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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Sochi Games may be remembered for Russia’s gay propaganda. Bill speaks with Helen Jefferson Lenskyj about her book detailing these events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Only A Game’s Gary Waleik lists all the hits that fit.
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