by Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times
June 3, 2005
announcer Jim Jackson, who was locked out of his full-time job last season, is
enjoying his summer job as part of the Trenton Thunder baseball announcing
am thoroughly enjoying calling baseball play-by-play again after a twelve-year
absence. My partner Dan Loney and the entire Thunder organization have
been extremely helpful. I cannot say enough about them,” he said.
book about the Flyers of old, “Walking Together Forever, The Broad Street
Bullies, Then and Now” is available in area bookstores.
week was the 30th anniversary of when the Flyers beat the Buffalo
Sabres for their second and last Stanley Cup.
SportsNet will televise games two, five, six, and seven of the Calder Cup
Finals between the Philadelphia Phantoms and the Chicago Wolves.
Games two is tomorrow at 8 p.m.
much of the talk around town this week has been about “Live 8” July 4th,
another major event comes to Philadelphia this weekend as the 21st
annual “Wachovia USPRO Championship” bike race returns.
will provide all-day coverage of the race beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday.
Sports director Gary Papa leads the WPVI team of Cecily Tynan, Scott
Palmer, Karen Rogers, and new meteorologist Adam Joseph. A preview will air
Saturday at 7 p.m. More than a
half million people are expected to attend the 156-mile course through
Philadelphia from the Parkway to Kelly Drive to the “Manayunk Wall.”
Longest Yard” got sports movies off to a great start this summer with a
gross of 50-million dollars at the box office last weekend.
Another big sports movie, “Cinderella Man,” the story of
depression-era boxer James J. Braddock, hits theatres today.
Russell Crowe has the title role.
by the reaction of the sold-out preview I attended last weekend, this should
be another successful collaboration between Crowe and his “A Beautiful
Mind” director Ron Howard. Renee
Zellweger and Paul Giamatti co-star.
will give boxing the boost that wasn’t provided by the Sylvester Stallone/Mark
Burnett reality show, “The Contender,” that did poorly in the ratings for
NBC this spring.
and the Discovery Channel have become the first networks in cable television
history to pass the 90-million subscriber mark in the U.S., according to A.C.
Nielsen estimates for June 2005.
surprisingly, photogenic former NBA player Rick Fox was part of ABC’s
halftime report during the NBA playoffs.
is for wimps! Real men play
Wiffle Ball. The CN8 “Jon
Runyan Wiffle Ball” tournament takes place in the Wachovia Center parking
lot next Friday from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Christopher Reeve