3 Stories: No Rome 2024, NFL Authoritarianism, Football's Most Disliked Player
With Rio over, what does the future hold for the Olympics? Why might the NFL relax its uniform policy for a week? And who is the most disliked player in the NFL? Cindy Boren of The Washington Post and Vice Sports contributing editor Patrick Hruby join Bill Littlefield.
3 Stories: The Indestructible NFL, Art Briles' Apology, Paralympics Scheduling
Will Americans ever stop loving football? Is former Baylor football coach Art Briles' apology any indication that the culture of college football is changing? And should the Paralympics take place before the Olympics? ESPN's Don Van Natta Jr. and Shira Springer of the Boston Globe join Bill Littlefield.
3 Stories: Kaepernick, Tebow's Baseball Dreams, Olympic Medal Justice
How do Colin Kaepernick's statements compare to those made by Jackie Robinson? What does Tim Tebow's baseball workout prove about fame and celebrity in sport? And how might the International Olympic Committee finally rectify a 40-year-old injustice? Craig Calcaterra and Mina Kimes join Bill Littlefield.
3 Stories: Permanent Olympic Sites, Gold Medal Greed, Roger Goodell's Power
Will the IOC finally consider permanent sites for the Olympics? How many gold medals is enough gold medals for U.S. fans? And how can NFL players curb Commissioner Goodell's power? Shira Springer of the Boston Globe and David Steele of Sporting News join Karen Given.
Rule 40: Why Companies Can't Say 'Summer' During The Olympics
Olympic rules make it tough for companies who want to join the conversation during the games. Among the list of words businesses can't use? "Olympic," "gold" and "summer." Some companies have chosen to work around the rules; one fought back.
3 Stories: A-Rod's Retirement, Dumbed-Down Olympics Coverage, Golf In Rio
What will Alex Rodriguez's legacy be? Could an Olympic sprinter beat an NFL running back in a 40-yard dash? Was it smart to add golf to the Summer Olympics? Sports writer Erik Malinowski and Morgan Campbell of the Toronto Star join Karen Given.
After 92 Years, The United States Still Holds The Olympic Rugby Crown
The Olympics are supposed to bring us together, right? Yeah, that's not what happened during the 1924 Olympic rugby final between France and the United States. And the events of that day helped keep rugby out of the Olympic program for the next 92 years.
The Olympic Juggernaut: Displacing The Poor From Atlanta To Rio
Of the nearly 700 homes that used to stand in Rio de Janeiro's Vila Autódromo neighborhood, just over 20 remain. Why? Vila Autódromo neighbors Rio's Olympic Park. And it's not only in foreign countries that the Olympics displace the poor. We revisit the legacy of the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics.
3 Stories: Heads Up Football, A Rookie's Bad Day, Caffeine Doping
Can football actually be made safer? Can one unlucky pitcher bounce back from his nightmare major league debut? And which performance enhancer is immune from the Olympic banned substances list? Rachel Bachman of the Wall Street Journal and Will Leitch of Sports on Earth join Bill Littlefield.