One on One: Interviews, Features, and Analysis (Interview)

With Fordham football cruising into their bye week, there is hardly time for a break for the Rams' players and coaches. Coach Joe Moorhead found some time to answer listener questions for One on One.

Players are working more in this year's scheduled week off to stave off the rust they may have picked up a year ago. Coaches are recruiting and brushing up the small schematic flaws they've spotted in past weeks.

The announcers are also busy, as Nick Logerfo joins me for a look back at the first half of the season. Perfect in the Patriot League and 6-1 overall, the Rams are still in position to succeed in nearly all of their preseason goals.

Hear our interview with third year head coach Joe Moorhead and our analysis in this week's Fordham Focus below. Catch Fordham's next game at Lehighnext Saturday with the One on One Pregame report beginning at 12:20pm on 90.7FM and WFUVSports.org.

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25 years ago yesterday, Game 3 for the 1989 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics was interrupted by an earthquake, and Al Michaels was there to announce it all. Kyle Kesses talked with the Vin Scully Award winner about the game and what it was like. You can also take a look at the full piece here

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Kevin Harlan of Westwood One stopped by WFUV's One on One NFL Friday edition to talk with DJ Sixsmith and Kenny Ducey. Harlan, the voice of the Super Bowl, gave a broadcaster's perspective of the big game. He offered tips, advice, and insight that can only come from inside the booth. 

Harlan has been calling NFL games since 1991, and also calls NBA and college hoops action. To here Harlan's insights, click the link below.

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WFUV is well-know for producing some of the best broadcasters in the industry. From Vin Scully to Michael Breen to Spero Dedes, the list is extraordinary. Three prominent alums in the media capital of the world joined One on One Live from Radio Row on Thursday and Friday to give their take on a New York Super Bowl as well as what Seattle and Denver must do to take home the prize. 

Matt Moro and I caught up with WFAN's Paul Dottino on Thursday. Dottino, who usually serves as the Giants beat reporter spent the week covering and analyzing the Seattle Seahawks. He described, however, why Seattle won't be the ones receiving the Lombardi Trophy. 

On Friday, DJ Sixsmith and Kenny Ducey sat down with the voice of the Giants, Bob Papa. Papa, also known for his work on Boxing After Dark, previewed the biggest matchups for Sunday.

Finally, also on Friday, Nick Kostos joined DJ and Kenny to give a different perspective - why defense wins championship. Kostos, a jack of all trades, is the executive producer of Schien on Sports, as well as a lead writer for Bleacher Report and the host of MMWTF on Sirius Radio. 

To listen to all the interviews please click the links below. 

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WFUV is well-know for producing some of the best broadcasters in the industry. From Vin Scully to Michael Breen to Spero Dedes, the list is extraordinary. Three prominent alums in the media capital of the world joined One on One Live from Radio Row on Thursday and Friday to give their take on a New York Super Bowl as well as what Seattle and Denver must do to take home the prize. 

Matt Moro and I caught up with WFAN's Paul Dottino on Thursday. Dottino, who usually serves as the Giants beat reporter spent the week covering and analyzing the Seattle Seahawks. He described, however, why Seattle won't be the ones receiving the Lombardi Trophy. 

On Friday, DJ Sixsmith and Kenny Ducey sat down with the voice of the Giants, Bob Papa. Papa, also known for his work on Boxing After Dark, previewed the biggest matchups for Sunday.

Finally, also on Friday, Nick Kostos joined DJ and Kenny to give a different perspective - why defense wins championship. Kostos, a jack of all trades, is the executive producer of Schien on Sports, as well as a lead writer for Bleacher Report and the host of MMWTF on Sirius Radio. 

To listen to all the interviews please click the links below. 

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Mike Tirico joined Matt Moro and I on Thursday live from Media Row to discuss the upcoming Super Bowl matchup. 

Tirico, the play-by-by announcer for Monday Night Football, went behind the top story lines and gave valuable insight into how he would prepare for the game if he was calling it. 

Tirico helped bring the Super Bowl to new light in his interview. The Syracuse alum also calls NBA games and other events, such as PGA Golf outings for ESPN. 

To listen to the interview, please click the link below

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On Tuesday, while many flocked to the Broncos and Seahawks media days, the Fox Broadcasting team took a trip to Radio Row. 

Joe Buck, the Emmy-winning play-by-play announcer for Super Bowl XLVIII, sat down with a few members of the media to give his insights into the upcoming matchups, how he's preparing for the big game, and how Peyton Manning and himself aren't that different. 

I was able to sit down one-on-one with Erin Andrews and Pam Oliver, the game's sideline reporters, to get their perspectives on prepping for the Super Bowl and what it's like to be a woman in the sports field. 

Finally, John Laguna, the play-by-play broadcaster for Fox Deportes, sat down for an interview with me to discuss what it's like to broadcast the game in Spanish. 

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On Tuesday, while many flocked to the Broncos and Seahawks media days, the Fox Broadcasting team took a trip to Radio Row. 

Joe Buck, the Emmy-winning play-by-play announcer for Super Bowl XLVIII, sat down with a few members of the media to give his insights into the upcoming matchups, how he's preparing for the big game, and how Peyton Manning and himself aren't that different. 

I was able to sit down one-on-one with Erin Andrews and Pam Oliver, the game's sideline reporters, to get their perspectives on prepping for the Super Bowl and what it's like to be a woman in the sports field. 

Finally, John Laguna, the play-by-play broadcaster for Fox Deportes, sat down for an interview with me to discuss what it's like to broadcast the game in Spanish. 

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Special Interviews with Joe Buck, Pam Oliver, Erin Andrews & John Laguna

On Tuesday, while many flocked to the Broncos and Seahawks media days, the Fox Broadcasting team took a trip to Radio Row. 

Joe Buck, the Emmy-winning play-by-play announcer for Super Bowl XLVIII, sat down with a few members of the media to give his insights into the upcoming matchups, how he's preparing for the big game, and how Peyton Manning and himself aren't that different. 

I was able to sit down one-on-one with Erin Andrews and Pam Oliver, the game's sideline reporters, to get their perspectives on prepping for the Super Bowl and what it's like to be a woman in the sports field. 

Finally, John Laguna, the play-by-play broadcaster for Fox Deportes, sat down for an interview with me to discuss what it's like to broadcast the game in Spanish. 

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Shaun O'Hara Gives a Player's View into the Game

Legendary Giants center Shaun O'Hara may not be participating in this year's Super Bowl, but he's still enjoying spending the week in New York. O'Hara, a Super Bowl champion himself with the New York Giants, gave his inside look into what the week is like for a player. 

O'Hara retired after the 2010 Super Bowl, but he still has his passion for the game. WFUV Sports' Nick Logerfo caught up with the center at Media Day earlier this week. 

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Denver Broncos Wide Receiver Greg Wilson

For Greg Wilson, the path to the Super Bowl was an unlikely one. A mere two weeks ago, Wilson was out in San Francisco selling insurance to make a life. Now, he's back in the city that never sleeps on the practice squad for a team that has a chance to win Super Bowl XLVIII. 

The 6-foot wideout played his last two years of college ball at Fordham after transferring from Diablo Valley Community College. Wilson scored four touchdowns in each of his two years and had over 1,000 receiving. 

After college Wilson was bounced around from tryout to tryout, spending time at the 49ers' rookie minicamp and even trying out for Denver earlier this year. Still, he was out of luck until about two weeks ago when the practice squad offer came. That changed his whole life around, even sending him 4,000 miles away.

But, so far, the rookie wideout seems to be enjoying himself. Our own Mack Rosenberg and Nick Logerfo caught up with the wide receiver at Denver media day. 

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At halftime of Saturday's Men's Basketball game, Michael Kay voice of the New York Yankees on the YES network and a Fordham-WFUV alum stopped by the broadcast to discuss Alex Rodriguez's 162-game suspension. Mack Rosenberg, Kenny Ducey and Michael also talked about how the suspension will affect the Yankees' offseason.

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Clark Judge joined Nolan and Matt to discuss the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs. The guys first take a look at the Saturday matchups with Clark, including why Seattle has such an advantage at home recently and why the rematch with the Seahawks was such a tough draw for the Saints, even after getting the road win last week in Philly.

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Buster Olney seinor writer for ESPN the Magazine was able to join One on One shortly after the breaking news of Alex Rodriguez’s 162 game suspension.  Olney also reflected on the Hall of Fame voting that took place this past week, including giving his input on the inductees (Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas).

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The founder of One on One, and currently the director of the National Sports Journalism Center, Malcolm Moran, joined myself and Bobby Gubin on the show. We discussed the 100th Rose Bowl game and Moran's new book "The Rose Bowl: 100th Celebration."

We also delved into some of the issues surrounding college football today such as the end of the BCS and how those involved with structuring the new playoff system will do so. In addition, we asked Malcolm about his thoughts on the upcoming national championship game between Florida State and Georgia.

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Fordham head basketball coach Tom Pecora joined me in his weekly spot on One on One to talk all things Fordham hoops. The Rams are 7-6 heading into conference play, and coach talked about how disappointing the last two games (an eight point loss to Harvard at home and a ten point loss to Siena on the road) have been. We also looked back on the non-conference portion of the schedule.

Coach Pecora will be on One on One every Saturday throughout conference play.

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Jason Cole columnist for the National Football Post breaks down each of the four Wild-card Weekend games with Mack Rosenberg and Bobby Gubin. He tells the guys why the Eagles have the advantage despite hosting a Superbowl quarterback Drew Brees. Jason also dicusses the effect of the artic chill on the the 49ers, Saints and Chargers, playing up north.

Jason also explains why the teams with the worst records in the playoffs, Green Bay and San Diego, could potentially be the most dangerous teams playing this weekend.


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It’s been over four months since the Miami Heat played a meaningful game. That all changes next week when the Heat open up the 2013 regular season on the road in the Windy City against the Chicago Bulls. The return of former MVP Derrick Rose is one of the many things we discussed with ESPN.com NBA writer Tom Haberstroh on One on One.

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David Haggerty USTA chairman of the board talked with Jake Kring-Schrifels, Kenny Ducey and Julian Atienza on One on One about the renovation program for the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

We discussed the details of the design for the new retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium and what the U.S. Open means to New York City. Dave also fleshed out the way the next generations of American tennis players are being developed.

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Marty Glickman spent 12 years at WFUV teaching the student broadcasters the art of doing play-by-play.  He began with Bob Papa and his final pupil was Spero Dedes. Spero gives his recollection of Marty including what he meant to him and his feelings upon seeing the new HBO Documentary "Glickman". You can also hear Bob and Spero talk with Andrew Bogusch and Rich McLaughlin, also students of Marty, in special One on One interviews this past Saturday.

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On August 26 at 9 PM HBO premiered "Glickman" a documentary by James Freedman about the life of broadcaster Marty Glickman. Marty was special to all of us here at WFUV, especially the students he taught in a 12-year period between 1988-2000. 
 
Spero Dedes. Marty's final Fordham pupil, and current student DJ Sixsmith talk with Producer/Director James Freedman about his association with Marty, which began as a 17-year old high school student, They talk about the reason for making the documentary and what it was like to put the film together.
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Nolan Silbernagel and Matt Rosenfeld sat down with Buster Olney of the ESPN family of networks and asked him all questions regarding the recent suspensions of players tied to taking performance enhancing drugs. Olney gives his take as to whether or not this past Monday, which was when 12 players were suspended for taking PED’s, was a good or bad day for baseball, if he was surprised only Alex Rodriguez appealed the suspension, and if he expects the penalties to get tougher against players using PED’s.

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Johnny Manziel has made the headlines again this week but for all the wrong reasons.  He allegedly received a significant amount of money for signing memorabilia earlier this year.  The NCAA is looking into the situation, and Len Robbins of the New York Post offered his opinions on Manziel and the situation.

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Award winning MLB.com writer Paul Hagen joined Mack Rosenberg and Kelly Kultys on One on One. Hagen, just a week removed from receiving the J.G Taylor Spink Award by the Baseball Writers’ Association at the Baseball Hall of Fame, gave his insights on the Biogenesis case. 

He covered all aspects of the case especially Alex Rodriguez. Hagen broke down the different routes Major League Baseball could take in suspending A-Rod. He also discussed what it would take for the MLB and Rodriguez’s team to reach a settlement.

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Bob Costas, the legendary broadcaster on MLB Network, was kind enough to sit down with Nolan Silbernagel and I for an exclusive interview about all things baseball on hall of fame weekend. Bob spoke about the game today and what it means for him to be at the hall of fame this year with no current players being inducted. 
 
We also tackled the issues of baseball today, the predominant one being steroids and what the future will be like for guys like Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez. Costas also looked on the bright side in touching on the young stars of the game today like Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and others.
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As part of our series of interviews on Hall of Fame Weekend, Mack Rosenberg and Nolan Silbernagel talked to Jim Gates and Tim Wiles about the new book released by the Baseball Hall of Fame:  “Inside the Baseball Hall of Fame.” Jim is the Librarian and Tim is the Director of Research and both were major contributors to the book, which is filled with photos of artifacts, some not currently on display, and the history behind them.

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Jeff Idelson is the president of the national baseball hall of fame, and while many fans probably don't know who he is, he has a profound impact on what goes on in baseball these days. He spoke with myself and Nolan Silbernagel about many things including his day-to-day job functions. Idelson was also outspoken about no players being inducted into the hall of fame this year, and while the hall wants players to be inducted every year, he doesn't believe it is a necessity every year.

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Paul Hagen has been a sportswriter for nearly 40 years, covering the Dodgers, Rangers, and then the Phillies for 25 years before moving to his current role as national writer for MLB.com. He covers the office of commissioner Budy Selig, and we sat down with him prior to the ceremony to talk about his career and contributions to the game. Hagen also talked to us about PEDs and what the commissioner is doing to change the game for the better.

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Dr. Frank Jobe, was joined for this interview by his former patient Tommy John. Jobe operated on John back in 1974 and developed what became known as Tommy John surgery, forever changing the fate of pitchers who had injured elbows. Jobe and John took us back to the mid-seventies when the two first met and decided to go through with the surgery. It began a budding friendship that still exists today. 

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With the Wimbledon about to wrap up, WFUV’s Nolan Silbernagel and Kris Venezia talked with the Daily News’s Filip Bondy about the tournament. We talked about the surprising early round upsets and the future of American tennis.

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Nolan Silbernagel and Kris Venezia sat down with columnist for MLB.com Matthew Leach to talk about the state of the Yankees.  Leach weighed in on his thoughts about how the team has performed so far, what having Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter back will do for the Pinstripes, and who the first half MVP of the Bronx Bombers has been so far this year.

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Mike Watts and Kris Venezia talk with Matt Cronin of Tennisreporters.net,TENNIS.com and USTA.com about the sruprising upsets of top seeds Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Matt tells the show what this means for Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, and gives his predictions for both the Men's and Ladie's draws. They also look at why there are so many injuries at the All England Club this year.

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While the trade has will not be confirmed officially until July 12th, the Brooklyn Nets will welcome Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry. The Nets will send Gerald Wallace, MarShon Brooks, Kris Humphries, Kris Joseph, 3 first round draft picks (2014, 2016,2018) and Kieth Bogans (via sign-and-trade) to Boston. Chris Carrino voice of the Nets on WFAN joined Mike Watts and Kris Venezia to talk about the potential imapct of these aging stars for the Nets.

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Mike "Doc" Emrick voice of the NHL on NBC and proud WFUV member joined Nolan Silbernagel and Matt Sinise to give his take on the NHL Conference finals.

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Alex Smith and Mike Watts were joined by the voice of the NHL on NBC, and WFUV Member Mike Emrick just a few hours before he called the Penguins and Flyers in Philadelphia to talk about the shortened season.

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Jeff Idelson has been the president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum since 2008. He took time out of his busy schedule to chat with Alex Smith about the recent vote and about whether or not the voting policy needs to be changed.

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Talking to Kenny Ducey and Jake Kring-Schreifels, Spector hashed out the landscape of the NHL labor negotiations, explaining the big sticking points and what the lockout thus far has meant New York area teams.

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Jake Kring-Schreifels talked all things college football with Robinson who discussed some coaches, Johnny Manziel’s Cotton Bowl performance, and a preview of the BCS Championship game between Alabama and Notre Dame.

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Kenny Ducey and I got the opportunity to speak with longtime WFUV member Clark Judge on all things football as the first round of playoff begins tonight. We discuss the developing stories of coaches, including Andy Reid’s decision to sign with Kansas City and Bill O'Brien’s commitment to Penn State. We also break down the wildcard weekend matchups and hear what his predictions are for a lot of close games.

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ESPN's Buster Olney joins Mack Rosenberg and DJ Sixsmith discuss hot stove baseball including the aquisition of the Mets' R.A. Dickey by the Toronto Blue Jays, moves not made by the Texas Rangers, and other exciting topics.

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Mack Rosenberg and DJ Sixsmith talk about NFL playoff scenarios with senior columnist for the New York Daily News, Gary Myers. They also touch on his his new book Coaching Confidential.

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Mack Rosenberg and DJ Sixsmith discuss some of the many things that went wrong for the New York Jets in 2012-13 with Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.

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Jake Kring-Schreifels and Amit Badlani were joined by The New York Times Nets and National Basketball Writer Howard Beck to talk about the atmosphere at home through ten games, the absence of Brook Lopez, and their 3-game losing streak.

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Jake Kring-Schreifels and Amit Badlani were joined by Yahoo! Sports National Baseball Writer Jeff Passan to talk about Zach Greinke, RA Dickey, the Yankees lack of moves, and the rest of the winter meetings.

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Nolan Silbernagel and Amit Badlani talk with Bill Syken, author of Sports Illustrated's new book, Football's Greatest, about the process of ranking the game's best players and where he thinks some players at other positions stand.

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Matt Cronin of TennisReporters.net and USOpen.org Radio discussed who might be making a run in this year's US Open, and also the state of American tennis

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Chris Widmaier, Managing Director of Corporate Communications for the USTA, joins One on One to discuss the tournament thus far and changes to be made.

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Kenny, Amit, and Jake talk with legendary tennis coach Nick Bollettieri about the younger Americans on tour and some of his techniques.

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Hank Gola of the New York Daily News discusses Tiger Woods' back injury, Nick Watney's play, and tells you who will be chosen to the Ryder Cup, and who will win the Barclays.

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Pierre Davis, a head volunteer at The Barclays, talks about his job and the tournament from a different perspective 

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Nolan and Kenny are joined by Peter Mele, Chairman of The Barclays tournament

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Seattle Mariners' play-by-play man Dave Sims talks about Felix Hernandez's perfect game on One on One

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The Washington Nationals' announcer joins One on One to discuss Stephen Strasburg's innings limit.

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Jake Kring-Schreifels and Alex Smith were joined by Mike Sielski, The Wall Street Journal's Jets beat writer, and Paul Schwartz, the New York Post's Giants beat writer, for a firendly NY football debate.

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Fordham Football's new Head Coach Joe Moorhead talks with Alex Smith and Mike Watts.

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ESPN's Tim Kurkjian joined One on One to discuss the new Wild Card system, which teams have a good shot at the playoffs, and which team don't. He also gives his take on R.A. Dickey's future with the Mets.

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Nolan and Mack discuss the upcoming NFL season with CBSSports.com Senior Writer Clark Judge on Saturday's episode of One on One. He gives his take on the Jets and Giants, plus the Saints' suspensions and some of the most intriguing rookies.

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By Eric Mollo
I’m just a generation too young, but I grew up to witness the transition. Long time baseball fans have seen how the game has changed. From day games to night games, higher payrolls, and introducing the pitch count, the game has evolved. But it was the pitch count, a strategy now used by nearly every team which limits how long starting pitchers last over the course of a game, was one topic of conversation I had with Major League Baseball’s last thirty game winner, Denny McClain.
 
McClain was one of baseball’s bad boys of the sixties, but he was one of the sport’s more intriguing stars. Opinionated and brash, McClain was not afraid to speak his mind. It’s an understatement to say he is discouraged by the usage of starting pitchers in today’s game, and he was not afraid to offer insight on what it was like winning thirty one games in 1968 as well as winning back-to-back Cy Young Awards. Listening to him talk reflects how he grew up with baseball and how pitchers were managed by their teams forty years ago. While it is still the same bat and ball, the grittiness of the game has evolved, and McClain made sure to let me know about it in our interview.
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Mack and Alex spoke with Andy Strasberg, Author of Baseball Fantography: A Celebration in Snapshots and Stories from the Fans, on Saturday's episode of One on One

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Mack and Alex speak with two of the "Cave Dwellers" at the MLB Fan Cave - Phillies fan Gordon Mack, and Cardinals fan Kyle Thompson.

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Mack and Alex speak to two more "Cave Dwellers",  Angels fan Ricardo Marquez, and Giants fan Ashley Chavez

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Mack Rosenberg and Alex Smith were joined by Suzyn Waldman, Yankees color commentator on WCBS Radio

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Mack and Alex speak with Mike Bonner, Senior Director of Scoreboard and Broadcasting for WCBS Radio.

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Mack and Jake caught up with WFUV Sports' own Hockey Expert, Michael Watts. The guys talked about the recent NHL off season moves, including the Rangers' recent acquisition of Rick Nash from the Blue Jackets.

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Alex and Eric talk with Tim McCarver of FOX Sports, winner of the 2012  Ford C. Frick Award for major contributions to the game of baseball by a broadcaster

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Alex and Eric talk with Bob Elliot, winner of the 2012 J.G. Taylor Spink Award, the highest honor given out by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA).

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