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Spike Lee Relives the Greatest Catch Ever

Monday, April 20, 2015

It's Super bowl XVII: Eli Manning throws it up, David Tyree pins the ball to his head, and the Giants go on to win. Spike Lee presents his documentary, "The Greatest Catch Ever."

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, February 27, 2015

Seinfeld vs Limp Bizkit, FiveThirtyEight's fantasy football, a Power Rangers fan film, and Tig Notaro won the internet this week.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

UAB Punts Football Program

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The University of Alabama-Birmingham canceled their football program for this year but the school is considering bring it back. We discuss what the story says about college football.

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The Takeaway

How Public Radio Listeners Reacted to the Super Bowl's Wild Ending

Monday, February 02, 2015

With the utmost graciousness. In this audio essay, hear remarkably kind words from fans of both the Seahawks and the Patriots, who seemed more interested in camaraderie than the score.

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Radiolab

Photos: Carlisle Football

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Here are some of our favorite photos from researching the Carlisle Indian School and its ground-breaking football program. 
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Radiolab

Ghosts of Football Future

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Parents, players and coaches offer different perspectives on the current state of football. And hint at where the sport might go next. 

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Radiolab

Ghosts of Football Past

Thursday, January 29, 2015

This is the story of a proving ground. Where battles slugged out in the mud helped Americans take on their biggest hopes and fears.

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Radiolab

American Football

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The most popular sport in the US is savage, creative, brutal & balletic. Love it or loathe it, it’s a touchstone of the American identity.  

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Al Pacino, Aasif Manvi with Dean Obeidallah, and Chicken Wings 101

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segments from the last week, in case you missed them. 
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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Knicks' Inflated Value, The Pats' Deflated Footballs

Friday, January 23, 2015

In which we discuss two sports stories from the week: why the New York Knicks (of all teams) have been named among the most valuable NBA franchises, and why those footballs are deflated.

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The Takeaway

An Amateur's Guide to DeflateGate

Thursday, January 22, 2015

According to reports, The New England Patriots deliberately deflated balls in last week's game against the Indianapolis Colts to give them an unfair advantage on the field. 

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New Jersey News

Bon Jovi, Jerry Jones & Chris Christie

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Christie has made conflicting statements about when he met the owner of the Dallas Cowboys. Here's why it's important.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Right Way to Eat Chicken Wings During the Super Bowl

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

We've got you covered for everything from fing eating technique, Buffalo sauce, to Dan's controversial approach of ordering wings dry, with sauce on the side

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Super Bowl Champ on Life after the NFL

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Guest host Andy Borowitz talks to a Green Bay Packer about what happens to the mind and body after a life on the gridiron.

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New Jersey News

Christie Goes To Football Game, Ignites Twitter, Draws Ethics Questions

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Chris Christie went to a Dallas Cowboys game, people went nuts, and now there's ethics questions swirling around the administration.

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WNYC News

Jets Send Coach and GM Packing After Disastrous Season

Monday, December 29, 2014

The New York Jets fired popular coach Rex Ryan and beleaguered General Manager John Idzik after the team finished the year 4-12. 

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The Takeaway

2014: A Year of NFL Controversies

Monday, December 22, 2014

The NFL is no stranger to controversy, but the League had more than its usual share in 2014. Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe reflects.

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The Takeaway

UAB Shuts Down Football Program

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The University of Alabama-Birmingham is terminating it's football program, a move that has angered the people of Birmingham and united a divided community.

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Schoolbook

Giants Donate $1.2M to Put EMTs on City's High School Football Fields

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The funds will go to varsity and JV programs at 53 New York City public schools.
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The Takeaway

The NFL: A New Forum for Social Issues?

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

During a game against the Oakland Raiders, five St. Louis Rams players raised their arms in the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” gesture made famous by protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.

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