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Saturday, December 7, 2013

December 7th, 2013

Assessing The World Cup Draw With ESPN’s Roger Bennett

The World Cup draw is complete and the groups have been revealed. As expected, the U.S. is in the so-called ‘Group of Death.’ ESPN’s Roger Bennett joined Bill Littlefield to share his thoughts on the matchups.

December 7th, 2013
By Phil Latzman

Beckham, LeBron Consider Teaming Up For MLS Franchise

What happens when you combine David Beckham’s soccer expertise and LeBron James’s knowledge of the Miami market? Only A Game’s Phil Latzman reports on the superstars’ possible collaboration to bring a Major League Soccer franchise to Miami.

December 7th, 2013

Seattle Seahawks’ Play Is Earth Shaking

The Seattle Seahawks win against the New Orleans Saints pushed them to 11-1 and registered as an earthquake! Bill speaks with seismologist John Vidale about the earthshaking event.

December 7th, 2013

Vikings Break Ground On Billion-Dollar Stadium

The Minnesota Vikings broke ground on their new billion-dollar stadium this week. State and local governments pitched in about half the cost, saying the multi-functional facility will be used by many. Minnesota Public Radio’s Tim Nelson joins us.

December 7th, 2013
By Scott Graf

Small Idaho Town Tries To Keep Football Alive With Six-Man Format

Six-man football is played by small schools in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. This fall, schools in Idaho played it for the first time in decades, but the format isn’t catching on and that’s bad news for one remote town struggling to field a team. Scott Graf reports from Boise, Idaho.

December 7th, 2013

Indiana Pacers Setting NBA Pace Early

After losing to the Heat in the conference finals last week, the Indianapolis Pacers are setting a brisk pace for the 2013-14 campaign. Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star spoke with Bill about the Pacers’ potential.

December 7th, 2013

Charlie Pierce: The Week in Sports

Bill and OAG analyst Charlie Piece reflect on Nelson Mandela’s contribution to sports. They also discuss Robinson Cano’s deal with Seattle, Derrick Rose’s latest optimism, and a darts champion who has banned from competing for looking like Jesus.

December 7th, 2013

Jason Kidd: Great Player, Questionable Coach

As a player, Jason Kidd was a superstar. As a coach, Kidd is struggling. Sports on Earth’s Will Leitch talks with Bill Littlefield about Kidd and other player-to-coach fiascoes.

December 7th, 2013

Snowboarder Kevin Pearce Shares Injury And Recovery In ‘The Crash Reel’

While training for the 2010 Olympics, snowboarder Kevin Pearce sustained a severe traumatic brain injury and nearly died. ‘The Crash Reel’ follows his recovery. Bill speaks with Pearce and director Lucy Walker about the film.

December 7th, 2013

Music On Only A Game

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik reaches prematurely for the Jimmy Smith.

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