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A Sonic Super Bowl

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.

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Soundcheck

John's Killer Chili

Friday, January 27, 2012

John has a recipe for some killer chili. Take note, football fans: your party needs this hot dish!

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WNYC News

Giants Play 49ers for a Spot in the Super Bowl

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The New York Giants are one win away from Super Bowl XLVI but to get to Indianapolis, Big Blue needs to go through San Francisco.

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WNYC News

Giants-49ers Match-up Proves to be a Hot Ticket

Friday, January 20, 2012

New York Giants fans hungry for to see their team play — in the flesh — against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday will have to dig deep into their pockets.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Mike Pesca, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin Toss Around Football

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Mike Pesca, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin, the hosts of “Hang Up and Listen,” Slate’s sports podcast, talk about college football’s national championship game and the college football system. They’ll also discuss the NFL playoffs and the highlights and lowpoints of the year in football.  

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The Takeaway

Tim Tebow Comes Through in Overtime: NFL Playoffs

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.  

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WNYC News

Giants Take on Falcons in NFC Wild-Card on Sunday

Saturday, January 07, 2012

The New York Giants are heading into the playoffs Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC wild-card game.

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The Takeaway

Weekend NFL Rundown

Monday, January 02, 2012

Takeaway sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin looks back at the last 17 weeks of the NFL season and gives his analysis of this weekend's games.

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WNYC News

Fans Gear up for Sunday's Giants-Cowboys Division Title Match-Up

Saturday, December 31, 2011

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.

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WNYC News

Giants vs. Jets: Let The Trashtalk Begin

Friday, December 23, 2011

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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.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Jets vs. Giants Culture

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. 

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The Takeaway

Tebow Leads Broncos to Defeat Bears in Overtime

Monday, December 12, 2011

Quaterback Tim Tebow lead the Denver Broncos to defeat the Chicago Bears 13-10 in a game that stretched into overtime on Sunday. Takeaway sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin watched the game and gives his analysis.

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The Takeaway

Packers Remain Undefeated

Monday, December 05, 2011

The Packers continued their winning streak on Sunday after beating the New York Giants 38 to 35. The Denver Broncos also narrowly won over the weekend, with a 35-32 win over the Minnesota Vikings.

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The Takeaway

Syracuse Coach Dismissed After Allegations

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.

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The Takeaway

Are You Ready for Some Thanksgiving Football?

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.

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The Takeaway

Former Penn State Coach Charged with Sexual Abuse

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.  

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The Takeaway

Tebow Effect: A New Quarterback Adjusts to NFL

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. 

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The Takeaway

Sunday NFL Wrap Up

Monday, October 10, 2011

Takeaway sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin runs through all the big NFL games from Sunday. He also discusses quarterbacks Drew Breeze, Aaron Rodgers, and Tim Tebow, and remembers long time Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis.

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The Takeaway

Weekend NFL Roundup

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.

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The Takeaway

Football Season in Full Swing

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.

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