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NFL with Paul Attner

The Sporting News' Paul Attner tells us who's fallen to the bottom of the heap at the end of the NFL's regular season.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Tomorrow may turn out to be more of an off-day than a game day for the Pittsburgh Steelers, as they play out the regular season in Buffalo against the Bills. At 14-1, the Steelers own the NFL's best record, and they've clinched a first-round bye and home field advantage in the AFC playoffs. The Steelers posted an unseemly 6-10 record last year. Ron Schachter reports on Pittsburgh's impressive turnaround.

Pedro's Luck Runs Out

Pedro Martinez will have to look for a new good luck charm in New York.

Best American Sports Writing

In the introduction to the 2004 Edition of Best American Sports Writing, guest editor Richard Ben Cramer writers, "I tend to like stories that treat a whole life, or at least make a connection between sports and the rest of life." That point of view in part explains why the current edition of this worthy series contains so much ambitious writing. We're joined by Richard Ben Cramer, series editor Glenn Stout, and first-time contributor, Susan Orlean.

2004's Best and More with Charlie Pierce

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: the top 20 sports stories, everybody becomes a Yankee, and a new way to fish in Missouri.


Los Angeles is inching closer to getting a new NFL team in town. Commissioner Paul Tagliabue hopes to have a new site chosen by May and a team in town by 2008. Pasadena's Rose Bowl is in the running, but is it the best place to host an NFL team?

This program aired on January 1, 2005.

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