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January 28th, 2014
By Martin Kessler

From Phish To Earthquakes: A Super Bowl XLVIII Retrospective

The Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos have played some terrific football this season, but more importantly, they’ve been the source of some excellent segments on our show! Ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl matchup, we look back at some of our favorites.

In The News
January 25th, 2014

The Extra Point: Eliminating Football’s Most Boring Play

In 2013, NFL kickers were successful on 99.6 percent of extra point attempts. Is it time to change the rules? NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell thinks it might be. But long snapper Nick Sundberg says: Not so fast.

In The News
January 18th, 2014

NFL Settlement Remains Unsettled

The NFL’s settlement with former players suffering from the effects of concussions is on hold. Judge Anita Brody wants more proof that the proposed $765 million is enough. ESPN’s Mark Fainaru-Wada joins Bill to discuss the proceedings.

In The News
January 18th, 2014

Previewing The NFL Conference Championships With Gregg Doyel

Four teams are left. But who will advance to the Super Bowl? CBS Sports national columnist Gregg Doyel makes his picks and tells us which coach might be the greatest of all time. Hint: it’s not Bill Belichick.

Commentary
January 15th, 2014

Too Little Compensation For NFL’s Concussions

Just before the current NFL season began, the league agreed to pay $765-million in compensation for post-concussion disorders. This week the judge examining the terms of that settlement said, “Not so fast.” Bill Littlefield is among those anticipating a better deal for the retired players.

Interview
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.”

In Depth
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.

In The News
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.

In The News
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.”

In The News
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.

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