Thursday, September 4, 2008

National TV Broadcast Schedule!

By Sean Mackey

As promised here it is.......the national TV schedule for the Bulls 08-09 season! I have not included NBA TV on this schedule since this is the broadcast listing for the Northern Kentucky area and a lot of other parts of the US where we don't get NBA TV. Unfortunately, we weren't given the semi-decent 36 nationally televised games we've had the last 2 seasons. This year, we'll have to settle for a mere 23 televised games broadcasted between TNT, ESPN & WGN America (formerly WGN Superstation). Thank God for p2p streams :)

Also, it should be mentioned that this year marks the end of a truely great era in Bulls basketball with the departure of WGN television play by play announcers Wayne Larrivee and Johnny "Red" Kerr. Wayne and Johnny had done the play by play for the last 17 seasons including all of the Bulls dynasty era. Since I started watching the Bulls in 96, they were always there. Their voices will be missed although Johnny is still going to be with the broadcast team but in a much smaller role. He will be doing pregame and halftime shows at Bulls home games. I'm sure that traveling throughtout the whole 82 game season was starting to take a toll on the 76 year old former Bulls coach. Bulls radio announcer Neil Funk will be taking over TV duties along with sidekick, former Bulls player, Stacey King.

Friday October 31st at Boston Celtics, 8:00 p.m. ESPN
Wednesday November 5th at Cleveland Cavaliers, 8:00 p.m. ESPN
Thursday November 13th vs. Dallas Mavericks, 9:30 p.m. TNT
Saturday November 15th vs. Indiana Pacers, 8:30 p.m. WGN
Wednesday November 19th at Portland Blazers, 10:30 p.m. ESPN
Wednesday December 13th vs. New Jersey Nets, 8:30 p.m. WGN
Friday December 26th at Miami Heat, 5:00 p.m. ESPN
Saturday December 27th at Atlanta Hawks, 7:00 p.m. WGN
Wednesday December 31st vs. Orlando Magic, 2:00 p.m. WGN
Saturday January 3rd vs. Minnesota Wolves, 8:30 p.m. WGN
Saturday January 10th vs. OKC Thunder, 8:30 p.m. WGN
Thursday January 15th vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, 8:00 p.m. TNT
Saturday January 31st at Phoenix Suns, 9:00 p.m. WGN
Thursday February 12th vs. Miami Heat, 7:00 p.m. TNT
Sunday February 22nd at Indiana Pacers, 12:00 p.m. WGN
Saturday February 28th vs. Houston Rockets; 8:30 p.m. WGN
Saturday March 14th vs. New Orleans Hornets , 8:30 p.m. WGN
Saturday March 21st vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 8:30 p.m. WGN
Tuesday March 24th vs. Detroit Pistons, 8:00 p.m. TNT
Thursday March 26th vs. Miami Heat, 8:00 p.m. TNT
Sunday March 29th at Toronto Raptors, 3:30 p.m. WGN
Thursday April 9th vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 8:00 p.m. TNT
Saturday April 11th vs. Charlotte Bobcats, 8:30 p.m. WGN