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@ForeignCharacter Working MLB on FOX/FS1 Studio for the post season.

1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/week-6-nfl-announcing-schedule.html

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Joe Buck is in fact working the games in St. Louis.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/mlb-postseason-announcing-schedule-part-ii.html

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My apologies, it should be the other way around:


New York Jets at San Diego Chargers, CBS 4:25 pm, Greg Gumbel, Trent Green & Evan Washburn
 

Kansas City Chiefs at San Francisco 49ers, CBS 4:25 pm, Jim Nantz, Phil Simms & Tracy Wolfson

3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/week-5-nfl-announcing-schedule.html

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Fri, Sep 26
Minnesota Twins @ Detroit Tigers (MLBN 7 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Pirates @ Reds]

Sat, Sep 27
San Diego Padres @ San Francisco Giants (MLBN 4 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Marlins @ Nationals]

St. Louis Cardinals @ Arizona Diamondbacks (MLBN 8 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Royals @ White Sox 7 pm]

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/mlb-announcing-schedule-922-928.html

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MLB Network has ADDED this game to its schedule:

Wednesday, September 24

Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics (MLBN 4 pm) Local Broadcast - joined in progress


MLB Network has removed both of these games from their schedule:

Thursday, September 25: Milwaukee Brewers at Cincinnati Reds (MLBN 12:30 pm)

Friday, September 26: Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals (MLBN 1 pm)

4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/mlb-announcing-schedule-922-928.html

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Saturday, September 27


New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox (FOX 1 pm) Matt Vasgersian, John Smoltz & Jon Paul Morosi
 

Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds (FS1 1pm) Justin Kutcher, Tom Verducci & Ken Rosenthal

4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/mlb-announcing-schedule-922-928.html

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Sunday, September 28

New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox (TBS 1:30 pm) Ernie Johnson, Ron Darling, Cal Ripken & Matt Winer

4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/mlb-announcing-schedule-922-928.html

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Wednesday, September 24


Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians (ESPN 7 pm) Dave O'Brien, Aaron Boone

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/mlb-announcing-schedule-922-928.html

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Saturday, September 20


Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals (FOX 1 pm) Justin Kutcher, Tom Verducci & Ken Rosenthal

Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs (FOX 1 pm) Matt Vasgersian, John Smoltz & Jon Morosi

Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals (FS1 7 pm) Kenny Albert, CJ Nitkowski

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/mlb-announcing-schedule-915-921.html

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Sunday, September 14


Curt Schilling will debut on SNB this weekend.


New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles (ESPN 8 pm) Dan Shulman, John Kruk, Curt Schilling

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-mlb-announcing-schedule-from-98-914.html

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Saturday, September 12

New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles (FOX 1 pm) Gary Thorne, Tom Verducci

Atlanta Braves at Texas Rangers (FOX 1 pm) Matt Vasgersian, John Smoltz

San Diego Padres at Arizona Diamondbacks (FS1 8 pm) Justin Kutcher, Mark Grant

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-mlb-announcing-schedule-from-98-914.html

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Saturday, September 6


San Francisco Giants at Detroit Tigers (FOX 1 pm) Matt Vasgersian, John Smoltz & Jon Morosi

Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays (FOX 1 pm) Gary Thorne, Brian Anderson & Ken Rosenthal

Kansas City Royals at New York Yankees (FS1 4 pm) Daron Sutton, Tom Verducci

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-mlb-announcing-schedule-for-91-97.html

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Trolls will troll on how bad this was, but I lost my shit the first time I saw it.  Hilarious.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/joe-buck-and-troy-aikman-star-in-amazingly-weird-commercial.html

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@jpk0721 I'm off today, so I'm bringing the knowledge.

http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/binary/2013/11/20/NQA1120141384987347071.pdf

Here's press release for week 12.  It lists the announcer assignments.  Underneath COV there is a percentage.  That percentage dictates how many FOX affiliates in the country are going to see that game.  Below that shows what those markets are.  You will see Cowboys-Giants at 4:25 have 96% which obviously means, its the A game.  The higher the percentage and the markets, the obvious how the games rank.


This particular week, was incredibly rare because CHRIS FREAKING MYERS got assigned a B game.  How do we know its a B game?  Because Carolina-Miami had a whopping 72% coverage throughout the country.  From there you can go down the list of percentages and determine what rank the game is.  More often the distribution between two games is even, so you can determine which is higher by markets or just say its a B/C game.

As for the percentages, all I did was make a cumulative list of all the percentages of game for the season and averaged it out.  And based on the percentages, one of my points was to clarify Albert's team did not have the majority of the B games.  In fact for the most part, they were largely demoted last year.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/exclusive-nfl-on-fox-broadcast-teams-for-this-season.html

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@jpk0721 This is the avg distribution, each team got within the 15 of 17 weeks I found.  The definition of B, C, D games is based on the average distribution percentage that will air in the country.  If 45-66% of the country is going to get a game at 1 PM and that's the second most, that's your B game.  FOX broke down the percentage in their release.  Albert's crew had a few B game audiences, but as the season progressed, Burkhardt and Lynch's profile rose, while the Albert team were some cases relegated to D games.

Also, it was reported/rumored from the beginning, that FOX had high expectations for the Burkhardt-Lynch team, BK had football experience working on Cowboy games on Compass and Lynch star rising, even while working with Stockton.  But all four teams were in 'competition' of sorts for the postseason game.

FOX Sports.com has most of the releases, but you can google search from other sites like Fang Bites, Sports Media Watch etc and you can do that math.  Unless attributed from a legitimate source, I will stand by my statement that wikipedia is NOT and SHOULD NOT be used as a confirmed source.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/exclusive-nfl-on-fox-broadcast-teams-for-this-season.html

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@jpk0721 @Sa9273 I got a job so its a little difficult to make this complete, but I did the best I could with what I have.  I will try to give you my definite findings on my free time.


Nonetheless based on Fox sports press releases of distribution of 2013.  For 15 of 17 weeks (missing weeks 13 & 17)


Totals are:


Buck/Aikman (or sub): 52%

AMG: 15%

Brenn/Bill (or sub): 20% plus or minus

Myers/Ryan 16%

Burkhardt Lynch (or sub) 21%

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/exclusive-nfl-on-fox-broadcast-teams-for-this-season.html

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@jpk0721 @Sa9273 @tonyc Every Spring I go on Wikipedia and delete passages from CBS pairs and FOX pairs that are either unconfirmed or just flat out lies.  Posts include Turner SLRs like Rachel Nichols and Craig Sager on CBS crews, FOX Sports 1 College guys getting promoted, ESPN freelancers jumping networks.  Its the dumbest, nonsensical thing by immature ass hat.  And if its easy to do so with something as innocuous as NFL TV pairs, imagine other pages on wiki that are littered with dumb, opinionated inaccuracies or bold face lies.


Also, I'm a regularly on the 506 forums and the user community constantly points out and discuss the unreliability of wiki.  Its a known fact so sorry to knock you off your pedestal, but your Wikipedia diploma is useless.  Do some real research.


I *think' Burkhardt Lynch will get the bulk of the B games is accurate, what isn't accurate is that Albert did last year.  If you LEARNED the patterns last year, you would've noticed the three middle teams had an almost even level of distribution of B-C games last season.

Again, my friend - do real research, don't trust wikipedia.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/exclusive-nfl-on-fox-broadcast-teams-for-this-season.html

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@jpk0721 @tonyc @sfitz0076 Point of order: NEVER trust Wikipedia.  Its usually misinformation by trolls who want to be right.  The FOX release had 

Albert, Moose & Goose on the third paragraph, but listed as the the crew.  I don't think anyone should read too much into it.  3-5 will likely get mix and match through the year.  I think Burkhardt and Lynch will get the bulk, if not all the B games.


'Back, at the track, to the wall, WE ARE TIED!'  Solid call IMO.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/exclusive-nfl-on-fox-broadcast-teams-for-this-season.html

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Saturday, August 9
Cleveland Indians at New York Yankees (FS1 1 pm) Kenny Albert, ERIC KARROS (per Albert Tweet)
St. Louis Cardinals at Baltimore Orioles (FS1 4 pm) Joe Davis, Bill Ripken & Ken Rosenthal reporting

Sunday, August 10
Los Angeles Dodgers at Milwaukee Brewers (TBS 2 pm) Brian Anderson, Ron Darling, Cal Ripken (per Turnersports tweet answering to DanielOrmsby)

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-mlb-announcing-schedule-for-84-810.html

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@JimWilliamsOnTheAir An even bigger headscratcher - CHRIS MYERS IS #3?!?!?!?!

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/exclusive-nfl-on-fox-broadcast-teams-for-this-season.html

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Friday, August 1
New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox (MLBN 7 pm) Bob Costas, Jim Kaat

Sunday, August 3
Los Angeles Angels at Tampa Bay Rays (TBS 1:30 pm) Brian Anderson, Ron Darling

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-mlb-announcing-schedule-for-728-83.html

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You forgot to add David Deihl who joins as a game analyst and (per reports) will be paired with Thom Brennaman.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/what-we-know-about-the-nfl-on-fox-in-2014.html

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Missed opportunity: Dr. Hibbert = Harold Reynolds.  Corny and cliched, while laughing at his own jokes.

2 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/simpsons-characters-as-sports-broadcasters.html

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Saturday, July 26

Washington Nationals at Cincinnati Reds (FS1 4 pm) Kenny Albert, CJ Nitkowski

Cleveland Indians at Kansas City Royals (FS1 7 pm) Justin Kutcher, Rex Hudler

3 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-mlb-announcing-schedule-for-721-727.html

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Saturday, July 5
Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox (MLBN* 1 pm) Local Broadcast


Not originally scheduled.  Rain out the night before sets up a Day-Night DH, with the second game remaining on FOX at 7 pm.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-mlb-announcing-schedule-for-72-76.html

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Saturday, July 5
Arizona Diamondbacks at Atlanta Braves (FS1 4 pm) Justin Kutcher, CJ Nitkowski
 

Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox (FOX 7 pm) Joe Buck, Harold Reynold, Tom Verducci & Ken Rosenthal (Reporter)
 

Texas Rangers at New York Mets (FOX 7 pm) Kenny Albert, Cliff Floyed
 

San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres (FOX 7 pm) Matt Vasgersian, Eric Karros

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-mlb-announcing-schedule-for-72-76.html

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MLB on FOX  & FS1


Saturday, June 28
Minnesota Twins at Texas Rangers (FS1 4 pm) Justin Kutcher, Bert Blyleven

Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees (FOX 7 pm) Joe Buck, Harold Reynolds, Tom Verducci
St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers (FOX 7 pm) Thom Brennaman, Eric Karros
Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies (FOX 7pm) Tom McCarthy, Mark DeRosa
Washington Nationals at Chicago Cubs – Game 2 (FOX 7 pm) Kenny Albert, FP Santangelo

3 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-mlb-announcing-schedule-for-623-629.html

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Wednesday, June 18

Royals-Tigers replaces Twins-Red Sox as alternate on MLBN


Chicago Cubs at Miami Marlins (MLBN 12:30 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Royals at Tigers 1 pm]

Saturday, June 21
Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels (FS1 10 pm) Justin Kutcher, Eric Karros

4 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-mlb-announcing-schedule-for-616-622.html

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@eslrush Buck is apparently 'preparing' the US Open with Greg Norman at Pinehurst this weekend.  He is going to be back next week for WAS-ATL with HR & Verducci.

4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-mlb-announcing-schedule-for-610-615.html

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Saturday, June 14
Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers (FS1 4 pm) Eric Collins, Jack Morris
 

Sunday, June 15 - Father’s Day
MLBN swap
Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals (MLBN 2 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Indians at Red Sox 1:30 pm]

4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-mlb-announcing-schedule-for-610-615.html

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Saturday, June 7

Cleveland Indians at Texas Rangers (FS1 4 pm) Justin Kutcher, Mark McLemore

New York Yankees at Kansas City Royals (FOX 7 pm) Matt Vasgersian, Eric Karros

(Albert scheduled, but will work Stanley Cup on Radio for NY)

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-mlb-announcing-schedule-for-64-68.html

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Saturday, May 31


Pittsburgh Pirates at Los Angeles Dodgers (FOX 7 pm) Justin Kutcher, Eric Karros

Kutcher filling in for Kenny Albert who is working NHL Playoffs cross country on TV and Radio.

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-mlb-announcing-schedule-for-528-61.html

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Sunday, June 1

Pittsburgh Pirates at Los Angeles Dodgers (ESPN2 8 pm) 

Karl Ravech, Barry Larkin will have the call. Eric Wedge in the crowd behind home plate, Mark Mulder and Aaron Boone in the tunnels for each team, Doug Glanville in RF pavilion and Buster Olney in the press box.


Shulman & Kruk get the night off.

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-mlb-announcing-schedule-for-528-61.html

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Saturday, May 31


Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins (FS1 4 pm) Rich Waltz, C.J. Nitkowski

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-mlb-announcing-schedule-for-528-61.html

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Saturday, May 24

Texas Rangers at Detroit Tigers (FS1 4 pm) Joe Buck, Harold Reynolds, Tom Verducci & Ken Rosenthal

5 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-mlb-announcing-schedule-for-519-525.html

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Saturday, May 17
Pittsburgh Pirates at New York Yankees (FS1 4 pm) Matt Vasgersian, Tom Verducci & Ken Rosenthal

5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-mlb-announcing-schedule-for-512-518.html

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Thursday, May 15

San Diego Padres at Cincinnati Reds (FS1 12:35 pm) Thom Brennaman, Eric Karros

5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-mlb-announcing-schedule-for-512-518.html

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Tuesday, May 13
Gm 5: Washington Wizards at Indiana Pacers (TNT 7  pm) Ian Eagle, Chris Webber & Jaime Maggio
 

Gm 5: Los Angeles Clippers at Oklahoma City Thunder (TNT 9:30 pm) Marv Albert, Steve Kerr & David Aldridge

Wednesday, May 14
Gm 5: Brooklyn Nets at Miami Heat (TNT 7 pm) Brian Anderson, Greg Anthony & Tracy Wolfson
 

Gm 5: Portland Trail Blazers at San Antonio Spurs (TNT 9:30 pm) Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller & Rachel Nichols

5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-nba-announcing-schedule-for-56-58.html

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Sundays Cubs-Braves pulled from MLBN, but available on WGNA.  Also, Saturdays game is at 7 pm, no 8.


Sunday, May 11
Chicago Cubs at Atlanta Braves (WGNA 1:30 pm) Len Kasper Jim Deshaies

New York Yankees at Milwaukee Brewers (MLBN 2 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Indians at Rays - 1:30pm]

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-mlb-announcing-schedule-for-55-511.html

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@CUbsfan Doug, The change came in today's ESPN media zone post.  ESPN's release earlier from earlier this week read Cox at the Staples Center.

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-nba-announcing-schedule-for-56-58.html

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Sunday, May 11

Gm 4: Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Clippers (ABC 3:30 pm) Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, & Doris Burke

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-nba-announcing-schedule-for-56-58.html

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Saturday, May 10
San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers (FS1 4 pm) Joe Buck, Tom Verducci & Ken Rosenthal
 

Cleveland Indians at Tampa Bay Rays (FS1 7 pm) Justin Kutcher, Brian Anderson

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-mlb-announcing-schedule-for-55-511.html

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Thursday, May 8
Gm 2: Brooklyn Nets at Miami Heat (ESPN2 8 pm) Mike Tirico, Hubie Brown & Lisa Salters
Gm 2: Portland Trail Blazers at San Antonio Spurs (ESPN2 10:30 pm) Dave Pasch, Jon Barry & Heather Cox

Friday, May 9
Gm 3: Indiana Pacers at Washington Wizards at (ESPN 8 pm) Mark Jones, Doris Burke & Chris Broussard
Gm 3: Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Clippers (ESPN 10:30 pm) Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, & J.A. Adande

Saturday, May 10
Gm 3: Miami Heat at Brooklyn Nets (ABC 8:15 pm) Mike Tirico, Hubie Brown & Lisa Salters
Gm 3: San Antonio Spurs at Portland Trail Blazers (ESPN 10:30 pm) Dave Pasch, Jon Barry & Heather Cox

Sunday, May 11
Gm 4: Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Clippers (ABC 3:30 pm) Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, & Heather Cox
Gm 4: Indiana Pacers at Washington Wizards (TNT 8 pm) TBA

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-nba-announcing-schedule-for-56-58.html

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Sunday, May 4

G7: Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors (ABC 1 pm) Mike Tirico, Hubie Brown

G7: Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs (ABC 3:30 pm) Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-nba-playoffs-announcing-schedule-for-425-428.html

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Saturday, May 3

G7: Atlanta Hawks at Indiana Pacers (TNT 5:30 pm) Brian Anderson, Greg Anthony & Molly Sullivan

G7: Memphis Grizzlies at Oklahoma City Thunders (TNT 8 pm) Marv Albert, Steve Kerr & Lewis Johnson

G7: Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers (TNT 10:30 pm) Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller & David Aldridge

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-nba-playoffs-announcing-schedule-for-425-428.html

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Thursday, May 1

G6: Indiana Pacers at Atlanta Hawks (NBAtv 7 p.m.) Brian Anderson, Greg Anthony & Molly Sullivan

G6: Oklahoma City Thunders at Memphis Grizzlies (TNT 8 pm) Marv Albert, Steve Kerr & Lewis Johnson

G6: Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors (TNT 10:30 pm) Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller & David Aldridge


Friday, May 2

G6: Toronto Raptors at Brooklyn Nets (ESPN2 7 pm) Dave Pasch, Jon Barry & Heather Cox

G6: San Antonio Spurs at Dallas Mavericks (ESPN 8 pm Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, & Doris Burke)

G6: Houston Rockets at Portland Trail Blazers (ESPN 10:30 pm) Mike Tirico, Hubie Brown & Lisa Salters

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-nba-playoffs-announcing-schedule-for-425-428.html

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Saturday, May 3
 

St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs (FS1 1 pm) Eric Collins, Preston Wilson

Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals (FS1 7 pm) Justin Kutcher, Eric Karros

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-mlb-announcing-schedule-for-428-54.html

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Wednesday, April 30

G5: Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs (TNT 7 p.m.) Joel Myers, Chris Webber & Jaime Maggio

G5: Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors (NBAtv 7:30 p.m.) Kevin Calabro, Steve Smith & Jared Greeenberg

G5: Portland Trail Blazers at Houston Rockets (TNT 9:30 p.m.) Brian Anderson, Greg Anthony & Marty Snider

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-nba-playoffs-announcing-schedule-for-425-428.html

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