Chris’s Sport on Freeview Guide – Issue 8

Chris’s Sport on Freeview Guide – Issue 8

Welcome to Issue 8 of the Sport on Freeview Guide – we have a great interview this week, but before that – just to say, keep coming to the site, The Professionals are coming!  All will be revealed soon! So, this week’s interview is with Tom Briggs – Tom has an award-winning blog for all us fathers out there…  And if you like the interview and site – please vote for Tom, see below!

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— LoveAllDads(@LoveAllDads) September 15, 2014

Chris – So your website is www.diaryofthedad.co.uk – what gave you the inspiration?

Tom – I’d not long become a dad and wanted to keep a record of the things my son got up to and the milestones he reached. I wanted to write a book first of all, but thought a blog would be a good way of seeing what people thought of my writing. Four years and another son later, I’m still blogging but had completely forgotten about the book until just now!
Chris – There’s also a link on your website to a podcast you’re involved with, tell us about this?
Tom – I’m still not sure how I ended up on this, but am glad I’m part of the team! There are four of us – all dads – and we record a weekly show about parenting from a dad’s point of view. We discuss relevant news stories and articles from parenting websites and have a laugh doing it and people really enjoy it. So much so that we won the Innovate category in the BritMums Brilliance in Blogging Awards this year.
Chris – I’m a part time stay-at-home dad and I think there’s certainly a stigma about dads going to ‘babygroups’ – don’t always mums talking to me! (To the person who was rude to me at babygroup this morning – shame on you, next week you should talk back to me when I make a bloody effort to talk to you!)
Babygroup this morning
Me – (Making small talk) My son always goes round with his bunny – he’ll have it at his 21st birthday party!
Woman – (Abrupt) What’s the problem?  If he wants it, he wants it.
End of conversation…
So, Tom What have your experiences been like?
Tom – I think I’ve been lucky as people have always been very friendly and welcoming to me. I know that outdated attitudes are alive and well out there and it makes me really angry. Sadly, there are still so many people who think that dads are second-class parents and it’s ridiculous.
Chris – How has the blog changed since you started writing it?
Tom – It’s definitely evolved! I’ve branched out to write about other things as well as parenting and have a more disciplined approach to writing it. I also work with brands now and then to make a little bit of extra money from sponsored content and regularly include reviews too. The constant is the tone of voice though – even in posts like these as it’s important to me to stay true to the way it was when I started out.
Chris – So, onto sport – what sport do you like watching on TV?  I normally have to watch highlights of most sport!
Tom – Football, football, football! I’m a bit of a one-sport man really. I don’t mind watching a bit of tennis or things like the Olympics when they’re on, but it’s the beautiful game for me. I have to record a fair few games and watch them at a more convenient time – early evening kick offs are the worst for this – but if my team are on telly, I make sure I see them!
Chris – What’s the sporting event you’ve not been to that you would love to go to one day?
Tom – That would have to be the FA Cup Final. With Spurs trouncing either Arsenal or Chelsea before lifting the silverware!
Chris – Readers can also find you on Twitter – what’s your address?

Tom – I can be found at @DiaryOfTheDadA big thanks to Tom for a brilliant interview – as a Dad for two and a half years, I can relate to a lot of stuff on Tom’s site, it’s really well written and there’s content for non-parents too; look out for his September 15th post where he lists his ten favourite books of all time.  Visit http://www.diaryofthedad.co.uk and we’ll have another interview for you at weekend!

Now time for this week’s listings for Sport on Freeview… enjoy

Saturday September 20th 2014:

06:00 – 06:55 Channel 4 General Trans World Sport
06:55 – 07:55 Channel 4 General Swimming – From Loch Lomond
07:55 – 09:00 Channel 4 Horse Racing The Morning Line
09:30 – 10:00 ITV4 Football Champions League Weekly
12:10 – 12:50 BBC1 Football Football Focus
12:50 – 13:00 BBC1 General Saturday Sportsday
13:00 – 15:00 601 General Saling – World Championships from Santander.
13:25 – 16:10 Channel 4 Horse Racing Channel 4 Racing LIVE – From Newbury and Ayr
15:00 – 18:00 601 Football Final Score
16:00 – 17:10 BBC1 Football Final Score
17:10 – 18:20 BBC1 Motorsport Formula 1 – Singapore Grand Prix Highlights
22:00 – 00:00 Channel 5 Boxing Live International Boxing – Kid Galahad v Adeilson Dos Santos in Sheffield.
22:20 – 23:40 BBC1 Football Match of the Day – including West Ham v Liverpool
23:40 – 01:00 BBC1 Football The Football League Show – including Millwall v Notts Forest. (Repeated on 601 at 1am and 9am BBC2 Sunday)

 Sunday September 21st 2014:

05:40 – 06:05 Channel 4 General NFL: Rush Zone
06:05 – 07:00 Channel 4 General The American Football Show
07:00 – 07:55 Channel 4 General Street Velodrome – the final round.
07:55 – 08:30 Channel 4 Motorsport Motor Racing – British GT Round 10
08:30 – 09:00 Channel 4 General Triathlon – From Canada.
11:00 – 15:00 601 General Sailing – World Championships from Santander.
12:15 – 13:00 BBC1 Football MOTD2 Extra
15:50 – 18:00 601 Rugby Union Scrum V Live – Ospreys v Edinburgh
17:00 – 18:30 BBC1 Motorsport Formula 1 – Singapore Grand Prix Highlights
18:00 – 19:00 Dave General X Fighters – Freestyle motocross action.
18:30 – 19:30 BBC2 Rugby League Play Off Highlights
20:00 – 21:00 ITV4 Rugby Union Premiership Highlights – (Highlights repeated on ITV at 11:20pm)
21:00 – 23:00 Challenge Wrestling TNA Wresting
22:30 – 23:50 BBC1 Football Match of the Day 2 – including Leicester City v Manchester United.
23:00 – 23:30 Challenge Wrestling Wrestle Talk TV

 Monday September 22nd 2014:

06:15 – 07:05 ITV4 Football The Big Match Revisited.
23:00 – 00:00 ITV4 Football German Football Highlights – featuring Hamburg SV v Bayern Munich.
23:35 – 00:35 Channel 4 General The American Football Show.

 

Tuesday September 23rd 2014:

13:30 – 16:05 601 Cycling Road World Championships from Spain

 Wednesday September 24th 2014:

00:55 – 01:50 Channel 4 General NFL: Hard Knocks.
01:50 – 02:20 Channel 4 Boxing KOTV Boxing Weekly
12:30 – 16:20 601 Cycling Road World Championships from Spain
18:50 – 21:00 Movie Mix Boxing Film – The Greatest. Muhammad Ali plays himself in dramatized reconstructions from his career.
20:00 – 21:00 ITV4 Motorsport British Superbikes – Action from the TT Circuit Assen in the Netherlands.
21:00 – 22:00 ITV4 Motorsport Goodwood Revival – Highlights of the vintage motor racing event.
23:05 – 00:10 BBC1 Football The League Cup Show – Third round action. Highlights include Swansea v Everton.

 Thursday September 25th 2014:

13:30 – 14:30 BBC2 Golf Major Champions – interviewing Darren Clarke, Rory McIlroy and many more.
14:30 – 16:00 BBC2 Golf Ryder Cup 2012 – The Mircale of Medinah. Highlights from the previous contest.
23:05 – 00:05 ITV4 Football German Football Highlights – including Borussia Dortmund v Vfb Stuttgart.

 

Friday September 26th 2014:

13:00 – 15:00 601 Sailing World Championships from Santander.
13:30 – 16:00 Channel 4 Horse Racing Channel 4 Racing LIVE – From Newmarket
20:30 – 22:00 BBC2 Golf Ryder Cup – Highlights from Day 1 at Gleneagles
22:00 – 23:00 Quest Golf Ryder Cup – Medinah Memories

My TV pick of the week – Crackanory 10pm on Wednesday (Dave) – featuring Rik Mayall’s final television appearance, I genuinely can’t wait to see it.

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