The NHL labor negotiations remain as stagnant as ever, and the potential for more cancelled games looms near. Helene Elliott of the ‘Los Angeles Times’ speaks with Bill about key issues in the dispute and potential effects on the season and the NHL fan base.
The NHL lockout has prevented sanctioned practices and canceled games through November. Only A Game’s Daniel Potter reports from Tennessee on how members of the Nashville Predators are staying in shape.
With the NHL lockout now extended through November, players and coaches find ways to fill their time—but how do the sports writers deal with this drought? Scott Brown, sports editor of the ‘Vancouver Sun’, spoke with Bill about what his staff is writing about while there are no games to cover.
While the NHL lockout drags on, minor league hockey players are having a typical season, minus one thing: the possibility of being called up. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou spoke with one player whose hopes of adding to his family’s hockey history are temporarily on hold.
The San Francisco Giants swept the Detroit Tigers in the World Series, claiming a second championship in three years last Sunday night. Bill comments on the meaning of the accomplishment.
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.
Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini inherited his nickname from his father. In his book ‘The Good Son: The Life of Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini’, Mark Kriegel explores their relationship and the younger Mancini’s boxing career. Kriegel speaks with Bill about the book.
In Formula Drift, drivers drift around a race track and are judged on driving technique, speed, and show. Only A Game’s Susan Valot went to a competition in Long Beach, and has the story of this up-and-coming sport.
Eric Eisenkramer is a fly fishing Rabbi. OAG’s Gary Waleik visits Connecticut’s Farmington River to learn how the spiritual leader of Temple Shearith Israel in Ridgefield, Conn. uses the sport of catching trout with feathery lures as a spiritual activity.
Analyst Charlie Pierce joins Bill to discuss early trades and results in the NBA season, a potential Manning v. Manning Super Bowl, and the cancellation of the NHL’s Winter Classic.
City officials and race organizers for the 43rd New York City Marathon canceled the event after residents expressed intense aversion to holding the race in light of the city’s devastation from Hurricane Sandy. Bill Littlefield discusses the divide over the decision, and the potential impact on both the race and the city.
Gary Waleik runs down this week’s music choices.
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