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FSN Launches Celtics Fan of the Year Contest
and Fancaster Program

Glenn Ordway and Richard Seymour Recap
Pats-Titans on Mohegan Sun New England Sports Tonight
Presented By The Boston Herald

Celtics Fan of the Year

Celtics fans are passionate about the Green and over the second half of the Celtics season, Fox Sports Net is asking fans to prove it. On the last weeknight game of each week in January, February and March (12 total nights), FSN will display one fan picture during its Celtics telecast. At the final Celtics home game on April 14, three Fan of the Year candidates will compete on center court for the right to be named Celtics Fan of the Year.

To give fans a chance to enter, FSN will be taking pictures of fans on Friday, January 9; Friday, February 6; and Friday, March 5 on the Concourse Level of the Fleet Center. FSN encourages fans to dress up as the Celtics’ Number One fan and have their picture taken by FSN. One of those fans could be displayed during FSN’s Celtics-Cleveland telecast and become the first contender for the Fan of the Year finals on April 14.

Fans can also enter at any time by sending their Celtics super fan picture, along with an entry form found in the Boston Herald Sports section.


It’s a New Year and FSN has launched its FanCaster program. Over the remaining FSN home telecasts, one New England student will tape an introduction to the Celtics “Heroes Among Us” from the famed parquet floor prior to Tip-off. FSN will run the FanCaster segment and footage of the “Heroes Among Us” presentation during the post-game show.

FSN kicked off the FanCaster program with four New England students.

Fri., Jan 2
Kyle Carson, Manchester, CT

Mon., Jan. 5
Mark Poster of Newton

Wed., Jan. 7
Stephen Rakusin of Framingham

Fri., Jan. 9
Adam Berger of Cohasset


The Celtics remain in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff hunt, and the games ahead are highlighted by the return of LeBron James and his new mentor Eric Williams. FSN will have an interview with Williams during the telecast. In addition, the Celtics have a home and home match up with the Yao Ming and the Houston Rockets.

Fri., Jan. 9
6:30 – NEST with Gary & Greg
7:30 PM – Celtics vs. Cleveland
Post-game – Celtics Post-game Show
10 PM – NEST late edition with Gary & Greg

Sun., Jan. 11
8:30 PM – Celtics at Houston
Post-game – Celtics post-game with Mike & Tommy

Tues. Jan 13
6:30 & 7 PM – NEST with Gary & Greg
8 PM – Celtics at Milwaukee
Post-game – Celtics Post-game Show/NEST
late edition with Gary & Greg

Wed., Jan. 14
6:30 & 7 PM – NEST with Gary & Greg
7 PM – Celtics vs. Houston
Post-game – Celtics Post-game Show
10 PM – NEST late edition with Gary & Greg


Will the Patriots best the Tennessee Titans and be preparing for a second AFC Title game in three seasons. Pats fans? On Monday, Pats fans can get a recap on the game from Gary & Greg as well as WEEI’s Glenn Ordway at 6:30 p.m. and Patriots All-Pro Defensive End Richard Seymour at 6:30 and 10 p.m.


FSN’s coverage continues this week, featuring three teams ranked in the top 25 (AP poll). The COLLEGE BASKETBALL TIPOFF SHOW, hosted by Mike Goldberg, with Larry Conley and reporter Laura Okmin airs at 5:00 PM EST.

Sun., Jan 11:
5:30 PM EST: Duke (2) @ Virginia (Tim Brando, PxP, Dan Bonner, analyst)
11 PM EST (approx/tape delayed) Georgia Tech (8) @ North Carolina (12) (Thom Brennaman, PxP, Mike Gminski, analyst)


Fox Sports Net’s top-notch college basketball continues with its Pac-10 national broadcasts. FSN will telecast 14 national games plus the quarterfinals and semifinals of the men’s Pac 10 tournament.

Announcers Steve Physioc and Barry Tompkins team up with analysts Marques Johnson and Dan Belloumini to call the slate of games.

Sat., Jan 10:
4:00 PM EST USC @ Washington State
6:30 PM EST: Stanford (5) @ Arizona (Steve Physioc, PxP, Marques Johnson, analyst)
8:30 PM EST: Cal @ Arizona State (Barry Tompkins, PxP, Dan Belloumini, analyst)

Sun., Jan 11:
3:00 PM EST: Women’s telecast – Univ. of Wash. @ UCLA (Tracey Warren, PxP, Mary Murphy, analyst)


As the NFL playoffs continue, FSN realizes there’s never enough football coverage, so TOTALLY FOOTBALL is now on five days a week. The 30-minute show focuses on all aspects of football. Host Patrick O’Neal and regular NFL Insider Jay Glazer team up with a cast of insiders and analysts looking at NFL and college football games, detailing match-ups and giving up-close looks at teams and players. The show now airs Mon. through Fri. at 6:00 PM local time.


Fox Sports Net takes another seat at the poker table with LATE NIGHT POKER. The 30-minute telecasts starts Jan. 12, 2004, bringing viewers the world’s best poker five nights a week.

Taped in a dark studio in Wales with a poker lounge ambiance, LNP offers much more drama and action than any other poker show. Viewers get to know the players and their strategies. Unlike American productions of poker that use lipstick cameras to view the players’ cards, LNP has under-the-table cameras so viewers can see the cards throughout the entire hand.

Announcer Jesse May, who called Fox Sports Net’s successful Thanksgiving poker tournament “Showdown at the Sands,” is joined by analyst Barney Boatman. Produced as a series of one-hour shows in Britain, FSN cuts each episode down to the best 30 minutes, airing daily at 12:00AM local on Fox Sports Net Rainbow affiliates.


Fox Sports Net airs a special updated episode of the critically acclaimed documentary series, BEYOND THE GLORY, featuring legendary baseball great Pete Rose. Airing on Sun., Jan 18th at 9:00 PM local time, this episode, which originally aired July 8th, 2001, brings us up to date discussing Rose’s new book, “My Prison Without Bars” and his revelations about gambling.

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