Alabama QB Greg McElroy will lead the Crimson Tide against Texas in the BCS title game on Jan. 7.

Alabama QB Greg McElroy will lead the Crimson Tide against Texas in the BCS championship  game on Jan. 7.

This year the college football bowl schedule boasts 34 games, far too many for one man to handle.  Unless that man is Greg Doyel of CBS Sports.com.  Bill Littlefield checks in with Doyel to find out which of the remaining bowls are worth watching.

In the past decade, the game of ice hockey has gone back to its roots, and outdoor games have become a phenomenon in the professional and college ranks.  Only A Game’s Doug Tribou attends the sport’s latest al fresco offering, the NHL’s 3rd Annual Winter Classic at Boston’s Fenway Park.

The NFL season has entered its 17th week, when the winners sit their starters and the less fortunate scramble for playoff spots.  Bill is joined by Yahoo Sports columnist Dan Wetzel for a league round-up.

From the time she was in grade school, Elena Delle Donne was expected to do great things on the basketball court.  But, after earning a full-ride to one of the nation’s top basketball programs, Delle Donne abruptly took a year off from her chosen sport.  Now she’s back playing basketball for her hometown team, and Joel Rose has the story.

Only A Game listeners are an observant bunch.  Bill responds to a few comments from the Only A Game mailbox.

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss:  bowl games they wish they’d seen, equipment best left out of the locker room, and the telling of tall tales.

Each year, series editor Glenn Stout scours the sports pages for entries worthy of inclusion in the Best American Sports Writing anthology.  This year, Glenn was joined by guest editor and author Leigh Montville.  Bill chats with Glenn and Leigh about this year’s edition.