From time to time, especially during college football bowl season, Bill Littlefield is inspired to opine in verse. This is one of those times.
For a brief time earlier this month, F.C. Barcelona star Lionel Messi was widely celebrated for scoring his 86th goal of the calendar year, breaking a record set by German Gerd Mueller in 1972. But, in recent weeks those voices have gotten quieter. Bill Littlefield turns to ESPN’s Roger Bennett to find out what happened.
The New York Jets will take to the field under their third-string quarterback this weekend, despite the fact that their first and second options are healthy enough to play. But, a new quarterback is just the beginning of the Jets’ troubles. Bill Littlefield talks with Judy Battista, who covers the team for the New York Times.
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.