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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The New York Jets have selected Dee Milliner and Sheldon Richardson as the 9th and 13th picks in the NFL Draft respectively. The selections are defensive heavy to say the least. Dee Milliner is a cornerback who will be expected to fill the spot that has been left with the loss of Darrelle Revis. But General Manager John Idzick said the selection of Milliner was not made just to fill shoes.