The Super Bowl is right around the corner! This week we’ll hear about the faceoff between Seattle coach Pete Carroll and the man who replaced him in New England, Bill Belichick. We’ll also delve into the economics of the Super Bowl and share some of our favorite listener-submitted Super Bowl haiku. Join us!
Sure, the Seahawks and Patriots are a good Super Bowl matchup, but we’re just here for the haiku. Bill Littlefield presents the most recent iteration of Only A Game’s annual tradition.
NHL goalie Martin Brodeur announced his retirement after 21 seasons with the New Jersey Devils and a brief tenure with the St. Louis Blues. The Newark Star-Ledger’s Steve Politi regards Brodeur as the greatest NHL goalie of all time and he joins Bil Littlefield to make the case.
Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss Super Bowl ticket prices, a possible Major League Soccer players’ strike and a malfunctioning fire alarm.
The United States’ alpine skiers raked in eight medals at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, becoming only the fourth nation to accomplish that feat. Author Nathaniel Vinton wrote about the U.S. skiers’ journey in ‘The Fall Line.’
Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks died last week. The passing of “Mr. Cub” offered Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg the opportunity to reflect on his own career.
At the 2015 Australian Open, 19 year old Madison Keys topped Venus Williams to reach her first Grand Slam semifinal. She fell to Serena Williams on Thursday, but the teenager’s future is bright. Sports Illustrated’s Courtney Nguyen joins Bill Littlefield.
In April 2007, NFL referee Bill Vinovich suffered an aortic dissection, a tear inside the wall of the major artery that carries blood out of the heart. He was told he would never officiate another game. Now Vinovich is preparing to work the Super Bowl.
The Seahawks’ secondary, known as the “Legion of Boom,” uses a unique motivational technique. The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Clegg wrote about the unit’s self-imposed fine system and he joined Bill Littlefield to explain.
Back in 2000, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick replaced Pete Carroll as the Patriots’ head coach. Carroll now leads the Seattle Seahawks. The two coaches have used very different philosophies to get their teams to Sunday’s Super Bowl.
The New England Patriots are tired of thinking about it, tired of talking about it and ready to move on. No, not deflate-gate … Arizona.
The 2015 NFL Pro Bowl is officially in the books, and television ratings are down again. How can the league fix its all-star game?