Saturday, January 11, 2014

January 11th, 2014

San Diego Charges Into Divisional Round

Few pundits predicted the San Diego Chargers to be among the final eight teams competing for the Super Bowl. Now, few pundits expect them to compete against the Denver Broncos. But the San Diego Union-Tribune’s Nick Canepa explains why he thinks the Chargers can keep beating the odds.

January 11th, 2014

Goodbye, BCS. Hello, College Football Playoff.

If you’ve been complaining about college football’s Bowl Championship Series for the past 16 years, you can stop now. It’s over. The new playoff format will debut next season. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou looks at what’s new, what’s not, and what people might complain about next.

January 11th, 2014

Youth Sports Injuries On The Rise

Youth soccer injuries are up 10 percent. For football, the increase is even greater. What’s the cause, and how can it be fixed? The Wall Street Journal’s Laura Landro weighs in.

January 11th, 2014

Glavine, Maddux, Thomas Bound For Hall of Fame

After voters spurned the entire field a year ago, three former players were elected to the Hall of Fame this time around. Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and Frank Thomas each received the necessary 75 percent of the vote. But ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian says it’s time for a new system.

January 11th, 2014

The Quad Jump: 1440 Degrees Of Controversy

At the 2010 Olympic Games, American Evan Lysacek won the gold in men’s figure skating without attempting the sport’s most difficult move. The controversy between artistry and athleticism continues. The Washington Post’s Liz Clarke joins Bill to explain.

January 11th, 2014

‘Kick And Run’ Explores Life Through Soccer

In his new memoir, author Jonathan Wilson recounts his life, through the lens of soccer. The author joins Bill Littlefield to discuss “Kick and Run.”

January 11th, 2014

News Of The Week With Charlie Pierce

Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce and Bill discuss settling old debts in the NBA, a troubling forecast for the Sochi Olympics, and Dan Le Batard, the Hall of Fame voter who will vote no more forever.

January 11th, 2014

Phish, Russell Wilson Unite In Seattle

Phish is a rock band that formed 30 years ago. Russell Wilson is the 25-year-old quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks. What’s the connection? Paul Camarata and Chris Weaver explain the story behind their new film, “Phish and Russell Wilson.”

January 11th, 2014

Hong Kong’s Festive ‘Race’ With Colonial Roots

At the Sedan Chair Race in Hong Kong, awards go to more than just the teams that finish fastest. Only A Game’s Charlie Schroeder has our story.

January 11th, 2014

Music On Only A Game

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik takes us to Sports Hitsville, USA…or something like that.

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