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NFL Friday - Super Bowl Weekend

by Mike Giandomenico

How will the Giants fare against the Patriots in the Super Bowl? WFUV's NFL Friday has all the analysis.

With NFL Friday and the season coming to a close, there was no shortage of star power in the Super Bowl Edition of the show.

Ricky and I had a cavalcade of guests, starting off with Steve Gray’s weekly Giants report. Steve broke down the matchups as he has been doing all season long, including the Giants keys to victory, as well as his prediction.

Next up was a word with WFUV alum Bob Papa, the voice of the Giants on WFAN, courtesy of John DeMarzo, who along with Joe Vitiello, were in Indianapolis on Radio Row and on Sunday will be roaming the grounds at Lucas Oil Stadium while taking in the excitement of the big game.

Bob and John discussed a wide range of topics and did not limit themselves to the game, but tackled debates such as Eli Manning versus his older brother Peyton, and how Tom Brady could stack up against the legendary Joe Montana with a win in Super Bowl XLVI. There was also a sense of déjà vu, with some comparisons to Super Bowl XLII. Joe and John also provided us with a first hand look at what the feeling was leading up to the big game.

Steve Gray found himself embroiled in the middle of a heated debate between Ricky and myself about the Giants and the Pats, but managed to circumvent the passionate argument to provide his levelheaded analysis of the Giants/Patriots matchup.

An occasional regular of NFL Friday reappeared, as Clark Judge of offered his insight on storylines such as Rob Gronkowski’s ankle and the Giants’ “bold predictions.” He also weighed in on the Manning vs. Manning and Brady vs. Montana debate.

WFUV alum and 1050 ESPN NY host Ryan Ruocco also joined us. A Giants fan himself, Ruocco echoed the paranoia of Big Blue Fans everywhere, but exuded confidence in their ability to take the XLII rematch.

Last but certainly not least, the piece de resistance, Ricky and I sat down to talk with Hall of Fame Quarterback Joe Namath. Joe discussed everything from his new website, to his venture into the media, to his days at Alabama, and the Super Bowl both past and present.

It was definitely a show to remember, and a great way to kick off Super Bowl XLVI.

You may listen to the podcast in its entirety or a podcast of each of the interviews individually by clicking here.

Or you can hear any of the broadcast elements by clicking on the appropriate audio player below.



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