•Valentine stars in documentary: Former New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine is treated like a rock star in Japan, where he is mobbed in personal appearances and fans chant "Bobby! Bobby!” during pep rallies for his team, the Chiba Lotte Marines. He even has a beer and a hamburger named after him. "The Zen of Bobby V,” debuts at 8 p.m. Tuesday on ESPN2. Three New York University students spent a season with Valentine, capturing him in various activities, including dancing with fans, climbing Mount Fuji and skiing in Sapporo.
•Gundy miked: FSN Southwest miked Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy during the Cowboys' spring game for its segment on FSN's Spring Football Tour at 7 p.m. Wednesday. OU's segment will air at 7 p.m. Thursday.
•Coming attractions: New OSU basketball coach Travis Ford will appear on "The Oklahoma Sports Blitz,” 10:20 p.m. Sunday, KWTV-9. The show also will have an interview with Rockies outfielder Matt Holliday ... HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” 9 p.m. Monday, includes profiles of Danica Patrick and former NBA guard Kevin Johnson, who is running for mayor of Sacramento ... LSU football coach Les Miles is on FSN's "In My Own Words” at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...