Everything You Wanted To Know About ESPN's 2-Round Coverage Of The U.S. Open

Monday, June 09, 2008

Squeezing 40 hours of coverage into a two-day period has to be near impossible given the fact there's only 48 hours to fit it in. This is why ESPN is starting things up tomorrow and Wednesday with two hour long Sports Center Specials. The rest of the coverage will come fast and furious from Torrey Pines Golf Club starting at 11am on Thursday and finishing up on early Monday morning with a highlight package of the Final Round.

Mike Tirico and Chris Berman will be your hosts and they'll deal with a cavalcade of reporters out on the course. Here's the breakdown:

Hosts: Mike Tirico and Chris Berman
Analysts: Curtis Strange, Andy North, Roger Maltbie Gary Koch
Hole Announcers: Bob Murphy, Mark Rolfing, Terry Gannon and Jimmy Roberts
On-course Reporters: Tom Rinaldi, Judy Rankin, Dottie Pepper and Bill Kratzert
Sports Center Hosts: Karl Ravech, Scott Van Pelt, and North

You can also prepare yourself for a ton of Rick Reilly over the weekend as well. He'll be providing commentary and essays much along the lines of the Belmont one he did this past weekend.

Here's the whole schedule if you're interested....

Tue., June 10

1-2 p.m.- SportsCenter Presented by American Express at the U.S. Open (ESPN, Live)

Wed., June 11

1-2 p.m.- SportsCenter Presented by American Express at the U.S. Open (ESPN, Live)

Thu., June 12

11 a.m.-1 p.m.- U.S. Open Extra Presented by Titleist (ESPN, Live)
1-3 p.m.- U.S. Open – First Round (ESPN, Live)
5-10 p.m.- U.S. Open – First Round (ESPN, Live)
5-9:25 p.m.- U.S. Open – First Round (ESPN Deportes, Live)

Fri., June 13

12- 1 a.m.- SportsCenter Presented by American Express at the U.S. Open (ESPN2, Live )
2 a.m.-5 p.m.- U.S. Open – Best of First Round (ESPN2, Delay)
11 a.m.-1 p.m.- U.S. Open Extra Presented by Titleist (ESPN, Live)
1-3 p.m.- U.S. Open – Second Round (ESPN, Live)
5-10 p.m.- U.S. Open – Second Round (ESPN, Live)

Sat., June 14

12 a.m.- 1 a.m.- SportsCenter Presented by American Express at the U.S. Open (ESPN2, Live)
3-6 p.m.- U.S. Open – Best of the Second Round (ESPN, Delay)
1-2 p.m.- SportsCenter Presented by American Express at the U.S. Open (ESPN, Live)

Sun., June 15

12- 1 a.m.- SportsCenter Presented by American Express at the U.S. Open (ESPN2, Live )
3-5:30 a.m.- U.S. Open – Best of Third Round (ESPN, Delay)
1-2 p.m.- SportsCenter Presented by American Express at the U.S. Open (ESPN, Live)

Mon., June 16
1:30-2:30 a.m.- SportsCenter Presented by American Express at the U.S. Open (ESPN2, Live)
2:30- 5 a.m.- U.S. Open – Best of Final Round (ESPN2, Delay)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 11:19 AM

4 Comments:

ESPN and Chris Berman present SportsCenter with Chris Berman Presented by American Express and Chris Berman at the U.S. Open, with Special Guest, Chris Berman

hollywood wags said...
Jun 9, 2008, 1:34:00 PM  

Any word on what us open extra is? also, what times will tirico work? his radio show is from 1-3, and he's calling the nba finals from LA at night? i guess the 11-1 shift.

Predictions
11-1 espn tirico, north, gannon
1-3 espn berman, strange, gannon, murphy
3-5 nbc hicks, miller, koch, murphy, rolfing, maltbie, roberts
5-8 espn berman,strange, gannon, koch
8-11 espn berman, maltbie, roberts, rolfing

Anonymous said...
Jun 9, 2008, 2:17:00 PM  

its interesting that Azinger and Faldo are not a part of this, and that Curtis Strange is back with ABC/ESPN, I wonder if he will be a part of the British Open?

kitibo said...
Jun 9, 2008, 4:07:00 PM  

Is it is just me or is Tom Rinaldi the most hateable reporter in sports? Seriously, I just want to punch something every time he's on the air doing one of his dumbass puff pieces that no one care about.

GMoney said...
Jun 9, 2008, 4:17:00 PM  

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