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Saturday, November 17, 2012

November 17th, 2012

Stats Star Nate Silver: Cabrera Not True MVP

Nate Silver, now known for his accuracy in predicting the outcome of presidential elections, turned his statistical expertise towards baseball this week and made the case for Los Angeles Angels rookie Mike Trout to win the American League’s MVP award. Silver joins Bill to share his reaction to the news that the award went to the Detroit’s Triple Crown winner, Miguel Cabrera.

November 17th, 2012

Marlins Owner Trades Top Players, Angers Fans

This week, the Miami Marlins traded five top wage-earners to the Toronto Blue Jays. Sports fans, writers, and south Floridians erupted in disgust at owner Jeffrey Loria’s decision, made just one year after the opening of a new ballpark. Sun-Sentinel columnist Dave Hyde speaks with Bill about the backlash.

November 17th, 2012
By Scott Graf

Fantasy Football Freakout: Yahoo!’s Outage

This weekend, millions fantasy football team owners make last-minute roster changes. At least they hope they will. Yahoo!’s fantasy football service is coming off a disappointing week. The provider’s system lapsed creating fantasy nightmares for many users. Scott Graf, the commissioner of one of the affected leagues, brings us a recap.

November 17th, 2012

Notre Dame Football Back In Fighting Form

Notre Dame football started the season 10-0 and there’s excitement among the faithful fans in South Bend. Eric Hansen of the South Bend Tribune joins us to discuss Notre Dame’s return to form and their chances of winning the national championship.

November 17th, 2012

NFL’s Goodell Addresses Concussions At Harvard

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the Harvard School of Public Health this week, telling students and faculty that the league was doing everything possible to protect player’s safety. Only A Game’s Karen Given was there.

November 17th, 2012

Darryl Henley: An NFL Cornerback’s Rise And Fall

Darryl Henley made a name for himself as an NFL cornerback before he was sent to federal prison. Michael McKnight’s book ‘Intercepted’ details Henley’s path from football to a botched drug run to a 41-year prison sentence. McKnight spoke with Bill about the former NFL player’s life.

November 17th, 2012

Charlie Pierce And The Week’s Sports News

Analyst Charlie Pierce joins us to discuss baseball’s Cy Young Award winners and the salary-dump trade that’s becoming commonplace for the Miami Marlins. He also comments on the L.A. Lakers’ choice for head coach and Tim Tebow’s role with the New York Jets.

November 17th, 2012

NHL’s Scott Gomez Locked Out In Alaska

With the NHL lockout showing few signs of ending, players are seeking ice time in Russia, Sweden, and elsewhere. Montreal Canadien center Scott Gomez is playing for a team in his hometown, Anchorage, Ala. and joins Bill to discuss how players are dealing with the lockout.

November 17th, 2012
By Whitney Jones

An Ultramarathon Runner’s Motivation

Rychen and reporter Whitney Jones were highly competitive children. When the brothers grew older, Rychen kept looking for ways to harness his competitive energy and ultimately found ultra-marathons. Whitney brings us a day from his brother’s 50-mile race along with commentary from the racer himself.

November 17th, 2012

Music On Only A Game

Gary Waleik plays, Modest Mouse-style, while John Perotti’s away.

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