Local football fans will have several opportunities to watch former OU quarterback Sam Bradford's third NFL season, according to KOKH-25's preliminary schedule. Bradford's St. Louis Rams are scheduled to appear six times, including the season opener at Detroit at noon Sunday. The schedule is subject to change.
Former OU running back Adrian Peterson's Minnesota Vikings are scheduled only twice, including at the Rams on Dec. 16.
However, KWTV-9, which selects its AFC telecasts on a week-to-week basis, will show the Vikings' season opener at noon Sunday when they host Jacksonville.
The Dallas Cowboys, of course, remain KOKH's top team with 10 telecasts. The Washington Redskins, which plan to start Heisman Trophy winner at Robert Griffin III at quarterback, are scheduled to be on KOKH five times.
— KWTV-9 sports director Dean Blevins, who had called all the OU pay-per-view telecasts in recent years, instead will host a one-hour pregame show at 5 p.m. Saturday. Bill Land, Dave Lapham and Chad McKee (sideline reporter) will call the game. Blevins also is hosting Bob Stoops' TV show, which airs at various times on Fox Sports Oklahoma, for the 14th season.
— As part of its new agreement with OU, FSOK is carrying additional Sooner programming, including Stoops' news conference on delay at 6 p.m. Monday.
— It's ironic that the Pac-12 Network has yet to make a deal to allow Cox Communications to broadcast the OSU at Arizona game at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Cox was among the founding TV partners for the new network. None of the major satellite carriers has reached a deal to carry the network.
— For the second straight week, ESPN's “College GameDay” (8-9 a.m. on ESPNU and 9-11 a.m. on ESPN) will be in Texas, this time in College Station, Texas, in advance of Texas A&M's SEC debut against Florida. Host Chris Fowler interviews Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin. Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit and Heather Cox (sideline reporter) will call the 2:30 p.m. game on ESPN.
— Missouri's SEC debut also will be nationally televised when it hosts Georgia at 6:45 p.m. Saturday on ESPN2. Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen and Quint Kessenich (sideline reporter) will call the game.
— Deer Creek High School football games are back on KGHM-AM 1340 AM for a second season. David Garrett and Scott Swyden are the announcers.
— Cal Ripken, a Hall of Famer and TBS studio analyst, will join Ernie Johnson and John Smoltz in the booth for TBS' coverage of the New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles game at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. The Orioles unveiled a statue in Ripken's honor on Thursday.
— Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, a Midwest City native, is featured on the ESPN news magazine “E: 60” at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
— CBS Sports has added orthopedic surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache as a medical consultant for its NFL coverage. ElAttrache will analyze injuries and interpret injury reports.
— The NFL Films-produced series “A Football Life returns” to the NFL Network at 7 p.m. Wednesday with a profile on Tim Tebow as told by former quarterbacks who embody aspects of his life on and off the field. Joe Namath, Roger Staubach, Steve Young, Doug Flutie and Kordell Stewart discuss what makes the New York Jets backup quarterback unique.
— Nine-time Pro Bowl safety Brian Dawkins has joined ESPN as an NFL studio analyst.
— ESPN2's “Numbers Never Lie,” 3-3:30 p.m. weekdays, will get a new look Monday, when ESPN commentators Jalen Rose and Hugh Douglas join host Michael Smith in full-time roles. The show offers round-table discussion with quantifiable answers.