Just over a week after he and his Notre Dame teammates fell in the BCS National Championship, Heisman finalist Manti Te'o continues to make news off the field (Henry Ray Abrams/AP)

Notre Dame’s season ended when the Fighting Irish fell in the BCS National Championship, but Heisman finalist Manti Te’o continues to make news off the field. (Henry Ray Abrams/AP)

This week Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce joins Bill Littlefield to discuss scandals … and a little sports news, too. Charlie examines Lance Armstrong’s chat with Oprah Winfrey and the implications of his confession to doping. He also digs into the Manti T’eo hoax — and one of the funniest jokes to come out of it.

And with the NHL season about to get underway, Charlie explains the league’s latest effort to appeal to its fans. Plus, Charlie makes his picks for the NFL conference championships and discusses one big-city mayor who may be a little too excited about this weekend’s action.