Three press releases hit my inbox this morning. I figured I would provide them here for you.
First, HBO will air a special Costas Now featuring Hank Aaron and Willie Mays. This interview took place after the Baseball town hall aired live on July 16.
SPECIAL EDITION OF HBO SPORTS’ COSTAS NOW, DEBUTING SEPT. 30,
SPOTLIGHTS BASEBALL ICONS HANK AARON AND WILLIE MAYS
Joined by two baseball legends, Bob Costas hosts an hour-long special edition of his Emmy®-winning HBO Sports show when COSTAS NOW WITH AARON & MAYS debuts TUESDAY, SEPT. 30 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT & 8:00 p.m. CT), exclusively on HBO. Ross Greenburg and Rick Bernstein serve as executive producers of the show, which draws on the talents of HBO Sports’ Peabody- and Emmy®-winning production department.
More than 30 years after the end of their careers, Hall of Famers Hank Aaron – “Hammerin’ Hank” in uniform No. 44 – and Willie Mays – “The Say Hey Kid” with the No. 24 jersey – remain among the most beloved and respected players in baseball history. When the
natives appeared together on the July 16 town hall edition of COSTAS NOW devoted to baseball, their segment was riveting. Once the TV interview ended, the pair remained onstage another 40 minutes with Costas for an hbo.com webcast. In the hour-long special drawn from that night – the majority of which has not previously been seen on the network – the two icons revisit a host of memorable moments from their extraordinary lives and express their enduring admiration for each other. Alabama
TBS will air Mets-Marlins on Sunday. That game could decide the National League East division, weather permitting.
“Sunday MLB on TBS” Features Mets Hosting the Marlins
TBS telecast will showcase final scheduled regular season game at Shea Stadium
“Sunday MLB on TBS” continues on Sunday, September 28th with a special half-hour edition of TBS MLB on Deck at 12:30 p.m. ET. Ernie Johnson (host) will be alongside Cal Ripken (analyst) and Dennis Eckersley (analyst) to preview the final day of the MLB regular season. The pre-game show will be followed at 1 p.m. ET with David Wright and the New York Mets hosting Hanley Ramirez and the Florida Marlins. The game is scheduled to be the final regular season contest at Shea Stadium. Chip Caray (play-by-play) and Harold Reynolds (analyst) will call the action.
Beginning on October 1, TBS will once again provide exclusive coverage of the Division Series and, for the first time, exclusive coverage of the American League Championship Series (ALCS).
SUNDAY MLB ON TBS SCHEDULE:
Sun., September 28
12:30 p.m. TBS MLB on Deck
Ernie Johnson (host), Cal Ripken (analyst) and Dennis Eckersley (analyst)
Marlins @ New York Mets Florida
Announcers: Chip Caray (play-by-play) and Harold Reynolds (analyst)
Next, Sirius announces that John Riggins returns to Sirius NFL Radio starting tomorrow.
Redskins great will host “The SIRIUS Blitz” exclusively on SIRIUS’ 24-hour NFL talk channel
NEW YORK – September 25, 2008 - SIRIUS XM Radio the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, announced today that Hall of Fame NFL running back John Riggins, who hosted a daily show on SIRIUS NFL Radio from 2004 to 2006, will return to the channel as a regular host this Friday, September 26.
Riggins will host The SIRIUS Blitz Tuesdays through Fridays (10:00 am – 1:00 pm ET) every week exclusively on SIRIUS NFL Radio channel 124. Riggins’ co-host on The SIRIUS Blitz will be longtime SIRIUS NFL Radio personality Adam Schein.
“If you’re an NFL fan, you’re not going to find a better place to talk football than SIRIUS NFL Radio,” said Riggins. “I’m excited to be back and am looking forward to being part of a show that I hope will be as fun and engaging for the listeners as I know it’ll be for me.”
“John has always been a fan favorite and he’s as entertaining on the air as he was when he was running the football,” said Steve Cohen, SVP of Sports Programming for SIRIUS XM Radio. “We’re thrilled to have him back on SIRIUS NFL Radio, where listeners around the country will be able to call in and talk to one of the NFL’s all-time greats.”
Drafted out of the University of Kansas by the New York Jets with the sixth overall pick of the 1971 NFL Draft, Riggins went on to play 14 seasons with the Jets and the Washington Redskins. Known for his bruising, workhorse style, he finished his career with 2,916 carries for 11,352 yards and 104 touchdowns. He recorded five 1000-yard seasons and played in two Super Bowls and may be best remembered for his MVP performance in Super Bowl XVII in 1983, when he rushed for 166 yards, including a 43-yard touchdown run that gave Washington its first lead of the game and lifted the ‘Skins to a 27-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins. He played in the 1976 Pro Bowl and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1992.
On SIRIUS NFL Radio Riggins joins an unrivaled lineup of former NFL players, coaches and executives that includes Carl Banks, Gil Brandt, Randy Cross, Dean Dalton, Pat Kirwan, Jim Miller, Dan Reeves, Tim Ryan, Marty Schottenheimer, Shannon Sharpe, Ross Tucker and Solomon Wilcots.
That does it.