A new era in college football is on the horizon with the coming of the College Football Playoff. But we’ve got one more go round before we can bid farewell to the Bowl Championship Series. Sports On Earth’s Michael Weinreb helps us make sense of bowl season.
Six-man football is played by small schools in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. This fall, schools in Idaho played it for the first time in decades, but the format isn’t catching on and that’s bad news for one remote town struggling to field a team. Scott Graf reports from Boise, Idaho.
The Minnesota Vikings broke ground on their new billion-dollar stadium this week. State and local governments pitched in about half the cost, saying the multi-functional facility will be used by many. Minnesota Public Radio’s Tim Nelson joins us.
The Seattle Seahawks win against the New Orleans Saints pushed them to 11-1 and registered as an earthquake! Bill speaks with seismologist John Vidale about the earthshaking event.
An excerpt from ‘Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football’ by Nicholas Dawidoff.
Nicholas Dawidoff spent a year with the New York Jets. He joined Bill to discuss his book, ‘Collision Low Crossers,’ which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the team’s 2011 season.
In 1996, Michelle Seaton spent a season with the football program at Needham High School in Needham, Mass., reporting on the team’s top prospects and how they navigated the college recruiting process. As part of our celebration of OAG’s 20th anniversary, we asked Seaton to reconnect with former players Jim Bode and Sean Connor.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have missed the postseason the past five seasons, and after a 2-9 start, that won’t change in 2013. Still, some Jaguars fans have hope for the future. Only A Game’s Kevin Meerschaert found them.
An excerpt from ‘Their Life’s Work: The Brother hood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now’ by Gary Pomerantz
The Pittsburgh Steelers won four Super Bowls during the 1970s, and the players remained close long after they left the field. Gary Pomerantz, author of ‘Their Life’s Work,’ joins Bill along with NFL Hall of Famers “Mean Joe” Greene and Franco Harris.