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December 14th, 2013

Previewing College Football’s Bowl Season

A new era in college football is on the horizon with the coming of the College Football Playoff. But we’ve got one more go round before we can bid farewell to the Bowl Championship Series. Sports On Earth’s Michael Weinreb helps us make sense of bowl season.

December 14th, 2013

College Bowl Gifts: Hair Dryers, Recliners, PlayStation 4s

The debate over paying college football players is far from settled, but NCAA rules allow hosts of college bowl games to provide players with gifts. This year some athletes will receive PlayStation 4s, high-tech recliners, and hair dryers. David Broughton of Sports Business Journal joins us.

December 14th, 2013
By Greg Echlin

Keeping Up With The Suttons

Eddie Sutton won more than 800 games while coaching at Creighton, Arkansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma State, and San Francisco. He retired in 2008, but his sons Scott and Sean have kept coaching in the family. Greg Echlin shares the story of the winningest family in college basketball.

December 14th, 2013

Questions About Safety Persist After Tough Mudder Death

Tough Mudder is one of a growing number of adventure races, but are participants being put at unnecessary risk? After the death of a participant in April, Elliott Woods looked into Tough Mudder safety standards for Outside Magazine. He shares his findings with Bill.

December 14th, 2013
By John Rabe

Fifty Years Later, A Celebration For Merry Lepper’s Historic Marathon

Last year, according to Running USA, 42 percent of all marathon finishers were female. Through the 1960s, women weren’t even allowed to compete in marathons. But 50 years ago, a sign of change came — not in Boston or New York — but in Culver City, Calif. John Rabe has our story.

December 14th, 2013

In ‘Offensive Conduct,’ NFL Great Hannah Details His ‘Living Nightmare’

Football fans know John Hannah as one of the game’s finest offensive lineman. But his recent autobiography reveals the personal struggles he faced during and after his football career.

December 14th, 2013

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Analyst Charlie Pierce joins Bill to discuss the newest logo placement on European soccer jerseys; a $20,000 half-court shot that almost ended a basketball career; and how the best seats at a Florida Panthers game quickly became the worst.

December 14th, 2013

Cooperstown Adds Three Skippers And A Scribe

ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian breaks down the Baseball Hall of Fame’s latest inductees and assesses a proposal that would ban collisions at home plate.

December 14th, 2013

21st Annual Only A Game Holiday Gift Guide

The 21st Annual OAG Holiday Gift Guide is here! Bill and producer Karen Given run through this year’s top holiday gifts for the sports fanatic including portraits painted on softballs, “enhanced” drink koozies, and hats to combat those pesky Cheeseheads!

December 14th, 2013

Music On Only A Game

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik runs down the list of this week’s music.

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