One on One

The Tribeca Diary

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Flickr:: JFPic/ CaseyTempletonPhotography

I’m sitting on a leather couch in an upscale bar on Fulton Street and New York Giant cornerback Prince Amukamura is a few feet to my right. My colleague/friend/socializer Kris Venezia is next to me and we engage in conversation to avoid any awkward stares in our direction, which we knowingly received from many people, including Hannah Storm’s younger daughters to our left. You see we inadvertently had situated ourselves in the VIP section of the bar, an open room with neon lighting that offered us a chance to breathe.

2013 NFL Draft Preview: Cleveland Waits For #6

by Mike Watts

Flickr :: krlblack

WFUV Sports will provide live coverage from historic Radio City Music Hall for the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft featuring draftee interviews, live updates from Jets and Giants camp, analysis from local and national writers across the country and pick by pick commentary.  Each day this week, we will provide an in depth look at the draft, from the fan experience to local draft previews. Check in each day for a new prespective, and be sure to tune in live to One on One's NFL Friday: NFL Draft Edition on Thursday, April 25, 2013. Today, Mike Watts talks with Mark Bishop of ESPN Cleveland about the Cleveland's pick.

2013 NFL Draft Preview: Kansas City On The Clock

by Mike Watts

Flickr :: Brood_Wich

WFUV Sports will provide live coverage from historic Radio City Music Hall for the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft featuring draftee interviews, live updates from Jets and Giants camp, analysis from local and national writers across the country and pick by pick commentary.  Each day this week, we will provide an in depth look at the draft, from the fan experience to local draft previews. Check in each day for a new prespective, and be sure to tune in live to One on One's NFL Friday: NFL Draft Edition on Thursday, April 25, 2013. Today, Mike Watts talks with Dave Skretta of the Associated Press about the Chiefs' pick.

2013 NFL Draft Preview: Talent, No Matter the Conference

by Mike Watts

Scott Cawley :: Flickr

WFUV Sports will provide live coverage from historic Radio City Music Hall for the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft featuring draftee interviews, live updates from Jets and Giants camp, analysis from local and national writers across the country and pick by pick analysis.  Each day this week, we will provide an in depth look at the draft, from the fan experience to local draft previews. Check in each day for a new prespective, and be sure to tune in live to One on One's NFL Friday: NFL Draft Edition on Thursday, April 25, 2013.  Today, Mike Watts tries to find the correlation between first round selections, their level of collegiate competition, and their likelihood of reaching the probowl.

2013 NFL Draft Preview: From Fan to Reporter

by Mack Rosenberg

Mack Rosenberg, WFUV Sports

WFUV Sports will provide live coverage from historic Radio City Music Hall for the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft featuring draftee interviews, live updates from Jets and Giants camp, analysis from local and national writers across the country and pick by pick analysis.  Each day this week, we will provide an in depth look at the draft, from the fan experience to local draft previews. Check in each day for a new prespective, and be sure to tune in live to One on One's NFL Friday: NFL Draft Edition on Thursday, April 25, 2013.  Today, Mack Rosenberg gives his insight after attending the past four NFL Drafts.

WFUV Remembers... Pat Summerall: Less is More

by Bob Ahrens

Photo courtesy of patsummerall.net

Pat Summerall visited WFUV on May 1, 2011 and spent some time visiting with the sports staff.  The next day he accepted the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting at WFUV's Fourth Annual Gala.   Joe Tordy had the opportunity to get to know Pat in the months before the award ceremony and his special feature gives us an insight into this special man whose economy of words lets us know why the game is more important than the broadcaster. 

The Masters with Hank Gola

by Mike Watts

Shannon Hurst Lane :: Flickr

Hank Gola of the NY Daily News gave us twenty minutes from Augusta National to talk the Masters this week on One on One.  Jake Kring-Schreifels and I ask Hank where the best place to watch the greatest event in golf, while Hank was more interested in what was happening in New York.  Tiger Woods' penalty, Tianlang Guan making the cut, the relative unknowns at the top of the leaderboard and the "sub-par" efforts of Graeme McDowell and Phil Mickelson.

One on One speaks with Sharon Robinson

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

flickr | MattBritt00

Saturday afternoon Mike Watts and I had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Sharon Robinson, an author, education consultant to MLB, and daughter of Jackie Robinson. After seeing the film seven times she says, Sharon discusses the new film "42," her own memories of her father, and the current state of baseball. With a few books to her name, and a new biography out about her father, Sharon Robinson says she is looking forward to April 15th and is eternally proud that #42 continues to mean something today. 

 

Tania Grossinger: A Special Friendship with Jackie Robinson

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

In 1997, One on One interviewed Tania Grossinger, now a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, a freelance writer and public relations consultant. As a little girl growing up in her cousin’s Catskill Resort Hotel, she saw many celebrities check-in each day, but it was Jackie Robinson who was most special to her. She is best known for her work “Growing up at Grossinger’s” and currently the author of “A Memoir of an Independent Woman.” Jake Kring-Schreifels caught up with Tania again to discuss her chance encounter with #42, their lasting relationship, and her most recent children’s book “Jackie and Me: A Very Special Relationship.”

 

One on One talks with Ralph Branca

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

flickr | BaseballBacks

Ralph Branca, the former Dodger, Tiger, and Yankee, known predominantly as being the pitcher who gave up "The Shot Heard Round the World" to Bobby Thompson, joined Mike Watts and I Saturday to discuss his former teammate Jackie Robinson. With "Jackie Robinson Day" taking place April 15th and a new film about the legend "42" out Friday (Ralph is portrayed in the film), we took the time to discuss Robinson's historical impact on the game of baseball and Branca's firsthand experience as his teammate.