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Saturday, December 22, 2012

December 22nd, 2012

How The NY Jets Can Recover From The Butt-Fumble

The New York Jets will take to the field under their third-string quarterback this weekend, despite the fact that their first and second options are healthy enough to play. But, a new quarterback is just the beginning of the Jets’ troubles. Bill Littlefield talks with Judy Battista, who covers the team for the New York Times.

December 22nd, 2012

Adrian Peterson Closing In On NFL Rushing Record

Vikings running back has a chance to carry his team into the payoffs and break the NFL’s single-season rushing record in the process. CBS Sports national columnist Gregg Doyel spoke with Bill Littlefield about Peterson’s stellar season.

December 22nd, 2012
By Kimberly Adams

Egypt Tackles American Football

In the midst of violent protests and political upheaval, the sport of American football is trying to find a foothold in Egypt. From Cairo, Only A Game’s Kimberly Adams has the story.

December 22nd, 2012

India And Pakistan Ready To Face Off On Cricket Pitch

On Christmas Day, India and Pakistan will begin their first bilateral cricket series in five years. Only A Game’s Ken Shulman is traveling to India for the matches, and spoke with Bill Littlefield about the significance of the series.

December 22nd, 2012

‘El Clasico’: The Story Of Soccer’s Great Rivalry

Spain is home to two of the most popular and successful soccer teams in the world: FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. Bill talks with Richard Fitzpatrick about his book, ‘El Clasico’, which details the history of the rivalry and the reasons for its lasting intensity.

December 22nd, 2012

Celebrating Messi’s (Debunked) Scoring Record

For a brief time earlier this month, F.C. Barcelona star Lionel Messi was widely celebrated for scoring his 86th goal of the calendar year, breaking a record set by German Gerd Mueller in 1972. But, in recent weeks those voices have gotten quieter. Bill Littlefield turns to ESPN’s Roger Bennett to find out what happened.

December 22nd, 2012

Littlefield: College Bowl Names Worthy Of Verse

From time to time, especially during college football bowl season, Bill Littlefield is inspired to opine in verse. This is one of those times.

December 22nd, 2012

Listeners Fill The OAG Inbox

Our listeners share their thoughts. Bill responds.

December 22nd, 2012

Sports News Of The Week With Charlie Pierce

Bill Littlefield and OAG analyst Charlie Pierce discuss Steve Nash’s hopes for a Christmas return, Jim Boeheim’s 900th win with the Syracuse Orange, and a British cyclist’s adoption of a piglet.

December 22nd, 2012
By Ron Schachter

Cooper Union Aims For Athletic Success

The Cooper Union in New York City is known for its elite art, architecture, and engineering programs — not for its athletes. As Ron Schachter reports, the tiny school is trying to change that.

December 22nd, 2012

Tree-Tossing Police Chiefs Raise Money For A Worthy Cause

Every year the police chiefs of Bethlehem and Bethlehem Township in Pennsylvania compete to see who can throw a Christmas tree the farthest. The same guy has won the competition for two straight years, but in speaking with both contestants, Bill Littlefield learns that’s really not the point.

December 22nd, 2012

Music On Only A Game

Gary Waleik lauds the efforts of the man who calls himself The Singing Animal Lover

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