Tyler Thigpen went from backup-clipboard holder to starting quarterback for the Miami Dolphins in the course of one half. Brian St. Pierre was a stay-at-home dad last week. Sunday, he’ll start under center for the Carolina Panthers. Bill asks ESPN’s Monday Night Football analyst Ron Jaworski what’s going on with the carousel of NFL quarterbacks.
The Oklahoma City Thunder came into this NBA season with sky-high expectations. Although superstar Kevin Durant and his teammates have struggled to play the role of favorite early, Only A Game’s Greg Echlin reports that some believe the Thunder can knock off the Los Angeles Lakers for the Western Conference crown.
The Connecticut Huskies have finished consecutive seasons as undefeated women’s NCAA basketball national champions and are approaching the longest-ever win streak in college basketball. Although UConn has only won two games this year, they may have passed their toughest test by beating #2 Baylor on Tuesday. Bill speaks with Michelle Smith from AOL Fanhouse about UConn’s dominance and more on women’s hoops.
Titanic Thompson killed five men in his life, and if he knew the identity of the man who invented plastic cards, Thompson may have killed that guy too. But Titanic never did a day of jail-time in his life, and he continued hustling until his death at the age of 82. Bill speaks with author Kevin Cook about the life of the legendary gambler.
Charlie Pierce joins Bill to weigh on the tight finish in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup, Chris Bosh’s “chill” mandates, and why Wisconsin’s huge blowout on Saturday was a huge challenge for the team’s mascot.
At the 24 Hours of Lemons racing series, you won’t find any shiny new cars plastered with advertisements zooming down the track at a hundred and fifty miles per hour. But you’ll see plenty of Quantums and Saturns plastered with duct tape put together for a couple hundred dollars. Only A Game’s Ron Schachter reports on one clunker car race in Joliet, Illinois.