Bill opens the OAG mailbag, which is fully electronic, to respond to listener comments.
People today sometimes refer to it as the “No Fun League,” but there was a time when the NFL was best described as the “National Forgotten League.” Bill Littlefield speaks with Washington Times sports columnist Dan Daly about his new book on Pro Football’s first 50 years.
The USGA is expected to ban long-handled putters. It’s a serious matter for the sport, but Bill turns to Bill Pennington of the New York Times to chat about the proposed ban’s more lighthearted implications.
Jack Taylor, a sophomore at Division III Grinnell College in Iowa, shattered the NCAA scoring record by scoring 138 points in a game on Tuesday. Bill speaks with Chris Varney, who provided play-by-play for the record-setting game.
Hurricane Sandy forced the NBA to postpone the Brooklyn Nets’ highly anticipated home opener against their new New York rivals, the Knicks. Bill speaks with Howard Beck of the New York Times.
Some of Europe’s most accomplished soccer teams offer fans the opportunity to vote on club management. Now, the Seattle Sounders, a MLS team partially owned by comedian Drew Carey, is following suit. Bill speaks with Adrian Hanauer, the general manager whose job is on the line.
Boston University’s men’s hockey is one of the top programs in the nation, but after a number of players got into trouble off the ice, the university organized a task force. The school now describes a “culture of sexual entitlement” on the team. Only A Game’s Karen Given examines hockey culture.
Bill and Only A Game’s Karen Given discuss some of the great stories emerging from the London Paralympics, as well as the reason most Americans won’t get to witness them.
In 1896, America’s first public beach was established in Revere, a working class city five miles north of Boston. More than 100 years later, the beach is enjoying a revitalization, thanks in part to the annual Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival. Only A Game’s Karen Given has our story.
The U.S. women’s soccer team is one of the most popular teams in the country, yet two separate pro leagues have folded. So what chances does professional ultimate have? Karen Given has the story.