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The First Giants-Jets Game

by Bob Ahrens

From the WFUV Sports Archives

The first Giants-Jets game. August 17, 1969...Yale Bowl, New Haven, CT.

The Jets were coming off a Super Bowl victory and needed to prove their victory over Baltimore wasn't a fluke. The two teams and the two leagues did not like each other...and that's putting it nicely.

One on One's NFL Friday: Pro Bowl Weekend

by Sean Hahner

Kelly Kultys and Anthony Pucik took a look at the top story in the NFL this week - Deflategate. The two then moved to recapping last week's championship action and what the keys are for the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl. Kelly and Anthony reviewed the Jets coaching situation and went around the league discussing the other new head coaches. Finally they, along with Producer Sean Hahner and Engineer Alicia Montanaro gave their Super Bowl predictions.

To listen to the podcast please click on the link below or download it on iTunes.

One on One's NFL Friday - Conference Championship Edition

by Patrick Burns

Matt Moro and Patrick Burns talk all things NFL in this week's edition of NFL Friday. They started with the head coaching carousel, breaking down all of the new hires and which ones they think will work out best. They then recapped all four of last week's Divisional Round games, before previewing the Conference Championships. Finally, Brendan Bowers and Luke Palmer joined the guys from behind the glass for predictions.

NFL Friday - Divisional Round Edition

by Brendan Bowers, Kenny Ducey, Matt Rosenfeld

Kenny Ducey & Matt Rosenfeld break down the NFL's Wildcard weekend including the controversial picked up flag in the Detroit-Dallas game, and the lack of Cardinal offence in the Arizona-Carolina game.  They then preview each matchup of the NFL Divisional round including players to watch in each game, and key matchups.  Producer Brendan Bowers joins in during the last segment as each of them make thier picks for each game, and made a bold prediction

New York Giants 2014 Season Recap

by Kristian O'Hara

Marianne O'Leary: Flickr

The New York Football Giants finished the 2014 season with a 6-10 record.  For the third straight year, Big Blue missed the playoffs and finished the season with a losing record for the second year in a row.  Owner John Mara called finishing 6-10, “an embarrassment”.  New York has seen that winning a Super Bowl is not easy, but you need to qualify for the playoffs before you win a Super Bowl.  The playoff drought has fans and management searching for answers.  However, one answer that the Giants believe they have figured out is at head coach. 

Hidden Talent at the Orange Bowl

by Joey Brander

Joey Brander : WFUV Sports 

On the eve of both the new year and the first college football playoff games, the Capital One Orange Bowl saw 7th ranked Mississippi State and 12th ranked Georgia Tech battle to end their seasons with a win. While the pre-game hype centered largely on Mississippi State star quarterback Dak Prescott, who finished eighth in Heisman voting, his top receiving target, De’Runnya Wilson, found himself under the radar. 

Boca Raton Bowl: The Story Behind the Game

by Joey Brander

Joey Brander : WFUV Sports

The inaugural Boca Raton Bowl was an exciting and high scoring battle that saw a kickoff returned for a touchdown, five total touchdowns accounted for by quarterback Rakeem Cato and a historic 18-catch performance by Marshall receiver Tommy Shuler in a resounding 52-23 victory for the Thundering Herd. However, the bowl did not begin with the teams storming onto the field to the cheers of the thousands of fans, nor with the opening kickoff. Rather, the game itself was the final stage of months of preparation by both the city of Boca Raton and ESPN.