When the Winnipeg Jets returned to the city last season, local businesses saw substantial growth. This season’s lockout is hitting restaurants and bars near the Jets’ arena hard. Bill Littlefield speaks with Tony Siwicki, whose family operates the Silver Heights Restaurant in Winnipeg.
The Atlanta Falcons are undefeated with an 8-0 record, but can they sustain their success? Mark Bradley, a columnist for the ‘Atlanta Journal Constitution’ speaks with Bill about the Falcons’ potential and the chances they may actually win a playoff game this season.
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones has seen little success in the last 16 seasons: the Cowboys have only one playoff win. But Jones is not about to fire himself. Bill gets the story from Ranier Sabin of the ‘Dallas Morning News’.
In 20 years as the head football coach at the University of Texas, Darrell Royal never had a losing season and guided the Longhorns to three national championships. Royal died Wednesday at the age of 88. John Wheat, a historian at the University of Texas, co-authored Royal’s autobiography and joined Bill to remember the legendary Texas coach.
In ‘Muck City’, bestselling author Bryan Mealer features a town in central Florida known for producing quality football players who leave the swampy region and find education and athletic success in college and the NFL. Mealer talks with Bill about his book and the peculiarities of this little-known town.
Sporting Kansas City advanced in the MLS playoffs after defeating the Houston Dynamo. Closer to home, the team is under scrutiny for the naming rights to its home field, the Livestrong Sporting Park. OAG’s Greg Echlin reports from Kansas City.
We’re familiar with student-athletes getting kicked off their teams for various rule violations—but student managers? This week, USC’s student manager was relieved of his duties for letting a little air out of the team’s footballs, and Bill Littlefield comments on the rarity of such incidents.
Charlie Pierce joins Bill this week to discuss the NBA’s first firing of the season and the league’s inaugural flopping calls; the status of some notable NFL coaches; and the outlook for the upcoming NCAA basketball season.
The Chicago Cubs have notified season ticket holders they are reducing ticket prices for the 2013 season. Jonathan Eig, author and contributing editor for the Wall Street Journal, is one of those ticket holders. He will save a total of 60 cents next year. Eig talked with Bill Littlefield about how a bad team can be so good at keeping prices high.
The “McTwist,” still awes crowds, perplexes pro skaters, and even sends some to the hospital. Andrew Norton, a skateboard photographer and independent radio producer, spoke with skateboarding legends who remember the McTwist’s humble origins.
Gary gets to say whatever he wants about the music becuase John’s away. Oh, wait, he always gets to say whatever he wants about the music…
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