It wouldn't be the Olympics without some controversy, now would it? With just over a month before the Winter Games in Turin, skeleton has come through for the fans of scandal. Joining us in the studio is the Boston Globe's John Powers to talk about that and all things Olympic.
Another Beast in the East
The Big East conference is quite possibly the deepest, most talented basketball league in NCAA history. Even after a trip to last year's Final Four, newcomer Louisville may find the road back blockaded by Wildcats and Huskies. Ron Schachter has the story.
This week: Manny will stay in Boston, unless he doesn't.
Wild Card Weekend
Paul Attner of the Sporting News tells Bill what to look for during this weekend of NFL Wild Card insanity. Well, it's the NFL, so maybe "insanity" is the wrong word. How about "...relatively close gridiron competition made palatable for corporations and ad executives"? Well, at least the Bengals' Chad Johnson may have a new touchdown dance.
This Golfing Life
For over 20 years, Michael Bamberger has been writing about golf for various publications... most recently for Sports Illustrated. In a new book, "This Golfing Life", Atlantic Monthly Press has collected some Bamberger's best work. He joins Bill from WHYY in Philadelphia.
College Football and More with Charlie Pierce
Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: Vince Young for President, A-Rod makes his choice, and Houston names its team.
Bill reads a few letters from the OAG mailbag.
An Unlikely Yoga Fan
You probably feel that there's no way pro Wrestling has anything in common with Yoga. The usually open-minded staff of "Only A Game" certainly didn't think so. Well, Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris-Kohl has a story that proves us all wrong.
This program aired on January 7, 2006.