Fox Sports Net Notes & Quotes

Nest Is Live At Celtics Draft Headquarters June 24

Kevin Millar Tells Best Damn Sports Show Schilling is a Bulldog

NEST hosts Gary Tanguay and Greg Dickerson have Celtics draft coverage live from the Celtics training facility Thursday June 24 at 6:30 and 10. In addition to the C's, NEST has coverage of all the Fenway action as the Sox continue their homestand, including live reports from the park at 6:30 p.m. and the Late Edition at 10 p.m. Highlights for this week:

Thursday, June 24 Friday, June 25
6:30 and 10 p.m. – Gary and Greg live at Celtics draft Reaction from Ainge and Rivers 6:30 and 10 p.m. – Goin' Yard with Steve Buckley


  • Tanguay on analyzing Sox manager Terry Francona – "You know what? We will never be happy with a Boston Red Sox manager until the day after they win the World Series, period."
  • Dickerson on the 2004 Sox – "At a $135 million payroll, with everything they did in the off-season, they were supposed to be better than this."


Fox Sports Net's one-hour documentary series, BEYOND THE GLORY, returns with an all-new episode featuring NASCAR champion driver Matt Kenseth. In this episode, BTG explores Kenseth's transformation from a small town kid to a Winston Cup winner and the challenges he had to overcome to get there. BTG: Matt Kenseth airs on Sun., June 27 at 8:00 PM on FSN.

Those interviewed include: Drivers Darrell Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt Jr., Roush Racing teammate Mark Martin, DeWalt crew chief Robbie Reiser, DeWalt crew members Justin Nottesdad, Jeff Vandermoss and Todd Millard, wife Katie Kenseth, father Roy Kenseth, mother Nicki Kenseth

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)

BEST DAMN SPORTS SHOW PERIOD correspondent Leeann Tweeden continues her tour of sports cities across the country in the Pontiac Tweeden Tour. Last week, Leeann was busy hanging out with Denny Neagle and Todd Helton from the Colorado Rockies as well as Cardinals rookie wideout Larry Fitzgerald in Arizona. Tweeden visits Boston on her tour July 7 & 8.

BDSSP returns 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.

Actor Dan Cortese, Rams defensive back Jason Sehorn and Washington Wizards guard Jerry Stackhouse guest host all week.

Thurs., June 24: Don Stark ("That 70's Show"), Lauren Sanchez ("Best Damn" Correspondent)

Fri., June 25: Kurt Busch (NASCAR), Cary Mitchell (Clothing Designer), Gene Simmons ("KISS"), Danny Manning (Former NBAer), Simeon Rice (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Best Damn Quotes

  • Kevin Millar on Curt Schilling and recent talk of him being injured – "Curt Schilling is a bulldog…This guy won't go on the DL, he's here for one reason and that's to win a ring."

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.

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.

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

This week on NASCAR THIS MORNING – The NTM panel, who will preview Sunday's race at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Ca., displays their versatility in going left and right as the Cup tour races on a road course for the first time this season. Then, NTM profiles road course specialist Boris Said, who qualified first and finished sixth for this race last season while Steve Waid visits The Wharf in San Francisco. Finally, 2002 Infineon race winner Ricky Rudd, defending race winner Robby Gordon and Nextel Cup sophomore Casey Mears all make an appearance on the show.

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., June 24: Nextel Cup driver Jeff Burton joins the panel to talk about his season thus far. Also,
TN will have a feature on "foot dancing" as drivers equate shifting on a road course to dancing.
Fri., June 25: The TN crew brings viewers news and qualifying recaps from Sonoma, Ca. Then they'll talk with road course ace and defending Infineon winner Robby Gordon as rookie Brian Vickers drops by to talk to the panel about making his first cup series start on a road course.

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.

He is a Cy Young award winner, a World Series champ, an LCS MVP and still, one of the best pitchers in baseball. This week, John Smoltz, who has worn a Braves uniform since 1988, sits down with FSN contributor Ken Rosenthal of The Sporting News to talk about being one of the last remaining Braves from their great run the last decade, his acceptance to being traded and about how important it is to him to get back to the World Series.

For generations of TV watchers, he is most well-known for his role of "Squiggy" on the hit 70's sitcom Laverne and Shirley, but now actor David Lander works in baseball as a scout for the Seattle Mariners. Lander was hired by GM Bill Bavasi and VP of scouting Bob Fontaine, who first met Lander when he owned a minor league team in Portland.

Recognized as a baseball historian and someone who has a real eye for talent, Lander is also overcoming a major obstacle–he has multiple sclerosis. Angie Mentink of FSN Northwest reports.

This week, our "Whatever Happened To…" segment talks to cyclist Greg Lemond. With Lance Armstrong gunning for his sixth straight Tour De France title in early July, FSNAA catches up with Greg Lemond, the first American to win the Tour de France. Still involved with cycling, Lemond now runs his own company selling road bikes and fitness equipment.

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 pay-per-view bout of the bantamweight battle between Luis Perez taking on Felix Machado from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ, which took place on Dec. 13, 2003. Veteran boxing announcer Barry Tompkins is joined by analyst Sean O'Grady.

Fox Sports Net returns to the poker table with CHAMPIONSHIP POKER AT THE PLAZA, from the Plaza Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas. The tournament features over 60 players and a prize pool over $600,000. The best rounders in the world sit down, including such legends as Men "The Master" Nguyen, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, Phil Hellmuth, Amir Vahedi, Daniel Negreanu, Annie Duke, Freddy Deeb and dozens of others, hoping to take home the $310,000 first place prize.

The $10,000 buy-in tournament is shown in eight one-hour episodes each Saturday at 11:00 PM local. FSN offers viewers unique angles with its 20 cameras and sound never heard before on any poker show, as every player and the dealer at the final table will wear a microphone.

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