'Best Damn Sports Show Period' Coming To Tucson

Oct. 9, 2002

All the Midnight Madness Information!

The No. 1 entertainment show for sports fans teams up with collegebasketball's probable preseason No. 1 team this Friday, Oct. 11, when theBEST DAMN SPORTS SHOW PERIOD and co-host Tom Arnold come to Tucson for theUniversity of Arizona's Midnight Madness festivities.

When the Wildcats kick off their 2002-03 campaign with their first officialpractice this Friday at midnight in McKale Center, Arnold and BDSSP are setto be along for the ride. Beginning in the afternoon from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.,Arnold tapes his segments for Friday's BEST DAMN SPORTS SHOW PERIOD fromGentle Ben's (865 E. University Blvd.) and the public is invited to attendand be a part of the show (ages 21 and above; seating is limited, pleasecall Gentle Ben's at 520-624-4177 for more information).

The BDSSP from Tucson airs Friday night on Fox Sports Net at 8 p.m. and thenreplays at 11 p.m. Also set to appear on Friday's BDSSP in its Los Angelesstudio are Tony Siragusa (FSN's The NFL Show), Richard Williams (Venus &Serena Williams father), Kellen Winslow & Artie Gigantino (FSN's CollegeFootball Saturday Kickoff) and comedian Alex Thomas.

When the action shifts to McKale Center for Midnight Madness, Arnoldparticipates in the events the UA has planned prior to the UA's firstpractice of the season, and he is set to take part in what happens aftermidnight as well. During his night at McKale Center, he will tape somesegments that recap his night with the Wildcats for the BDSSP next Monday,Oct. 21, at 8 p.m.

BEST DAMN SPORTS SHOW PERIOD, which debuted July 23, 2001, features hostChris Rose, former pros Michael Irvin & D'Marco Farr (NFL), John Kruk (MLB)and John Salley (NBA) and actor/comedian Tom Arnold as the voice-of-the-fan,who interview top guests and tackle the hottest issues with information andopinions. Lisa Guerrero provides sports news updates and interviews andLeeann Tweeden is the show's correspondent. The show airs weeknights inprime time for two hours at 8 p.m. (when a home team game isn't on) withre-airs of the show telecast at 11 p.m.

Fox Sports Net is America's first truly national, regional and localsupplier of sports programming, and reaches more than 80 million homesthrough its 21 regional sports networks. In Arizona, Fox Sports Net Arizonais available to 1.6 million homes in Arizona & New Mexico and holds theexclusive non-broadcast rights to the Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Coyotes,Arizona State University and the University of Arizona.

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