Inspired by an interview she produced for Only A Game, Karen Given traveled to Allentown, Pennsylvania to sample the sports, entertainment, and culinary offerings of Minor League Baseball’s Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce was in the courtroom this week as the NCAA defended its amateurism rules. Bill and Charlie discuss the Ed O’Bannon trial and the rest of the week’s sports news.
Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the Knicks’ plan to keep Carmelo Anthony in New York, FIFA’s strategy to distract soccer fans from controversy, and the Jacksonville Jaguars’ latest bid to keep fans entertained.
This week with Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce: the NHL’s L.A. Kings are cashing in, the NBA’s Miami Heat are feeling the heat, and a bunch of tree huggers are hugging trees in Kathmandu.
Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss Steve Ballmer’s $2 billion bid for the Los Angeles Clippers, the NFL team in Washington’s ill-advised social media campaign to rally support for its name, and a new (sports!) world record that will give you the jitters.
Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the NHL conference championships, Cleveland Cavaliers’ extraordinary NBA Draft lottery luck, and the best reason to skip a trip to the White House.
Bill and OAG analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the off-field troubles of L.A. Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, the Ogwumike sisters’ WNBA dominance, and the “very, very scary” fifth hole at the Malaysian Open.
Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the NCAA’s freshman standouts, the high price of a Sweet 16 ticket at Madison Square Garden, and the impressive Girl Scout cookie selling record of Oklahoma City’s Katie Francis.
When former members of R.E.M. get together with other talented musicians, what do they choose to write songs about? Baseball, of course. Bill speaks with Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey about “3rd,” the third album from The Baseball Project.
Dawn Staley won three Olympic gold medals and was once named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA’s Final Four. But she’s never won a national championship. She’s going for her first title this year as coach of South Carolina. Staley speaks with Only A Game’s Karen Given.