Saturday, January 4, 2014

January 4th, 2014

Dan Wetzel Previews The BCS National Championship

College football’s champion will be determined this Monday when No. 1 Florida State plays No. 2 Auburn. Can the underdogs from Auburn stop one of the most dominant teams in college football history? Yahoo! Sports national columnist Dan Wetzel says there’s a chance.

January 4th, 2014

The Rose Bowl Turns 100

On New Year’s Day, Michigan State beat Stanford in the 100th Rose Bowl. This season there are 35 bowl games, but in 1902 the Rose Bowl was the first. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou takes a look back.

January 4th, 2014

NFL Officiating Blunders Draw Scrutiny

After last season’s replacement-officials fiasco, the AP’s Barry Wilner hoped that 2013 would be “one of the best” for NFL officiating. Instead, it’s been another disappointment. Wilner speaks with Bill Littlefield about the officials he believes might be the worst in pro sports.

January 4th, 2014

Ref’s Helmet Cam Offers On Ice View

When AHL referee David Banfield went to work on Dec. 7 he brought more than his reffing experience to the ice. He was also wearing a microphone and camera. The result was an instant hit–pun intended.

January 4th, 2014

The Best American Sports Writing

The best sports writing isn’t really about sports, at least not according to Best American Sports Writing Series Editor Glenn Stout. Bill speaks with Glenn and with 8-time contributor ESPN’s Wright Thompson.

January 4th, 2014

News Of The Week With Charlie Pierce

Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss Bears quarterback Jay Cutler’s value in Chicago, the NHL’s plan to play more games outdoors, and the winners and losers in the Alabama-Auburn baby-naming rivalry.

January 4th, 2014

Aaron Rodgers: ‘I Really, Really Like Women’

Why did Aaron Rodgers feel the need to respond to a rumor about his sexuality? Sports on Earth’s Will Leitch weighs in, calling the sports world the “last closet in American culture.”

January 4th, 2014

Yasmin Siraj Is On The Brink Of Sochi

Aban Makarechian rarely ice skated while growing up in Iran. Now her daughter, Yasmin Siraj, is on the brink of competing in Sochi for the U.S. women’s figure skating team. Only A Game’s Ken Shulman has our story.

January 4th, 2014

Music On Only A Game

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik offers this week’s playlist.

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