One of the traditions of Memorial Day weekend is the running of the Indy 500. While the event has lost much of its fame in recent years nationwide, it's still one of my favorites on the sporting calendar. In the first 500 A.D. (after Danica), the race saw several lead changes trhoughout and a few drivers battling for the win in the closing laps. Target Chip Ganassi teammates Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti exchanged the lead, looking for their second and third 500 wins respectively. With two laps to go, Franchitti took the lead and Takuma Sato, driving for Bobby Rahal and David Letterman, moved into second.
Incredibly, Sato divebombed beneath Franchitti in Turn 1 shortly after taking the white flag, spun, and crashed into the wall going for the lead. With the ensuing caution, Franchitti (and not wife Ashley Judd, no matter how much you may be told different) won his third Indy 500. It marks the second straight year the 500 ended with a crash on the final lap at the front of the field. Last year, rookie J.R. Hildebrand wrecked with the lead coming out of the final turn. Here's the video of the exciting Indy finish...
Had Sato held his nerve and waited until the backstretch heading into Turn 3 or coming out of Turn 4 down the frontstretch, he likely would have had the race won with all the passing taking place. Instead, Sato went for the win in Turn 1 and crashed in dramatic fashion. After the race, Franchitti paid tribute to last year's Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon, killed at Las Vegas in the final race of last season.
Kevin Kugler and Scott Graham are working the College World Series Championship Series, Kevin Kugler and Leah Amico are working the Women's College World Series Championship series, Sean Grande, Cap Raeder and Adam Woodon are working the Frozen Four and Championship game and Dave Ryan and Mark Dixon are working the Men's College Lacrosse Semifinals and National Championship game for DialGloabal radio this year!
Rich Waltz worked the Reese's College All-star game with Greg Anthony, Steve Smith and Tracy Wolfson was the sideline reporter this year!
I just found out that during the 1st weekend of the NCAA Tournament that Greg Gumbell is the studio host during the day and does the updates during the night, while Ernie Johnson has the day off and is the Studio host for the night session from New York!
Sunday March 18
North Carolina St. vs. Georgetown (CBS 12:15PM) Tim Brando, Mike Gminski, Otis Livingston
St. Louis vs Michigan St. (CBS 2:45) Brando, Gminski, Livingston
Creighton vs. North Carolina (CBS 5:15PM) Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg, Tracey Wolfson
Norfolk State vs Florida (TNT 6:10PM) Marv Albert, Steve Kerr, Craig Sager
Lehigh vs. Xavier (TruTV 7:45PM) Nantz, Kellogg, Wolfson
Ohio vs South Florida (TBS 7:10PM) Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel, Lewis Johnson
Purdue vs. Kansas (TNT 8:40) Albert, Kerr, Sager
Cincinnati vs Florida St. (TBS 9:40PM) Eagle, Spanarkel, Johnson
Greg Gumbell, Greg Anthony, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley did halftime of the Kentucky game on TBS yesterday, have they had Ernie Johnson or Greg Gumbell along with Greg Anthony,Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley done halftime of any of the other Turner games so far this year??
Ernie Johnson is the studio host and Greg Gumbell does the highlights Thursday and Friday during the day, while Greg Gumbell is the studio host and Ernie Johnson does the highlights Thursday and Friday night, i believe that Greg Gumbell is the studio host for all of the games and Ernie Johnson does the highlighs for all of the game on Saturday and Sunday during the 1st round of the NCAA Tournament.
Could someone please correct me if i am wrong??
Saturday March 17 Round Three:
Kansas St. vs. Syracuse (CBS 12:15PM) Harlan/Elmore/Miller//Snider
Gonzaga vs. Ohio St. (CBS 2:45PM) Harlan/Elmore/Miller//Snider
Murray State vs. Marquette (CBS 5:15PM) Lundquist/Raftery//Visser
Vanderbilt vs. Wisconsin (TNT 6:10PM) Dedes/ Wenzel//Maggio
VCU vs. Indiana (TBS 7:10PM) Anderson/Bonner//Hildreth
Iowa St. vs.Kentucky (CBS 7:45PM) Lundquist/Raftery//Visser
Colorado vs. Baylor (TNT 8:40PM) Dedes/ Wenzel//Maggio
New Mexico vs. Louisville (TBS 9:40PM) Anderson/Bonner//Hildreth
@awfulannouncing Spero Dedes calling the Harvard-Vandy game... Nice! | Knicks announcer disciplined | http://t.co/gjHuFaa0
Ernie Johnson was in the studio in Atlanta with Seth Davis, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Greg Anthony for Tuesday's First Four on TRUTV,Matt Winer, Seth Davis,Steve Smith and Villanova's head coach Jay Wright are in their Atlanta studio Wednesday-Friday!
TV & Announcers schedule for 1st 2 rounds. Jim Nantz & Clark Kellogg in Greensboro. Best in the business.
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@awfulannouncing No Gus Johnson? YES!!!! Also, check the gift bracket NCAA gave Izzo - lowest 2,4,5 and 9 seeds plus third lowest #8 seed
SeePat Jay Bilas stopped doing March Madness last year which was the 1st year that CBS teamed up wth TBS, TNT and Trutv!
Does anyone know why Dialglobal and Westward One decided to use Michael Cage as it's #8 analyt for March Madness over Will Perdue who has worked as an analyst for Dialglobal and Westward One's coverage of the last 2-3 NCAA Tournaments??
here are the broadcasters for the 1st 3 rounds on Dial Global and Westward One this year, for the 2nd year in a row Dave Ryan and Alaa Abdernaby will be working all 4 play-in games from Dayton,Ohio!
Ted Robinson and Kyle Macy will be in Louisville,Scott Graham and Kevin Grevey will be in Pittsburgh,Kevin Calabro and Bill Frieder will be in Portland, Dave SIms and Michael Cage will be in New Mexico,Brad Sham and Pete Gillen will be in Nashville,Wayne Larivee and John Thompson will be in Ohio,Gary Cohen and Reid Gettys will be in North Carolina and last but not least,Kevin Kugler and Tom Brennan will be in Omaha!
I am suprised that David Aldridge isn't the sideline reporter for the 2nd and 3rd round this year, i can probably guess why he isn't working March Madness this year though, it is probably because the NBA Trade deadline is on March 15th this year, isn't it??
Great, State gets Brando/Gman. Never get to hear them. RT @awfulannouncing your 1st and 2nd round announcing schedule http://t.co/4ct025QX
Greg Gumbell, Greg Anthony, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley also did halftime of the Memphis and Saint Mary's game tonight too!
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