football http://wamc.org en "The Agent: My 40-Year Career Making Deals And Changing The Game" By Leigh Steinberg http://wamc.org/post/agent-my-40-year-career-making-deals-and-changing-game-leigh-steinberg <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Leigh Steinberg is renowned as one of the greatest sports agents in history, representing such All-Pro clients as Troy Aikman, Bruce Smith, and Ben Roethlisberger. Over one particular seven-year stretch, Steinberg represented the top NFL Draft pick an unheard of six times.</p><p>In <em>The Agent: My 40-Year Career Making Deals And Changing The Game</em> real-life "Jerry Maguire," superagent Leigh Steinberg shares his personal stories on the rise, fall, and redemption of his game-changing career in the high-stakes world of professional sports.</p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:30:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 82969 at http://wamc.org "The Agent: My 40-Year Career Making Deals And Changing The Game" By Leigh Steinberg "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 All American: Two Young Men, The 2001 Army-Navy Game And The War They Fought In Iraq http://wamc.org/post/all-american-two-young-men-2001-army-navy-game-and-war-they-fought-iraq <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The BCS National Championship Game is being played tonight at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA.</p><p>Steve Eubanks joins us to talk about his new book:<em> All American: Two Young Men, the 2001 Army-Navy Game and The War They Fought in Iraq</em>.</p><p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 81266 at http://wamc.org All American: Two Young Men, The 2001 Army-Navy Game And The War They Fought In Iraq Keith Strudler: Football Hero/Football Zero http://wamc.org/post/keith-strudler-football-herofootball-zero <p>It you watched the closing moments of last week’s football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers, you may have felt like you had seen it before, like it was a scene out of Groundhog Day. For those who missed it, the plotline went something like this. Dallas quarterback Tony Romo led his team to the brink of victory, only to gamble it away with a series of ill-conceived, unnecessarily risky passes that resulted in game altering interceptions. Specifically here, all Dallas really had to do in the closing minutes of the game was simply run the ball and run the clock. But Romo, forever the gunslinger, threw wildly into defensive traffic. Green Bay picked it off, scored the go-ahead touchdown, and revived a narrative that’s older than the Cowboys’ stadium itself.</p><p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 20:50:00 +0000 Keith Strudler 80142 at http://wamc.org 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 "Unbeatable: Notre Dame's 1988 Championship And The Last Great College Football Season" http://wamc.org/post/unbeatable-notre-dames-1988-championship-and-last-great-college-football-season <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Perhaps the best undefeated team in the history of college football the dramatic true story of the 1988 Notre Dame Fighting Irish and their incredible unbeaten season is told in Jerry Barca’s new book, <em>Unbeatable: Notre Dame's 1988 Championship and the Last Great College Football Season</em>.</p><p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 72557 at http://wamc.org "Unbeatable: Notre Dame's 1988 Championship And The Last Great College Football Season" "Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies" by Chris Kluwe http://wamc.org/post/beautifully-unique-sparkleponies-chris-kluwe <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Joe Donahue speaks with Chris Kluwe (author, gamer, nerd - and football player) about his book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316236772/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0316236772&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies: On Myths, Morons, Free Speech, Football, and Assorted Absurdities</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=0316236772" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p><p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 71913 at http://wamc.org "Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies" by Chris Kluwe NYS Senator Presents Concussion-Reducing Helmets At Football Practice http://wamc.org/post/nys-senator-presents-concussion-reducing-helmets-football-practice <p>Football players at a New York high school are showing up for their first day of practice and receiving new helmets Monday.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 17:33:28 +0000 Allison Dunne 72013 at http://wamc.org NYS Senator Presents Concussion-Reducing Helmets At Football Practice 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 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