Strahan Sits Down With Urlacher About Bears’ Strong Start on FOX NFL SUNDAY
MLB on FOX Features Rays vs. Red Sox AL East Showdown At 4:00 PM ET Saturday
Premier League Soccer Makes U.S. Network Television Debut This Sunday on FOX
NFL ON FOX WEEK 2: BEARS TAKE AIM AT SECOND NFC SOUTH OPPONENT – The NFL on FOX’s journey to the NFC Championship game continues Sunday, Sept. 18 with singleheader coverage of six games—each presented in true HD. The 1:00 PM ET window opens with Jay Cutler and the Bears, fresh off their big win over the Falcons set to take on their second-straight NFC South opponent in New Orleans as they face Drew Brees and the Saints. Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Pam Oliver call the action from the Louisiana Superdome. Meanwhile, Ben Roethlisberger and the AFC Champion Steelers take on the Seahawks in their home opener while Aaron Rodgers and the Super Bowl champion Packers travel to Charlotte to take on rookie Cam Newton and the Panthers. In Minneapolis, the Vikings and Bucs battle for their first victory. Also, a pair of 1-0 teams do battle as the Cardinals matchup against the Redskins in Washington. The 4:00 PM ET window features Tony Romo and the Cowboys looking for their first win of the season in San Francisco when they take on the 49ers.
Coverage begins at 12:00 PM ET with America’s most-watched Sunday afternoon pregame show, FOX NFL SUNDAY. Terry Bradshaw and Curt Menefee co-host the Emmy Award-winning program and are joined by analysts Howie Long, Michael Strahan and Jimmy Johnson. NFL Insider Jay Glazer presents the latest league news and scoops from the FOX NFL SUNDAY studio while comedic prognosticator Frank Caliendo contributes his weekly “Frank’s Picks” segment. FOX Sports rules analyst Mike Pereira is also on hand to go over any impactful officiating issues from the last week. Following Chicago’s impressive win against the Falcons this week, Strahan visited Bears linebacker and NFC defensive player of the week Brian Urlacher for a one-on-one about the Bears strong start and his expectations for this season. The interview was filmed on Tuesday morning in Chicago prior to the passing of Urlacher’s mother.
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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
Chicago Bears at New Orleans Saints Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
Louisiana Superdome – New Orleans, NO
MARKETS INCLUDE: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Hartford, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, Memphis, Miami, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Providence, San Diego, St. Louis, West Palm Beach
Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston
Heinz Field – Pittsburgh, PA
MARKETS INCLUDE: Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Pittsburgh, Portland, Seattle
Green Bay Packers at Carolina Panthers Ron Pitts & Jim Mora
Bank of America Stadium – Charlotte, NC
MARKETS INCLUDE: Birmingham, Charlotte, Greensboro, Greenville, Knoxville, Milwaukee, Raleigh, Salt Lake City
Tampa Bay Bucs at Minnesota Vikings Dick Stockton & John Lynch
Mall of America Field – Minneapolis, MN
MARKETS INCLUDE: Fort Myers, Minneapolis, Orlando, Tampa
Arizona Cardinals at Washington Redskins Chris Myers & Tim Ryan
FedEx Field – Landover, MD
MARKETS INCLUDE: Norfolk, Phoenix, Richmond, Washington
Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick 30% 4:05PM
Candlestick Park – San Francisco, CA
MARKETS INCLUDE: Albuquerque, Austin, Baltimore, Buffalo, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Nashville, New York, Oklahoma City, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Francisco, Tulsa
RAYS CONTINUE CHASE OF BOSOX/TIGERS; PUSH FOR PLAYOFF SPOT ON FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL GAME OF THE WEEK – Some playoff races are tightening as FOX Sports presents three exciting matchups on Saturday, Sept. 17 (4:00 PM ET). A mere two weeks ago, the Red Sox were almost assured a playoff spot. Now, due to a slump and hot play from the Rays, Tampa is well within striking distance of the Red Sox and the AL Wild Card. In Atlanta, the Braves look to increase their lead in the NL Wild Card standings as they host the Mets. The Tigers magic number to capture the AL Central is down to three. This Saturday, FOX Sports televises a potential division clincher as the Tigers travel to Oakland to take on the A’s. The MLB on FOX pregame show originates live from the Turner Field in Atlanta, GA with host Chris Rose. Once game action begins, Rose joins Josh Lewin and Eric Karros as a field reporter.
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox
Fenway Park – Boston, MA
MARKETS INCLUDE: Albuquerque, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Dayton, Denver, Detroit, Fort Myers, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Providence, Richmond, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa, Tulsa, Washington, West Palm Beach
Probable Pitchers: TBA vs. TBA
New York Mets at Atlanta Braves
Turner Field – Atlanta, GA
MARKETS INCLUDE: Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, Greensboro, Greenville, Jacksonville, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, New York, Norfolk, Philadelphia, Raleigh
Probable Pitchers: R.A. Dickey, RHP (8-12, 3.43 ERA) vs. Tim Hudson, RHP (14-10, 3.32 ERA)
*Detroit Tigers at Oakland Athletics
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum – Oakland, CA
MARKETS INCLUDE: Detroit, Sacramento, San Francisco
Probable Pitchers: Rick Porcello, RHP (14-8, 4.83 ERA) vs. Gio Gonzalez, LHP (13-12, 3.41 ERA)
*Added to schedule Wednesday because of potential division clinching scenario
MOROSI: RAYS BELIEVE THEY CAN CATCH RED SOX – National FOXSports.com MLB writer Jon Paul Morosi says the Tampa Bay Rays’ surge is going to make for an interesting September. “Tampa Bay’s James Shields has had three complete games in his last six outings typifying the type of pitching this Tampa Bay team has gotten all season long. Only now they’re finally starting to play well as a collective team and really look like a post-season contender,” says Morosi. “The Rays have stud left-handed prospect Matt Moore, the guy that turned so many heads at the Futures Game in July. Moore has been called up to fill a very similar bullpen role to the one David Price had when the Rays made it to the World Series in 2008. This is an electric arm that Moore has. He could be a difference maker down the stretch and I can promise you this, Matt Moore would not be on this Tampa Bay roster right now if the Rays didn’t feel like they had a very real chance of catching the Red Sox and making the playoffs.”
The Rays have a chance to tighten the Wild Card race with the Red Sox this weekend when the two teams square off in Fenway on the FOX Saturday Game of the Week at 4:00 PM ET.
WHITE SOX ROOKIE SENSATION ZACH STEWART JOINS DAVID WELLS IN THE CHEAP SEATS Each Wednesday (1:00 PM ET), former MLB All-Star pitcher David Wells hosts The Cheap Seats on FOXSports.com, an informative interview show where Wells catches up with current MLB players. This week, Wells chats with White Sox rookie pitcher Zach Stewart. Wells and Stewart discuss the right-hander’s near perfect game and Stewart admits that his hairstyle resembles former Tigers pitcher Mark Fidrych’s famous mop.
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BPL SOCCER DEBUTS ON U.S. NETWORK TELEVISION THIS SUNDAY – In another ground-breaking step for soccer in the United States, FOX is packaging Barclays Premier League soccer with an NFL singleheader game on Sunday, September 18. Manchester United takes on Chelsea FC in a powerhouse match-up of two of England’s best teams. Manchester United currently sits in first place (tied with Manchester City) with 12 points in early season stats with Chelsea sitting in third with 10. Each year the two legendary teams fight for the Premier League title with Manchester United having won four times and Chelsea having won three titles in the last seven seasons. The match airs LIVE on FOX Soccer at 11:00 AM ET. As an encore presentation, the match makes its regular season U.S. network television debut opposite the network’s singleheader NFL coverage (2:00 PM ET (PRE-NFL for markets getting a 4:00 PM ET NFL game) OR 4:30 PM ET (POST-NFL for markets getting a 1:00 PM ET NFL game).
FOX SPORTS MEDIA GROUP WEEKEND COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
(all times eastern)
|DATE||TIME||GAME||OUTLET||Play by play||Analyst||Sideline|
|Saturday, Sept. 17||1:30 PM||Colorado St. vs. Colorado (From Denver)||FSN||Craig Bolerjack||Joel Klatt||Petros Papadakis|
|Saturday, Sept. 17||7:00 PM||Kent State at Kansas State||FCS||Steve Physioc||Yogi Roth||Desmond Purnell|
|Saturday, Sept. 17||8:00 PM||Syracuse at USC||FX||Gus Johnson||Charles Davis||Tim Brewster|
|Saturday, Sept. 17||10:00 PM||Oklahoma State at Tulsa||FSN||Ron Thulin||JC Pearson||Jim Knox|
— FOX SPORTS —