Saturday, October 5, 2013

October 5th, 2013

St. Louis Cardinals: How Far Will They Go?

This postseason, the St. Louis Cardinals, with their recent success, are an outlier. Rob Neyer of SBNation talks to Bill Littlefield about the current Carinals and their potential to deliver another World Series to St. Louis.

October 5th, 2013

The Math Behind The ‘MLB Hateability Index’

With the Yankees out of the picture, which team should baseball fans root against this postseason? Brian Costa and his colleagues at the Wall Street Journal crunched the numbers and came up with an answer.

October 5th, 2013

World Cup Construction Brings Controversy To Qatar And Brazil

Recent reports have suggested that construction for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will cost thousands of lives, and a judge recently halted construction for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil over worries about worker safety. ESPN’s Jeff MacGregor joins Bill Littlefield to discuss World Cup construction in both countries.

October 5th, 2013

The NHL Is Back On The Ice

The NHL returns with some new rules intended to keep players safer and make games more entertaining. Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times weighs in on this and more.

October 5th, 2013

Marc Trestman: Lawyer, Willy Wonka, Genius Or Just Plain Old Coach?

Reporter Katie O’Brien gets the scoop on what is happening with the Chicago Bears under new head coach Marc Trestman.

October 5th, 2013

‘From Black Sox To Three-Peats’ Chronicles The History Of Chicago Sports

In ‘From Black Sox To Three-Peats,’ Ron Rapoport has assembled a collection of the best sports writing on Chicago. He joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the book.

October 5th, 2013

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce joins Bill to discuss the best postseason menu in the MLB, the vandalization of two Wayne Gretzky statues in Canada, fights in the NHL, and cowbells.

October 5th, 2013

Patrick Roy’s Unusual Coaching Debut

Typically, hockey fights take place on the ice. But Patrick Roy’s coaching debut didn’t go exactly as planned. The Denver Post’s Adrian Dater fills us in.

October 5th, 2013

Team IMPACT Helps Kids Find Joy During Illness

Team IMPACT pairs college sports teams and children with life-threatening and chronic illnesses. Karen Given talks with teams and athletes benefiting from this new program.

October 5th, 2013

Music On Only A Game

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik puts on the music while looking into the horizon.

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