Saturday, January 26, 2013

January 26th, 2013

Seau’s Family Files Wrongful Death Suit

The family of former NFL star Junior Seau has filed a wrongful death suit against the NFL and helmet manufacturer Riddell. The suit claims Seau’s suicide was a result of the head injuries he suffered during his career. University of New Hampshire sports law expert and Sports Illustrated legal analyst Michael McCann speaks with Bill Littlefield.

January 26th, 2013

Former Teacher Calculates Flacco’s Chances

Before he was a full-time sports writer, Mike Tanier taught high school calculus. Bill Littlefield speaks with Tanier about one of his former students, quarterback Joe Flacco of the Super Bowl bound Baltimore Ravens.

January 26th, 2013

Uncertainty Looms As Seattle, Sacramento Groups Battle For Kings

Seattle lost the SuperSonics in 2008 when the team moved to Oklahoma City and became the Thunder. But the Emerald City is on the verge of rejoining the NBA fraternity…unless it isn’t. Bill Littlefield looks into the potential sale of the Sacramento Kings.

January 26th, 2013

Dan Wetzel: A Plan To Fix The NCAA

This week the NCAA announced that the investigation into the University of Miami’s athletics program has been put on hold because the NCAA’s own enforcement staff had improperly obtained information. Yahoo! Sports national columnist and OAG regular Dan Wetzel has a plan to solve this and many other NCAA controversies. He shares the details with Bill Littlefield.

January 26th, 2013

Baseball Says Goodbye To Hall Of Famers Musial, Weaver

On Jan. 19, Major League Baseball lost two Hall of Famers when Earl Weaver and Stan Musial passed away. Bill Littlefield reflects on the careers of Weaver and Musial and speaks with Musial biographer George Vecsey about the St. Louis Cardinals legend.

January 26th, 2013

Argentine Women Seek Equality On The Pitch

In Argentina, boys are given soccer balls on their first birthdays and men play the game with their friends after work. But women are generally excluded from the fun, and women’s soccer is never shown on television. In Buenos Aires, Eilís O’Neill met up with some women who’ve decided it’s time for things to change.

January 26th, 2013

New Orleans, Make Way For Pelicans

While some have criticized the New Orlean’s Hornets’ new nickname, the Pelican is firecer than you might think. Bill Littlefield talks with Deadspin’s Barry Petchesky about the bird and the merits of New Orleans’ selection.

January 26th, 2013

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: the Facebook inaccuracies of an NFL wife, the NHL’s bid to bring back fans, and the frivolous sports lawsuit of the week.

January 26th, 2013

‘Cheating The Spread’: Scandals In College Sports

In his recent book ‘Cheating the Spread,’ author Albert Figone has collected chronicles of fixes, point-shaving scandals, and various other sketchy endeavors occurring at schools large and small, most of them over the past 70 years. Bill Littlefield speaks with the author.

January 26th, 2013

‘The Limit’: A Year On The Grand Prix Circuit

In his new book ‘The Limit,’ author Michael Cannell tells the story of Phil Hill, who in 1961 became the first American-born racer to win the Grand Prix Championship. Bill Littlefield speaks with Cannell about the history of auto racing.

January 26th, 2013

Music On Only A Game

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik crushes it, Lester Bangs-style.

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