Saturday, January 5, 2013

January 5th, 2013

The Confusing Math Of College Football Championships

Heading into Monday’s BCS National Championship game, determining how many titles Notre Dame and Alabama already have is more complicated than you might think. Jon Solomon of the Birmingham News helps explain the math.

January 5th, 2013

Indiana Nuns Pray For Notre Dame Championship

As Notre Dame and Alabama prepare to meet in the BCS National Championship Game, Only A Game’s Anne Marshall introduces us to a group of Indiana nuns who say the Irish have a heavenly supporter.

January 5th, 2013

Analysis: Pennsylvania v. The NCAA

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is suing the NCAA over the sanctions it imposed on Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual assault case. Vermont Law School Professor and Sports Illustrated legal analyst Michael McCann joins Bill to discuss the lawsuit’s merit.

January 5th, 2013

Ravens’ Lewis Announces Retirement As Baltimore Prepares For Playoffs

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis announced on Wednesday that he will retire following the playoffs. To discuss Lewis’s career to date and the Ravens’ chances of extending it by a few more games, Bill Littlefield spoke with Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun.

January 5th, 2013

Seahawks Soar Into NFL Wild Card Round

The Seattle Seahawks last made the playoffs in 2010. This year, many wonder whether they’re built for a longer playoff run. Seattle Times columnist Jerry Brewer tells Only A Game trying to compare this season’s team with their 2010 counterparts is like “night and day.”

January 5th, 2013

‘The Best American Sports Writing 2012’ With Michael Wilbon

ESPN host and former Washington Post reporter and columnist Michael Wilbon is the guest editor for ‘The Best American Sports Writing 2012’. Wilbon and series editor Glenn Stout join Bill Littlefield to discuss the best of the best in the collection.

January 5th, 2013

Bowler’s Kiss Creates Groundbreaking Moment For Gay Athletes

A little-publicized ESPN telecast of a bowling tournament is getting attention for what may be a first: a celebratory kiss between the male champion and his husband. Jim Bizinski of talks with Bill Littlefield about the moment’s impact.

January 5th, 2013

Charlie Pierce And The Week In Sports

It’s been a busy week in the sports world, with seven NFL teams giving their coaches pink slips, Jets coach Rex Ryan (maybe) sporting a new tattoo, and Jose Canseco sharing his list of New Year’s resolutions. OAG analyst Charlie Pierce joins Bill to discuss those stories and more.

January 5th, 2013

OAG Listeners’ Comments

Bill reviews our listeners’ thoughts about last week’s “Best of 2012” show and shares an early Super Bowl haiku submission.

January 5th, 2013

Flexible Flyer: A Sledding Tradition Continues

Flexible Flyer went downhill – in the business sense – for a time, but today the legendary sled brand is thriving in the hands of a family that spent generations competing against it. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports.

January 5th, 2013

Music On Only A Game

Gary Waleik rings in the new year with some new songs, none of that auld lang nonsense.

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