Mike Pesca http://kwit.org en Seahawks Dominate Broncos For Super Bowl Victory http://kwit.org/post/seahawks-dominate-broncos-super-bowl-victory Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne.<p>The Super Bowl was supposed to pit the best offense in pro football against the best defense. Turned out the dominant offense and defense were both on the same team. The final score was Seattle 43, Denver 8.<p>NPR's Mike Pesca reports on the game that was played between last night's commercials.<p>MIKE PESCA, BYLINE: Here's a theory. Denver doesn't understand the concept of the point spread. Word was out that they were minus two versus the Seahawks. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 10:01:00 +0000 Mike Pesca 38586 at http://kwit.org 5 Points To Help Simplify Sunday's Super Bowl http://kwit.org/post/5-points-help-simplify-sundays-super-bowl The chatter, hype and jargon in the weeks leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl XLVIII is more impenetrable than the Seahawk's secondary.<p>Perhaps you've heard the Seattle Seahawks have a running back who enters "Beast Mode." Maybe you've heard that the Denver Broncos' counter to Beast Mode is a defensive lineman <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/news/from--beast-mode--to--pot-roast--to--pig---a-primer-on-super-bowl-nicknames-011914808.html">nicknamed</a> "Pot Roast."<p>Vociferously debating Beast Mode versus Pot Roast is no longer the exclusive domain of a <a href="http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Su Sun, 02 Feb 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Mike Pesca 38536 at http://kwit.org 5 Points To Help Simplify Sunday's Super Bowl In Super Bowl Week, Hall Of Famers Return — As Salesmen http://kwit.org/post/super-bowl-week-hall-famers-return-salesmen Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, BYLINE: In the run up to the Super Bowl, demand for former players and coaches to interview is high. Dozens of sports radio stations have set up camp in New York City's Radio Row. Many interviewees have leveraged that demand into short-term celebrity endorsements. NPR's Mike Pesca caught the pitches.<p>MIKE PESCA, BYLINE: Radio Row, Sheraton Hotel, New York City. A station that called itself The Team is here. So is The Ticket. There are a few fans, a sports animal and a sports carnivore. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 22:11:00 +0000 Mike Pesca 38483 at http://kwit.org Cold Super Bowl Could Lead To More Turnovers http://kwit.org/post/super-bowl-sunday Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>This Sunday's Super Bowl features the number one defense, the Seattle Seahawks, against the number one offense, the Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning. That is a surprisingly rare matchup, number one defense against number one offense. It's only happened a few times in all the Super Bowls to date. But of course that means there is a defense and an offense in the game that are not number one. NPR's Mike Pesca looks at what having greatness in one phase of the game does to the rest of the team.<p>MIKE PESCA, BYLINE: This year the Denver defense was OK. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 09:48:00 +0000 Mike Pesca 38362 at http://kwit.org The Man Who Turned His Back On Two Super Bowl Teams — And Why http://kwit.org/post/man-who-turned-his-back-two-super-bowl-teams-and-why Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Offensive lineman John Moffitt played pro football for the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos. Those are the teams playing in this Sunday's Super Bowl. In fact, Moffitt was on Denver's roster this year until he decided to walk away mid season. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Mike Pesca 38350 at http://kwit.org Two Long-Time Braves And A Slugger Go To The Hall Of Fame http://kwit.org/post/two-long-time-braves-and-slugger-go-hall-fame Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel.<p>Pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux were Atlanta Braves teammates, Cy Young Award winners and, as of this afternoon, they are the newest members of Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame. Also making the hall was the slugger known as the Big Hurt, Frank Thomas.<p>But some of the game's most notable players were kept out again this year by the baseball writers, the taint of performance-enhancing drugs still overshadowing their careers. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 23:53:00 +0000 Mike Pesca 37116 at http://kwit.org Former Players Move Forward On Historic Settlement With NFL http://kwit.org/post/former-players-move-forward-historic-settlement-nfl Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel.<p>Before the start of this past National Football League season, more than 4,000 former players and their families settled a lawsuit that they had brought against the league over concussion-related injuries. Well, today, we're learning more details about what each player will receive as part of that multimillion-dollar settlement. NPR's Mike Pesca has been following the case and joins us to talk about it. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 22:39:00 +0000 Mike Pesca 37049 at http://kwit.org Winter Weather Could Impact NFL Playoffs http://kwit.org/post/winter-weather-could-impact-nfl-playoffs Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>NFL playoffs start this weekend and the weather will be a big part of the story, at least for three of the four games. San Francisco visits Green Bay, where the temperature will likely be below zero on Sunday night. There are also outdoor games in Cincinnati and Philadelphia. Both will be cold enough to make indoor Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis seem like a paradise. NPR's Mike Pesca is here to talk about the weekend's games and some other NFL's storylines. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 21:43:00 +0000 Mike Pesca 36855 at http://kwit.org Five More Coaches Sacked As NFL Enters Postseason http://kwit.org/post/five-more-coaches-sacked-nfl-enters-postseason The NFL playoffs are set. We'll find out who the favorites are going into the postseason. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 21:27:00 +0000 Mike Pesca 36596 at http://kwit.org NFL Thursday Matchup: 2 Losing Teams Will Still Get Ratings http://kwit.org/post/nfl-thursday-matchup-2-losing-teams-will-still-get-ratings Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>It must be said the NFL game between the Houston Texans and the Jacksonville Jaguars tomorrow night, is not a marquee matchup. The Texans are two-and-10, the Jaguars look a little better, having won three of their last four games, but that was only after losing the first eight games of the season. Wed, 04 Dec 2013 10:03:00 +0000 Mike Pesca 35084 at http://kwit.org