; Comcast Network)
Washington State @ Washington (FSN Northwest, 6:30pm)- Tom Glasgow, Mack Strong, Jen Mueller, Jason Stiles
Arkansas @ Louisiana State (ESPN, 7pm)- Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, Erin Andrews
Tennessee @ Kentucky (ESPNU, 7pm)- Eric Collins, Brock Huard
Notre Dame @ Stanford (ABC/ESPN2, 8pm)- Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit, Lisa Salters (Will Air on ESPN2 in areas not receiving game on ABC)
Georgia @ Georgia Tech (ABC/ESPN2, 8pm)- Sean McDonough, Matt Millen, Holly Rowe (Will Air on ESPN2 in areas not receiving game on ABC)
New Mexico State @ San Jose State (Aggie Vision, 8pm)- Joe Cerny, Danny Knee (Will Air on Altitude2)
Rice @ Houston (CSS, 8pm)- Matt Stewart, Chuck Oliver, Allison Williams
San Diego State @ Nevada-Las Vegas (MTN, 9pm)- Tim Neverett, Robert Griffith, Molly Sullivan
UCLA @ USC (FSN, 10pm)- Barry Tompkins, Petros Papadakis, Michael Eaves (Will Air on FS Arizona, Detroit+, Midwest, North (JIP), Ohio, PrimeTicket, South, Southwest; FSN Northwest, Pittsburgh, Rocky Mountain; CSN Bay Area, Chicago, New England, Philadelphia, Washington; SUN; MSG+)
Navy @ Hawaii (ESPNU, 10:30pm)- Carter Blackburn, Charles Arbuckle

Your College Basketball Schedule For The Week Of 11/23

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


It's Feast Week time, and that means there are multiple Tourneys going on throughout this jam- packed seven days. Here's your schedule....

Tuesday, November 24th

Maui Invitational, Consolation: Chaminade v. 24 Vanderbilt (ESPN2, 1:30pm)- Carter Blackburn, Jimmy Dykes
Maui Invitational, Consolation: Colorado v. Arizona (ESPN2, 3:30pm)- Carter Blackburn, Jimmy Dykes
Cancun Classic, Semifinal: Cleveland State v. Kentucky (CBS College Sports, 4:30pm)- Thad Anderson, Rich Zvosec
Maui Invitational, Semifinal: Maryland v. Cincinnati (ESPN, 7pm)- Sean McDonough, Jay Bilas, Bill Raftery
Cancun Classic, Semifinal: Stanford v. Virginia (CBS College Sports, 7pm)- Thad Anderson, Rich Zvosec
Lipscomb @ Ohio State (BTN, 7pm)- Dave Revsine, Bill Hosket
Florida State @ Florida (SEC Network, 7pm)- Dave Neal, Mark Wise (Will Air on FS North, South, FSN Rocky Mountain, SUN, NESN)
UNC-Asheville @ Georgia (CSS, 7pm)- Matt Stewart, Litterial Green (Will Air on CST)
Drexel @ Pennsylvania (Comcast Network, 7pm)- Scott Graham, John Griffin
Cornell @ Syracuse (ESPN360, 7pm)- Doug Sherman, Rob Kennedy
CBE Classic, Consolation: Wichita State v. Iowa (ESPNU, 7:30pm)- Terry Gannon, Stephen Bardo
Coppin State @ Maryland-Baltimore County (MASN, 7:30pm)- Jason Knapp, Kevin Grevey
Missouri-Kansas City @ Nebraska (FS Midwest, 8pm)- Greg Sharpe, Eric Piatkowski
Chattanooga @ Missouri (Mizzou Sports, 8pm)- Chris Gervino, Scott Highmark (Will Air on FS Midwest)
South Dakota @ Marquette (Big East Network, 8pm)- Bob Picozzi, Dickey Simpkins (Will Air on Altitude2, SNY)
Texas Tech @ Stephen F. Austin (Texas Tech Sports, 8pm)- Brian Jensen, John Harris (Will Air on FS Houston)
Maui Invitational, Semifinal: Gonzaga v. Wisconsin (ESPN, 9:00)- Sean McDonough, Jay Bilas, Bill Raftery
Wofford @ Illinois (ESPNU, 9:30pm)- Jim Barbar, Mark Adams
CBE Classic, Championship: Pittsburgh v. Texas (ESPN2, 10pm)- Terry Gannon, Stephen Bardo
Jacksonville @ California (CSN California, 10:30pm)- TBD

Wednesday, November 25th

Maui Invitational, 7th Place: TBD (ESPNU, 2pm)- Carter Blackburn, Jimmy Dykes
Maui Invitational, 3rd Place: TBD (ESPN2, 4:30pm)- Carter Blackburn, Jimmy Dykes
Sacred Heart @ Penn State (BTN, 6pm)- TBD
NIT Season Tip-Off, Semifinal: Connecticut v. Louisiana State (ESPN2, 7pm)- Dan Shulman, Bob Knight, Doris Burke
Maui Invitational, 5th Place: TBD (ESPN, 7pm)- Sean McDonough, Jay Bilas, Bill Raftery
Cancun Classic, Consolation: CLEV ST-UK loser v. STAN-UVA loser (CBS College Sports, 7pm)- Thad Anderson, Rich Zvosec
Oakland @ Kansas (Jayhawk TV, 8pm)- Dave Armstrong, Greg Gurley
NIT Season Tip-Off, Semifinal: Duke v. Arizona State (ESPN2, 8pm)- Dan Shulman, Dick Vitale, Doris Burke
Wyoming @ Denver (FSN Rocky Mountain, 9pm)- TBD (Will Air on FCS Central)
Cancun Classic, Championship: CLEV ST-UK winner v. STAN-UVA winner (CBS College Sports, 9:30pm)- Thad Anderson, Rich Zvosec
Maui Invitational, Championship: TBD (ESPN, 10pm)- Sean McDonough, Jay Bilas, Bill Raftery
Great Alaska Shootout, Pool A: Washington State v. Alaska-Anchorage (KCFT, 11:30pm)- TBD (Will Air on MASN)
Great Alaska Shootout, Pool B: Oklahoma v. San Diego (KCFT, 1:45am)- TBD

Thursday, November 26th

Old Spice Classic, Quarterfinal: Creighton v. Michigan (ESPN2, Noon)- Lou Canellis, Len Elmore
Old Spice Classic, Quarterfinal: Marquette v. Xavier (ESPN2, 2pm)- Lou Canellis, Len Elmore
76 Classic, Quarterfinal: West Virginia v. Long Beach State (ESPNU, 2pm)- Justin Kutcher, Bob Wenzel, Andy Katz
76 Classic, Quarterfinal: Texas A&M v. Clemson (ESPN2, 4:30pm)- Dave O'Brien, Steve Lavin, Andy Katz
Old Spice Classic, Quarterfinal: Alabama v. Baylor (ESPN2, 6:30pm)- Jon Sciambi, Fran Fraschilla
76 Classic, Quarterfinal: Minnesota v. 10 Butler (ESPN2, 8:30pm)- Dave O'Brien, Steve Lavin, Andy Katz
Old Spice Classic, Quarterfinal: Florida State v. Iona (ESPNU, 9pm)- Jon Sciambi, Fran Fraschilla
Great Alaska Shootout, Pool A: Nicholla State v. Alaska-Anchorage (KCFT, 9pm)- TBD (Will Air on MASN)
76 Classic, Quarterfinal: UCLA v. Portland (ESPN2, 10:30pm)- Dave O'Brien, Steve Lavin, Andy Katz
Great Alaska Shootout, Pool B: Houston v. Oklahoma (KCFT, 11:30pm)- TBD (Will Air on CSS, MASN)

Friday, November 27th

Old Spice Classic, Semifinal: CREI-MICH winner v. MARQ-XAV winner (ESPN, Noon)- Lou Canellis, Len Elmore
76 Classic, Semifinal: WVU-LBSU winner v. TX A&M-CLEM winner (ESPN, 2:30pm)- Dave O'Brien, Steve Lavin, Andy Katz
NIT Season Tip-Off, Consolation: CONN-LSU loser v. DUKE-ARIZ ST loser (ESPN2, 2:30pm)- Dan Shulman, Bob Knight, Doris Burke
Old Spice Classic, Consolation: CREI-MICH loser v. MARQ-XAV loser (ESPNU, 2:30pm)- Lou Canellis, Len Elmore
NIT Season Tip-Off, Championship: CONN-LSU winner v. DUKE-ARIZ ST winner (ESPN, 5pm)- Dan Shulman, Dick Vitale
Old Spice Classic, Semifinal: ALA-BAY winner v. FSU-IONA winner (ESPN2, 5pm)- Jon Sciambi, Fran Fraschilla
76 Classic, Consolation: WVU-LBSU loser v. TX A&M-CLEM loser (ESPNU, 5pm)- Justin Kutcher, Bob Wenzel, Andy Katz
Legends Classic, Semifinal: Rutgers v. Massachusetts (HDNet, 5:30pm)- TBD
South Padre Island Invitational, Semifinal: Richmond v. Mississippi State (FCS Pacific, 6pm)- TBD
Charleston @ Tennessee (SEC Network, 7pm)- TBD
Jacksonville @ South Carolina (SportSouth, 7pm)- TBD (Will Air on FCS Atlantic)
Columbia @ Syracuse (Time Warner-NY, 7pm)- TBD (Will Air on SNY)
Old Spice Classic, Consolation: ALA-BAY loser v. FSU-IONA loser (ESPNU, 7:30pm)- Jon Sciambi, Fran Fraschilla
Legends Classic, Semifinal: Florida v. Michigan State (HDNet, 8pm)- TBD (Will Air on SUN, FS Florida)
East Tennessee State @ Arkansas (ARSN, 8pm)- TBD
Tennessee Tech @ Kansas (Jayhawk TV, 8pm)- TBD
South Padre Island Invitational, Semifinal: Old Dominion v. Missouri (FCS Pacific, 8:30pm)- TBD
Notre Dame v. Northwestern (BTN, 8:30pm)- TBD
76 Classic, Semifinal: MINN-BUT winner v. UCLA-PORT winner (ESPNU, 9:30pm)- Justin Kutcher, Bob Wenzel, Andy Katz
Weber State @ Brigham Young (MTN, 9:30pm)- TBD
Great Alaska Shootout, Pool A: Nicholls State v. Washington State (KCFT, 9:30pm)- TBD (Will Air on MASN)
76 Classic, Consolation: MINN-BUT loser v. UCLA-PORT loser (ESPNU, 11:30pm)- Justin Kutcher, Bob Wenzel, Andy Katz
Great Alaska Shootout, Pool B: Houston v. San Diego (KCFT, 11:30pm)- TBD (Will Air on CSS, MASN)
New Mexico @ Hawaii (Time Warner-Oceanic, 1am)- TBD

Saturday, November 28th

Central Michigan @ Purdue (BTN, 11:30am)- TBD
Youngstown State @ Pittsburgh (Big East Network, Noon)- TBD (Will Air on FSN Pittsburgh)
Lafayette @ Georgetown (MASN, Noon)- TBD
St. Francis-PA @ Iowa (BTN, 1:30pm)- TBD
Wichita State @ Cleveland State (STO, 2pm)- TBD
LaSalle @ Villanova (ESPN2, 3:30pm)- Scott Graham, Tim Welsh
Northwestern State @ Indiana (BTN, 3:30pm)- TBD
IUPUI @ Kansas State (FS Kansas City, 3:30pm)- TBD
Louisville @ Nevada-Las Vegas (Versus, 4pm)- TBD
Legends Classic, Semifinal: RUT-MASS loser v. FLA-MICH ST loser (HDNet, 5:30pm)- TBD
South Padre Island Invitational, Semifinal: RICH-MISS ST loser v. ODU-MIZZ loser (FCS Central, 5:30pm)- TBD
North Carolina Central @ Iowa (BTN, 5:30pm)- TBD
Legends Classic, Championship: RUT-MASS winner v. FLA-MICH ST winner (HDNet, 8pm)- TBD
South Padre Island Invitational, Championship: RICH-MISS ST winner v. ODU-MIZZ winner (FCS Pacific, 8pm)- TBD
Great Alaska Shootout, 3rd Place: Pool A #2 v. Pool B #2 (KCFT, 8:30pm)- TBD (Will Air on MASN)
Montana State @ Oregon (OSN, 10:30pm)- TBD (Will Air on CSN Northwest)
Great Alaska Shootout, Championship: Pool A #1 v. Pool B #1 (KCFT, 11pm)- TBD (Will Air on MASN)
Northwestern v. Iowa State or Saint Louis (BTN, TBD)- TBD

Sunday, November 29th

Old Spice Classic, 7th Place: TBD (ESPNU, 10pm)- Rich Hollenberg, Len Elmore
Old Spice Classic, 5th Place: TBD (ESPNU, Noon)- Rich Hollenberg, Len Elmore
76 Classic, 7th Place: TBD (ESPNU, 2:30pm)- Justin Kutcher, Bob Wenzel, Andy Katz
Texas @ Rice (CBS College Sports, 4pm)- TBD
Nebraska @ USC (FSN, 4:30pm)- TBD
76 Classic, 3rd Place: TBD (ESPN2, 5pm)- Dave O'Brien, Steve Lavin, Andy Katz
Old Spice Classic, 3rd Place: TBD (ESPNU, 5pm)- Jon Sciambi, Fran Fraschilla
Princeton @ California (CSN California, 5pm)- TBD
Nevada @ North Carolina (FSN, 6:45pm)- TBD
Old Spice Classic, Championship: TBD (ESPN2, 7:30pm)- Jon Sciambi, Fran Fraschilla
76 Classic, 5th Place: TBD (ESPNU, 7:30pm)- Dave O'Brien, Steve Lavin, Andy Katz
Montana @ Washington (FSN Northwest, 9pm)- TBD (Will Air on FCS Pacific)
76 Classic, Championship: TBD (ESPN2, 2pm)- Dave O'Brien, Steve Lavin, Andy Katz

Marv vs. 50 Cent Update

Monday, November 23, 2009


Last week, all the buzz was the alleged run-in between Marv Albert and rapper 50 Cent. There were reports of a verbal confrontation and some even said that there was a potential punch thrown in the fracas. Well over the weekend, Marv came out and said that not only was the punch a fabrication, the whole incident was. Via USA Today....

At issue is what happened when Albert last week was getting set to appear on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live. As he was walking backstage to his dressing room he "heard something" that he thought were people "kidding around." The raised voices, he thinks, came from someone with rapper 50 Cent— another Kimmel guest — wanting to use a phone in Albert's room. "But I didn't even see the guys and don't even think there was a scuffle."

Still, the diminutive TNT NBA announcer says he and friends and family found various online accounts of "stuff that never happened" — included that he and 50 Cent had a fight. "I kept reading about new things that never happened. Maybe it will keep going until Jimmy Kimmel gets punched."
Well that solves that. It seemed a little far fetched, but crazier things have happened. I'm just happy that we don't have to worry about Albert being gunned down in Vegas after a boxing match. Whew.

Marv Albert finds Web reports 'upsetting' (USA Today)

Your NBA Announcing Schedule For The Week Of 11/23


Monday, November 23rd

Chicago Bulls at Portland Trailblazers (NBATV, 10pm)- Local Announcers

Tuesday, November 24th

Oklahoma City Thunder at Utah Jazz (NBATV, 9pm)- Local Announcers

Wednesday, November 25th

Miami Heat at Orlando Magic (ESPN, 7:30pm)- Dave Pasch, Hubie Brown, Jeff Van Gundy

Thursday, November 26th

Orlando Magic at Atlanta Hawks (TNT, 8pm)- Dick Stockton, Mike Fratello, Craig Sager
Chicago Bulls at Utah Jazz (TNT, 10:30pm)- Marv Albert, Reggie Miller, Cheryl Miller

Friday, November 27th

Washington Wizards at Miami Heat (ESPN, 7pm)- Mike Breen, Hubie Brown
Milwaukee Bucks at Oklahoma City Thunder (ESPN, 9:30pm)- Kevin Calabro, Jon Barry

Saturday, November 28th

Charlotte Bobcats at Washington Wizards (NBATV, 7pm)- Local Announcers

Sunday, November 29th

Boston Celtics at Miami Heat (NBATV, 6pm)- Local Announcers

Pam Ward Chronicles: Week Twelve

Saturday, November 21, 2009



We're heading down the stretch with Pammy in the lead. Who will take the crown?

Week Twelve Announcing Schedule
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"May the shwartz be with you."- Matt Millen

"There are a lot of Grandmas and Grandpas that have never heard of Facebook."- Bob Griese
"But you do."- Dave Pasch
"(laughs)Barely"- Bob Griese
(via 49er16)

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Your Week Eleven Pammy Nominees (And Week Ten Winners)

Friday, November 20, 2009


Please vote for your winner below!

Pam Ward Chronicles: Week Eleven
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1. "Bedford an aerospace engineering major, taking courses whose titles I cant comprehend" - Pam Ward


2. "November's not a good year for them." - Ron Johnson

3. "They do not bring the field goal unit out. It would be about a 65 yarder"- Dave Pasch

4.
"I bet the blimp didn't have any traffic."- Barry Tomkins

5. "It's a multiple Bush Push" -Gary Danielson

6. "Percy Harvin is doing well in the frozen tundra or near the frozen tundra of Green Bay in Minnesota"- Verne Lundquist

7.
"Cinderella just turned into a pumpkin."- Matt Millen

8.
"The most celebrated concussion of the 2009 season" -Verne Lundquist

9. "That's his first offensive stat of the year."- Petros Papadakis


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Last Week's Winners:


New Standings: 1. Pam Ward (62), 2. Gary Danielson (39), 3. Bob Griese (34), 4. Mark Jones (32), 5. Chris Spielman (28), 6. Verne Lundquist (25), 7. Brent Musburger (23), 8. Bob Davie (21), 9. Ray Bentley (19), Craig James (19)

Others Receiving Votes: Ed Cunningham (17), Kirk Herbstreit (16)Todd Harris (13), Dave Pasch (12), Doc Walker (11), Bob Wischusen (10), Matt Millen (10), Ron Franklin (10), David Lapham (10)Rod Gilmore (9), Lee Corso (9), Sonny Randle (9), Michael Reghi (9), Chris Martin (9), Matt Devlin (8), Tom Hammond (8), Eric Collins (8), Mike Patrick (8), Chris Fowler (7), Lou Holtz (7), Dave Lamont (6), Todd McShay (5), Brad Nessler (4), Todd Blackledge (4), Erin Andrews (4), Glen Mason (4), Dave Neal (3), David Norrie (3), Clay Matvick (3), Petros Papadakis (2), Pat Haden (2), Rece Davis (1), Terry Gannon (1), Ron Thulin (1)

FOX And ABC Release BCS Bowl Game Announcers


This is FOX's last year putting on the all of the BCS Bowl Games, other than the Rose Bowl on ABC (and the Championship Game this year), and they released the names of the individuals calling the games in January. Both FOX has decided to give the booth to their NFL announcing teams, while the Rose Bowl and Championship Game will feature the only true College announcing team of Musburger and Herbstreit, on ABC. Here's your list....

Rose Bowl - Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit (ABC, January 1st)
Sugar Bowl - Thom Brennaman and Brian Billick (FOX, January 1st)
Fiesta Bowl - Sam Rosen and Tim Ryan (FOX, January 4th)
Orange Bowl - Dick Stockton and Charles Davis (FOX, January 5th)
BCS Championship Game - Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit (ABC, January 7th)

Wait, There's A Marv Albert And 50 Cent Feud?


Well there's a title I never thought I'd write. Apparently there was a bit of a scuffle at the Jimmy Kimmel Show that included Marv Albert versus 50 Cent and his posse. Via the LA Times....

As Albert arrived, with an entourage of one, TNT public relations specialist Jeff Pomeroy, there was a sudden scuffle when a multitude of 50 Cent protectors seemed unfamiliar with Albert. There was shouting ("It's Marv Albert," yelled a Kimmel show guard, a pronouncement that seemed to have no effect on the 50 Cent phalanx.) There were obscenities. A fist or two flying. A "Don't you put your hands on me" pronouncement.

And finally Albert made it to his waiting room, relatively unruffled but slightly puzzled. "Did you see that?" Albert said. "I thought they were kidding, but then I realized they weren't."
I thought this was a joke at first, or a PR stunt, but it actually isn't. How someone couldn't recognize Marv Albert is beyond me, but furthermore, how someone could want to rough up a 68 year old man is beyond me. You are dead to me 50 Cent! Actually that took place after his second album dropped....soooo you're doubly dead to me!

Marv Albert And 50 Cent’s Entourage Mix It Up Backstage At Jimmy Kimmel’s Show (S of B)
Marv Albert gets recognition from Jimmy Kimmel, but not everyone at show (LA Times)

Your Week Eleven NFL Announcing Schedule And Broadcast Maps

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

NFL Network Thursday Night Football: Miami Dolphins at Carolina Panthers (Bob Papa, Matt Millen)
NBC Sunday Night Football: Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth)
ESPN Monday Night Football: Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans (Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, Jon Gruden)

CBS 1pm:















RED: Indianapolis Colts @ Baltimore Ravens(CBS, 1pm)- Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
BLUE: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Kansas City Chiefs (CBS, 1pm)- Ian Eagle, Rich Gannon
GREEN: Cleveland Browns @ Detroit Lions (CBS, 1pm)- Don Criqui, Randy Cross
YELLOW: Buffalo Bills @ Jacksonville Jaguars (CBS, 1pm)- Bill Macatee, Steve Beuerlein

CBS 4pm:















RED: NY Jets @ New England Patriots (CBS, 4pm)- Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
BLUE: San Diego Chargers @ Denver Broncos (CBS, 4pm)- Dick Enberg, Dan Fouts
GREEN: Cincinnati Bengals @ Oakland Raiders (CBS, 4pm)- Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots

FOX:















RED: Washington Redskins @ Dallas Cowboys (FOX, 1pm)- Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
BLUE: Atlanta Falcons @ NY Giants (FOX, 1pm)- Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
GREEN: Seattle Seahawks @ Minnesota Vikings (FOX, 1pm)- Dick Stockton, Charles Davis
ORANGE: New Orleans Saints @ Tampa Bay Bucs (FOX, 1pm)- Sam Rosen, Tim Ryan
YELLOW: San Francisco 49ers @ Green Bay Packers
(FOX, 1pm)- Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick

PURPLE: Arizona Cardinals @ St. Louis Rams (FOX, 4pm)- Ron Pitts, John Lynch

Your Week Twelve College Football Announcing Schedule

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Here is your Week Twelve announcing schedule brought to you by SI's Cheerleader of the Week. This week's cheerleader is Chelsie from Minnesota. Her favorite movie is Dumb and Dumber, and she considers herself a perfectionist. Ready??? OKAY!!!

Wednesday, November 18th

Buffalo @ Miami-OH (ESPNU, 6pm)- Dari Nowkhah, Tom Luginbill
Central Michigan @ Ball State (ESPN2, 8pm)- Dave Lamont, Trent Dilfer

Thursday, November 19th

Colorado @ Oklahoma State (ESPN, 7:30pm)- Chris Fowler, Craig James, Jesse Palmer, Erin Andrews

Friday, November 20th

Akron @ Bowling Green (ESPNU, 5:30pm)- Kevin Negandhi, Jon Berger
Boise State @ Utah State (ESPN2, 9:30pm)- Joe Tessitore, Rod Gilmore

Saturday, November 21st

Ohio State @ Michigan (ABC, Noon)- Sean McDonough, Matt Millen, Holly Rowe
Minnesota @ Iowa (ESPN, Noon)- Dave Pasch, Bob Griese, Chris Spielman
North Carolina @ Boston College (ESPN2, Noon)- Pam Ward, Ray Bentley
Duke @ Miami (ESPNU, Noon)- Clay Matvick, David Diaz-Infante
Mississippi State @ Arkansas (SEC Network, Noon)- Dave Neal, Andre Ware, Cara Capuano (Will Air on MSG2, CSN California)
Chattanooga @ Alabama (SEC Network, Noon)- Doug Bell, Chris Doering
Louisville @ South Florida (Big East Network, Noon)- Mike Gleason, John Congemi, Quint Kessenich (Will Air on Altitude, CST, MASN, SNY)
Maryland @ Florida State (Raycom, Noon)- Tim Brant, Rick Walker, Mike Hogewood
Oklahoma @ Texas Tech (FSN, 12:30pm)- Joel Meyers, Gary Reasons, Jim Knox
Memphis @ Houston (CSS, 1pm)- Matt Stewart, Chuck Oliver, Allison Williams
Florida International @ Florida (SUN PPV, 1pm)- Larry Vettel, Nat Moore, Steve Babik
Texas Christian @ Wyoming (MTN, 2pm)- Dan Gutowsky, Blaine Fowler, Natalie Vickers
Tulane @ Central Florida (Bright House, 2pm)- Drew Fellios, Mark Royals, Dave Baumann
Connecticut @ Notre Dame (NBC, 2:30pm)- Tom Hammond, Pat Haden, Alex Flanagan
Louisiana State @ Mississippi (CBS, 3:30pm)- Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson, Tracy Wolfson
Penn State @ Michigan State (ABC/ESPN, 3:30pm)- Mike Patrick, Craig James, Heather Cox
Virginia @ Clemson (ABC/ESPN, 3:30pm)- Bob Wischusen, Brian Griese
North Carolina State @ Virginia Tech (ESPNU, 3:30pm)- Todd Harris, Charles Arbuckle
Air Force @ Brigham Young (CBS College Sports, 3:30pm)- Tom Hart, Aaron Taylor
Purdue @ Indiana (BTN, 3:30pm)- Craig Coshun, Anthony Herron, Mark Campbell
Wisconsin @ Northwestern (BTN, 3:30pm)- Wayne Larrivee, Chris Martin, Charissa Thompson
Alabama-Birmingham @ East Carolina (ISP Sports, 3:30pm)- Patrick Kinas, Billy Weaver, Brian Meador (Will Air on MASN)
Arizona State @ UCLA (FSN, 4pm)- Barry Tompkins, Petros Papadakis, Michael Eaves
San Diego State @ Utah (Versus, 4pm)- Tim Neverett, Glenn Parker, Lindsay Soto
Florida Atlantic @ Troy (Sun Belt TV, 4pm)- Todd Kalas, Derek Rackley (Will Air on CSS, CST)
Arkansas State @ Middle Tennessee (Blue Raiders TV, 4pm)- Chip Walters, Kelly Holcomb
Colorado State @ New Mexico (MTN, 6pm)- James Bates, Todd Christensen, Keenan McCardell
Vanderbilt @ Tennessee (ESPNU, 7pm)- Eric Collins, Brock Huard
California @ Stanford (Versus, 7:30pm)- Ron Thulin, Kelly Stouffer, Lewis Johnson
Tulsa @ Southern Mississippi (CBS College Sports, 7:30pm)- Dave Ryan, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
Kansas State @ Nebraska (ESPN, 7:45pm)- Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, Erin Andrews
Kentucky @ Georgia (ESPN2, 7:45pm)- Mark Jones, Bob Davie
Kansas @ Texas (ABC, 8pm)- Ron Franklin, Ed Cunningham
Oregon @ Arizona (ABC, 8pm)- Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit, Lisa Salters
Hawaii @ San Jose State (Time Warner-Oceanic, 8pm)- Bill Leahey, Russell Yamaoha
Nevada @ New Mexico State (ESPNU, 10:30pm)- Terry Gannon, David Norrie

Terry Bradshaw's Got Some Splainin' To Do

There are few things that are certain in this world, with the most famous two being death and taxes. Anything in Sports doesn't fall into that category because when the stars align just right, something like the "Miracle On Ice" can take place. Well, Terry Bradshaw didn't seem to think that was the case, and it was humanly impossible for the Bengals to beat the Steelers in Pittsburgh this last Sunday. How sure was he? Well let's go back and take a look....



Oops. I think it's safe to say that the majority of Football fans thought that the Steelers would win, but it's not like the Bengals are the 1976 Buccaneers. You can probably expect an apology from Terry on Sunday, Cincinnati.

Terry Bradshaw Guarantees Steelers Win (Outside The Boxscore)

Your College Basketball Announcing Schedule For The Week Of 11/16

Monday, November 16, 2009


Our first full week of College Basketball is upon us, and you know what that means right? We get a full 24-hours of it, starting tonight! Here's your schedule for the full week, with the usual holes that will fill as the info comes available....

Monday, November 16th

NIT Season-Tip Off: Coastal Carolina @ Duke (ESPNU, 7pm)- Mike Gleason, Jimmy Dykes
Georgia Southern @ South Carolina (SportSouth, 7pm)- Tom Werme, Eddie Fogler (Will Air on FCS Atlantic)
Miami-OH @ Kentucky (Big Blue Sports, 7pm)- TBD (Will Air on FS South)
Jacksonville @ Florida State (SUN, 7pm)- TBD
Virginia @ South Florida (Bright House, 7pm)- Jim Louk, Anddrikk Frazier (Will Air on CSS, SNY)
Northwest Oklahoma State @ Oral Roberts (FCS Central, 7pm)- Rob Loeber, Bryndon Manzer
USC-Upstate @ Indiana (BTN, 8:30pm)- Gus Johnson, John Laskowski
NIT Season-Tip Off: Colgate @ Connecticut (ESPNU, 9pm)- Justin Kutcher, Bob Wenzel
Coppin State @ Colorado (FSN Rocky Mountain, 9pm)- Drew Goodman, Ceal Barry
NIT Season-Tip Off: Texas State @ Arizona State (ESPNU, 11pm)- Steve Physioc, Miles Simon
Eastern Washington @ Washington State (FSN Northwest, 10pm)- Greg Heister, Craig Ehlo (Will Air on FCS Pacific)

Tuesday, November 17th

Cal State-Fullerton @ UCLA (ESPN, Midnight)- Dave Pasch, Doris Burke
San Diego State @ St. Mary's (ESPN, 2am)- Terry Gannon, Stephen Bardo
Northern Colorado @ Hawaii (ESPN, 4am)- Carter Blackburn, Mark Adams
Monmouth @ St. Peter's (ESPN, 6am)- Bob Wischusen, Tim Welsh
Drexel @ Niagara (ESPN, 8am)- Jon Sciambi, LaPhonso Ellis
Clemson @ Liberty (ESPN, 10am)- Eric Collins, Adrian Branch
Northeastern @ Siena (ESPN, Noon)- Sean McDonough, Bill Raftery
Arkansas-Little Rock @ Tulsa (ESPN, 2pm)- Ron Franklin, Fran Fraschilla
Temple @ Georgetown (ESPN, 4pm)- Mike Patrick, Len Elmore
CBE Classic: Binghampton @ Pittsburgh (ESPN2, 5:30pm)- John Saunders, Bob Valvano, Bob Holtzman
NIT Season-Tip Off: DUKE-CCAR winner v. CHAR-ELON winner (ESPN, 6pm)- Brad Nessler, Jimmy Dykes
UNC-Asheville @ Tennessee (SEC Network, 7pm)- TBD (Will Air on FS Florida, North, South; FSN Rocky Mountain)
George Washington @ Boston (NESN, 7pm)- TBD
NIT Season-Tip Off: HOF-YALE winner v. CONN-COLG winner (Big East Network, 7pm)- TBD (Will Air on MASN, SNY)
Louisville v. Arkansas (ESPN2, 7:30pm)- Dan Shulman, Bob Knight, Holly Rowe
Bowling Green @ Xavier (FS Ohio, 7:30pm)- TBD
Gonzaga @ Michigan State (ESPN, 8pm)- Dave O'Brien, Steve Lavin
Fairfield @ Maryland (CSN Washington, 8pm)- TBD
Tennessee-Martin @ Missouri (Mizzou Sports, 8pm)- TBD (Will Air on FS Midwest)
Northern Illinois @ Illinois (ESPN360, 8pm)- Lou Canellis, Dickey Simpkins
Fresno State @ Northern Arizona (University House, 8:30pm)- TBD (Will Air on FS Arizona, FCS Pacific)
CBE Classic: Duquesne @ Iowa (ESPNU, 9pm)- Jim Barbar, Mac McCausland
Columbia @ DePaul (WYIN, 9:30pm)- TBD (Will Air on SNY)
Memphis v. Kansas (ESPN, 10pm)- Dan Shulman, Dick Vitale, Holly Rowe
NIT Season-Tip Off: TCU-CSUN winner v. AZST-TXST winner (ESPN2, 11:30pm)- Dave Pasch, Doris Burke

Wednesday, November 18th

Legends Classic: Georgia Southern @ Florida (SUN, 7pm)- TBD (Will Air on FS South)
Loyola-MD @ Maryland-Baltimore County (MASN, 7:30pm)- TBD
Toledo @ Cincinnati (FS Ohio, 7:30pm)- TBD (Will Air on SNY)
Butler @ Northwestern (BTN, 8pm)- TBD
Nebraska @ Saint Louis (FS Midwest, 8pm)- TBD
Utah State @ Utah (MTN, 8pm)- TBD
CBE Classic: Western Carolina @ Texas (ESPNU, 9pm)- Doug Bell, Reid Gettys
Texas Southern @ Colorado (FSN Rocky Mountain, 9pm)- TBD
Nevada @ Nevada-Las Vegas (MTN, 10:30pm)- TBD
UC-Irvine @ Loyola Marymount (Prime Ticket, 11pm)- TBD

Thursday, November 19th

Puerto Rico Tip-Off: Georgia Tech v. Dayton (CSS, 11:30am)- TBD
Charleston Classic: Tulane v. Miami (CSS, 1:30pm)- TBD (Will Air on CST)
Puerto Rico Tip-Off: George Mason v. Villanova (ESPNU, 2pm)- Doug Sherman, Fran Fraschilla
Charleston Classic: UNC-Wilmington v. Penn State (ESPNU, 4pm)- Justin Kutcher, Jay Williams
Puerto Rico Tip-Off, Quarterfinal: Indiana v. Mississippi (ESPN2, 5pm)- Jon Sciambi, Hubert Davis
2K Sports Classic: Syracuse v. California (ESPN2, 7pm)- Dan Shulman, Bob Knight
Sam Houston State @ Kentucky (SEC Network, 7pm)- TBD (Will Air on FS South, SUN)
Utah Valley @ Minnesota (BTN, 7pm)- TBD
2K Sports Classic: North Carolina v. Ohio State (ESPN2, 9pm)- Dan Shulman, Dick Vitale
Montana @ Denver (FSN Rocky Mountain, 9pm)- TBD (Will Air on FCS Central
Charleston Classic: LaSalle v. South Carolina (ESPNU, 9:30pm)- Justin Kutcher, Jay Williams
Fresno State @ Seattle (FSN Northwest, 10pm)- TBD (Will Air on FCS Pacific)
Rice @ Arizona (FS Arizona, 10:30pm)- TBD

Friday, November 20th

Charleston Classic: TULN-MIA loser v. UNCW-PSU loser (CST, 12:30pm)- TBD
Puerto Rico Tip-Off: DAY-GT loser v. GMU-VILL loser (ESPNU, 1pm)- Doug Sherman, Fran Fraschilla
Puerto Rico Tip-Off: DAY-GT winner v. GMU-VILL winner (ESPNU, 3pm)- Jon Sciambi, Hubert Davis
Charleston Classic: TULN-MIA winner v. UNCW-PSU winner (CSS, 3pm)- TBD
2K Sports Classic: CAL-SYR loser v. UNC-OSU loser (ESPN2, 5pm)- Dan Shulman, Bob Knight
Charleston Classic: USF-DAV winner v. LAS-SCAR winner (CSS, 6pm)- TBD
Toledo @ Michigan State (BTN, 6:30pm)- TBD
2K Sports Classic, Championship: CAL-SYR winner v. UNC-OSU winner (ESPN2, 7pm)- Dan Shulman, Dick Vitale
Clemson @ UNC-Greensboro (FS South, 7pm)- TBD
Troy @ Florida (FS Florida, 7pm)- TBD
Seton Hall @ Cornell (Time Warner-Central NY, 7pm)- TBD (Will Air on SNY)
Puerto Rico Tip-Off: IND-MISS winner v. BOS-KSU winner (ESPNU, 8:30pm)- Jon Sciambi, Hubert Davis
IUPUI @ Gonzaga (KHQ, 9pm)- TBD (Will Air on FSN Northwest)
Cal State-Bakersfield @ UCLA (FS Regional, 10:30pm)- TBD (Will Air on FS Arizona, West; FCS Pacific)
San Jose State @ Washington (FSN Northwest, 11pm)- TBD (Will Air on FCS Central)

Saturday, November 21st

Rider @ Kentucky (SEC Network, 1pm)- TBD (Will Air on FS South, SUN)
Missouri-Kansas City @ North Dakota (FSSN, 2pm)- TBD (Will Air on FCS Pacific)
East Tennessee State @ Louisville (Big East Network, 4pm)- TBD
Florida State @ Mercer (FS South, 4:30pm)- TBD (Will Air on CSN Washington, SUN)
Presbyterian @ Illinois (BTN, 8pm)- TBD
Georgia @ Alabama-Birmingham (CSS, 8pm)- TBD
Grambling @ Marquette (Big East Network, 8:30pm)- TBD (Will Air on Altitude, SNY)

Sunday, November 22nd

Puerto Rico Tip-Off, 7th Place: TBD (ESPNU, 10:30am)- Doug Sherman, Fran Fraschilla
Valpariaso @ Michigan State (BTN, Noon)- TBD
Puerto Rico Tip-Off, 5th Place: TBD (ESPNU, 12:30pm)- Doug Sherman, Fran Fraschilla
Morgan State @ Louisville (Big East Network, 1pm)- TBD (Will Air on MASN, SNY)
Texas-Pan American @ Missouri (Mizzou Sports, 2pm)- TBD (Will Air on FS Midwest)
Puerto Rico Tip-Off, 3rd Place: TBD (ESPNU, 5:30pm)- Jon Sciambi, Hubert Davis
Charleston Classic, Championship: TBD (ESPN2, 6pm)- Justin Kutcher, Jay Williams
Paradise Jam, Semifinal: DEP-UNI winner v. ECU-TENN winner (FCS Pacific, 6pm)- TBD
Puerto Rico Tip-Off, Championship: TBD (ESPN2, 8pm)- Jon Sciambi, Hubert Davis, Fran Fraschilla
Paradise Jam, Semifinal: STJOE-BC winner v. S DAK ST-PUR winner (FCS Pacific, 8:30pm)- TBD

Your NBA Announcing Schedule For The Week Of 11/16


Monday, November 16th

Dallas Mavericks @ Milwaukee Bucks (NBATV, 8pm)- Local Announcers

Tuesday, November 17th

Golden State Warriors @ Cleveland Cavaliers (NBATV, 7pm)- Local Announcers

Wednesday, November 18th

Cleveland Cavaliers at Washington Wizards (ESPN, 7pm)- Mark Jones, Hubie Brown, Jeff Van Gundy, Lisa Salters
San Antonio Spurs at Dallas Mavericks (ESPN, 9:30pm)- Kevin Calabro, Mark Jackson, Heather Cox

Thursday, November 19th

Phoenix Suns @ New Orleans Hornets (TNT, 8pm)- Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, David Aldridge
Chicago Bulls at LA Lakers (TNT, 10:30pm)- Marv Albert, Doug Collins, Craig Sager

Friday, November 20th

Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics (ESPN, 8pm)- Mike Breen, Van Gundy, Ric Bucher
Denver Nuggets at L.A. Clippers (ESPN, 10:30pm)- Kevin Calabro, Mark Jackson

Saturday, November 21st

Washington Wizards @ San Antonio Spurs (NBATV, 8:30pm)- Local Announcers

Sunday, November 22nd

Detroit Pistons @ Phoenix Suns (NBATV, 8pm)- Local Announcers

Jon Gruden Not So Interested In Coaching Again, Resigns With ESPN


I honestly thought that Jon Gruden would stay with MNF for one year, and then roll out to a team in need of a head coach (*ahem* Redskins!), but that's definitely not the case. Gruden has signed a multi-year deal to stay with the network....

Super Bowl-winning head coach Jon Gruden, who joined ESPN in May as a Monday Night Football analyst, has agreed to an exclusive multi-year agreement with the company. Gruden has made a commitment to remain with ESPN.

In addition to his MNF role alongside play-by-play commentator Mike Tirico and analyst Ron Jaworski, Gruden will appear on ESPN’s NFL Draft and Super Bowl week coverage, among other platforms, and he will call the 2010 NFL Pro Bowl in South Florida on January 31, 2010. Gruden will serve as an analyst for ESPN Radio’s 2010 Rose Bowl and Bowl Championship Series (BCS) title game broadcasts, where he will team with Tirico, and he will be part of SportsCenter coverage leading up to the ESPN on ABC telecasts of both games.

"Working with Mike, Jaws and our entire Monday Night Football team is the most fun I have had in years, and I am fired up to make this long-term commitment to ESPN," said Gruden. “Monday Night Football is special and I look forward to remaining a part of it and continuing to call these great games.”
While there's no mention of a "coaching clause", there's no reason to believe he'd re-sign if he wanted to immediately return to coaching. I'm still conflicted on how I feel about him as an announcer, but the move makes sense for ESPN. Even though there are times when he goes overboard with emotion and analogies, he's still better than Kornheiser.

Dan Marino Likes To Curse When Talking About The Wildcat

See this is why I love AA readers (most of the time). I was actually watching the CBS Halftime Show live, but completely missed Dan Marino dropping an S-Bomb during a Dolphins highlight. Listen closely around the :13 second mark (obviously NSFW)....



Now that is some funny....well you know.

Dan Marino Did Not Learn From South Park (Outside the Boxscore)

Pam Ward Chronicles: Week Eleven

Saturday, November 14, 2009



I'll be around for a half day today, but that shouldn't stop you from submitting quotes. We're reaching the end of the line, and Pammy looks to have this one in the bag. Who will be the one to challenge her?

Week Eleven Announcing Schedule
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Your Week Ten Pammy Nominees (And Week Nine Winners)

Friday, November 13, 2009


Please vote for your winner below!

Pam Ward Chronicles: Week Ten
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1. "To help block the sun from your eyes, close one eye and turn your head, your nose will help block the sun."- Glen Mason

2. "If you're home and the crowd goes crazy you know something good's happening. And if they go oohhhhhhhh, you know, they give you one of those sad ones. You know something, not good for your team has happened."- Bob Griese

3. "These turnovers are like a bug....H1N1 here!" - Ron Thulin

4.
"You weren't even around in '66, you just a twinkle in your dad's eye back then."- Wayne Larrivee
"Yeah...I think I was swimming around somewhere."- Chris Martin

5. "TD pass against outstanding Notre Dame" - Tom Hammond after and option team (Navy) throws a 56 yd TD pass against the Irish

6. "There was no play on the play!"- Gary Danielson

7.
“See that block right there? That was a pancake. Get the syrup and bring the grits because he’s on the ground.” – Ray Bentley

8.
“We hope everything is ok for Jahvid...we have had the pleasure of doing him.”- Ron Franklin

9. "Some of you are wondering what is a Bearcat. I want you to think Big Foot." - Brent Musburger


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Last Week's Winners:


New Standings: 1. Pam Ward (62), 2. Gary Danielson (37), 3. Mark Jones (32), 4. Chris Spielman (28), Bob Griese (28), 6. Verne Lundquist (25), 7. Bob Davie (21), 8. Craig James (19), 9. Ed Cunningham (17), 10. Ray Bentley (16), Brent Musburger (16), Kirk Herbstreit (16)

Others Receiving Votes: Todd Harris (13), Dave Pasch (12), Doc Walker (11), Bob Wischusen (10), Matt Millen (10), David Lapham (10)Rod Gilmore (9), Lee Corso (9), Sonny Randle (9), Michael Reghi (9), Matt Devlin (8), Eric Collins (8), Mike Patrick (8), Chris Fowler (7), Lou Holtz (7), Dave Lamont (6), Todd McShay (5), Brad Nessler (4), Todd Blackledge (4), Erin Andrews (4), Dave Neal (3), David Norrie (3), Clay Matvick (3), Petros Papadakis (2), Pat Haden (2), Rece Davis (1), Terry Gannon (1)

Your Week Ten NFL Announcing Schedule And Broadcast Maps

Thursday, November 12, 2009

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

NFL Network Thursday Night Football: Chicago Bears at San Francisco 49ers (Bob Papa, Matt Millen)
NBC Sunday Night Football: New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth)
ESPN Monday Night Football: Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns (Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, Jon Gruden)
Byes: Houston, NY Giants

FOX 1pm:















RED: Atlanta Falcons @ Carolina Panthers (FOX, 1pm)- Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
BLUE: Detroit Lions @ Minnesota Vikings (FOX, 1pm)- Sam Rosen, Tim Ryan
GREEN: Tampa Bay Bucs @ Miami Dolphins (FOX, 1pm)- Ron Pitts, John Lynch
YELLOW: New Orleans Saints @ St. Louis Rams (FOX, 1pm)- Chris Rose, Trent Green
PURPLE: TBA, either ATL-CAR or NO-STL(FOX, 1pm)

FOX 4pm:















RED: Dallas Cowboys @ Green Bay Packers (FOX, 4pm)- Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
BLUE: Seattle Seahawks @ Arizona Cardinals (FOX, 4pm)- Dick Stockton, Charles Davis
GREEN: Philadelphia Eagles @ San Diego Chargers (FOX, 4pm)- Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick

CBS:















RED: Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS, 1pm)- Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
BLUE: Denver Broncos @ Washington Redskins (CBS, 1pm)- Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
GREEN: Jacksonville Jaguars @ NY Jets (CBS, 1pm)- Dick Enberg, Dan Fouts
YELLOW: Buffalo Bills @ Tennessee Titans (CBS, 1pm)- Ian Eagle, Rich Gannon

ORANGE: Kansas City Chiefs @ Oakland Raiders (CBS, 4pm)- Gus Johnson, Steve Tasker

Brent Musburger Gets To Punch Colin Cowherd

Brent Musburger got to do to Colin Cowherd, what thousands around the country want to do to the ESPN Radio host. What's that you ask? Well, he got to punch him in the gut. Before you get all happy, he was wearing protection and it's part of a running gag on ESPN's Sports Nation. Via OTB....



While that wasn't that hard of a punch, I think the sneakiness of it caught Cowherd off guard. Hopefully they can get someone on that really can't stand him, to do some real damage.

Brent Musburger Punches Colin Cowherd (Outside the Boxscore)