Vikings running back has a chance to carry his team into the payoffs and break the NFL’s single-season rushing record in the process. CBS Sports national columnist Gregg Doyel spoke with Bill Littlefield about Peterson’s stellar season.
The New York Jets will take to the field under their third-string quarterback this weekend, despite the fact that their first and second options are healthy enough to play. But, a new quarterback is just the beginning of the Jets’ troubles. Bill Littlefield talks with Judy Battista, who covers the team for the New York Times.
On Tuesday, former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue ruled on the appeals of New Orleans Saints players implicated in the NFL bounty scandal. He disagreed with current commissioner Roger Goodell, saying the players should be reinstated and have their fines vacated. Bill talks with Slate Magazine’s Executive Editor Josh Levin about the politics of the decision.
Critics of the Bowl Championship Series say Northern Illinois doesn’t deserve to play Florida State in the Orange Bowl on New Year’s Day. But after a 12-1 season, the Huskies says they’ve earned it. Bill Littlefield explores the debate with Jeff Arnold of the Northwest Herald in Crystal Lake, Illinois.
People today sometimes refer to it as the “No Fun League,” but there was a time when the NFL was best described as the “National Forgotten League.” Bill Littlefield speaks with Washington Times sports columnist Dan Daly about his new book on Pro Football’s first 50 years.
Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah grew up playing soccer in Ghana, dreamed of playing NBA basketball, ran track at Brigham Young, and now plays football. He’s also a likely first-round NFL draft pick. Jeff Benedict profiled Ansah for Sports Illustrated. Both Ansah and Benedict join Bill to discuss a highly unusual path to sports success.
Bill Littlefield responds to comments from listeners about last week’s show.
Darryl Henley made a name for himself as an NFL cornerback before he was sent to federal prison. Michael McKnight’s book ‘Intercepted’ details Henley’s path from football to a botched drug run to a 41-year prison sentence. McKnight spoke with Bill about the former NFL player’s life.
Notre Dame football started the season 10-0 and there’s excitement among the faithful fans in South Bend. Eric Hansen of the South Bend Tribune joins us to discuss Notre Dame’s return to form and their chances of winning the national championship.
This weekend, millions fantasy football team owners make last-minute roster changes. At least they hope they will. Yahoo!’s fantasy football service is coming off a disappointing week. The provider’s system lapsed creating fantasy nightmares for many users. Scott Graf, the commissioner of one of the affected leagues, brings us a recap.