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Al Michaels: Seizing the Moment

by Kyle Kesses

Photos Courtesy NBC

“Al Michaels is the greatest play-by-play broadcaster who has ever lived.” That distinction was provided by Drew Esocoff, director of NBC Sunday Night Football, in one of nine interviews conducted in the making of Al Michaels: Seizing The Moment. Over the past 40 years, Michaels has been the lyricist of many of the greatest American sports moments.

Ryan Meara: A Local Product

by Mike Watts
NY Red Bulls

For several years, Ryan Meara (MARE-uh) never seemed to make much of an effort to correct people when they mispronounced his name. He let his play on the soccer pitch do the talking for him. What the six foot five goalkeeper may lack in off field assertiveness, he more than makes up for with numerous jaw dropping saves and a natural ability to lead on the pitch. The 2011 Atlantic Ten Defensive Player of the Year makes his debut as the starting keeper for the New York Red Bulls when RBNY opens its season on the road against FC Dallas on Sunday afternoon.

WFUV Remembers Gary Carter

by Bob Ahrens
Gary Carter at Hall of Fame in 2004 with WFUV's Frank Mentesana

From the WFUV Sports Archives

Cooperstown, NY, Sunday, July 27, 2003...This was the date Gary Carter ws inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Earlier that week WFUV Sports Manager Joe Buono had the opportunity to interview Gary for One on One's Saturday broadcast from the Hall.

Giants Super Finish

by Amit Badlani

By Steve Gray

It was déjà vu all over again at Lucas Oil Stadium after the New York football Giants defeated the New England Patriots for the second time in the past four championship games. Eli Manning played a nearly flawless game going 30-40 for 296 yards and a touchdown en route to his second super bowl MVP. Naturally, Manning orchestrated yet another fourth quarter comeback drive for the ages; this time with Mario Manningham as the hero after making a 38 yard David Tyree-esq catch to begin the drive. John DeMarzo was on location, and you can hear his comments in his Super Bowl XLVI piece.

Times Are A-Changin'

by Steve Simineri

photo by Keith Allison

Slowly but surely the Yankees dynasty years has become a thing of the past. Once upon a time the Yankees won 4 Championships in 5 years and appeared in 6 World Series in 8 years between 1996 and 2003. They were the most revered team in sports and had a knack for getting it done in October.  But the Yankees have only one World Series banner in the last 11 years and those dynasty years seem like a distant memory.

The Baseball Biker

by Mike Giandomenico

There are some folks who are lucky if they attend one baseball game a year, perhaps even in a few years. For Darren O’Donnell, it was 30 stadiums or bust in one season with a catch – traveling 10,700 miles** across country to visit every Major League Ballpark on his bicycle. The Idaho native quit his job, moved out of his apartment, and embarked on the trip of a lifetime from Bellingham, Washington in April, and wrapped up the excursion in St. Louis in September.