Heading into Monday’s BCS National Championship game, determining how many titles Notre Dame and Alabama already have is more complicated than you might think. Jon Solomon of the Birmingham News helps explain the math.
This year Fenway Park, the home of the Boston Red Sox, celebrated its 100th season. Only A Game’s Karen Given looks back at some of the milestone moments that have happened under the watchful eye of the Green Monster.
Daniel and Ozzie Silna have earned about $255 million in NBA TV revenues in the last 32 years—and they don’t even own a team. The former owners of a defunct ABA team still reap the benefits of a deal made in 1976. Bill Littlefield talked with the New York Times’ Richard Sandomir about the Silnas’ lucrative situation and their recent attempts to increase their earnings.
For a brief time earlier this month, F.C. Barcelona star Lionel Messi was widely celebrated for scoring his 86th goal of the calendar year, breaking a record set by German Gerd Mueller in 1972. But, in recent weeks those voices have gotten quieter. Bill Littlefield turns to ESPN’s Roger Bennett to find out what happened.
Spain is home to two of the most popular and successful soccer teams in the world: FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. Bill talks with Richard Fitzpatrick about his book, ‘El Clasico’, which details the history of the rivalry and the reasons for its lasting intensity.
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.
In 1977, a recipe of minor league hockey, swearing and violence produced an enduring piece of sports cinema. This year marks the 35th anniversary of ‘Slap Shot’. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou looks at the staying power of the hockey comedy that starred Paul Newman and three bruising, bespectacled brothers.
When Boston College men’s hockey coach Jerry York tied the all-time record for career victories, he wasn’t thinking about the mark. He was thinking about the rest of the season. As Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports, four decades into his career, York keeps getting better.
The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame announced its 2013 inductees, which include screenwriter Angelo Pizzo and director David Anspaugh, who will be honored for their work on the basketball movie ‘Hoosiers.’ Pizzo joins Bill to discuss the iconic sports film.
The list of great Jewish athletes goes well beyond Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax. Bill Littlefield speaks with the editors of ‘Jewish Jocks’, a collection of biographical essays about history’s notable Jewish athletes.