nfl http://wamc.org en "Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears And The Wild Heart Of Football" By Rich Cohen http://wamc.org/post/monsters-1985-chicago-bears-and-wild-heart-football-rich-cohen <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For </span><a href="http://authorrichcohen.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Rich Cohen</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and millions of other fans, the 1985 Chicago Bears were more than a football team- they were the greatest football team ever. A gang of colorful nuts, dancing and pounding their way to victory-they wont a </span>Superbowl<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and even saved a city.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cohen was 17 years old when the Bears won their first and only </span>Superbowl<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He was in the super dome when they defeated the New England Patriots 46-10.</span></p><p>In his new book <em>Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and The Wild Heart of Football</em>- he recounts the thrilling story of their sole championship season, as well as the history of the franchise and the history of the early NFL.</p><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78963 at http://wamc.org "Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears And The Wild Heart Of Football" By Rich Cohen Vox Pop : Winter Sports : 1/2/14 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-winter-sports-1214 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The New Year—in addition to a monster snow storm—is bringing with it some exciting sports news. Notably, the </span>BCS<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> championship between Auburn and Florida State kicking off Monday night, and the rapid approach of the Winter Olympics in </span>Sochi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. We’re talking sports today with our </span>WAMC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Sports Commentator Keith </span>Strudler<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 18:00:00 +0000 81067 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Winter Sports : 1/2/14 Jets Eliminate Miami 20-7, Eagles Take NFC East http://wamc.org/post/jets-eliminate-miami-20-7-eagles-take-nfc-east <p></p><p></p><p>In the NFL, it was the Jets over Miami 20-7. Geno Smith led three long scoring drives, ran for a touchdown and threw for 190 yards. New England defeated Buffalo 34-20. The Pats finished 12-4, while the Bills ended up 6-10 and last in the AFC East. The Giants moved past Washington 20-6.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 13:13:56 +0000 Jaired Crofut 80838 at http://wamc.org Jets Eliminate Miami 20-7, Eagles Take NFC East Gregg Easterbrook On Football's Impact on America http://wamc.org/post/gregg-easterbrook-footballs-impact-america <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/125001171X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=125001171X&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">The King of Sports: Football&#39;s Impact on America</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=125001171X" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em>, Gregg Easterbrook, author of the wildly popular ESPN.com column Tuesday Morning Quarterback takes on football&#39;s place in American society.</p><p>In the book, he tells the full story of how football became so deeply ingrained in American culture. Both good and bad, he examines its impact on American society at all levels of the game.</p><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 13:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 75402 at http://wamc.org Gregg Easterbrook On Football's Impact on America Keith Strudler: NFL Concussion Settlement http://wamc.org/post/keith-strudler-nfl-concussion-settlement <p>By almost any reasonable regard, $765 million is a lot of money. It’s the kind of number that would make Powerball ticket sales so crazy you couldn’t leave a 7-11 in under an hour. It’s the working budget of some decent sized companies, and almost enough to fund a presidential run. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 19:50:00 +0000 Keith Strudler 72873 at http://wamc.org 8/30/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/83013-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and Ray Graf and Editor of The Daily Gazette, Judy Patrick. Joe Donahue moderates.</p><p>Topics include:<br>Syria<br>France &amp; Britain<br>NFL Concussion Settlement</p><p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 72556 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum - Super Bowl : 1/31/13 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-super-bowl-13113 <p></p><p>Are you ready for some football?! Today we’re talking about football in the lead up to the super bowl this Sunday, where a veteran Baltimore Ravens team will be matched against the San Francisco 49ers and quarterback Colin Kaepernick in his first season as a starter.</p><p>Joining us today is director of the Marist College Center for Sports Communication and WAMC sports commentator Keith Strudler. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 20:00:00 +0000 56937 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum - Super Bowl : 1/31/13 Finally enshrined, football great Floyd Little at peace http://wamc.org/post/finally-enshrined-football-great-floyd-little-peace <p></p><p>WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with NFL and College Football Hall of Famer and Syracuse University special assistant to the athletic director Floyd Little, whose new memoir is <em>Promises to Keep: My Inspired Run from Syracuse to Denver to the Hall</em>.</p><p>The word underdog is overused in the context of sports, but when it comes to Little, it’s an apt term. Little was born into poverty, one of six children raised by a single mother in Waterbury, Connecticut who struggled in school and had to keep his burgeoning football talent a secret from his protective and worried mother.</p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 16:40:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 53404 at http://wamc.org Finally enshrined, football great Floyd Little at peace Heisman's legacy explored on eve of ceremony http://wamc.org/post/heismans-legacy-explored-eve-ceremony <p>WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with legendary football coach John Heisman’s grand nephew, John M. Heisman, the keeper of the family’s flame and the author of a new biography called <em>Heisman: The Man Behind the Trophy</em>, which is published by Simon and Schuster.</p><p>When the Heisman Trophy is awarded December 8 to the nation’s best college football player, the sports world will look back fondly on the past recipients and their stellar careers, and then begin looking forward to the bowl season with anticipation.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 15:35:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 53251 at http://wamc.org Heisman's legacy explored on eve of ceremony Ten-Gallon War: Football's Dallas divide http://wamc.org/post/ten-gallon-war-footballs-dallas-divide <p>One tradition that continues tomorrow is the Dallas Cowboys playing on Thanksgiving. But America’s Team didn’t always have Dallas’ undivided loyalties. WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with John Eisenberg, author of <em>Ten-Gallon War: The NFL’s Cowboys, The AFL’s Texans, and the Feud for Dallas’ Pro Football Future</em>.&nbsp;</p><p>The football-mad state of Texas didn’t always look the way it does now, with the Dallas Cowboys, America’s team, playing in a super-stadium and the Houston Texans a legitimate force of their own.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 15:17:49 +0000 Ian Pickus 52483 at http://wamc.org Ten-Gallon War: Football's Dallas divide