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.
Nolan Silbernagel and Mike Valdetara discussed why the Giants suffered another late season collapse and if some serious coaching changes have to be made to avoid another disappointing season next year. Listen in and see why Schwartz thinks the players are to be blamed more than the coaches.
Schwartz also gave his input as to what he thought is the biggest weakness of the New York Giants were this year.
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On the final regular season episode of One on One's NFL Friday Nick and Chris discuss the possiblity of the Giants making the playoffs. They also analyze the decision by coach Rex Ryan to re-instate Mark Sanchez as the Jets starting quaterback due to injury. They also talk to senior NFL writer for cbssports.com Clark Judge about the diffrent playoff scenarios. Clark gives us his favorites for the NFC East crown and final wild card spot. He also tells you the best team playoff team with a rookie quarterback and his leader in the MVP race.
This past Saturday on One on One, Mack Rosenberg and DJ Sixsmith had the opportunity to talk football with Manish Mehta and Gary Myers both of the New York Daily News.
Kenny Ducey and Nolan Silbernagel give you the latest scoop on the ongoing dramas that are the New York Jets and Giants. They break down the end of the Jets playoff hopes and the Giants matchup with the Ravens. Beat reporters Joe Vitiello and Eric Mollo have the weekly Jets and Giants reports, respectively. Kevin Burkhardt, play-by-play man for the Dallas Cowboys discusses the NFC East with the guys in the General NFL segment.
Mike and Kenny give you the latest from the local New York football teams. Mark Cannizzaro Jets beat reporter for the New York Post talks to the guys about the Jets aquisition of reciever Braylon Edwards and the team's playoff prospects. Mike and Kenny breakdown the Giants matchup against the top-seeded Falcons, evaluating the potential impact of Big Blue's rookie back David Wilson. Joe Vitiello and Eric Mollo have the weekly Jets and Giants reports, respectively.
Mike and Kenny preview Jets matchup with the 2-10 Jaguars and debate the merits of starting Mark Sanchez. Mike Garafolo the NFL reporter for USA Today joins the guys to talk Giants, the play of RG3 last week, and the running quarterback poition in general. They also look ahead to the matchup against the New Orleans Saints.