Thursday, February 02, 2012
You might not know what a "sonic logo" is, but you could certainly sing one by heart. Dell's "Bum-bum-bum-bum," McDonald's "Ba-da-da-da-da," and NBC's iconic three-note chime are all examples. Not surprisingly, the Super Bowl also has its own sonic identification - John Williams' 2006 orchestral work, called "Wide Receiver." But every brand occasionally needs an update, and this year, that job belongs to composer and producer Joel Beckerman. He stops by to talk about adding a dubstep beat to a football classic.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Monday, January 09, 2012
It seems like every time Tim Tebow is about to run out of miracles, that's when you're most likely to watch him kneeling in the end zone with another crazy victory in hand. And after taking down the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime last night, maybe the Denver Quarterback has stopped the calls to bench him for at least one week.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
By Annmarie Fertoli : Associate Producer at WNYC
Football fans are getting ready for Sunday's match-up between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys, a game that'll send one team to the playoffs, and the other back home to wait until next season.
Friday, December 23, 2011
By Jim O'Grady
Football fans are getting ready for the Giants - Jets showdown on Saturday at Met Life Stadium in New Jersey. The game will likely decide which team makes it into the NFL playoffs, and which slinks off the local sports stage until next season.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Former New York Times sportswriter Gerald Eskenazi, author of Gang Green: An Irreverent Look Behind the Scenes at Thirty-Eight (Well, Thirty-Seven) Seasons of New York Jets Football Futility, discusses the differences between Jets and Giants culture - from the locker room to the stands.
Monday, November 28, 2011
First, there was Penn State and Jerry Sandusky. Now there is Syracuse and Bernie Fine. Last night, Syracuse University announced it had fired Fine, assistant basketball coach of more than 30 years. The decision came after a third man came forward, alleging he had been molested by Fine. And like the Penn State scandal, these accusations are years old.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Thanksgiving doesn't just mean turkey and stuffing for many Americans. It means football. The resurgent Detroit Lions play host to the currently undefeated and defending Superbowl champs Green Bay Packers. In Dallas, the Cowboys square off against a very hot Miami Dolphins team led by Reggie Bush. The loser will likely miss the playoffs. The night cap features a true sibling rivalry as head coach Jim Harbaugh takes his NFC West leading 49ers to Baltimore to face his brother and head coach of the AFC North leading Ravens John Harbaugh. Takeaway sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin previews the day's games.
Monday, November 07, 2011
Some shocking news about Penn State's football program broke this weekend when Jerry Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant defensive coach, was arrested on charges of sexually abusing eight boys over a 15 year period. Two top university officials — Gary Schultz, the senior vice president for finance and business, and Tim Curley, the athletic director — are expected to turn themselves into authorities today. They have been charged with perjury and failing to report what they knew about allegations against Sandusky. Still hanging in the air is the question of what Penn State coach Joe Paterno knew about the accusations against his assistant defensive coach.
Monday, October 31, 2011
What is the Tim Tebow effect? The new Denver Broncos quarterback has garnered a lot of national attention, partly for his talent, partly for his prayerful play. But is the attention — or the critiques, which are growing after Tebow failed to lead Denver to a win over Detroit Sunday — fully warranted? We find out, and get a general NFL update from Takeaway sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin.
Monday, October 03, 2011
Week 4 of the new NFL season saw the Detroit Lions come back from 24 points down to beat the Dallas Cowboys, giving the Lions a 4-0 record. Nando di Fino, sports reporter for The Wall Street Journal, was watching all of yesterday's games and gives his analysis.
Monday, September 26, 2011
A wild NFL Week 3 continues with Monday Night Football tonight as we look back at an early season which finds both the Detroit Lions and Buffalo Bills at an unlikely 3-0. In addition, comeback kid Michael Vick left yesterday's game with the Giants from a broken hand. Will he play again? Wall Street Journal sports writer Nando DiFino joins us to talk about the beginning of the season.