Changes to the cable industry could mean higher prices for sports fan — and give an even greater competitive advantage to teams from New York and Los Angeles. Sports on Earth’s Will Leitch joins Bill Littlefield to look into the future of sports on television.
On Tuesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that he was banning L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life and fining him $2.5 million for his racist comments that became public over the weekend. Silver is also pushing a vote that could force Sterling to sell the team. Bill Littlefield shares his thoughts on the situation.
After an avalanche left 16 dead, Everest has been all but shut down for the season. Bill Littlefield is joined by Outside magazine’s Grayson Schaffer to discuss the implications of the tragedy on the future of the world’s highest peak.
During their series with Tampa Bay, the Montreal Canadiens unveiled a new pregame video that turns the ice into a 3-D video screen and culimnates in a raging digital inferno. OAG’s Zoë Sobel looks into the production.
Sports fans are notorious for collecting obscure souvenirs of their favorite players. After one momento from last season’s Stanley Cup Playoffs was listed on eBay, Bill Littlefield wonders if fans have finally gone too far.
Ever wonder about those giant championship banners that teams hang from the rafters? OAG’s Karen Given visits a New England company that commands nearly 90 percent of the championship banner market and finds out exactly how they are made.
Ralph Wilson, one of the founding owners of the American Football League, died at the age of 95. Ed Rutkowski, who played for the Buffalo Bills for six seasons in the 1960s, joins Bill Littlefield to help us remember Wilson.
George Will joins Bill Littlefield to discuss “A Nice Little Place on the North Side,” his new book about the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field, which turns 100 this season.
According to a National Labor Relations Board ruling, Northwestern football players are now legal employees of the university. Ramogi Huma is the president of the union vying to represent those players, and he updates Bill Littlefield on the latest developments.
Brackets have busted everywhere, but Bill Littlefield suggests the true madness of March isn’t related to wins and losses on the court.