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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.

When Baseball Becomes the Bad Guy

by Kenny Ducey

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It’s a story that you’ve probably seen countless times; two leading characters despise each other. One who relates to the audience with his positive morals, and the other who is the polar opposite, are forced to team up in order to halt the evil-doings of a larger-than-life villain. Along the way, however, the better man has to resort to the tactics of the skeevier one in order to get the job done.

ESPN’s Buster Olney Joins One on One

by Nolan Silbernagel

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Nolan Silbernagel and Matt Rosenfeld sat down with Buster Olney of the ESPN family of networks and asked him all questions regarding the recent suspensions of players tied to taking performance enhancing drugs.  Olney gives his take as to whether or not this past Monday, which was when 12 players were suspended for taking PED’s, was a good or bad day for baseball, if he was surprised only Alex Rodriguez appealed the suspension, and if he expects the penalties to get tougher against players using PED’s.