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Saturday, November 23, 2013

November 23rd, 2013

Alex Rodriguez’s Contentious Arbitration

Alex Rodriguez is fighting the 211-game suspension issued by Major League Baseball for alleged doping. But on Wednesday, he walked out of his own arbitration hearing. Bill speaks with Wendy Thurm, who’s been following the story for FanGraphs.com.

November 23rd, 2013

Panthers’ Goalie Tim Thomas Makes Olympic Bid

Tim Thomas, 39, is making a NHL comeback with the Florida Panthers. But some believe his bigger goal is to be named to the U.S. Olympic team. Kevin Woodley of NHL.com weighs in.

November 23rd, 2013

Interim Coach Ed Orgeron Riding High At USC

When USC’s interim head coach Ed Orgeron took over, his team was 3-2. Then the Trojans went on a 5-1 run. Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times joins Bill to discuss who will be USC’s next head coach.

November 23rd, 2013
By Keith O'Brien

Grambling Tigers Struggling To Survive

The Grambling State football program achieved national fame under head coach Eddie Robinson, who retired in 1997. This year the program has hit an all-time low with two coaching changes, funding struggles and a player boycott. Keith O’Brien reports on the Tigers’ problems and the efforts to fix them.

November 23rd, 2013

‘Their Life’s Work’ Celebrates Steelers’ Friendships

The Pittsburgh Steelers won four Super Bowls during the 1970s, and the players remained close long after they left the field. Gary Pomerantz, author of ‘Their Life’s Work,’ joins Bill along with NFL Hall of Famers “Mean Joe” Greene and Franco Harris.

November 23rd, 2013

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce and Bill discuss World Series facial hair up for auction, Alex Rodriguez’s arbitration hearing, the name of choice for Wisconsin babies born with a broken collar bone, and more.

November 23rd, 2013
By Tim Lloyd

Bosnian National Soccer Team Brings Community Together In St. Louis

Twenty years ago this fall, refugees from the Bosnian War began arriving in St. Louis. Last week Bosnians from across the U.S. flocked to Missouri to see their national team, a first-time World Cup qualifier, play a friendly match with Argentina. Tim Lloyd reports from St. Louis.

November 23rd, 2013

Columbus Blue Jackets Celebrate Hanukkah

With Hanukkah starting Wednesday at sundown, what better way to celebrate than with a matchup between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Nashville Predators of the NHL? Rabbi Areyah Kaltmann joins Bill to discuss the celebration planned for that night.

November 23rd, 2013

Music On Only A Game

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik welcomes the post-Perotti Era with…well, let’s just say he welcomes it.

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