FOX SPORTS NOTES, QUOTES & ANECDOTES
NFL on FOX Returns With Eagles @ Colts & Titans @ Cowboys
Thursday & Friday
Menefee Gives Fans Guided Tour of Cowboys New Stadium with Owner Jerry Jones
New York Yankees Take Baseball’s Best Record into Fenway
This Saturday on FOX
NFL ON FOX KICKS OFF WITH PRESEASON: EAGLES @ COLTS & TITANS @ COWBOYS — The Philadelphia Eagles travel to Indianapolis for a clash with the Colts Thursday, August 20 (8:00 PM ET) in the first of three preseason matchups on FOX Sports. The NFL on FOX’s Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and on-field analyst Tony Siragusa call the game. On Friday, August 21 (8:00 PM ET), FOX Sports’ second preseason game gives fans its first look at the new Cowboys Stadium as the Tennessee Titans face the Dallas Cowboys. NFL on FOX’s lead broadcast team of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman call the action from the booth with Pam Oliver on the sidelines. FOX NFL SUNDAY host Curt Menefee welcomes fans before both games and handles pregame, halftime and postgame updates as well as on-field reports during each game. In Dallas, Menefee gives America its first look at Dallas’ new state-of-the-art arena in a tour guided by Owner Jerry Jones. For instant updates during the week and games from the entire NFL on FOX crew, follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/NFLONFOX.
MLB ON FOX WEEK 20: YANKS LOOK TO MAINTAIN LEAD OVER RIVALS – After seizing control in the AL East with their last meeting, Mark Teixeira and the Yankees look to widen the gap between them and the Red Sox at Fenway on Saturday, August 22 at 4:00 PM ET. In LA, Manny Ramirez and the Dodgers look to maintain the NL’s best record when they host Lou Piniella and the Cubs. This week, the pregame show originates live from Dodger Stadium in Chavez Ravine with host Chris Rose. Once game action begins, Rose joins the game crew of Dick Stockton and Eric Karros as a field reporter. For instant updates during the week and games from the entire MLB on FOX crew, follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/MLBONFOX.
GAME PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST COV.
New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox Kenny Albert, Tim McCarver 63%
& Ken Rosenthal
Fenway Park – Boston, MA
MARKETS INCLUDE: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Fort Myers, Greensboro, Greenville, Hartford, Jacksonville, Knoxville, Miami, Minneapolis, New Orleans, New York, Norfolk, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, Providence, Raleigh, Richmond, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, Seattle, Tampa, Washington, West Palm Beach
Probable Pitchers: A.J. Burnett, RHP (10-6, 3.69 ERA) vs. Junichi Tazawa, RHP (1-2, 5.40 ERA)
Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers Dick Stockton & Eric Karros 36%
Dodger Stadium – Los Angeles, CA
MARKETS INCLUDE: Albuquerque, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dayton, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, Memphis, Milwaukee, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, St. Louis, Tulsa
Probable Pitchers: Ryan Dempster, RHP (6-7, 4.28) vs. Chad Billingsley, RHP (12-6, 3.70 ERA)
ROSENTHAL: SMOLTZ SHOULD START FOR CARDINALS – Upon hearing that future Hall of Fame pitcher, John Smoltz, was acquired by the St. Louis Cardinals this afternoon, MLB on FOX Insider Ken Rosenthal initially believes that Smoltz should start rather than be used in the bullpen. “My guess is that Smoltz should start. I am not certain that, coming off shoulder surgery, he could handle the rigors of relieving. He would have to be handled with care and probably would be unable to go back-to-back days. With that said, he was very successful against right-handed hitters with the Red Sox – almost like a right-handed specialist would be.”
Rosenthal joins Kenny Albert and Tim McCarver at Fenway Park this Saturday when the Yankees take on the Red Sox.
MARVEZ: THE FAVRE CIRCUS IS ONLY BEGINNING – After watching Brett Favre’s first Vikings news conference, FOXSports.com’s senior NFL writer Alex Marvez thinks the special treatment has gotten out of hand. “How many of his peers could flip-flop on retirement, skip 10 days of training camp and then waltz into the starting lineup at their own whim? Favre did just that Tuesday when signing — finally — with Minnesota,” says Marvez. “I can’t imagine fellow quarterbacks like Peyton Manning and Tom Brady being willing to put their own interests ahead of teammates who already have given so much time and energy preparing for the upcoming season. But if Favre’s past few seasons have taught us anything, it’s that the circus is only beginning.”
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