NBA national TV schedules for 2014-15

The 2014-15 NBA schedules were announced Wednesday evening, as were the national telecasts set for ABC, ESPN, TNT and NBA TV.

ABC
Date Time Game
Thu, Dec. 25 2:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs
5 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Miami Heat
Sun, Jan. 25 1 p.m. Miami Heat at Chicago Bulls
3:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Cleveland Cavaliers
Sun, Feb. 8 1 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at Oklahoma City Thunder
3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers at Cleveland Cavaliers
Sun, Feb. 22 1 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Knicks
Sun, March 1 1 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at Chicago Bulls
3:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Lakers
Sun, March 8 1 p.m. Chicago Bulls at San Antonio Spurs
3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors
Sun, March 15 1 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Oklahoma City Thunder
3:30 p.m. Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Clippers
Sun, April 5 1 p.m. Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder
3:30 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers

ESPN
Date Time Game
Wed, Oct. 29 8 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Knicks
10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Portland Trail Blazers
Fri, Oct. 31 8 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls
10:30 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers
Wed, Nov. 5 8 p.m. Indiana Pacers at Washington Wizards
10:30 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors
Fri, Nov. 7 8 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies at Oklahoma City Thunder
10:30 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Denver Nuggets
Wed, Nov. 12 7:30 p.m. Indiana Pacers at Miami Heat
10 p.m. Houston Rockets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Mexico City)
Fri, Nov. 14 10 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Lakers
Wed, Nov. 19 7 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Cleveland Cavaliers
9:30 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers at Houston Rockets
Fri, Nov. 21 8 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Washington Wizards
10:30 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Portland Trail Blazers
Wed, Nov. 26 7:30 p.m. Knicks at Dallas Mavericks
Wed, Dec. 10 8 p.m. Knicks at San Antonio Spurs
10:30 p.m. Miami Heat at Denver Nuggets
Fri, Dec. 12 7 p.m. Portland Trail Blazers at Chicago Bulls
9:30 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers at San Antonio Spurs
Tue, Dec. 16 8 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at Knicks
10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Sacramento Kings
Wed, Dec. 17 8 p.m. Nets at Toronto Raptors
10:30 p.m. Houston Rockets at Denver Nuggets
Fri, Dec. 19 8 p.m. Portland Trail Blazers at San Antonio Spurs
10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Lakers
Thu, Dec. 25 12 p.m. Washington Wizards at Knicks
Wed, Jan. 7 7 p.m. Houston Rockets at Cleveland Cavaliers
9:30 p.m. Phoenix Suns at Minnesota Timberwolves
Fri, Jan. 9 8 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Washington Wizards
10:30 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors
Wed, Jan. 14 8 p.m. Atlanta Hawks at Boston Celtics
10:30 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at Portland Trail Blazers
Fri, Jan. 16 8 p.m. Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder
10:30 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Los Angeles Clippers
Mon, Jan. 19 2:30 p.m. Detroit Pistons at Atlanta Hawks
Wed, Jan. 21 8 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Washington Wizards
10:30 p.m. Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors
Fri, Jan. 23 8 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Dallas Mavericks
Wed, Jan. 28 8 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Knicks
10:30 p.m. Washington Wizards at Phoenix Suns
Fri, Jan. 30 8 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at Miami Heat
10:30 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Phoenix Suns
Sat, Jan. 31 9 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at San Antonio Spurs
Sun, Feb. 1 2 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers at Knicks
Wed, Feb. 4 8 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Houston Rockets
10:30 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at Golden State Warriors
Fri, Feb. 6 7 p.m. Knicks at Nets
9:30 p.m. Miami Heat at San Antonio Spurs
Wed, Feb. 11 8 p.m. Miami Heat at Cleveland Cavaliers
10:30 p.m. Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Clippers
Fri, Feb. 20 8 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Washington Wizards
10:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors
Wed, Feb. 25 8 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at Houston Rockets
10:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Portland Trail Blazers
Fri, Feb. 27 8 p.m. Miami Heat at New Orleans Pelicans
10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Portland Trail Blazers
Wed, Mar. 4 8 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers at Miami Heat
10:30 p.m. Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Clippers
Fri, Mar. 6 8 p.m. Miami Heat at Washington Wizards
10:30 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at Golden State Warriors
Wed, Mar. 11 8 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at Oklahoma City Thunder
10:30 p.m. Houston Rockets at Portland Trail Blazers
Mon, Mar. 16 8 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Miami Heat
10:30 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers at Golden State Warriors
Wed, Mar. 18 8 p.m. Indiana Pacers at Chicago Bulls
10:30 p.m. Washington Wizards at Utah Jazz
Wed, Mar. 25 7 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at Knicks
9:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs
Fri, Apr. 3 8 p.m. Detroit Pistons at Chicago Bulls
10:30 p.m. Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Lakers
Wed, Apr. 8 7 p.m. Toronto Raptors at Charlotte Hornets
9:30 p.m. Phoenix Suns at Dallas Mavericks
Wed, Apr. 15 8 p.m. Charlotte Hornets at Toronto Raptors
10:30 p.m. Denver Nuggets at Golden State Warriors

TNT
Date Day Time Game
Tues. Oct. 28 8 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs
10:30 p.m. Houston Rockets at L.A. Lakers
Thurs. Oct. 30 8 p.m. Knicks at Cleveland Cavaliers
10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at L.A. Clippers
Thurs. Nov. 6 8 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets
10:30 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at Portland Trail Blazers
Thurs. Nov. 13 8 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Toronto Raptors
10:30 p.m. Nets at Golden State Warriors
Thurs. Nov. 20 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Miami Heat
10:30 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Sacramento Kings
Thurs. Dec. 4 8 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Knicks
10:30 p.m. New Orleans Pelicans at Golden State Warriors
Thurs. Dec. 11 8 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Oklahoma City Thunder
10:30 p.m. Houston Rockets at Sacramento Kings
Thurs. Dec. 18 8 p.m. Knicks at Chicago Bulls
10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors
Thurs. Dec. 25 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Chicago Bulls
10:30 p.m. Golden State Warriors at L.A. Clippers
Thurs. Jan. 8 8 p.m. Houston Rockets at Knicks
10:30 p.m. Miami Heat at Portland Trail Blazers
Thurs. Jan. 15 8 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Houston Rockets
10:30 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at L.A. Lakers
Mon. Jan. 19 8 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers
10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Phoenix Suns
Thurs. Jan. 22 8 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Chicago Bulls
10:30 p.m. Nets at L.A. Clippers
Thurs. Jan. 29 8 p.m. Knicks at Indiana Pacers
10:30 p.m. Chicago Bulls at L.A. Lakers
Thurs. Feb. 5 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Cleveland Cavaliers
10:30 p.m. Phoenix Suns at Portland Trail Blazers
Tues. Feb. 10 8 p.m. Houston Rockets at Phoenix Suns
10:30 p.m. Denver Nuggets at L.A. Lakers
Thurs. Feb. 12 8 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls
Fri. Feb. 13 Rising Stars Challenge
Sat. Feb. 14 All-Star Saturday Night
Sun. Feb. 15 All-Star Game from New York City
Thurs. Feb. 19 8 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at Oklahoma City Thunder
10:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at L.A. Clippers
Thurs. Feb. 26 8 p.m. Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers
10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Phoenix Suns
Thurs. March 5 8 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Chicago Bulls
10:30 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at Portland Trail Blazers
Thurs. March 12 8 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at San Antonio Spurs
10:30 p.m. Knicks at L.A. Lakers
Tues. March 24 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City Thunder
10:30 p.m. Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers
Tues. March 31 8 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Miami Heat
10:30 p.m. Golden State Warriors at L.A. Clippers
Thurs. April 2 8 p.m. Miami Heat at Cleveland Cavaliers
10:30 p.m. Phoenix Suns at Golden State Warriors
Tues. April 7 8 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Oklahoma City Thunder
10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers
Thurs. April 9 8 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Miami Heat
10:30 p.m. Portland Trail Blazers at Golden State Warriors
Tues. April 14 8 p.m. Washington Wizards at Indiana Pacers
10:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Phoenix Suns

NBA TV
(Games subject to local blackouts)
Date Time Game
Saturday, Nov. 1 8 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Minnesota Timberwolves
10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Golden State Warriors
Sunday, Nov. 2 7:30 p.m. Charlotte Hornets at Knicks
Tuesday, Nov. 4 NBA TV Fan Night **
Saturday, Nov. 8 8:30 p.m. New Orleans Pelicans at San Antonio Spurs
Sunday, Nov. 9 7:30 p.m. Miami Heat at Dallas Mavericks
Monday, Nov. 10 7:30 p.m. Atlanta Hawks at Knicks
10:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at L.A. Clippers
Tuesday, Nov. 11 NBA TV Fan Night **
Friday, Nov. 14 7 p.m. Denver Nuggets at Indiana Pacers
Saturday, Nov. 15 10 p.m. Nets at Portland Trail Blazers
Sunday, Nov. 16 7 p.m. Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder
Monday, Nov. 17 7 p.m. Denver Nuggets at Cleveland Cavaliers
10:30 p.m. Chicago Bulls at L.A. Clippers
Tuesday, Nov. 18 NBA TV Fan Night
Saturday, Nov. 22 9 p.m. New Orleans Pelicans at Utah Jazz
Sunday, Nov. 23 7 p.m. Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder
Tuesday, Nov. 25 NBA TV Fan Night
Wednesday, Nov. 26 10:30 p.m. Memphis Grizzles at L.A. Lakers
Friday, Nov. 28 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Houston Rockets
Saturday, Nov. 29 7 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at Philadelphia 76ers
Tuesday, Dec. 2 NBA TV Fan Night
Wednesday, Dec. 3 8 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies at Houston Rockets
Friday, Dec. 5 7 p.m. Denver Nuggets at Washington Wizards
10 p.m. Indiana Pacers at Sacramento Kings
Monday, Dec. 8 7:30 p.m. Denver Nuggets at Toronto Raptors
Tuesday, Dec. 9 NBA TV Fan Night
Saturday, Dec. 13 10 p.m. Detroit Pistons at Sacramento Kings
Monday, Dec. 15 7 p.m. Charlotte Hornets at Cleveland Cavaliers
Sunday, Dec. 21 6 p.m. Philadelphia 76ers at Orlando Magic
Tuesday, Dec. 23 NBA TV Fan Night
Friday, Dec. 26 8 p.m. Charlotte Hornets at Oklahoma City Thunder
Saturday, Dec. 27 7:30 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies at Miami Heat
10 p.m. Knicks at Sacramento Kings
Monday, Dec. 29 7 p.m. Milwaukee Bucks at Charlotte Hornets
Tuesday, Dec. 30 NBA TV Fan Night
Friday, Jan. 2 7 p.m. Nets at Orlando Magic
Sunday, Jan. 4 9:30 p.m. Indiana Pacers at L.A. Lakers
Monday, Jan. 5 8 p.m. Washington Wizards at New Orleans Pelicans
10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors
Tuesday, Jan. 6 NBA TV Fan Night
Monday, Jan. 12 7:30 p.m. New Orleans Pelicans at Boston Celtics
Tuesday, Jan. 13 NBA TV Fan Night
Thursday, Jan. 15 3 p.m. Knicks vs. Milwaukee Bucks (at London)
Saturday, Jan. 17 8 p.m. Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets
Monday, Jan. 19 5 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at Memphis Grizzlies
Tuesday, Jan. 20 NBA TV Fan Night
Saturday, Jan. 24 7 p.m. Knicks at Charlotte Hornets
10 p.m. Washington Wizards at Portland Trail Blazers
Sunday, Jan. 25 8 p.m. Washington Wizards at Denver Nuggets
Monday, Jan. 26 7:30 p.m. Portland Trail Blazers at Nets
Tuesday, Jan. 27 NBA TV Fan Night **
Monday, Feb. 2 8 p.m. Atlanta Hawks at New Orleans Pelicans
Tuesday, Feb. 3 NBA TV Fan Night **
Saturday, Feb. 7 7 p.m. Chicago Bulls at New Orleans Pelicans
Sunday, Feb. 8 7 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Toronto Raptors
Monday, Feb. 9 8:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Dallas Mavericks
Saturday, Feb. 21 8 p.m. Phoenix Suns at Chicago Bulls
Sunday, Feb. 22 7 p.m. Denver Nuggets at Oklahoma City Thunder
9:30 p.m. Boston Celtics at L.A. Lakers
Monday, Feb. 23 8 p.m. Toronto Raptors at New Orleans Pelicans
10:30 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies at L.A. Clippers
Tuesday, Feb. 24 NBA TV Fan Night
Saturday, Feb. 28 9 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Phoenix Suns
Sunday, March 1 7 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Houston Rockets
Monday, March 2 7:30 p.m. Phoenix Suns at Miami Heat
Tuesday, March 3 NBA TV Fan Night
Saturday, March 7 7:30 p.m. Phoenix Suns at Cleveland Cavaliers
Sunday, March 8 6 p.m. Utah Jazz at Nets
9:30 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at L.A. Lakers
Monday, March 9 8 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies at Chicago Bulls
Tuesday, March 10 NBA TV Fan Night
Friday, March 13 8:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Dallas Mavericks
Saturday, March 14 7 p.m. Sacramento Kings at Washington Wizards
Sunday, March 15 9 p.m. Knicks at Phoenix Suns
Tuesday, March 17 NBA TV Fan Night
Monday, March 23 7:30 p.m. Boston Celtics at Nets
Saturday, March 28 10 p.m. Denver Nuggets at Portland Trail Blazers
Sunday, March 29 9 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Phoenix Suns
Monday, March 30 7:30 p.m. Houston Rockets at Toronto Raptors
10 p.m. Phoenix Suns at Portland Trail Blazers
Wednesday, April 1 7:30 p.m. Nets at Knicks
10 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Portland Trail Blazers
Sunday, April 5 7 p.m. Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs
9:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers
Friday, April 10 8 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets
10:30 p.m. Minnesota Timberwolves at L.A. Lakers
Saturday, April 11 7:30 p.m. Toronto Raptors at Miami Heat
10:30 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies at L.A. Clippers
Sunday, April 12 7 p.m. New Orleans Pelicans at Houston Rockets
9:30 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at L.A. Lakers
Monday, April 13 8 p.m. Portland Trail Blazers at Oklahoma City Thunder
10:30 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies at Golden State Warriors

**- Denotes NBA Fan Night doubleheader

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Giants, Jets TV: Him again?

There were seasons when I thought the late Charlie Jones was the announcer for every Jets game, and it wasn’t far from the truth.
As the top market in the country, it’s not uncommon for CBS and Fox (and NBC in the past) to assign their top crews to the regional Sunday games. So it’s no wonder that Jim Nantz and Phil Simms have called 23 Jets games in the past six seasons (though only one in 2013) while Joe Buck and Troy Aikman have called 23 Giants games since 2008.
Here are the breakdowns for the past six seasons for some of the top announce teams:
Nantz-Simms (CBS) 23 Jets games, 4 Giants games
Buck-Aikman (Fox) 23 Giants, 0 Jets
Kenny Albert-Daryl Johnston-Tony Siragusa (Fox) 20 Giants, 4 Jets
Greg Gumbel-Dan Dierdorf (CBS) 17 Jets, 7 Giants
Al Michaels-Cris Collinsworth (NBC) 15 Giants, 7 Jets; John Madden in 2008 4 Giants
Marv Albert-Rich Gannon (CBS) 11 Jets, 0 Giants
Mike Tirico-Jon Gruden (ESPN) 8 Jets, 7 Giants
Ian Eagle-Dan Fouts (CBS) 6 Jets, 1 Giants

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Sports TV/radio odds and ends

Here are some items that have been filling up my in-box in the last week.
1. SEC Network added to DirecTV. That’s 20 million more potential customers for the new ESPN-owned Southeastern Conference sports network, set to debut on Aug. 14. The first live SEC football game will be Aug. 28 when South Carolina hosts Texa A&M. SEC Network football pairings include Brent Musburger-Jesse Palmer; Dave Neal-Andre Ware; and, Tom Hart-Matt Stinchcomb.
Also, SEC Network will provide coverage of the Kentucky men’s basketball team’s NCAA-approved summer trip to Puerto Rico on Aug. 15, 16 and 17. ESPNU has earlier coverage.
2. Speaking of college football … ESPN has named its announce teams for this season. Saturday night football has Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit (ABC), Brad Nessler and Todd Blackledge (ESPN) and Joe Tessitore and Brock Huard (ESPN, ESPN2). Other top pairings on ESPN/ESPN2/ABC regional include Mark Jones-Rod Gilmore; Sean McDonough-Chris Spielman; Dave Pasch-Brian Griese; Beth Mowins-Joey Galloway; Mike Patrick-Ed Cunningham; Bob Wischusen-Matt Millen.
ESPNU will feature Anish Shroff-Kelly Stouffer; Adam Amin-John Congemi; and, Clay Matvick-Anthony Becht. ESPNews has Eamon McAnaney-Dan Hawkins and Mike Couzens-Rene Ingoglia.
Rece Davis works with Jesse Palmer and David Pollack on ESPN’s top Thursday game. Dave Flemming and Danny Kannell work Friday games. Dave Lamont and Desmond Howard work Tuesday and Wednesday games.
3. Do we love football? Yes, but not necessarily preseason games. The Giants-Bills Hall of Fame game on NBC on Sunday night drew a 5.8 overnight Nielsen rating (last year, the game drew a 6.7). The game drew a New York market rating of 5.5 and the Buffalo-mad sports market posted a 26.5.
4. Carter Blackburn has returned to CBS Sports after five years at ESPN. Blackburn will draw the second SEC football matchup on those weeks when CBS televises two games and other college games on CBS Sports Network.
5. Still awaiting release of NHL Network’s 2014-15 NHL game schedule.

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NFL Network to televise every preseason game

The NFL Network will televise every preseason game, with 13 live broadcasts and the rest on taped delay. The NFL Network uses the home and visitor telecasts, sometimes showing one half of one and the second half of the other.
On August 22-23, the NFL GameDay Live prime-time show will feature analysis and frequent live cut-ins to that night’s action, much like how MLB Network and NHL Network show plenty of live updates.

Thur. 7 – Giants-Buffalo, 4 p.m.; San Francisco-Baltimore (live), 7:30 p.m.; Dallas-San Diego (live), 10:30 p.m.; Seattle-Denver, 1 a.m.
Fri. 8 – Cincinnati-Kansas City, 10 a.m.; Indianapolis-Jets, 1 p.m.; New England-Washington, 4 p.m.; New Orleans-St. Louis (live), 8 p.m.; Oakland-Minnesota, 12 a.m.; Buffalo-Carolina, 3 a.m.
Sat. 9 – Tampa Bay-Jacksonville, 7 a.m.; Miami-Atlanta, 10 a.m.; Philadelphia-Chicago, 1 p.m.; Seattle-Denver, 4 p.m.; Cleveland-Detroit (live), 7:30 p.m.; Pittsburgh-Giants, 12 a.m.; Indianapolis-Jets, 3 a.m.
Sun. 10 – Buffalo-Carolina, 6 a.m.; Green Bay-Indianapolis, 9 a.m.; Pittsburgh-Giants, 12 p.m.; New England-Washington, 3 p.m.; San Francisco-Baltimore, 6 p.m.; Seattle-Denver, 9 p.m.; Dallas-San Diego, 12 a.m.; Houston-Arizona, 3 a.m.
Mon. 11 – Tampa Bay-Jacksonville, 10 a.m.; Cincinnati-Kansas City, 1 p.m.; Pittsburgh-Giants, 4 p.m.; New England-Washington, 8 p.m.; Houston-Arizona-12 a.m.; New Orleans-St. Louis-3 a.m.
Tues. 12 – Miami-Atlanta, 10 a.m.; New Orleans-St. Louis, 1 p.m.; Indianapolis-Jets, 4 p.m.; Cleveland-Detroit, 8 p.m.; Dallas-San Diego, 12 a.m.; Pittsburgh-Giants, 3 a.m.
Wed. 13 – Philadelphia-Chicago, 10 a.m.; Green Bay-Tennessee, 1 p.m.; Dallas-San Diego, 4 p.m.; San Francisco-Baltimore, 8 p.m.; Seattle-Denver, 12 a.m.; Cleveland-Detroit, 3 a.m.
Thur. 14 – New England-Washington, 10 a.m.; Buffalo-Carolina, 1 p.m.; Philadelphia-Chicago, 4 p.m.; Oakland-Minnesota, 12 a.m.; Green Bay-Tennessee, 3 a.m.
Fri. 15 – Indianapolis-Jets, 10 a.m.; Cleveland-Detroit, 1 p.m.; Seattle-Denver, 4 p.m.; Philadelphia-New England (live), 7:30 p.m.; San Diego-Seattle (live), 10:30 p.m.; Tennessee-New Orleans, 1 a.m.; Jacksonville-Chicago, 4 a.m.
Sat. 16 – Tennessee-New Orleans, 6:30 a.m.; Philadelphia-New England, 9 a.m.; San Diego-Seattle, 12 p.m.; Green Bay-St. Louis (live), 4 p.m.; Baltimore-Dallas (live), 7 p.m.; Giants-Indianapolis, 11 p.m.; Arizona-Minnesota, 2 a.m.
Sun. 17 – Atlanta-Houston, 6 a.m.; Detroit-Oakland, 9 a.m.; Buffalo-Pittsburgh, 12 p.m.; Denver-San Francisco (live), 4 p.m.; Baltimore-Dallas, 12 a.m.; Miami-Tampa Bay, 3 a.m.
Mon. 18 – Jets-Cincinnati, 10 a.m.; Detroit-Oakland, 1 p.m.; San Diego-Seattle, 4 p.m.; Denver-San Francisco, 12 a.m.; Atlanta-Houston, 3 a.m.
Tues. 19 – Buffalo-Pittsburgh, 10 a.m.; Kansas City-Carolina, 1 p.m.; Giants-Indianapolis, 4 p.m.; Philadelphia-New England, 8 p.m.; Green Bay-St. Louis, 12 a.m.; Jacksonville-Chicago, 3 a.m.
Wed. 20 – Miami-Tampa Bay, 10 a.m.; Jets-Cincinnati, 1 p.m.; Denver-San Francisco, 4 p.m.; Cleveland-Washington, 8 p.m.; Arizona-Minnesota, 12 a.m.; Kansas City-Carolina, 3 a.m.
Thur. 21 – Detroit-Oakland, 10 a.m.; Baltimore-Dallas, 1 p.m.; Philadelphia-New England, 4 p.m.; Pittsburgh-Philadelphia (live), 7:30 p.m.; San Diego-Seattle, 12 a.m.; Jets-Cincinnati, 3 a.m.
Fri. 22 – Green Bay-St. Louis, 10 a.m.; Cleveland-Washington, 1 p.m.; Pittsburgh-Philadelphia, 4 p.m.; NFL GameDay Live, 7:30-11 p.m.; Chicago-Seattle, 11 p.m.; Carolina-New England, 1 a.m.; Jacksonville-Detroit, 4 a.m.
Sat. 23 – Pittsburgh-Philadelphia, 7 a.m.; Giants-Jets, 10 a.m.; Carolina-New England, 1 p.m.; Tampa Bay-Buffalo (live), 4:30 p.m.; NFL GameDay Live, 7:30-11 p.m.; Houston-Denver, 12 a.m.; Minnesota-Kansas City, 3 a.m.
Sun. 24 – St. Louis-Cleveland, 7 a.m.; Washington-Baltimore, 10 a.m.; Houston-Denver, 1 p.m.; Dallas-Miami, 12 a.m.; Oakland-Green Bay, 3 a.m.
Mon. 25 – Minnesota-Kansas City, 10 a.m.; Chicago-Seattle, 1 p.m.; St. Louis-Cleveland, 4 p.m.; Carolina-New England, 8 p.m.; San Diego-San Francisco, 12 a.m.; Tennessee-Atlanta, 3 a.m.
Tues. 26 – Tampa Bay-Buffalo, 10 a.m.; Cincinnati-Arizona, 1 p.m.; New Orleans-Indianapolis, 4 p.m.; Chicago-Seattle, 8 p.m.; Dallas-Miami, 12 a.m.; Washington-Baltimore, 3 a.m.
Wed. 27 – Jacksonville-Detroit, 10 a.m.; Giants-Jets, 1 p.m.; Dallas-Miami, 4 p.m.; Houston-Denver, 8 p.m.; Oakland-Green Bay, 12 a.m.; New Orleans-Indianapolis, 3 a.m.
Thur. 28 – Pittsburgh-Philadelphia, 10 a.m.; San Diego-San Francisco, 12:30 p.m.; Washington-Baltimore, 3 p.m.; Jets-Philadelphia (live-blacked out in N.Y. and Philly markets), 7 p.m.; Seattle-Oakland (live), 10 p.m.; Denver-Dallas, 2 a.m.
Fri. 29 – Washington-Tampa Bay, 10 a.m.; Baltimore-New Orleans, 1 p.m.; New England-Giants, 4 p.m.; Carolina-Pittsburgh, 8 p.m.; San Francisco-Houston, 12 a.m.; Minnesota-Tennessee, 3 a.m.
Sat. 30 – St. Louis-Miami, 7 a.m.; Indianapolis-Cincinnati, 10 a.m.; New England-Giants, 1 p.m.; Jets-Philadelphia, 4 p.m.; Baltimore-New Orleans, 8 p.m.; Arizona-San Diego, 12 a.m.; Atlanta-Jacksonville, 3 a.m.
Sun. 31 – Detroit-Buffalo, 7 a.m.; Kansas City-Green Bay, 10 a.m.; Carolina-Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.; Chicago-Cleveland, 4 p.m.; Denver-Dallas, 8 p.m.; Seattle-Oakland, 12 a.m.; Chicago-Cleveland, 3 a.m.

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Rizzuto, Seaver and a broken car

August 4 was a big day in 1985. The Yankees retired Phil Rizzuto’s No. 10 uniform in ceremony at Yankee Stadium. During the ceremony, Rizzuto was presented with a cow, for his common “Holy Cow” refrain, and then the cow walked forward and knocked Rizzuto to the ground.
The day took on extra significance when Tom Seaver won his 300th game, as a member of the Chicago White Sox.
Lastly, my old Horizon car broke down in a Bronx parking lot, losing all of its radiator water, prompting a wild tow ride across the borough after the game, a huge car repair and several weeks without a vehicle. Fun times!

Here is video of Rizzuto and the cow:

 

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WCBS-2 will air Jets preseason games

New York TV station WCBS (Ch. 2) will televise all four New York Jets preseason games. Ian Eagle and Greg Buttle have the call from the booth and Otis Livingston will work the sidelines.
SportsNet New York (SNY) will present two replays of the telecasts, generally late on the same night and once on the weekend.
The schedule:
Thursday, Aug. 7 – Indianapolis-Jets, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 16 – Jets-Cincinnati, 7 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 22 – Giants-Jets, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 28 – Jets-Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

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Happy birthday Doc Emrick

Happy (belated) birthday to NBC’s Mike Emrick, born on August 1, 1946. Emrick is best-known for his hockey play-by-play coverage, including many seasons for the New Jersey Devils (1982-86, 1993-2011). His hockey word has appeared on CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, ESPN, TNT, Versus, Outdoor Life Network and SportsChannel, plus MSG Network and Fox Sports Net. Emrick also called NFL games for CBS earlier in his career.
Emrick was voted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in Dec. 2011. He has also earned the NHL’s Lester Patrick Award in 2004 and the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award in 2008.
Here are the ceremonies from Doc Emrick night with the Devils in Feb. 2012.

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Longtime Braves announcer Van Wieren passes away

Pete Van Wieren, the 69-year-old former Atlanta Braves announcer on TBS, passed away Saturday from cancer. He was part of a broadcast booth that included Ernie Johnson and Skip Caray, a trio who gained notoriety with nationwide coverage of the Braves on the Superstation. Van Wieren retired from the booth in 2008, shortly after Caray had passed away.
“The best play-by-play man in baseball,” praised Don Sutton, the former Braves pitcher and later broadcast colleague.
Van Wieren also called NBA games on TBS and TNT, and did some sports reporting for CNN.
Van Wieren hailed from Rochester and worked in Binghamton early in his career. He called games for the Binghamton Triplets for radio station WNBF in 1966. He later called minor-league games for Toledo and Tidewater before the Braves signed him in 1976.
Van Wieren gave a speech to the University of Georgia Terry College of Business:

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Happy birthday to Ranger Dave Maloney

Happy birthday to former Ranger, former Fox Sports NHL analyst and current MSG Network analyst Dave Maloney, born in 1956.
Maloney played for the Rangers from 1974-85, finishing his last season with the Buffalo Sabres following a trade. He had 71 goals and 317 points, to go with 1,154 penalty minutes. He captained the Rangers from 1978-81, including the Stanley Cup finals year of 1979.
Here is a blurry replay of Maloney’s appearance on the “Late Night with David Letterman Show” in 1984:

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Happy birthday to the great Curt Gowdy

Hall of Fame broadcaster Curt Gowdy was born on July 31, 1919. Gowdy called Yankees action in 1949 and 1950. From 1951-65, he called radio and TV for the Red Sox. Gowdy worked five years for ABC Sports (1960-64), calling the American Football League. In 1965, he moved to NBC Sports and became the network’s lead play-by-play man for baseball (through 1975), the AFL and NFL (through 1978) and college basketball. He called NFL games for CBS in 1979 and 1980. In all, Gowdy called 13 World Series, 16 baseball All-Star Games, 14 Rose Bowls, 9 Super Bowls, eight Olympic Games and 24 NCAA Final Fours. He died on February 20, 2006.
Here is the first part of an interview Gowdy gave about his career pursuits:

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