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Beloved Weekend

In the spirit of St. Valentine's Day ESPN Classic presents a weekend of sports most popular athletes. Dearly Beloved Weekend features Ali, Gretzky, Fox, Mario, Namath, Michael Jordan, and many more.

DATE/TIME SHOW

Friday, February 15
6pm et/3pm pt

1998 Daytona 500 (Feb 15) - The late Dale Earnhardt wins his first Daytona 500 after trying unsuccessfully 19 previous times.

Friday, February 15
8pm et/5pm pt

2001 Stanley Cup – NJ Devils at Colorado, Game 7 (June 9) - The Avalanche win their second cup, their first at home. In one of the great gestures in Cup history, Captain Joe Sakic accepts the cup and immediately hands it to Ray Bourque who hoists it for the first time in his 22-year NHL career.

Friday, February 15
10pm et/7pm pt

Classic Night At The Fights: Muhammad Ali (The Rumble and Thrilla) - Ali is arguably still the most beloved athlete on the planet.

Friday, February 15
Midnight et/9pm pt

1992 NBA All Star Game: Magic Returns (Feb 9) - Magic Johnson. Everyone loves Magic.

Saturday, February 16
2am et/11pm pt

NHL Classics: 1993 Campbell Final – LA Kings at Toronto Game 1 (May 17) - Leading 4-1 late in the third, Kings defenceman Marty McSorley puts a big hit on Leafs center Doug Gilmour, prompting Leaf captain Wendel Clark to step in.

Saturday, February 16
10am et/7am pt

NHL Classics: Gretzky Breaks Howe's All Time NHL Point Record - LA Kings at Edmonton (Oct 15, 1989) - Wayne Gretzky's flare for the dramatic is evident once again as the Great One returns to the City of Champions to break Gordie Howe's NHL points record.

Saturday, February 16
Noon et/9am pt

NHL Classics: 1997 Stanley Cup - Philadelphia at Detroit, Game 4 (June 7) - The Red Wings finally reach the promised land. Steve Yzerman hoists the Cup for the first time.

Saturday, February 16
2pm et/11am pt

NHL Classics: Mario Returns – Toronto at Pittsburgh (Dec 27, 2000) - Mario Lemieux's number 66 is taken down from the rafters as the Magnificent One returns to the NHL after a three-year absence.

Saturday, February 16
4pm et/1pm pt

Wimbledon Classics: 1992 Men's Final – Andre Agassi vs. Goran Ivanisevic - From the very beginning of his career, Andre Agassi was a fan favorite.

Saturday, February 16
6pm et/3pm pt

USGA Golf: Official U.S. Open Films – 1972, Pebble Beach - Jack Nicklaus is still a legend.

Saturday, February 16
6:30pm et/3:30pm pt

USGA Golf: Official U.S. Open Films – 1980, Springfield NJ - Jack Nicklaus is still a legend.

Saturday, February 16
7pm et/4pm pt

30 For 30: Into The Wind - Terry Fox is perhaps the most beloved Canadian athlete ever.

Saturday, February 16
8pm et/5pm pt

NBA: 1992 Finals – Portland at Chicago, Game 6 (June 14) - Michael Jordan. That is all.

Saturday, February 16
10pm et/7pm pt

Boxing: Russ Anber Presents: Joe Louis: The Early Years - The first great heavyweight champion, Joe Louis.

Sunday, February 17
2:30pm et/11:30am pt

NFL Films: Pure Payton - Sweetness, Walter Payton.

Sunday, February 17
3:30pm et/12:30pm pt

Super Bowl III - NY Jets vs. Baltimore - The legend of Broadway Joe is born. Everybody loves Joe Namath.

Sunday, February 17
5pm et/2pm pt

1981 NFC Final - San Francisco vs. Dallas - Joe Montana

Sunday, February 17
6:30pm et/3:30pm pt

The Drive: 1986 AFC Championship - Broncos vs. Browns - John Elway is one of America's favorite sons.



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