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Saturday, February 15, 2014

February 15th, 2014

NFL Prospect Michael Sam Out In The Open

Missouri football standout Michael Sam announced on Sunday that he is gay. Sam is eligible for this spring’s NFL Draft. Some believe the news might affect his draft stock. Bill Littlefield explores the situation.

February 15th, 2014

From Sochi: Olympic Update With John Powers

The Boston Globe’s John Powers brings the latest update from Sochi. This week, he gives Bill the scoop on figure skating and the quality of the venues in Russia.

February 15th, 2014
By Jessica Golloher

Sochi’s Empty Venues: Good Seats Still Available

One of the most prominent features of the Winter Olympics in Sochi has been the largely empty arenas. Jessica Golloher explains why so many seats remain unfilled in Russia’s first Olympic Games.

February 15th, 2014

Olympic Tie: Two Golds In One Event?

On Wednesday there was a tie for Olympic Gold after Tina Maze of Slovenia and Dominique Gisin of Switzerland finished the women’s downhill event with the exact same time–well not quite. Timing equipment can measure to 10,000th of a second, but in skiing only hundredths of a second matter. Bill Pennington of the New York Times explains.

February 15th, 2014
By Becky Vevea

Emery Lehman Skates From High School To Sochi

One of the youngest members of the U.S. Olympic delegation is speed skater Emery Lehman. WBEZ’s Becky Vevea shares the story of how Lehman got his start.

February 15th, 2014

‘Sexual Diversity And The 2014 Olympics’ Shares History Of Sexual Repression In USSR

The Sochi Games may be remembered for Russia’s gay propaganda. Bill speaks with Helen Jefferson Lenskyj about her book detailing these events.

February 15th, 2014

Derek Jeter: Going, Going … Not Quite Gone

Derek Jeter is retiring, but not until the end of the 2014 MLB season. Bill ponders why Jeter decided to let everyone know so far in advance.

February 15th, 2014

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the release of the NFL’s bullying report, Missouri’s Michael Sam comes out, and the encouraging words of “Grandma” Backstrom.

February 15th, 2014

Mid-Season NBA Update With SI’s Chris Ballard

From the ineptitude of the Eastern Conference to the brilliance of Kevin Durant, Sports Illustrated’s Chris Ballard fills us in on the first half of the NBA season and previews what’s ahead.

February 15th, 2014

Olympian Pete Donohoe Teaches Bobsledding

Ireland is not known for snow, so bobsledding isn’t a common sport for kids. Pete Donohoe got his start in his 30s and made it to the Olympics. Bill attended a class taught by Donohoe to learn more about the sport.

February 15th, 2014

Music On Only A Game

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik lists all the hits that fit.

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