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.
Two Mondays ago, the Knicks were wrapping up their West-Coast trip from hell in Salt Lake City, when one of the unlikeliest heroes emerged. 40-year old Kurt Thomas delivered an inspiring performance on a fractured foot for his down-and out team, who had lost the first four games of the Western swing by 12 points or more.
Nolan Silbernagel and I talked with CBSsports.com NFL writer Clark Judge Saturday about the NFL, which still manages to be relevant even in its offseason. He visited Indianapolis last weekend for the NFL combine and shares his thoughts on who he had his eyes on. We break down some of the quarterbacks like Denard Robinson of Michigan and West Virginia’s Geno Smith and what their futures could be as we apporoach draft day. Then of course the big story of the week: Manti Te’o. Judge gives us his thoughts on his draft stock and the nature of scouts asking players questions about their sexual orientation.
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.
Saturday afternoon Kris Venezia and I had the opportunity to get both perspectives from the two Super Bowl teams, supplying strong analysis and real life experiences to break down the game.
First we talked with Matt Vensel, Baltimore Sun Ravens blogger, asking him about the Ray Lewis controversy this week and Joe Flacco's performance. He also describes the Flacco's contract situation and the keys to the Ravens winning Sunday.
Mike and Kenny provide you with all your pre-Super Bowl needs and analysis. They give you their opinion and get the analysis from Ryan Ruocco (YES Network, ESPN New York, WFUV alum). We also hear from Gerry Sandusky play-by-play man for the Baltimore Ravens and Mark Purdy columnist for the San Jose Mercury News.
Mike and Kenny look back on the Divisional Round of the playoffs and analyze the upcoming Conference Championships . Kenny tells you why the Falcons won't stop the 49ers and Mike tells you why the Patriots should be a double-diget favorite over the Ravens. Each staff member gives their predictions for both games. Clark Judge gives his take on the championship games and the coaching carousel. Clark also talks about Tom Brady making history and why his past two Super Bowl defeats were not his fault.
Today in sports it’s not easy to achieve success and almost impossible to sustain it. Only a few special teams over the last decade or so have achieved "dynasty" status. In basketball the Lakers won three straight titles from 2000-2002, adding two more in 2009 and 2010. Meanwhile, the Spurs won four Larry O’Brien Trophies during a nine year stretch.