The 2002 calendar year is about to come to a close and ESPN Classic will remember those that have passed on or retired this year with a Classic Final Farewell Tribute on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 28-29. Here's the complete schedule:
All times Eastern
Classic "Final Farewell Tribute"
Sat.-Sun., Dec. 28-29
Saturday, Dec. 28
|Patrick Ewing was a force on both ends of the floor.|
10 a.m. - 1994 Eastern Conference Finals, Game 7
Indiana Pacers at N.Y. Knicks
Knicks win 94-90 over the the Pacers to win the series, 4-3. The Knicks had trailed this series, 3-2. When John Starks missed, Patrick Ewing grabbed the rebound and dunked it to give New York the lead for good in a four-point victory that sent the Knicks to the NBA Finals for the first time in 21 years. The gigantic jam climaxed a sensational game for Ewing, who had 24 points, 22 rebounds, seven assists and five blocks.
Noon - 1966 Dallas Cowboys Yearbook
Tribute to Bob Hayes. A 30 minute show re-capping the 1966 Dallas Cowboys season, which includes the important games they played throughout the year. They eventually lost in the NFL Championship game to Green Bay, 34-27.
12:30 p.m. - SportsCentury: Seattle Slew
1:30 p.m. - Heisman Heroes: Jay Berwanger
2 p.m. - 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers Yearbook
Recap of the 1979 Steelers season, feauring Mike Webster. Included are the important games they played in on their road to winning the Super Bowl over the L.A. Rams, 31-19.
2:30 p.m. - 1957 NFL Championship Game: Cleveland vs Detroit
Detroit Lions 59, Cleveland Browns 14. Spotlight on Bobby Layne.
3 p.m. - 1991 NCAA Sweet Sixteen: Seton Hall vs Arizona
Terry Dehere scored 28 to lead the Pirates to an 81-77 win over the Wildcats. Brian Williams (Bison Dele) had 21 points and 10 rebounds.
|Coach Scotty Bowman won his record ninth Cup title.|
5 p.m. - 2002 Stanley Cup Finals, Game 5
Carolina Hurricanes at Detroit Red Wings
On the night he won his ninth -- and final -- Stanley Cup, a retirement-bound Scotty Bowman upstaged his Red Wings stars to their third Stanley Cup in six seasons with a 3-1 win over Carolina. Dominik Hasek finally won the Cup he has chased throughout a Hall of Fame career and 600-goal scorer Luc Robitaille did, too.
7 p.m. - SportsCentury: Ted Williams
8 p.m. - SportsCentury: Johnny Unitas
9 p.m. - 1983 Final Four: Houston vs Louisville
Behind Clyde Drexler's and Hakeem Olajuwon's 21 points each, Houston rallies from a 41-36 halftime deficit to overtake Louisville, 94-81, and reach the finals versus North Carolina State.
Sunday, Dec. 29
9 a.m. - SportsCentury: Sam Snead
10 a.m. - Classic Wide World of Sports - Evel Knievel
A look at ABC sports innovator, Roone Arledge.
11 a.m. - Orlando Magic at LA Lakers (1998)
Play-by-play announcer Chick Hearn broadcast his 3,000th consecutive Lakers game. Hearn, who last missed a broadcast on Nov. 20, 1965, when bad weather prevented him from getting to a game, was honored at halftime. The sellout crowd of 17,505 at the Forum gave him a 90-second standing ovation.
1 p.m. - 1982 World Series, Game 2: Milwaukee at St. Louis
After falling behind 3-0 in a game they needed badly, the Cardinals parlayed their speed, the relief pitching of Bruce Sutter and two clutch hits by Darrell Porter for a 5-4 victory over the Brewers to send the Series to Milwaukee tied at one victory apiece.
|Members of the Cardinals watch a video tribute to fallen teammate Darryl Kile during a memorial service before the game against Milwaukee on Tuesday, June 25, at Busch Stadium.|
3 p.m. - New York Mets at Houston Astros (1993)
Darryl Kile pitched the major leagues' second no-hitter in four days, leading the Astros to a 7-1 victory over the Mets.
5 p.m. - 1978 Cotton Bowl: Notre Dame vs Texas
Notre Dame 38, Texas 10. Joe Montana leads No. 5 Notre Dame over No. 1 Texas and Heisman winner Earl Campbell (116 yards). ND wins the National Championship. Honoring Dan Devine.
7 p.m. - ESPN Classic Tribute: Legends of Our Time