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BDSSP’s Leeann Tweeden Visits Boston July 7

FSN Deals The Cards Live In A Historic TV Poker Event

BEST DAMN SPORTS SHOW PERIOD correspondent Leeann Tweeden continues her tour of sports cities across the country in the Pontiac Tweeden Tour. Tweeden visits Fenway Park Wednesday, July 7 and will report live on the Sox-A's series during BDSSP. Tweeden is available for media interviews.

BDSSP features host Chris Rose, actor/comedian Tom Arnold as the voice-of-the-fan and ex-NBA standout John Salley. The 90-minute nightly telecast airs at 8:30 PM and repeats at 11:00 PM on Fox Sports Net New England.

NEST hosts Gary Tanguay and Greg Dickerson cover Sox action this week from the Bronx and Atlanta at 6:30 p.m. and the Late Edition at 10p.m. Next week, NEST will have live reports from Fenway at 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. as the Sox welcome wild card rivals A's and Rangers to town. Highlights for this week:

Friday, July 2


6:30 and 10 p.m. – Goin’ Yard with Steve Buckley


Tuesday, July 6 Wednesday, July 7

6:30 p.m. – Tony Massarotti reports from Fenway
6:30 p.m. – Jon Meterparel in studio, and Steve Buckley from Fenway

10 p.m. – Pete Sheppard in studio


  • Tanguay on the Sox facing Yankee pitchers Lieber, Halsey: "Come on folks; they’re not facing Kevin Brown (or) the ghost of David Cone; they’re facing a couple of bums. This team, if they’re any good offensively, they should wack these guys. Bottom line."
  • Dickerson on the 2004 Sox defense: "This is one of the most un-fundamentally sound baseball teams, sloppy baseball teams, I have ever seen at the major-league level, especially for one that’s got a payroll in excess of $100 million."


    The Revs travel west to take on the Colorado Rapids on Sunday, July 4 on FSN. Revolution soccer kicks off at 9:30 p.m. from Invesco Field at Mile High, with broadcasters Adrian Healey and Brad Feldman getting the call.


    FSN continues its successful turn at the poker table with the first-ever live poker championship, a three-day tournament with the final table telecast with just a five-minute delay to viewers in the Eastern time zone. THE AMERICAN POKER CHAMPIONSHIP LIVE FROM THE TURNING STONE RESORT AND CASINO airs Wed., July 14, and it is being carried by FSN at 6:00 PM local time. NEST WILL NOT AIR AT 6:30 ON THIS DATE.

    Drawing some of the best poker players in the world, including World Series of Poker champions Rob Varkonyi (2002), Chris Moneymaker (2003), and Greg Raymer (2004), plus top players such as Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Howard Lederer, and Cindy Violette, the live event promises to bring the viewer to the edge of his seat from the first hand to the final showdown.

    Hosted by the Oneida Indian Nation's Turning Stone Resort & Casino, six finalists battle it out for up to $1 million dollars in cash during the pressure-packed four-hour show. In addition to the virtually live telecast, history is also being made as FSN unveils a revolutionary new computer system that interfaces with the network’s graphics generators, making instantaneous on-screen card identification possible.

    I, MAX

    FSN's newest daily talk show, I, MAX, continues with the brash and opinionated Max Kellerman, alongside co-hosts Bill Wolff and Michael Holley. The unique format of the show pairs Kellerman against the world, represented by Holley and a special guest each day. Kellerman takes on the news of the day with his analysis and then gives "the world" a chance to respond. Each topic is judged and is tallied throughout the show. I, MAX is the first FSN program to completely originate from New York City. The 30-minute telecast airs at 6:00 PM local.

    Kellerman Quotes:

  • Max Kellerman: "Emeka Okafor is probably the next Theo Ratliff."


    Fox Sports Net's comprehensive NASCAR coverage continues as TOTALLY NASCAR and NASCAR THIS MORNING provide viewers with all the latest racing information.

    NASCAR THIS MORNING takes a week off as the Cup tour returns to Daytona. The pre-race party returns in two weeks to preview the summer stop at Chicagoland Speedway with defending race winner Ryan Newman, 2000 NASCAR Champion Bobby Labonte and alternative rock band Puddle of Mudd.

    The one-hour show airs Sundays at 11:00 AM ET and features John Roberts as the host, alongside analysts Chad Little and Kenny Wallace with Winston Kelley as the field reporter and Bill Ingle as the crew chief.

    TOTALLY NASCAR is FSN's half-hour weeknight show dedicated to the sport of NASCAR. Krista Voda hosts with Larry McReynolds and Jeff Hammond as in-studio analysts and Sean Pragano as the onsite reporter. TOTALLY NASCAR airs each weeknight at 5:30 PM local time.

    This week on TOTALLY NASCAR:

    Thurs., July 1:

    Elliot Sadler from Daytona; Busch series driver Ron Hornaday, Jr., and a feature on "Speed Dating with Dale Earnhardt Jr."

    Fri., July 2:

    Sean Pragano will report from Daytona with Michael Waltrip and pole winners for Busch and Nextel drivers, as well as celebrate the 20th year anniversary of Richard Petty's 200th race victory.


    FSN's sports magazine show comprised of the best local stories with national appeal, produced by FSN's regional sports networks, continues on Sunday with an all-new episode. The 30-minute show highlights players, coaches, events and the biggest news from the world of sports. Carolyn Hughes hosts the show and each week noted Chicago Sun-Times columnist Rick Telander offers commentary on the most pressing issues in the sports world in a segment titled: "An audible?from Rick Telander." FSNAA now airs in its new time slot on Saturday nights at 10:30 PM local.

    Arizona pitcher Randy Johnson talks with The Sporting News' Ken Rosenthal about his injuries, his longevity, Curt Schilling and his legacy as one of the greatest left-handed pitchers in MLB history.

    On Sunday, July 4th, the United States celebrates its 228th Birthday. Rick Telander tells us that when it comes to sports, there is always a reason to celebrate.


    Fox Sports Net has enlisted Olympic gold-medalist Summer Sanders to host its newest daily program, THE SPORTS LIST, which counts down the top ten positions on a variety of sports-related categories. Whether it’s the Greatest NFL Player of All Time or the Sexiest Athlete of All Time, Sanders breaks it down in an entertaining, informative and interactive way. The 30-minute show also involves input from key sports figures and celebrities. THE SPORTS LIST premieres on Mon., July 19th at 5:00 PM local time with repeats at 8:00 PM and 1:00 AM local time.


    Fox Sports Net's one-hour documentary series, BEYOND THE GLORY continues with a profile of superstar running back Tony Dorsett. In this episode, BTG tells the story of how this Heisman Trophy winner succeeded against all odds and despite his humble roots, went on to become one of the greatest football players in history. BEYOND THE GLORY: TONY DORSETT airs Sun., July 4 at 8:00 PM local.

    Those interviewed in addition to Tony Dorsett include: mother Myrtle Dorsett, son Anthony Dorsett, sister Juanita Dorsett, brother Keith Dorsett, high school head coach Butch Ross, college teammate John Pelusi, college head coach Johnny Majors, Cowboys teammates Tony Hill, Robert Newhouse and Roger Staubach.

    Upcoming first-run episodes of BTG: Denny McLain (July 11); Anna Kournikova (July 18); Pete Sampras (July 25); Sugar Ray Leonard (Aug. 1); Carl Lewis (Aug. 8)


    Fox Sports Net's popular boxing series SUNDAY NIGHT FIGHTS continues, combining exciting original bouts and encore presentations of match-ups first seen only on pay-per-view. This week's SUNDAY NIGHT FIGHTS airs at 7:00 PM local time with the telecast of the bantamweight battle between Ricardo Vargas (36-9-3, 11 KOs) vs. Heriberto Ruiz (28-2-2, 12 KOs) at Miccosukee Resort & Gaming in Miami.

    Veteran boxing announcer Barry Tompkins is joined by analyst Sean O'Grady.


    Fox Sports Net continues to showcase a wide variety of sports programs.

  • July 3: IAAF Track and Field event, Rome, Italy. Check local listings.
  • July 10: ATP tennis events, men’s semi-finals, 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM local
    Local World Team Tennis, 1:00 PM local
  • July 11: ATP tennis men’s finals, 2:00 PM local
  • July 17: Victor Awards, 8:00 PM local
  • July 26: Collegiate Women’s Sports Awards, 3:00 PM local

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