All games are on TBS in the Divisional Round and the fun starts with the two AL series beginning in Arlington and the Bronx. Unfortunately, Ernie Johnson will miss the postseason due to the illness of his son. Brian Anderson will take the top spot during the playoffs for TBS alongside Ron Darling and John Smoltz. All the divisional announcer assignments are listed below...
League Division Series on Turner Sports
New York Yankees vs Detroit Tigers - Brian Anderson, Ron Darling, John Smoltz, Tom Verducci (reporter)
Friday, September 30 (TBS 8:37) Game 1 @ Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
Saturday, October 1 (TBS 8:37) Game 2 @ Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
Monday, October 3 (TBS 8:37) Game 3 @ Comerica Park, Detroit, MI
Tuesday, October 4 (TBS TBD) Game 4 @ Comerica Park, Detroit, MI*
Thursday, October 6 (TBS TBD) Game 5 @ Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY*
Philadelphia Phillies vs. St. Louis Cardinals - Dick Stockton, Bob Brenley, Craig Sager (reporter)
Saturday, October 1 (TBS 5:07) Game 1 @ Citizens Bank Ballpark, Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, October 2 (TBS 8:07) Game 2 @ Citizens Bank Ballpark, Philadelphia, PA
Tuesday, October 4 (TBS TBD) Game 3 @ Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
Wednesday, October 5 (TBS TBD) Game 4 @ Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO*
Friday, October 7 (TBS TBD) Game 5 @ Citizens Bank Ballpark, Philadelphia, PA*
Texas Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rays - Don Orsillo, Buck Martinez, Jaime Maggio (reporter)
Friday, September 30 (TBS 5:07) Game 1 @ Rangers Ballpark, Arlington, TX
Saturday, October 1 (TNT 7:07) Game 2 @ Rangers Ballpark, Arlington, TX
Monday, October 3 (TBS 5:07) Game 3 @ Tropicana Field, Tampa, FL
Tuesday, October 4 (TBS TBD) Game 4 @ Tropicana, Field, Tampa, FL*
Thursday, October 6 (TBS TBD) Game 5 @ Rangers Ballpark, Arlington, TX*
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - Victor Rojas, Joe Simpson, Sam Ryan (reporter)
Saturday, October 1 (TBS 2:07) Game 1 @ Miller Park, Milwaukee, WI
Sunday, October 2 (TBS 4:37) Game 2 @ Miller Park, Milwaukee, WI
Tuesday, October 4 (TBS TBD) Game 3 @ Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ
Wednesday, October 5 (TBS TBD) Game 4 @ Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ*
Friday, October 7 (TBS TBD) Game 5 @ Miller Park, Milwaukee, WI*
Reggie Bush generated a huge amount of excitement when he came to the New Orleans Saints. He donated thousands around the city, most notably he donated money towards refurbishing a well known New Orleans high school stadium. Drew Brees arrived in New Orleans that year too, but Reggie Bush was the marque player who generated excitement and helped the Saints stay in New Orleans. Bush had a great first season, but has been mired by injuries since.
I'd put Bush in the same club as Tiger and Tebow. The sports media rips these players apart, and then criticizes further when the players respond that they have confidence in their abilities, have faith, etc. To generate the most buzz in an internet of millions, the reporters have to generate the most controversy.
You know, I think part of the reason people dont like Tebow is portrayed in one of the pics in the article. I mean come 'on....why is Tim trying to throw a guillotine choke on a older lady?!?
I don't know about anybody else, but I don't watch sports for moral guidance. I watch it for entertainment. I watch to see someone who excels at what they do, to watch someone overcome adversity in a competitive situation, or to utterly dominate the competition. I draw inspiration from what is happening on the field of play. I don't care about Tiger's transgressions. Save that crap for TMZ and the like. It's none of my business, and not my problem. Only the morally weak feel the need to build themselves up by passing judgement on other people. I'm not perfect either. I haven't enjoyed watching Tiger's fall from grace; if I wanted to watch people behave badly, I don't need to even turn on my TV to do that. I enjoyed watching him sink amazing shots, and I will welcome the day that he starts doing that, if it ever does again.
Tiger is a Piece of Crap....no doubt. Not only for this failed marriage, but even his victories in golf have been questioned by so many quarters who never prime time because it would be damning. There are allegations of drug use that should not be dismissed. That said, beneath it, the tale tell sign of race playing a part. NOTE RACE not racism, NFL, NBA,Base Ball have significant if not usual populations of colored people. The failure of Tiger was mirrored to albeit in silent coverings as 'you cant a brother from the hood, but can get the ghetto out of him'. Were he white, would he have been judged as harshly? (which he totally deserved?)
Tebow was a fine player, but he was Built up before he achieved anything on a national stage. The press may build you up in college or statewise, but eventually, there are hoping you will deliver on the big stage...so that they can live off you. its been 2 years since turning pro..its not pretty. Plus he was the 25th Pick for crying out around?? So, why did he get the extensive promotion before delivering the goodies?...a nice christion white boy...could be a good idea if they become a standard for others to aspire not. only, there is little talent and its sport, talents counts significantly.
I have trouble with the comparison of Tiger and Tebow. Sure, they both experience ups and downs, but frankly, who doesn't. Tiger brought his problems on himself. His complete disregard for his marriage finally was brought to light and his world has crumbled.
Tebow was drafted earlier than many expect despite so much skepticism about his style of play transferring well to the NFL. That's not his fault. At Denver, he has done absolutely everything right. Not once has he complained about his situation and when he was attacked by Merrill Hodge he just said thank you for the motivation.
Why does everyone want to see Tebow fail? This started when he was at Florida. His passion for the game? His extremely competitive persona? His religion? Give me a break. The dislike for Tebow started because of jealousy. What other reason can there possibly be? I don't know what fuels it now, but really, what has he ever done to make people dislike him. As this article stated, people constantly talk about how they want role models in sports. Well, you've got one. Yet so many dislike him. Unreal.
(I am a UF student so admittedly I'm a little biased.)
I completely agree with you. But I think the point of the article was to show how the media (and by media I mean ESPN) can manipulate public perception and love to raise up and tear down athletes. The media has treated them somewhat the same even though they are very different.@PackerFan
A smart fan doesn't rely on the bipolar media to tell him who to root for. People are too soft--we shouldn't have to worry about being on the same bandwagon that everybody else is. If you're a fan of someone/something even though they're being criticized, don't cave in. Be your own man for crying out loud.