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Bambino’s Curse Weblog Returns to FSNNEWENGLAND.COM

Curt Schilling Tells Fox Sports Net Across America
This is the Year

For the seventh straight season it’s Sox-Yankees for the East Division crown, and each day beginning on Friday, June 4, will again have the unique perspective of loyal Red Sox fan Ed Cossette and his Bambino’s Curse weblog.

Through Bambino’s Curse, native New Englander Cossette captures the day-to-day experience of being a
life-long Red Sox fan, an experience marked by more lows than highs, but an experience that in the end has its own rewards. Cossette’s posts will appear on first each day before being posted on the following day.

Said Cossette of posting a weblog named after the controversial curse, “Do I literally believe the demonic ghost of Babe Ruth flitters around Fenway trying to gum up the works? Well, of course not. For me, and perhaps for some of you as well, the Curse is my own memory, my own personal problem with summoning perseverance in the face of mortality. Like the adage says, the treasure is always found in the journey itself and not the final destination.”

NEST hosts Gary Tanguay and Greg Dickerson always have the Boston sports scene covered with the very best analysis at 6:30 p.m. and the Late Edition at 10 p.m. Highlights for this week:

Thursday, June 3 Tuesday, June
6:30 p.m. – Former Red Sox John Valentin 6:30 p.m. – Wyc Grousbeck, Celtics CEO & Managing Partner
6:30 & 10 p.m. – Friendly’s Scoop with Kevin Millar 6:30 & 10 p.m. – Live Fenway reports
Friday, June 4 Wednesday, June 9
6:30 & 10 p.m. – Goin’ Yard with Steve Buckley 6:30 & 10 p.m. – Live inter-league coverage from Fenway

The Revs look to gain on their division rivals with a match at Gillette Stadium against the Columbus Crew on Sunday, June 6 on FSN. The action starts at 4 p.m. with broadcasters Adrian Healey and Brad Feldman getting the call.

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 as if it was a boxing match 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:
On Andy Pettitte ? “Andy Pettitte is one of the great winning pitchers of this generation? Right now he’s the balance of power in the NL Central.”
On golfer Michelle Wie trying to qualify for the men’s Amateur Public Links ? “What she will prove if she does play is that a fourteen-year-old girl can compete with the best men in the world. Golf is not a sport!”

World Quotes:

  • Holley (on Detroit Pistons forwards Rasheed Wallace and Ben Wallace): “That’s usually how you define greatness: can you make someone better. Rasheed doesn’t make you better, Ben Wallace does.”
  • Fox Sports Radio’s J.T. the Brick (on the New York Yankees): “I’m disgusted by it?These rent-a-wrecks that the Yankees are going out now and getting, they have no chemistry, it’s just a bunch of number three and four hitters trying to hit doubles and homeruns. There’s absolutely no chemistry, and I’m telling you something, this could be the kiss of death for the Yankees.”
  • J.T. the Brick: “Every time Sheffield, Matsui or ARod come up, they’re not trying to move runners over, they’re trying to pad their stats.”

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 airs Sundays at 9:00 PM local.

Is this the year the Red Sox finally break the curse and win the World Series? Ace pitcher Curt Schilling thinks so and tells his reasons to FSN Contributor Ken Rosenthal of The Sporting News.

Just when it seems that NASCAR has reached maximum popularity, the France family finds a way to expand NASCAR’s impact. FSN South’s Terry Chick sits down with NASCAR CEO Brian France to discuss his plans to keep NASCAR growing.

Running back Adrian Peterson, who is headed to the University of Oklahoma. But his story of triumph over the odds to become the top prep player in the country will have you rooting for him no matter who your favorite team is.

Whatever happened to…: Our weekly segment catches up with some of the more memorable names in sports and you might be surprised to see what they’re up to now. This week we tracked down former NFL Quarterback and current real estate mogul Vince Ferragamo.

Finally, an audible with Rick Telander: In a pre-9/11 world, Olympic safety would never be a topic. But in this new age of terrorism where vigilance is paramount, the safety of the Athens Olympics is on everyone’s mind. And in this week’s audible Telander tells us why now, more than ever, we need to be there

BEST DAMN SPORTS SHOW PERIOD takes the week off but returns in full force next week with the top guests in sports and entertainment hanging out with the crew. 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.

Next week, former NBA all-star Mark Jackson and NFL All-pro Bryan Cox.

Mon., June 7:

Raptors guard Jalen Rose, NBA insider Peter Vecsey, comedian Kathleen Madigan, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, Mariners 2B Bret Boone.
Tues., June 8: Twins OF Torii Hunter, comedian/actor Tom Papa, Flyers star Jeremy Roenick, Speed Channel’s John Wood, Best Damn correspondent Lauren Sanchez
Wed., June 9 Raptors guard Jalen Rose, Lions coach Steve Mariucci, MLB on FOX’s Kevin Kennedy, I, MAX host Max Kellerman, actor Anthony Michael Hall.
Thurs., June 10 Opera singer Michael Amante, Best Damn correspondent Lauren Sanchez, Omarosa from “The Apprentice.”

Fox Sports Net brings family-oriented wrestling to its afternoon programming with the launch of the weekly TNA IMPACT! Wrestling. Filmed from Universal Studios in Orlando, the one-hour show airs at 3:00 PM local on Fridays.

The alternative for the true wrestling fan, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling prides itself on delivering quality, family programming that is clean, innovative, cutting edge and with the high-risk, high-flying athleticism that made TNA Wrestling famous. Setting itself apart from other wrestling organizations with its X-division – the most extreme, athletic wrestling in history done by stars such as AJ Styles, Sonny Siaki and the legendary Jeff Jarrett.

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 Sunday features a junior welterweight bout between Steve Forbes (23-3, 6 KOs) and Arther Cruz (20-14-2, 10 KOs) at Chinook Winds Casino & Convention Center from Lincoln City, OR. The fight airs at 7:00 PM local. Veteran boxing announcer Barry Tompkins is joined by analyst Sean O’Grady.

Fox Sports Net continues its coverage on the Arena Football League, the second longest running football league in U.S. history. AFL WEEKLY focuses on the 18th season of the AFL and is the first national television show devoted solely to Arena Football. Hosted by Patrick O’Neal, the 30-minute program airs Mondays at 3:30 PM local with repeats throughout the week. With AFL attendance up 15% over last year and 25% over two years ago, AFL fans now have a show catered just for them to get them the latest news and insight from the fastest football game on earth.

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