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Fox Sports Net To Provide The Most Complete Opening Week Analysis Of Spring Training Live From Diamondhead Resort In Fort Myers

Gary & Greg to Host First New England Sports Tonight Shows With Live Audiences


A-Rod may not be coming to Boston, but that won't stop Gary & Greg from heading south to provide the most complete opening week analysis of Red Sox spring training. Fox Sports Net (FSN) takes Mohegan Sun New England Sports Tonight Presented by the Boston Herald (NEST) on the road for a week of live shows from the DiamondHead Resort on Fort Myers Beach.

NEST coverage for the week will include interviews with Sox GM Theo Epstein and Red Sox players, and the analysis of Tony Massarotti and Steve Buckley.

As part of the live telecasts from Fort Myers, FSN is hosting live studio audiences all week during the 6:30 and 10 p.m. shows. Sox fans are asked to locate the FSN representative in the DiamondHead lobby 45 minutes before all shows. Each show will be followed by a poolside reception with Gary & Greg.


The Celtics are at the make or break point of the season and are in search of some wins on the West Coast. Tommy Heinsohn and Mike Gorman will have all the action on Fox Sports Net.

Thursday, Feb 19

10 p.m. – NEST w/ Gary & Greg
10:30 p.m. Celtics @ LA Clippers
1 a.m. – Celtics post-game with Tommy & Mike

Saturday, Feb. 21
10 p.m. – Celtics @ Portland
12:30 a.m. – Celtics post-game with Tommy & Mike

Sunday, Feb. 22
9:00 p.m. – Celtics @ Seattle
11:30 a.m. – Celtics post-game with Tommy & Mike

Wednesday, Feb 25
6:30 p.m. – Nest w/ Gary & Greg Live from Spring Training
7:00 p.m. – Celtics vs. Milwaukee
Post-game – Celtics post-game with Gary & Greg
10:30 p.m. – NEST w/ Gary & Greg Live from Spring Training

Best Damn Sports Show Period!

BEST DAMN SPORTS SHOW PERIOD features host Chris Rose, actor/comedian Tom Arnold as the voice-of-the-fan and ex-NBA standout John Salley. The 90-minute telecast airs nightly at 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM local time on most Fox Sports Net regional sports networks.

Thurs., Feb. 19:

NFLer Rod Woodson GUEST HOSTS, Toronto Raptors guard Jalen Rose, actor Tom Cavanagh, Los Angeles Laker Gary Payton

Fri., Feb. 20:

NFLer Rod Woodson GUEST HOSTS, "Against the Ropes" boxing promoter Jackie Kallen, MTV's Sharon & Jack Osbourne, basketball insider Peter Vescey, "Extra" correspondent Dayna Devon

Boxer Lennox Lewis on his decision to retire from boxing – "I'm just tired of people challenging me – you know you can only box one person at a time and eventually there's going to be that young guy that's going to be more hungry than you – that's going to take your title – so you have to know when to bow out. So I'm bowing out and basically allowing a new era of boxers to go forth in their dreams and aspirations to be heavyweight champion of the world."

NBA Commissioner David Stern on rookies LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony – "Yeah, I'm surprised that they are as good as they are – they are extraordinary young men and I love the attention they are getting because there is a great group of rookies that are being allowed to develop while these guys get all the attention."

When asked about his favorite memory of any All-Star game in his 20 years of experience, David Stern replied: "In 1992 when Magic, who wasn't playing, was elected to the All-Star team. He then shoots the three and was the MVP. It was our own little miracle in a very different way – sort of, of life – that this young man was alive and able to play."


Fox Sports Net's top notch college basketball continues with its Pac-10 national broadcasts. Announcers Steve Physioc and Barry Tompkins team up with analysts Marques Johnson and Dan Belloumini to call the slate of games.

Thurs., Feb 19:
1:15 a.m. EST: Arizona (13) @ Oregon (Steve Physioc, PxP, Marques Johnson, analyst) (tape delay)

Sat., Feb. 21 (WOMEN'S):
4:00 PM EST: Oregon State @ Arizona State (22) (Doug McCloud PxP, Tammy Blackburn analyst)
6:00 PM EST: UCLA @ Stanford (9) (Tracy Warren PxP, Mary Murphy analyst)


FSN's ACC coverage continues, featuring some of the top teams in college hoops. The COLLEGE BASKETBALL TIPOFF SHOW, hosted by Mike Goldberg, with Larry Conley and reporter Laura Okmin starts the action at 5:00 PM EST.

Sun., Feb. 22:
5:30 PM EST: Washington @ North Carolina State (18) (Tim Brando PxP, Dan Bonner analyst)
8:00 PM EST: Wake Forest (15) @ Georgia Tech (16) (Thom Brennaman PxP, Mike Gminski analyst)


Fox Sports Net's comprehensive NASCAR coverage returns for a fourth season in February as TOTALLY NASCAR and NASCAR THIS MORNING continue to provide viewers with all the latest racing information.

TOTALLY NASCAR is FSN's half-hour weeknight show dedicated to the sport of NASCAR, providing viewers with the latest information, highlights, analysis and interviews from the newsmakers in stock car racing. Krista Voda now hosts with Larry McReynolds and Jeff Hammond as in-studio analysts and Sean Pragano as the onsite reporter. TOTALLY NASCAR airs each weeknight at 6:00 PM local time.

This week on TOTALLY NASCAR – Greg Biffle drops by the set while the guys breakdown Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s amazing weekend at Daytona. Then, Hammond makes his 2004 appearance on the set along with the
debut of "Pit Road Heat" – the new weekly feature where viewers get to listen in on the radio communication of different Winston Cup teams each week. Thursday, NCTS winner Carl Edwards stops by and on Friday, TOTALLY NASCAR brings viewers reports from the first FSN NASCAR telecast of 2004 – the Subway 400 qualifying from Rockingham.

NASCAR THIS MORNING is the network's 90-minute, live, studio-based program from Charlotte, taking viewers from Daytona all the way to the final race of the season. The show includes live reports from the track, analysis from our panel of in-studio experts and features on the biggest NASCAR stories of the week. John Roberts hosts alongside analysts Chad Little and Kenny Wallace with Winston Kelley as the field reporter and Bill Ingle as the crew chief. NTM airs each Sun. at 11:00 AM ET on FSN.

This week on NASCAR THIS MORNING – The guys on set discuss the hottest topics in stock car racing including car count issues and the points system debate. Also, NTM welcomes guests Dale Jarrett, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jamie McMurray and Kurt Busch.

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