Answers to questions you might not ask

In case you were wondering:

Don't you think that the college football season is starting too early? There was one televised game Thursday night and four more today and Saturday. Let's do Labor Day and then college football, in that order.

Don't you think ABC and ESPN are carrying the Little League World Series a bit too far? ESPN and ESPN2 are combining to televise 26 games and ABC chips in with two more. These are 11- and 12-year old kids and should be at home riding their bicycles or playing catch, not showboating on national TV.

Don't you think that the new ABC team of Al Michaels and John Madden will work out just fine? I do.

Don't you find NFL pre-season TV games boring? I do.


Don't you think that sports fans will find something other to watch if the baseball players go on strike? I do.

Don't you think the back nine of a Sunday major golf tournament as one of the most exciting events you can watch? I do.

Don't you miss World Cup Soccer at 2:30 in the morning? I don't.

Around the tube

He's back. Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green is joining ESPN as an NFL analyst.

Green will appear on ESPN News' "Monday Quarterback," ESPN2's "NFL 2Night" and ESPN Radio.

He was fired by Minnesota with a game left last season, his first with a losing record (5-10).

"Every time we interviewed coach Green, we got a thoughtful answer, whether it dealt with personnel, strategy or analyzing something that happened in a game," ESPN managing editor Bob Eaton said.


The 250cc raace of the 10th tour stop on the AMA U.S. Motocross tour held last Sunday at Spring Creek Motocross Park in Millville will be televised at 11 a.m. Saturday on ESPN2 and at 4 a.m. Wednesday, also on ESPN2.

Thursday's 12:05 p.m. game between the Seattle Mariners and Twins from the Metrodome will be nationally televised on ESPN. There is no time change; it was originally scheduled to air at 12:05.

Paul Christian is a Post-Bulletin sports writer. He writes a weekly Friday column dealing with TV and radio sports. He can be reached at

A variety of sources was used to compile this column.

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