Fox Sports Net Notes, Quotes & Anecdotes

Celtics Playoff Chase Heats Up With Five Games In Four Cities Over Seven Nights

FSN College Hoops Heats Up With Women's Pac-10 And Acc Tournaments

Brandon Hunter has helped reinvigorate the Boston Celtics, and the Green continue to chase down an Eastern Conference playoff spot. The road won't be easy as the Celtics begin a spate of five games in four cities over seven nights.

The challenge begins on Friday with the Washington Wizards at 7:30 p.m. During the telecast and at the Fleet Center, fans will view a four-part, two and a half minute retrospective on Tommy's New England basketball career (see separate media advisory for more details).

Friday, March 5

Tuesday, March 9

6:30 & 7 p.m. – New England Sports Tonight w/ Gary & Greg

6:30 – NEST w/ Gary & Greg

7:30 – Celtics vs. Washington

7:30 p.m. – Celtics at New York

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

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


Sunday, March 7

Wednesday, March 10

7:30 p.m. – Celtics at Minnesota

6:30 p.m. – NEST w/ Gary & Greg

10 p.m. – Celtics post-game with Tommy & Mike

7:00 p.m. – Celtics vs. Lakers


9:30 p.m. – Celtics post game w/ Gary & Greg

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 P.M. and 11:00 P.M. local time on most Fox Sports Net regional sports networks, and at 10:00 P.M. on FSN Bay Area, Chicago, Florida, New England, New York and Ohio.

Wed., March 3:

Former NFLer Jamal Anderson GUEST HOSTS, college coaching legend Dean Smith, NBA insider Peter Vecsey, recording artists J-Kwon and Jermaine Dupri, NASCAR's Kurt Busch

Thurs., March 4:

Former NFLer Jamal Anderson GUEST HOSTS, 1986 Mets reunion with Gary Carter
& Lenny Dykstra, Los Angeles Laker Gary Payton, actor Corbin Bernsen

Fri., March 5:

Former NFLer Jamal Anderson GUEST HOSTS, Los Angeles King Ian Laperriere, NBA insider Peter Vecsey, Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona


  • Bob Knight on NFL great Jim Brown – "Jimmy Brown never one time stepped out of bounds. Jimmy Brown was knocked out of bounds, Jimmy Brown was pummeled out of bounds, but when he got to the sideline, he planted the back foot and headed up the field — and no greater lesson I think could anyone take from sports than Jimmy Brown never once being put in a position where he on his own stepped out of bounds."
  • Mike Ditka on the Cincinnati Bengals choosing Carson Palmer over Jon Kitna as their starting QB – "This is the best year Cincinnati's had since when? And you're going to change quarterbacks now because it's politically correct? Give me a break. If the guy's better, play him! If he's not better, don't play him."
  • Tom Arnold on Angelina Jolie carrying the torch at the opening ceremonies of the 2004 Olympics – "It's nice to see her carrying a torch for something other than her brother."


The COLLEGE BASKETBALL TIPOFF SHOW, hosted by Mike Goldberg, with Larry Conley and reporter Laura Okmin, will not be shown this week. In its place, FSN airs the women's ACC tournament semi-finals and finals, all beginning on March 7 at 1:00 P.M. EST.

Sun., March 7:
1:00 p.m. EST: Women's Tournament Semi-Final #1 (Beth Mowins PxP, Debbie Antonelli analyst)

10:15 p.m. EST: Virginia @ Maryland (Thom Brennaman PxP, Mike Gminski analyst) (tape delay)

Mon., March 8:
7:30 p.m. EST: Women's Tournament Finals (Beth Mowins PxP, Debbie Antonelli analyst)

PAC-10 Basketball
Fox Sports Net's top-notch college basketball continues with its Pac-10 national broadcasts including the women's Pac-10 tournament semi-finals and finals, all kicking off on Sunday at 3:30 P.M. EST.

Thurs., March 4:
MEN'S – 10:30 p.m. EST: UCLA @ Oregon State (Steve Physioc PxP, Marques Johnson analyst)

Sun., March 7:
6:00 p.m.. EST: Women's Tournament Semi-Final #2 (Barry Tompkins PxP, Mary Murphy analyst)

Mon., March 8:
10:30 p.m.. EST: Women's Tournament Finals (Barry Tompkins PxP, Mary Murphy analyst)

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 TOTALLY NASCAR – Wednesday's show features the guys as they examine how teams load up transporter trucks and get ready to go on the road to a race. On Thursday, TN features NASCAR dads including a segment on Truck Series driver Shelby Howard and his father. Friday's show features Sean Pragano reporting from Las Vegas, news and notes from the garage area and Rusty Wallace as he makes his debut as an owner in the Busch series. 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 Pragano as the onsite reporter. TOTALLY NASCAR airs each weeknight at 6:00 P.M. local time.

This week NASCAR THIS MORNING previews the race from Las Vegas. Segments include a feature on the pit crew of Evernham Motorsports #9 team as they practice and prepare for the weekend's race as well as live guest appearances from Kasey Kahne, Sterling Marlin, Jeff Burton, Joe Nemechek and Jeff Green. Also, NTM's panel of experts break down pit stops and how they will play an even more vital role this season than last as analyst Kenny Wallace goes for three straight wins in the Sporting News Weekly Fantasy Challenge. The one hour show features John Roberts as the host alongside analysts Chad Little and Wallace with Winston Kelley as the field reporter and Bill Ingle as the crew chief. NTM airs each Sun. at 11:00 AM ET.

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