Fox Sports Net Notes, Quotes & Anecdotes

Antoine Walker and Tim Duncan on Tap For C’s

FSN’s All-Star Sunday Night Line-Up Continues With Chris Chelios on Btg, Kurt Warner Profiled on FSNAA and The FSN Debut of Max Kellerman on SNF

Boston Celtics/New England Sports Tonight
Antoine Walker and Tim Duncan are two players forever linked to the Boston Celtics. Both appear on the Celtics schedule this weekend in what can only be called huge games.

The C’s bested old friend Walker, in Boston, last December, but on Friday the C’s visit Antoine’s Dallas crib. On Saturday, the Celtics face the defending NBA champs San Antonio. Fans will never forget that the Celtics missed the chance to draft Duncan, but they may not remember that the Green have never beaten the perennial All-Star since he joined the Association.

Wednesday, March 17

6:30 p.m. NEST w/ Gary & Greg

7:00 p.m. Celtics vs. Nuggets

9:30 p.m. Celtics post game w/ Gary & Greg
10 &10:30 p.m. NEST Late Edition w/ Gary & Greg

Friday, March 19

6:30, 7 & 7:30 p.m. NEST w/ Gary & Greg

8:00 p.m. Celtics vs. Mavericks

10:30 p.m. Celtics post game w/ Gary & Greg

10:45 & 11:15p.m. NEST Late Edition w/ Gary & Greg

Saturday, March 20
8:30 p.m. Celtics vs. Spurs
11 p.m. post game w/ Tommy & Mike

Beyond the Glory
Fox Sports Net’s award-winning documentary series, BEYOND THE GLORY, continues with a new episode featuring Detroit Red Wings’ defenseman Chris Chelios. In this episode, BTG tells the story of how this 22-year NHL veteran’s unwavering drive to succeed, despite the rejection and physical limitations he was faced with in his early years, led him to become one of hockey’s toughest players. This episode airs on Sun., March 21 at 8:00 PM local.

Those interviewed in addition to Chris Chelios include: father Gus Chelios, mother Susan Chelios, sisters Elena Maurer and Penny Chelios, wife Tracee Chelios, former Blackhawk coach Mike Keenan, former Red Wings teammate Kris Draper and Luc Robitaille, former Blackhawks teammate Gary Suter.

This week on NASCAR THIS MORNING – Steve Waid goes to Darlington for a little reminiscing with all-time track winner David Pearson as the boys talk about the pros and cons of installing the safer “soft wall” barriers at the already difficult to navigate Darlington Raceway. NTM also features live hits with Tony Stewart and defending Darlington winner Ricky Craven. The one hour show 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. NTM airs each Sun. at 11:00 AM ET.

This week on TOTALLY NASCAR – On Thursday, Rusty Wallace co-hosts alongside Krista Voda as Friday’s show covers the qualifying and news from Darlington. Also on Friday is “Totally FOXcast,” featuring short weather forecasts focusing on the cities hosting races each weekend. Fox News Channel’s Janice Dean hosts. TOTALLY NASCAR is FSN’s half-hour weeknight show dedicated to the sport of NASCAR. Voda hosts with Larry McReynolds and Hammond as in-studio analysts and Sean Pragano as the onsite reporter. TOTALLY NASCAR airs each weeknight at 6:00 PM local time.

Fox Sports Net Across America
Fox Sports Net Across America, FSN’s new national magazine show with a regional perspective, continues on Sunday with an all-new episode. The 30-minute show highlights players, coaches events and the biggest news from the smallest of individual sports to the largest football teams. The show airs at 9:00 p.m. 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.”

This week, FSNAA tells the heartbreak story of St. Louis QB Kurt Warner. He’s won two NFL MVP awards and led the Rams to a Super Bowl title in his first three years as a starter. But now, he walks the sidelines as a back-up, with some people questioning if it’s his continual openness about his faith that has put him there. FSNAA examines the controversial role religion plays in Kurt Warner’s life – on and off the field with teammates, coaches, journalists, Warner’s wife and Warner himself. Fox Sports Net Midwest’s Dan McLaughlin reports.

In the last five years, no pitching duo has won as many as the 159 games that Andy Pettite and Roger Clemens have. After bolting from New York after the 2003 season, the two Texans open up about their reunion in Houston, their friendship and the season ahead. Fox Sports Net Southwest’s Bill Brown reports.

Tahj Mowery is a senior at Westlake High School in Southern California. He’s been acting since age 5 with various roles, but now, he is trying to change that same image he has spent most his of his life creating. Mowery rushed for 19 touchdowns this season, leading the undefeated Westlake Warriors football team. Mowery is putting his acting career on hold and will play college football in the state of Georgia this fall. Fox Sports Net’s Patrick O’Neal reports.

This week’s “Whatever Happened To?” 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 Vince Ferragamo. It’s been more than 20 years since Ferragamo led the Rams to the Super Bowl. He and the Rams covered a lot of real estate in those days and he’s still doing it now, only it’s in the business world.

It’s the most exciting three weeks in sports. 65 teams, 64 games, and a season’s worth of excitement. In his weekly segment, “An Audible… from Rick Telander,” Telander talks about what he likes most about March Madness and why the NCAA tournament is one of the greatest sporting events around.

FOX NFL Sunday host James Brown returns to host the 16th Annual Dodge National Athletic Awards benefiting the March of Dimes, taking place at the historic Fox Theatre in Detroit. Several big name professional and college athletes and coaches will be honored during this one-hour, nationally televised show, which airs on Tues., March 23 at 3:00 PM local time on Fox Sports Net with repeats on March 27 and 28 (check local listings).

Honorees scheduled to attend include former Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders, future MLB Hall of Famer and 6-time Cy Young Award Winner Roger Clemens, scholar athlete and collegiate quarterback of the year Eli Manning and coach of the Detroit Shock Bill Laimbeer to name a few.

Previous honorees have included: Chris Evert, Arnold Palmer, Hank Aaron, Jim Kelly, Sugar Ray Leonard, Bo Schembechler, Carl Lewis, Roger Penske, Jackie Joyner-Kersee and many more top sports stars. Over $3 million has been raised at this event for the March of Dimes.

Sunday Night Fights
Fox Sports Net’s popular boxing series SUNDAY NIGHT FIGHTS returns, combining exciting original bouts and encore presentations of match-ups first seen only on pay-per-view. Also new this year is the addition of outspoken and colorful boxing analyst Max Kellerman as he makes his FSN debut this Sun., March 21st at 7:00 p.m. alongside veteran announcer Barry Tompkins.

This week’s SUNDAY NIGHT FIGHTS features Robbie Peden (22-2, 12 KO’s) vs. Nate Campbell (24-1-1, 21 KO’s) in a Junior Lightweight bout from the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, CA.

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