Program includes interviews with Derek Jeter, Andrew Luck, Aaron Rodgers, Dirk Nowitzki, Tim Thomas, Jim Calhoun, Les Miles and others
Debuts Christmas Eve and replays throughout the holidays on channel 86
NEW YORK – December 21, 2011 – SiriusXM sports talk host Christopher “Mad Dog” Russo will host his year-end special – looking back on his top ten sports stories on the field of play from 2011 – on Mad Dog Radio, SiriusXM channel 86.
The special edition of Russo’s show, Mad Dog Unleashed, will debut December 24 at 10:00 pm ET and will replay several times through the end of the year. For replay dates and times, please visit siriusxm.com/maddogradio.
On the special, Mad Dog will rank his top 10 sports stories of 2011 and review each by talking one-on-one with the people involved in the events. Listeners will hear New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter talk with Russo about reaching the 3000 hit mark for his career, which he did in memorable fashion with a home run on July 9. Super Bowl XLV MVP Aaron Rodgers joins Chris to remember the Green Bay Packers’ title run and bringing the Lombardi Trophy back to Title Town, and NBA Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki looks back on the Mavericks’ six-game victory over the mighty Miami Heat to bring Dallas its first NBA title.
Other personalities interviewed on the three-hour retrospective include: Boston Bruins goalie and Conn Smythe Trophy winner Tim Thomas, former Red Sox manager Terry Francona, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, LSU football coach Les Miles, UConn basketball coach Jim Calhoun and FOX play-by-play voice and St. Louis native Joe Buck, who called the unforgettable World Series Game 6.
Mad Dog’s Top Ten Sports Stories from 2011:
- New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter becomes just the 28th player in Major League history to reach the 3000 hit milestone, doing so in emphatic fashion with a home run on July 9.
- Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers leads the team to victory in Super Bowl XLV, earning MVP honors. The team’s remarkable run continues into the 2011 season as the Packers win their first 13 games of the regular season.
- In one of the wildest, most memorable games in World Series history, the St. Louis Cardinals rally twice to beat the Texas Rangers 10-9 in extra innings of Game 6. The Cards go on to win Game 7 and their 11th World Series title.
- The Dallas Mavericks defeat the Miami Heat in six games to win the city’s first NBA title and deliver a long-awaited ring to 10-time All-Star Dirk Nowitzki.
- The Boston Bruins, behind the outstanding play of goaltender Tim Thomas, beat the Vancouver Canucks to win their first Stanley Cup title in 39 years.
- The LSU Tigers go undefeated to finish the season ranked #1 and earn a trip to the BCS National Championship Game.
- Novak Djokovic wins the Australian Open, U.S. Open and Wimbledon and vaults to the top of the world rankings in one of the more remarkable seasons in tennis history.
- Quarterback Andrew Luck performs through season-long Heisman Trophy and NFL Draft hype to lead Stanford to an 11-1 season, a #4 ranking in the BCS standings and a trip to the Fiesta Bowl.
- The Boston Red Sox lose Game 162 to cap off a remarkable late season collapse and miss the postseason.
- The UConn Huskies and head coach Jim Calhoun win their third National Championship.
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