Full day of programming for Eagles fans
by Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times
January 21, 2005

Here's my game plan for 14 hours of football programming on Sunday.

10 a.m.: Wake up, turn on WIP 610-AM.

10:15 a.m.: After listening to 15 minutes of either panic-stricken fans or 10 E-A-G-L-E-S chants, turn off the radio and order wings to ensure they'll be ready by gametime.

11 a.m.: "The Donovan McNabb Show" on KYW. Yes, this show is as boring as anything, but it's the NFC Championship.

11:30 a.m.: "Eagles Kick-Off" on KYW with Beasley Reece and Larry Mendte.

Noon: "SportsDay Special" on Comcast SportsNet

1 p.m.: "Game Day Live" on WTXF. For amusement, count how many times Don Tollefson says "awesome."

2 p.m.: "Pre-Game Live" on Comcast SportsNet. Who cares about the governor and his choice between Pittsburgh and Philly? Watch for Ray Didinger, who correctly guessed the score of last week's game. Another option is the Fox "NFL Pregame Show" with Jimmy Johnson, James Brown, Howie Long and Terry Bradshaw. I wonder if Terry and weathercaster Jillian Barberie are really dating?

3 p.m.: Finally, game time. Don't exhale until 6:30 p.m.

6 p.m.: Switch to the AFC Championship game on CBS during commercial breaks to see what team the Eagles will play in the Super Bowl (as long as the Eagles win).

6:30-8:30 p.m.: Comcast SportsNet's "Post Game Live." Depending on the outcome of the game, it will be either wonderful or torture.

8:30-10 p.m.: Watch the rest of the Steelers-Patriots game. Flip to "Desperate Housewives" or "Surreal Life" during commercial breaks.

10 p.m.: "SportsNite" on Comcast SportsNet.

11 p.m.: Watch the local newscasts' breakdowns of the game. Flip to ESPN during commercials.

11:30 p.m.: Flip between "Eagles Total Access" on KYW, "Football Frenzy" on WPVI, and "Sports Final" on WCAU.

Midnight: Turn on WIP. Listen to 15 minutes of panic-stricken fans or 10 E-A-G-L-E-S chants before turning off the radio. Only six hours until "SportsRise" on Comcast SportsNet and "The Angelo Cataldi Show" on WIP.

Homecoming game

Former WTXF anchor Rich Noonan, who is now an anchor for the CBS affiliate in Atlanta, will broadcast from Philadelphia for the big game. Maybe he'll run into his replacement, Dave Huddleston, who is part of the WTXF coverage.

Homecoming game II

John Kincade, Cardinal O'Hara High School and Temple University graduate, will be returning to town as a talk show host for an Atlanta sports radio station 680-AM. Kincade, who was a regular caller to the WIP morning show in the 1990s, subbed for Dan Patrick on ESPN radio on Dec. 28.

Trivia winners

There were plenty of readers who knew that Teri Hatcher of "Desperate Housewives" starred with Fox pregame host Howie Long in the Radio Shack commercials a few years ago: Gene Ciafrei of Levittown, Jim West of Langhorne, Randy Goldstein of Southampton, Robert O'Neil of Levittown, Matt Levitz of Mount Laurel, Joe Gabel of Langhorne, K. Morrison of Philadelphia, John Sgrillo of Mount Laurel, Michael Sacks of Mount Laurel, Wayne Jamison of Langhorne and Frank Klose of Pottstown.

January 21, 2005 7:22 AM