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