The Chicago Blackhawks are off to the NHL’s best ever start with a 17-0-3 record through their first 20 games. Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times joins Bill Littlefield to break down the keys to the team’s record setting streak.
Despite a lengthy lockout that led to a shortened NHL season, fans have continued to fill arenas. In fact, attendance has been up two percent across the league.
After a 2011 plane crash killed nearly the entire Russian pro hockey team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, the team is back on the ice. Tal Pinchevsky of NHL.com joins BIll Littlefield to discuss the team’s season.
This year, the story of which prospects had flourished or failed at the NFL scouting combine was overshadowed by allegations of inappropriate and potentially illegal questioning. Mike Tanier of Sports on Earth joined Bill to recap the combine and the controversy.
Major League Soccer’s regular season opens this weekend. Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl joins Bill Littlefield to discuss whether or not the defending champion L.A. Galaxy, or the league itself, will be any good without what’s-his-name.
The Hula Hoop is on fire…literally. The popularity of ‘hooping’ has soared in recent years, transforming it from a groovy toy to pyrotechnic performance art. As Arizona Public Radio’s Gillian Ferris Kohl reports, almost 60 years after its commercial invention, the hula hoop is spinning into new territory.
The Battle Creek Bombers of the Northwoods League have added a new item to their concession stand: The Twinkie Dog. Bill Littlefield spoke with the Bombers’ General Manager Brian Colopy and Assistant Manager Anthony Iovieno to learn about the creation.
OAG analyst Charlie Pierce joins Bill Littlefield to talk about questionable questions at the NFL combine, some off-the-field tackling by a college defensive lineman (at a fraternity party, no less), and March Madness, Vatican-style.
NPR contributor Elissa Ely explains why she and other parents spend their evenings watching their daughters’ volleyball practice.
High on a chairlift in places like Stowe and Tahoe, it’s not uncommon to look down and see disabled sit skiers carving beautiful turns. But just like with any skier it didn’t always look this way. All athletes, adaptive or not, were beginners once. Jason Albert has our story from the slopes of Mt. Bachelor near Bend, Ore.
Only A Game’s Gary Waleik discusses sell-by-dates, platinum records and all kinds of musical wierdness.
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