Western Conference All-Stars Shaquille O'Neal (left) of the Phoenix Suns and Kobe Bryant (right) of the Los Angeles Lakers shared the MVP award after the NBA All-Star game. Shaq and Kobe have had a drama-filled relationship since O'Neal left the Lakers in 2004. (AP Photo)

Western Conference All-Stars Shaquille O'Neal (left) of the Phoenix Suns and Kobe Bryant (right) of the Los Angeles Lakers shared the MVP award after the NBA All-Star game. Shaq and Kobe have had a drama-filled relationship since O'Neal left the Lakers in 2004. (AP Photo)

The All-Star game has past and so has the trade deadline in the NBA. Bill is joined by Fox Sports’ Kevin Hench to talk about what remains of the season and what to expect down the stretch.

Back in the early nineties, the National Hockey League began charting a course into places where there is no ice or snow. Some of those expansion teams, like the San Jose Sharks, are doing very well. But, others, like the Phoenix Coyotes, are losing money and playing in half empty arenas. Only A Game’s Dave Naylor reports on how some Canadians are calling for an end to the NHL’s sunshine experiment.

There is currently only one undefeated team in any level of basketball this year. That’s the University of Connecticut Lady Huskies. They won their first exhibition game by 51 points and their second by 66. They have yet to lose or even be challenged this season. The San Francisco Chronicle’s Michelle Smith joins the program to talk about UConn and everything else happening in women’s college basketball.

Tom Coyne’s love of golf is apparent in his book, A Course Called Ireland. Coyne tells the story of his journey as he walked through Ireland drinking, eating, integrating himself into the culture, but most of all playing golf. Bill discusses A Course Called Ireland with Tom Coyne

Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the anticlimactic NBA trade deadline, offseason baseball acquisitions, and a boxer who’s enhanced something other than her performance.

Getting to the top of the Empire State Building is easy. Wait in line, buy a ticket, climb into the elevator, and less than 60 seconds later you’re on the 86th floor observation deck. But every year there are hundreds of athletes who choose to take in the views the hard way. Only A Game’s Karen Given was on the scene earlier this month for the 32nd Annual Empire State Building Run-Up.