Don’t send in the clowns! Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: Trevor Hoffman “closing out” his career in the majors, Week 2 of the NFL playoffs, and a defunct circus in Belarus.
New England Patriots
Every team has their pregame rituals, but this one might strike you as a little…hairy. Bill examines the preferred barber of the New England Patriots. We hear the experiences of the players getting their ears lowered and from the man behind the clippers.
Despite the trash talking between the two teams, the Jets and Patriots aren’t the only ones playing during Week 2 of the NFL playoffs. Bill talks with CBS columnist Gregg Doyel about which teams have the edge to advance to the Championship round and beyond.
Tensions are beginning to flare as Week Two of the NFL Playoffs approach. Bill Littlefield discusses the much anticipated Jets vs. Patriots game, as well as the drama that surrounds it.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has not thrown an interception since October and has not lost a home game since 2006. With the Pats eyeing home field advantage in the playoffs, Bill asks ESPNBoston.com’s Mike Reiss if there’s any NFL team that can challenge New England.
Last week was an especially brutal one for the NFL. A number of players who delivered illegal hits received hefty fines, and the league said further infractions may be met with suspensions. Players like Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and New England Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather were not pleased with the news, but Bill Littlefield thinks the NFL may finally be on its way to making its players safer.
This week on Only A Game, a look at professional disc golf, complete with caddies, announcers, and – before you laugh – a $50,000 purse. Plus, the latest from the US Open, and Bill speaks with the author of Lost Dogs, a book that tells the story of the pit bulls that survived Michael Vick’s dog fighting operation.
Tom Brady and Peyton Manning aren’t just competing for the title of best quarterback in football, they’re also signing new deals to try to become the highest-paid player in the NFL. Bill Littlefield comments on the salary arms race between the future hall-of-famers.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says that he’s officially closed the books on "Spygate," but why won’t the scandal go away? Bill offers a few thoughts…
It’s time to test the Pierce postulate: “The Super Bowl is good!” This week on Only A Game, analysis from Phoenix, a look at all the anti-Super Bowl activities for nonbelievers, and some good 17 syllable fun with Super Bowl Haiku XIV.