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SportsCenter Across America - 50 States in 50 Days

From: Anonymous Entered: 7/1/2005 2:51:55 PM
Subject: SportsCenter goes on the road...

July 17 - Sept 4, 2005

ESPN’s flagship news and information program will embark on an unprecedented enterprise with SportsCenter Across America, a 50-states-in-50-days summer tour starting Sunday, July 17 when the entire 11 p.m. ET show, hosted by Chris Berman and Stuart Scott, will originate from Fenway Park following the Yankees-Red Sox game. The 50 States 50 Days initiative will continue the next 49 consecutive days when SportsCenter will traverse the nation, stopping at a sporting event in a different state each day through September 4.

(more information in the PDF file linked above)

Full schedule subject to change:

July 17: Boston, Mass. Yankees-Red Sox
(Best rivalry in sports? )
July 18: Manchester, New Hampshire Akron Aeros-New Hampshire Fisher Cats
(Eastern League AA Baseball )
July 19: Nampa, Idaho Snake River Stampede
(Professional Rodeo )
July 20: Dyersville, Iowa Field of Dreams
(Built for 1988 Kevin Costner movie )
July 21: Fairbanks, Alaska World Eskimo-Indian Olympics
(Largest cultural event in Alaska )
July 22: Staunton, Virginia Foosball Spectacular
(4th annual Thunder in the Mountains event)
July 23: Oakes, North Dakota Cal Ripken Baseball Tournament
(Most experienced level of Babe Ruth ball)
July 24: Wakeeney, Kansas 95 th Annual Trego County Fair
(Chainsaw artist, paintball, rodeo, etc.)
July 25: Newport, Rhode Island Swan American Regatta
(70 boats competing in Narragansett Bay)
July 26: Hood River, Oregon U.S. Windsurfing National Champ
(ages 10-70 compete upwind, downwind, slalom)
July 27: Lost Prairie, Montana Skydive Lost Prairie Jump Meet
(420 skydivers made 6,600 jumps in 2004)
July 28: Philadelphia, Mississippi Neshoba County Fair
(harness racing at fair dating back to 1889)
July 29: Seattle, Washington Freestyle Frisbee Championship
(players expected from all over the world)
July 30: Heber Springs, Arkansas Cardboard Boat Racing Championship
(100 boats of cardboard, tape, glue, paint)
July 31: Grand Blanc, Michigan PGA TOUR Buick Open
(Vijay Singh defends his ’04 championship)
August 1: Durham, North Carolina Charlotte Knights-Durham Bulls
(team in Costner’s Bull Durham hosts AAA game)
August 2: St. Louis, Missouri Marlins-Cardinals
(last 2 NL champs at Busch Stadium’s last season)
August 3: Las Vegas, Nevada National Darts Championship
(600 competitors from around the world)
August 4: Los Angeles, California Summer X Games XI
(Nearly 200,000 fans attended X Games X)
August 5: Cody, Wyoming Wild West Balloon Fest
(Hot-air balloon competitions and balloon glow)
August 6: Maui, Hawaii Hawaiian Canoe Racing Championships
(3,000 paddlers last yr.@ Hankao’o Beach)
August 7: Indianapolis, Indiana Brickyard 400
(NASCAR visits renowned Speedway)
August 8: Canton, Ohio AFC-NFC Hall of Fame Game
(Dolphins-Bears kick-off NFL pre-season)
August 9: Atlanta, Georgia Giants-Braves
(Is Bonds back chasing ex-Brave Aaron’s record? )
August 10: Sturgis, South Dakota Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
(half-million bikers visit town of 7,000)
August 11: Surprise, Arizona Mesa Miners-Surprise Fighting Falcons
(Golden League @ Rangers/Royals Spring home)
August 12: Springfield, New Jersey PGA Championship (2 nd round)
(First time Baltusrol hosts this event)
August 13: Memphis, Tennessee Elvis 5K Road Race
(Finish Line at gates of Graceland)
August 14: Sparta, Kentucky IndyCar Kentucky 300 @ Ky. Speedway
(60,000 saw Adrian Fernandez win last year)
August 15: New York, New York Rucker Tournament: Entertainer’s Classic
(Iverson, Marbury, Garnett are alums)
August 16: Winsooki, Vermont Tri City Valley Cats-Vermont Expos
(Astros-Nationals Class A teams)
August 17: Odessa, Texas “Friday Night Lights” high school team practice
(Permian Panthers are 428-114-12 in 45-yr. history)
August 18: Snowshow Mountain, West Va. NORBA Mountain Biking
(5,000 fans watch 2,000 bikers)
August 19: Wilmington, Delaware Lynchburg Hillcats-Wilmington Blue Rocks
(Class A Carolina League; Rocks are BoSox affil.)
August 20: Machias, Maine Pie-Eating Contest @ Annual Blueberry Festival
(1 minute: eat all you can w/hands behind back)
August 21: St. Paul, Minnesota Saint Paul Inline Marathon
(2,5000 skaters along Mississippi River)
August 22: Chicago, Illinois Braves-Cubs
(Series dating to1876 resumes at night)
August 23: Williamsport, Pennsylvania Little League World Series
(Brett, Boggs, Carter & Ryan played here)
August 24: Peterson Air Force Base, Col. Armed Forces Women's Softball
(Home of U.S./Canada airspace protector)
August 25: Jacksonville, Florida Falcons-Jaguars
(Young QBs Vick & Leftwich collide)
August 26: New Haven, Connecticut Pilot Pen Tennis
(Tune-up for U.S. Open)
August 27: Port Republic, Maryland Jousting Tournament
(Official state sport; 1 st state to have one)
August 28: Gueydan, Louisiana Gueydan Duck Festival
(Includes duck calling; “Duck Capitol of America”)
August 29: Salt Lake City, Utah Colorado Springs Sky Sox-Salt Lake Stingers
(Triple A Rockies-Angels affiliates)
August 30: Albuquerque, New Mexico World Senior Racquetball Competition
(Earl Acuff defends his age 85+ title)
August 31: Lincoln, Nebraska Cornhuskers football practice
(2nd yr. under ex-Raiders coach Bill Callahan)
Sept. 1: Columbia, South Carolina So. Carolina-Central Florida
(Steve Spurrier's first game)
Sept. 2: McAlester, Oklahoma Prison Rodeo
(Only sanctioned rodeo behind prison walls)
Sept. 3: Auburn, Alabama Georgia Tech-Auburn
(Defending SEC champs open at home)
Sept. 4: West Allis, Wisconsin Highland Games & Celtic Fling
(Battle axe throw & border collie herding)

From: Dawn Entered: 7/24/2005 8:45:16 PM
Subject: Sprortscenter Goes On The Road

They saved the best state for last. Wisconsin!

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