TNT airs "Before They Were Pros" tonight at 8:00pm ET.
The 90-minute show from TNT & NFL Films features the careers
of NFL players, Brett Favre, Marcus Allen, John Elway, Wayne
Chrebet and Troy Aikman (TNT). In N.Y., David Bianculli
gives the program two stars, noting, "Some stories are every
bit as inspirational as intended. In particular, those of
Allen ... and Chrebet" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 9/30).
GENERAL: B&C reports that ESPN Internet Ventures will
soon use its GameTracker technology to track NFL games on
ESPN SportsZone. No official word on when the service will
kick off, but "expect to see it debut" when ESPN takes over
the Sunday night NFL game next month (BROADCASTING & CABLE,
9/29 issue)....The "Fabulous Sports Babe" has been dropped
be all-sports WEEI-AM in Boston (BOSTON GLOBE, 9/30).