Quarterbacks Peyton Manning, right, and Drew Brees will meet in Miami for Super Bowl XLIV.

After two weeks of talk, hype, and anticipation, the Colts and Saints are finally ready to just play the game. With Super Bowl XLIV upon us, Bill talks with Gregg Doyel of CBSSports.com about what to watch for on Sunday.

It’s that time of year again. Time for commercials, football, and of course, Super Bowl Haiku! You’ve waited all season long, and here it is: our 16th annual edition of pigskin poetry.

While many former NFL players go on to have happy and healthy retirements, the same cannot be said for everyone. Dr. Gay Culverhouse, former president of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has created an organization dedicated to helping ex-players in need. She joins Bill to discuss the Player Outreach Program.

After a long legal battle, the 33rd America’s Cup has finally been scheduled for February 8 in Valencia, Spain. Although the two-and-a-half-year delay frustrated sailing fans worldwide, Only A Game’s Karen Given reports that as the race approaches, the excitement is mounting.

Bill dives back into the mailbag and takes some time to read our listeners’ comments.

Sure, they’ll talk football, but Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce will also discuss a big NHL signing, the Pistons’ real-estate rumors, and a lesson on non-violence from Gilbert Arenas. And yes, Charlie will make his Super Bowl prediction.

Last weekend, South Boston’s Harpoon Brewery hosted 281 cyclists with a thirst for competition, victory, and beer. As Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports, the Harpoon Indoor Time Trial brings bikes and beer together.