TSN relives the most memorable sports events and moments from 2002 with SportsCentre: Year in Review and Off The Record Year in Review, and also looks back at golf’s four Majors and the 34th Ryder Cup Matches.
SportsCentre, TSN’s flagship news program, headlines the retrospective look back with SportsCentre: Year in Review on Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 11 p.m. (all times Eastern) (encore presentation on Wednesday, Dec. 25 at 10 p.m.) Hosted by Darren Dutchyshen and Jennifer Hedger, the one-hour show will count down the Top 10 sports stories of 2002 and highlight the Top 5 Plays of the Year as voted by viewers on www.tsn.ca. In addition, James Duthie backpedals through sports’ most bizarre moments of 2002 with a witty and amusing segment called The Good, The Bad and The Duthie.
Off The Record Year in Review premieres on Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 10 p.m. (encore presentation on Wednesday, Dec. 25 at noon) as host Michael Landsberg takes a journey back through Off The Record’s most controversial and provoking debates in 2002. The show will feature the year’s most high-profile guests, including actor Wesley Snipes discussing the media’s portrayal of various ethnic backgrounds in society; future NFL Hall of Famer and former Buffalo Bills running back Thurman Thomas dissing Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith; Toronto Maple Leafs head coach and general manager Pat Quinn talking about the loss of goalie Curtis Joseph to the Detroit Red Wings; O.J. Simpson lawyer Johnnie Cochran arguing race relations in sports; and Tyler Stewart, drummer of the Juno award-winning Barenaked Ladies, criticizing American patriotism at the 2002 Super Bowl.
TSN’s reflective celebration also includes a look back at the year’s four golf Majors plus the 34th Ryder Cup Matches. Coverage begins on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 1 p.m. with Tiger Woods’ second straight victory at the 2002 Masters. On Monday, Dec. 23 at 1 p.m., TSN will air the 2002 U.S. Open Championship as Woods captures his second consecutive Major of the year. The action continues with the British Open on Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 1 p.m. featuring Ernie Els’ stunning sudden-death victory, and The 84th PGA Championship on Wednesday, Dec. 25 at 1 p.m. featuring Rich Beem’s first Major victory. In addition, TSN will re-broadcast the 34th Ryder Cup Matches on Thursday, Dec. 26 at 1 p.m. featuring Europe’s decisive victory over the USA.
TSN wraps up its retrospective look at golf in 2002 with Canadians on the PGA TOUR, a special one-hour program highlighting Canada’s best and brightest players on the PGA TOUR, on Sunday, Dec. 29 at 1 p.m.