Tom Arnold & Best Damn Sports Show Period Comes To Tempe Friday

Sept. 14, 2004

Phoenix - FSN's Best Damn Sports Show Period hits the Valley this Friday & Saturday and Arizona State's football game against 16th ranked Iowa is the reason for the national spotlight that will shine on ASU and Tempe. BDSSP co-host Tom Arnold plans to tape his portions of Friday's show from McDuffy's in Tempe (230 W. 5th Street) and then on Saturday night, Arnold will be at the game in Sun Devil Stadium to do a story that re-caps his trip to the desert for next week's BDSSP.

At McDuffy's on Friday, Arnold, the well-known Iowa Hawkeyes fan, will get the audience set for the Iowa/Arizona State game when he interviews ASU head coach Dirk Koetter at 2 p.m. In addition to Koetter, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald & the Philadelphia Flyers Jeremy Roenick are also scheduled to join Arnold in person at McDuffy's.

The public is invited to attend the show's taping and get the chance to be on Friday's Best Damn Sports Show Period, a program that can be seen in approximately 82.2 million homes across the country. The taping will take place from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. and BDSSP airs later that night on FSN Arizona at 7:30 & 11 p.m.

Currently in its third year on the air, Best Damn Sports Show Period is FSN's weeknight show that takes an irreverent look at the sports world and features host Chris Rose, actor/comedian Tom Arnold as the voice-of-the-fan, ex-NBA standout John Salley and former NFL Pro Bowler Bryan Cox. The 90-minute nightly telecast airs at 7:30 p.m. and repeats at 11 p.m., however beginning on Monday, Sept. 20, the 7:30 p.m. airing moves to 8 p.m. on FSN AZ.

FSN Arizona will also televise Saturday's Iowa/Arizona State game with kickoff set for 7 p.m. Tom Dillon does the play-by-play, Danny White is the analyst, Jody Jackson reports from the sidelines and Arnold is set to be in the broadcast booth and offer his take on the game during the second quarter.

FSN Arizona continues to televise the most regional sports action in the state, airing approximately 1,200 hours of original local programming a year. The network is the exclusive cable television home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Coyotes, Arizona Rattlers, Arizona State University, University of Arizona and the nightly Arizona Sports Report. The network is currently seen in 1.8 million households in Arizona & New Mexico and can also be seen across the country via home satellite services. Nationally, FSN can be seen in 82.2 million homes.

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