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Remembering a Legendary Broadcaster

by Bob Ahrens

WFUV Sports

Marty Glickman spent 12 years at WFUV teaching the student broadcasters the art of doing play-by-play.  He began with Bob Papa and his final pupil was Spero Dedes. Spero gives his recollection of Marty including what he meant to him and his feelings upon seeing the new HBO Documentary "Glickman". You can also hear Bob and Spero talk with Andrew Bogusch and Rich McLaughlin, also students of Marty, in special One on One interviews this past Saturday.

One on One with "Glickman" Director Jim Freedman

by DJ Sixsmith, Bob Ahrens

WFUV Sports

On August 26 at 9 PM HBO premiered "Glickman" a documentary by James Freedman about the life of broadcaster Marty Glickman. Marty was special to all of us here at WFUV, especially the students he taught in a 12-year period between 1988-2000. 
 
Spero Dedes. Marty's final Fordham pupil, and current student DJ Sixsmith talk with Producer/Director James Freedman about his association with Marty, which began as a 17-year old high school student, They talk about the reason for making the documentary and what it was like to put the film together.
 
Spero's recollections of Marty can be heard in "Remembering a Legendary Broadcaster", elsewhere on the website.
 

HBO's "Glickman"

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

HBO Films

In the latest HBO documentary, Glickman, about revered sportscaster Marty Glickman premiering tonight at 9pm, director James Freedman seems intent on paying homage to his subject’s humanity just as much as his legendary resume of work. The first athlete turned play-by-play commentator, Glickman, who passed away in 2001, became a pioneer for sportscasters, calling everything from basketball and football at the professional level to the trotters at Yonkers raceway and inspiring listeners and future broadcasters, notably many who came through the halls at WFUV.

Who's Taking The Barclays?

by Kenny Ducey

On moving day at The Barclays, Hank Gola of the New York Daily News was kind enough to join us as we reacted to the first two rounds at Liberty National. We discussed Tiger extensively, as well as whether or not Gary Woodland and Kevin Chappell would last atop the leaderboard. And, of course, Hank gave us his Sunday predictions.

A Giant Start

by Kenny Ducey

RB Michael Cox (#29) returns a kick during Giants practice Saturday

Brandon Mosley, Michael Cox, and Ryan Nassib aren’t exactly household names in New York, but they’d like to be one day.

The three Giants met the media Thursday as they held their final practice in New Jersey before beginning the preseason Saturday at Pittsburgh, and none are more excited to play than Mosley.

Aaron Hernandez: No Longer a ‘Patriot’

by Kenny Ducey

Flickr | Jeffrey Beall

This is commentary from Kenny Ducey, giving you a closer look into the Aaron Hernandez Scandal.

The New England Patriots embody everything good about football. Okay, maybe that’s not 100% true (Belichick is a little mean, sometimes), but they’re the closest to a perfect-run franchise as there is in football today. They’ve got a great no-nonsense policy enforced by the most no-nonsense coach of them all. This week, though, we’ve learned that even the Patriots can make mistakes.

Bob Costas: The Last Word

by Alex Smith

Bob Costas is one of the most awarded sports broadcasters we have ever seen. A winner of an incredible 25 Emmy Awards, Costas has also covered multiple World Series, NBA Championships, Super Bowls, and Olympic Games. While all of those accolades are certainly noteworthy, Costas recently took home what he calls one of the great honors of his career, WFUV’s Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award.

WFUV Gala 2013 Honors Bob Costas

by Mack Rosenberg

WFUV

On May 9, 2013, Bob Costas was awarded the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting at the WFUV Annual Gala at the Edison Ballroom in Manhattan. It was a festive gathering of many familiar faces at WFUV, as Costas gave a moving speech in acceptance of the award. He told a few memorable stories about his favorite sport, baseball. In addition, he paid homage to the award's namesake, in saying that receiving the award was truly one of the great moments of his life.

Pugh! Giants Take a Safe Pick and Deep Breath in the First Round

by Eric Mollo

Flickr || fanspeak

As the saying goes, Bigger is better. That seemed to be a theme at the 2013 NFL Draft Thursday night as nine of the thirty-two picks were offensive linemen, one of whom is on his way to East Rutherford to play for Big Blue. The Giants selected Syracuse left tackle Justin Pugh with the 19th overall pick in the draft, which was a surprise to many (cough cough, myself) who thought the Giants would take their chances on one of the athletic pass rushers who were available at number 19 (cough cough , again, myself) or Xavier Rhodes, the talented Florida State cornerback. But as General Manager Jerry Reese alluded to in his presser, for as long as the Giants have been around, and it has been awhile, they have always picked the best player available. Justin Pugh fits the bill.