Fox Sports Net Notes, Quotes & Anecdotes

Bob Cousy Joins Tommy & Mike as Celtics Enter Must Win Games

FSN Special on MLB Spring Training Examines Red Sox-Yankee Rivalry

Boston Celtics
At the start of the week the Celtics remained a game out of the final playoff spot, and with nine of the final 11 games are against Eastern Conference foes must win time has officially arrived. Legendary Celtics guard Bob Cousy joins Tommy & Mike for two of the week's key match-ups, Friday against New Jersey and Sunday against Philadelphia.

Friday, March 26

6:30, 7 & 7:30 NEST with Gary & Greg

8:00 p.m. Celtics vs. New Jersey

10:30 p.m. Celtics post-game with Gary & Greg

10:45 & 11:15 p.m. NEST Late Edition


Sunday, March 28

6:30 p.m. Celtics vs. Philadelphia

9:00 p.m. Celtics post-game w/ Tommy, Mike & Cousy


Monday, March 29

6:30 & 7 NEST w/ Gary & Greg

7:30 p.m. Celtics vs. New Jersey

10:00 p.m. Celtics post-game w/ Gary & Greg

10:15 & 10:45 p.m. NEST Late Edition


Wednesday, March 31

6:30 NEST w/ Gary & Greg

7:00 p.m. Celtics vs. Portland

9:30 p.m. Celtics post-game with Gary & Greg

10:00 & 10:30 p.m. NEST Late Edition

New England Sports Tonight
Mohegan Sun New England Sports Tonight presented by the Boston Herald has fans covered with twice-nightly, in-depth analysis of the Boston sports scene. Co-hosts Gary Tanguay and Greg Dickerson and their special guests will tackle the hot topics of the week, including the Bruins playoff push, the Ty Law situation and Red Sox player contract negotiations. NEST airs at 6:30 p.m. and the Late Edition at 10:00 p.m. Repeats follow at 7 & 10:30 p.m.

Boys of Spring: MLB 2004
Fox Sports Net, in conjunction with MLB Productions, presents a one-hour special look at the upcoming baseball season in THE BOYS OF SPRING: MLB 2004. The special focuses on the hot button issues of baseball's offseason and a preview of what promises to be an amazing 2004.

The program glances at the Red Sox – Yankees rivalry and how, even in spring training, each game is important, each inning dramatic and how off-season moves only intensified the war between the two clubs. It also looks at the steroid issue; the status of Cincinnati Reds slugger Ken Griffey, Jr. and if he can come back from two injury-riddled seasons to get back on his Hall of Fame track; the drastic off-season address changes by some of the games biggest names and the success of Japanese players and how it could open doors for other Asian players. THE BOYS OF SPRING: MLB 2004 debuts Sun., March 28 at 5:00 PM eastern.

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 eastern. Steve Lyons and Jamal Anderson guest host all week.

Thurs., March 25:

Philadelphia Eagles new WR Terrell Owens and his agent David Joseph,
NBA insider Peter Vecsey, Los Angeles Lakers guard Gary Payton

Fri., March 26:

Hockey great Wayne Gretzky, actor David Arquette, poker champion Howard Lederer

Mon. March 29:

Actor The Rock, Toronto Raptors guard Jalen Rose in his weekly segment "Jammin' with Jalen."

The inaugural Best Damn Sports Show Period Student Film Festival was a tremendous success, eliciting dozens contributions from all over the country. Many of the entries will be shown over the next month before the grand prize winners in the fiction and non-fiction categories are announced. The first student submission will be introduced by Tom Arnold on Mon., March 29.

Fox Sports Net Across America
Fox Sports Net Across America, FSN's new national magazine show with elements 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 smallest of individual sports to the largest football teams. The show airs at 9:00 PM local. 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, Arizona's Randy Johnson, one of the greatest southpaw pitchers in MLB history, sits down with Fox Sports Net contributor, Ken Rosenthal of The Sporting News and discusses coming back from an injury-plagued 2003 season, his relationship with former teammate Curt Schilling, his legacy and how many years he has left on the mound.

During the NCAA Championship Tournament, one man's legend stands above all others: former UCLA coach John Wooden. But he was more than a coach. He was a teacher, a role model and a friend. His former players are part of his family. But of course, when it came to coaching, he was the best there's ever been. He won more than 80 percent of his games and 10 national titles at UCLA. As the final four draws near, we profile Wooden's legacy, examine his relationships with former players like Bill Walton and we find out why he thinks he's no wizard. Fox Sports Net's Marques Johnson, a former Wooden Award winner, reports.

Anna Rawson is a 22-year old Australian model. Rawson also doubles as a top collegiate golfer, who helped Southern California win the Women's championship last season. And while she certainly wants to make a statement with her game, she also has aspirations of becoming part of a new-look LPGA. In fact, she'd like to become the face of the Tour. Fox Sports Net West's Barry LeBrock reports.

Whatever happened to…: In our weekly segment of catching up with names from the past, we hear from former baseball pitcher, Mark "The Bird" Fidrych. We re-live his rise to stardom in 1976, his quirky antics on the mound and we find out what he is doing today.

Rick Telander takes a look back in sports history. Twenty-five years ago, the game that changed the face of college basketball was played. The NCAA title game between Indiana State and Michigan State is still the most watched NCAA championship game ever. Larry Bird vs. Magic Johnson. Telander remembers that classic confrontation and tells us why that matchup never would have happened in today's current sports landscape.

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 analyzes his second fight for FSN this Sun., March 28 alongside veteran announcer Barry Tompkins.

This week's SUNDAY NIGHT FIGHTS features junior middleweights Keith Holmes (37-3, 24 KOs) vs. Kuvanych Toygonbayev (23-1, 15 KOs) at Pechanga Resort & Casino from Temecula, CA.

Beyond the Glory
Fox Sports Net's award-winning documentary series, BEYOND THE GLORY, continues with a new episode featuring the Buss family, focusing on Lakers owner Jerry Buss, his rise to wealth from a small Wyoming town and his ventures into successful sports ownership. This episode of BTG, which also focuses on the rest of the Buss family and their part in Jerry's success, airs on Sun., March 28 at 8:00 PM local.

Those interviewed in addition to Dr. Buss include: sons Jimmy and Johnny Buss, daughters Jeanie and Janie Buss, Magic Johnson, former Lakers coach Pat Riley and coach Phil Jackson.

The Emmy-nominated series continues on Sunday nights. Upcoming episodes: NFL superstar Tony Dorsett (April 4); Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Garnett (April 11); Indiana Pacers' Reggie Miller (April 18); Orlando Magic star Grant Hill (April 25); boxing legend George Foreman (May 2).

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