Ordway and Smerlas are Back to Tailgate

Glenn Ordway and Fred Smerlas host Mohegan Sun New England Tailgate, Thursdays at 7pm, beginning September 13

BOSTON, MA – New England Patriots fans will get the weekly lowdown on the Pats' upcoming games, along with analysis, highlights and inside news from Foxboro, on Mohegan Sun New England Tailgate every Thursday evening throughout the NFL season.

New England Tailgate, in its fifth year on Fox Sports Net, will premiere Thursdays from 7:00pm to 7:30pm beginning September 13. The show will be replayed on Fridays at 7:00 pm and Sundays at 12:30 pm. New England Tailgate will be telecast through December 20.

The always provocative Glenn Ordway and irrepressible Patriot and longtime NFL star Fred Smerlas once again host New England Tailgate, bringing both a knowledgeable approach and a humorous touch. Contributing expert analysis each week is former Boston College and Patriot great Steve DeOssie.

Each week on New England Tailgate, Smerlas and Ordway predict the winner of upcoming Patriots contests, with contributions from their panel of football experts. Smerlas provides X's and O's analysis for hard-core fans. The show also offers inside news on the Patriots, and the latest from the AFC and NFC.

Glenn Ordway hosts Sports Radio 850AM WEEI's Big Show, which ranks number one in both men (10.2 share) and adult (5.9 share) demos in afternoon drive. The Big Show is the only Boston sports show ever to achieve this milestone.

Fox Sports Net New England, the largest regional cable network in New England, reaches more than 3.7 million households in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Fox Sports Net New England is managed by Rainbow Sports Networks, a division of Cablevision's Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. Fox Sports Net New England's programming includes Boston Celtics, local and national sports news, and Hockey East along with select NASCAR and PGA Tour coverage.

Fox Sports Net reaches more than 74 million households nationwide and is a service of National Sports Partners, equally owned by Cablevision's Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. and Fox Entertainment Group. Rainbow Sports Networks incorporates Rainbow's 50% ownership of Fox Sports Net and Fox Sports National Advertising and the ownership and management of Fox Sports Net regional networks in five of the nation's largest markets: Chicago, Florida, Ohio, New England and San Francisco.


Ryan Donovan