Instead of sending the usual dignitaries to the Olympics, President Obama has named 3 openly gay athletes to the U.S. delegation to Sochi. Bill speaks with Christine Brennan, who called the move a “stroke of genius” in her column for USA Today.
Snow at the Super Bowl? It’s no problem … at least not according to officials in New Jersey. Steve Politi of the Newark Star-Ledger joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the NFL’s elaborate Super Bowl snow removal contingencies.
Sometimes a game is just a game. But, sometimes it’s a chance for two communities to meet and grow. Bill Littlefield reports on a lacrosse exchange between a suburban community in Massachusetts and the Bronx, New York.
The oldest Turkey Trot in the country, actually the oldest continually run footrace in North America, is in Buffalo, N.Y. Bill speaks with Kathy Romanowski of YMCA Buffalo-Niagara.
Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the allegations against Florida State football quarterback Jameis Winston, the unusual strategy employed by Brooklyn Nets rookie coach Jason Kidd, the latest controversy surrounding Baseball Hall of Fame voting, and more.
In less than two weeks, 870 Heisman trophy voters will turn in their ballots. But the leading candidate, Florida State’s Jameis Winston, has been accused of sexual assault. Florida authorities are being criticized for delaying the investigation. Bill Littlefield speaks with Heisman voter Bob Lutz of the Wichita Eagle.
The NFL and its former players settle for $765 million; the NCAA throws the pamphlet at Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel; and the Boston Marathon expands its field. Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce weighs in on all that and more.
Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce and Bill discuss efforts to remove former tight end and current murder suspect Aaron Hernandez from the collective sports memory; approved changes to Chicago’s Wrigley Field; and the death of former boxer Emile Griffith. Plus, Charlie and Bill look back on 20 years of OAG with a special guest.
Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the delayed suspensions in baseball’s Biogenesis scandal, Alabama football coach Nick Saban’s retirement plan, and the latest doping allegations to hit track and field.
The Chicago Blackhawks claimed the Stanley Cup in dramatic fashion Monday night. Bill Littlefield looks at the wide range of emotions that come out at the end of an NHL season.