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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WFUV Beat Reporters Eric Mollo, Mike Watts, and Kenny Ducey broke down the Giants, Rangers, and Nets respectively before Fordham's game at La Salle Saturday. Click below to hear reaction to Ahmad Bradshaw's release, how the Rangers can return to the top of the East, and what is hurting the Nets so badly.
This week on NFL Friday, I catch up with Kenny Ducey and discuss the Super Bowl. We also use part of the show to talk about the recent moves made by the Giants and Jets. Dave Sims, a great friend of WFUV and the radio voice of the NFL on Sunday Night for Dial Global as well as the television voice of the Seattle Mariners on Root Sports joined us to talk about the postseason, the Super Bowl, the Associated Press' NFL awards and of course a little news on his Mariners.
It was another great week for NFL Friday as Kenny Ducey and Julian Atienza went over all the big issues surronding the NFL. The guys started talking about the career and accomplishments of linebacker Ray Lewis, as he annouced his retirement this week. Eric Mollo and Joe Vitello gave their final Jets and Giants reports and gave a final recep of the season.