On Thursday, Rutgers suspended basketball head coach Mike Rice for three games without pay and fined him $50,000 for violating department policy. (Mel Evans/AP)

Rutgers suspended basketball head coach Mike Rice Thursday for three games without pay and fined him $50,000 for violating department policy. (Mel Evans/AP)

This week, former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue overruled current NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s punishments in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal. Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce talks with Bill about that decision. He also discusses the impending collapse of the Big East and former Texas Ranger Josh Hamilton’s move to Los Angeles. Charlie wonders about a pledge by disgruntled NHL fans to boycott games—if any games happen this season. He also looks into an unlikely guest at the Australian Open Golf Tournament: a 26-foot-tall growling dinosaur.