THURSDAY MAY 21st
Game Six: The Movie
ESPN 509 / Kayo 8:30 pm
If all 10 episodes of The Last Dance simply wasn’t enough, ESPN is providing a pretty damn good spin-off with Game Six: The Movie
Game Six: The Movie marks the first time the 1998 Utah Jazz v Chicago Bulls NBA Playoff game has been broadcast in high definition.
This is no ordinary replay of a classic game.
Game 6: The Movie is an unprecedented cinematic production and an in-depth look at one of the most iconic games in NBA history.
Featuring never-before-seen game footage captured by NBA entertainment, vision from The Last Dance documentary along with the live game telecast produced by NBC at the time.
This is an excellent bit of dessert to top off the feast that was The Last Dance.
Spoiler alert: Jordan scores the game-winning shot with 5.2 seconds left, but you knew that already.
I’d question why you’d even watch this in the first place if you didn’t.
FRIDAY 22nd MAY
AFL: Live Classic Recall
FOX Footy 504 / Kayo
While we’re all looking forward to AFL resuming in less than a month’s time, I’m actually going to miss some of the classic replays.
FOX Footy soldiers on with their classic recalls before season resumes and they’ve picked an interesting clash for this Friday night.
The Round 15, 1993 clash between Melbourne and Geelong at the MCG doesn’t stand out in terms of classic matches from years gone by, but when you do watch it you’ll be glad you did.
It features another Gary Ablett Snr masterclass as he boots 11 in a losing side, which is basically the story of Geelong’s 1993 season – arguably the best team to never make the finals.
If you’re a Dees fan you’ll love watching the likes of Glenn Lovett, Stephen Tingay, Todd Viney, Jim Stynes and Garry Lyon dominate.
However, if you love watching Gary Snr – you’re in for an absolute treat.
SATURDAY 23rd MAY
Channel 7 Midday
Being a bookie, we say this everyday but thank goodness for Horse Racing.
Racing has served punters and sports fans in general well over this lockdown period and Channel 7 has to be commended for providing excellent coverage of Saturday meets.
Featuring the Group Two Victory Stakes at Eagle Farm along with the action from the meets at Flemington and Randwick its set to be a cracking day of elite racing.
While the coverage on SKY Racing and Racing.Com is far more comprehensive for the serious punter, Seven offers a better and convenient product for the more casual observer.
More than happy to spend my time on the couch studying the form, placing bets on the Neds app and hopefully backing some winners watching the Races this Saturday.
BeIN Sports 1, 2 & 3 From 11 pm
It’s different, it’s unusual and very much a reflection of the times.
This is Bundesliga 2020 style but this is live, European Football on a Saturday night and it’s bloody great to have it back on our screens.
Granted, before everything went crazy most of our European Football fix came from the EPL on Optus Sports but right now we’re all in on the Bundesliga.
BeIN Sports broadcast three of Saturday’s games on all three channels – the Wolfsburg v Dortmund game is on channel 513, Borussia Monchengladbachon v Bayer Leverkusen on 514 and Paderborn v Hoffenheim rounding out the trifecta on 515.
Flick between all three games or just choose the one.
Either way, it’s live European Football being played and broadcast on our screens.
Don’t take it for granted!
SUNDAY 24th MAY
Full credit to Optus Sport for not only getting the rights to South Korea’s K-League but actually giving it proper coverage, not just taking a generic international broadcast feed.
Featuring a proper panel of Richard Bayliss, John Aloisi, Micheal Bridges and Mark Schwarzer, Optus is providing proper pre, half and post-game coverage which gives a great insight for the Australian audience.
This weekend, Optus Sport offers comprehensive coverage of the Pohang v Seoul game on Friday night (8:30 pm AEST) and the Uslan v Busan game at 8 pm this Sunday (AEST).