Saturday, August 30, 2014

August 30th, 2014

NFL Season Preview With Gregg Doyel

The NFL season begins Thursday with the Green Bay Packers visiting the Seattle Seahawks. Gregg Doyel of CBS Sports joins us to discuss the league’s new domestic violence policy, Johnny Manziel, and a surprising pick to win Super Bowl XLIX.

August 30th, 2014

Can Timberwolves Get Better Without Kevin Love?

The Minnesota Timberwolves lost another NBA superstar when they traded Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers. But could the pieces they received in exchange change the franchise’s fortunes?

August 30th, 2014

For Kansas City Royals’ G.M., Patience Pays Off

The Kansas City Royals haven’t been in the playoffs since they won the 1985 World Series. But that may change this year, thanks in large part to the efforts — and patience — of general manager Dayton Moore.

August 30th, 2014

Is It Time For Tennis To Get Loud?

Tennis is famous for playing its Grand Slams on different surfaces. But the tournaments are also known for having very different sounds, from the quiet of Wimbledon to the noise of the US Open. Ben Rothenberg of the New York Times joins Bill Littlefield to make some noise about, well, noise.

August 30th, 2014

Jermaine Jones And The Bizarre Rules Of MLS

In a highly-criticized move, a blind draw determined whether the U.S. national team’s Jermaine Jones ended up with the Chicago Fire or the New England Revolution. Bill Littlefield looks at the oddities of the MLS “designated player” rule.

August 30th, 2014

Football Unites Rival High Schools In ‘We Could Be King’

After reading about Philadelphia’s Martin Luther King High School merging with rival Germantown High School last year, documentary filmmaker Judd Ehrlich made ‘We Could Be King’, a film about the school’s resulting football season. Ehrlich and head coach Ed Dunn sat down with Bill Littlefield.

August 30th, 2014

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the NFL’s new domestic violence policy, NASCAR driver Tony Stewart’s return to the track, and outgoing baseball commissioner Bud Selig’s less-than-popular legacy in San Diego.

August 30th, 2014

Oakland Ends 80-Year Ban On Pinball

After an 80-year ban, pinball is legal again in Oakland. Wired’s Bo Moore joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the game’s strange history and to look ahead to its future.

August 30th, 2014

Fast Cars And Homework: NASCAR’s 15-Year-Old Rising Star

What did you do on your summer vacation? For 15-year-old Kaz Grala, that question takes a while to answer. The honor roll student is the youngest full-time driver on one of NASCAR’s top two developmental leagues. Only A Game’s Karen Given has the story.

August 30th, 2014

Music On Only A Game

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

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