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April 9th, 2014

OAG’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

Join host Bill Littlefield and special guest New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft to celebrate OAG‘s 20th anniversary with a live taping of the show!

During our evening of sports conversation, Bill will host a panel with veteran sports writer Bob Ryan, Deadspin founder and Sports On Earth contributor Will Leitch, and ESPN’s Jemele Hill. We’ll also be joined by NPR’s Scott Simon, OAG’s resident analyst Charlie Pierce and former Boston Red Sox and Montreal Expos pitcher Bill “Spaceman” Lee!

The event is on May 12 at Greater Boston’s Somerville Theatre. Tickets are available online. Join us!

Only A Blog
April 23rd, 2014
By Zoë Sobel

Montreal Canadiens’ 3-D Pregame Show Combines Fire And Ice

During their series with Tampa Bay, the Montreal Canadiens unveiled a new pregame video that turns the ice into a 3-D video screen and culimnates in a raging digital inferno. OAG’s Zoë Sobel looks into the production.

Commentary
April 23rd, 2014

Quest For Seguin’s Cup

Sports fans are notorious for collecting obscure souvenirs of their favorite players. After one momento from last season’s Stanley Cup Playoffs was listed on eBay, Bill Littlefield wonders if fans have finally gone too far.

Feature
April 19th, 2014
By Charlie Schroeder

Hong Kong Rugby Sevens Tourney Offers Olympic Preview

Rugby Sevens makes its debut at the 2016 Summer Olympics. It’s a fast-paced, often high-scoring version of the game, with seven players a side, not the usual 15. Charlie Schroeder visits one of the world’s biggest “sevens” tournaments in Hong Kong.

In The News
April 19th, 2014

Unlimited Food For NCAA Athletes?

After UConn’s Shabazz Napier complained he sometimes went to bed starving, the NCAA’s legislative council approved a plan to provide unlimited meals and snacks to all student-athletes. SI’s Andy Staples joins Bill Littlefield to weigh in on the situation.

Charlie Pierce
April 19th, 2014

Charlie Pierce: News Of The Week

Bill and OAG analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the off-field troubles of L.A. Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, the Ogwumike sisters’ WNBA dominance, and the “very, very scary” fifth hole at the Malaysian Open.

Featured Book
April 19th, 2014

Remembering ‘The Bilko Athletic Club’

Before the Dodgers moved to L.A., the biggest name in town was Steve Bilko. He played for the Los Angeles Angel of the Pacific Coast League, but author Gaylon White says the team was better known as the Bilko Athletic Club. The author joins Bill.

Feature
April 19th, 2014
By Zoë Sobel

Wellesley Signs Support Boston Marathoners

Wellesley College has been celebrating Boston Marathon runners since the race began in 1897. Students are known for the ‘Scream Tunnel’ and offering kisses to runners. This year, a dorm on campus is busy fulfilling requests for more than 800 signs that will support and encourage the runners.

In the news
April 19th, 2014

Concert Honors Boston Marathon Bombing Victims

Boston University’s College of Fine Arts dedicated their spring concert to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Conductor Ann Howard Jones and flutist Nikoma Baccus talk about the experience.

In the news
April 19th, 2014

Runners Return To Finish 2014 Boston Marathon

Monday’s 118th running of the Boston Marathon comes a year after the race was disrupted by a bombing. Bill Littlefield takes a look back and a look forward.

Interview
April 19th, 2014

A Conversation With Baseball Legend Johnny Bench

Johnny Bench won two World Series and two National League MVP awards in his Hall of Fame career with the Cincinnati Reds. He joined Bill Littlefield to discuss baseball cards, his career and more.

In The News
April 19th, 2014

Union Takes Home Hockey Championship

Union College has just over 2,000 students, but last weekend the school’s hockey team beat powerhouse Minnesota to win the national championship. Union head coach Rick Bennett joins Bill Littlefield to explain how his team did it.

In the news
April 19th, 2014

NHL Playoffs Have A Golden (State) Tinge

Of the 16 teams in the NHL playoffs, three hail from California. The LA Time’s Helene Elliott joins Bill Littlefield to discuss West Coast hockey’s heyday.

Commentary
April 16th, 2014

On Baseball In April

The cold, sometimes wet stretch of weather at the start of the baseball season has reminded Bill Littlefield of some of his most disappointing baseball days.

Feature
April 12th, 2014

Sewing A Championship Banner

Ever wonder about those giant championship banners that teams hang from the rafters? OAG’s Karen Given visits a New England company that commands nearly 90 percent of the championship banner market and finds out exactly how they are made.