Fan Central Mailbag: Arena Football on ESPN3; CONCACAF coverage; Clemente Effect replay

ESPN3 will feature Arena League Football games beginning this weekend. (Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images)
ESPN3 will feature Arena League Football games beginning this weekend.
(Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images)


Before we get to your latest questions, we want to remind everyone that ESPN3 will be carrying six Arena Football League (AFL) games during the league’s opening weekend. A divisional battle between the New Orleans VooDoo and the Tampa Bay Storm tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET kicks off the coverage.

In total, ESPN will show more than 10 regular season and postseason AFL games on its television networks this season, including the Arena Bowl and one conference championship game, as well as 75 or more games on ESPN3.

Here’s the complete weekend schedule for the AFL on ESPN3:

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Now on to your questions. . .

I’m hoping ESPN covers CONCACAF this year. Any word on this? – Mike
The CONCACAF Champions League can be heard on ESPN Deportes Radio. Wednesday night, March 19, features a doubleheader starting with Deportivo Toluca versus the San Jose Earthquakes at 7 p.m. ET, followed by Cruz Azul FC versus Sporting Kansas City at 10 p.m. The full radio schedule can be found on the ESPN Deportes Radio page. And, of course, don’t forget to visit for all your soccer news and updates.

Roberto Clemente poster
Roberto Clemente poster

Does ESPN have an NBA tournament bracket fantasy game? – Mike
Thanks for the question Mike. There’s no NBA tournament bracket games, but you always visit’s NBA Fantasy Games page for the latest news and updates. Don’t forget ESPN Fantasy and Games is getting ready to offer a selection of bracket challenges, including the 2014 NCAA Men’s Tournament Challenge, 2014 NCAA Women’s Tournament Challenge, and ESPNFC’s 2014 World Cup Bracket Predictor game. Over on the ESPN Radio page, be sure to fill out The Herd’s Franchise Frenzy Bracket.

I am wondering if The Clemente Effect is available anywhere on DVD. I thought it was an amazing chronicle of Roberto Clemente. Thank you. – Steve
It’s not available on DVD, but be sure to set your DVR, Steve, because the documentary about the Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer will be on ESPN Classic on March 29 at 1 p.m., and March 30 at 6:30 p.m. Don’t forget, the Pirates’ Opening Day home game against the Chicago Cubs will be on ESPN March 31 at 1:05 p.m. Here’s the full Opening Day schedule, which includes five games on ESPN and ESPN2 (games also available on WatchESPN).

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