Any Given Sunday
Not so long ago, the NFL's slogan of choice was "Any Given Sunday," meant to suggest that each week, every team had a chance to win. But, now NFL games are played on Mondays, and Saturdays, and Thursday nights, too. And what happened to that parity? Bill talks to football columnists around the country.
Talks, Trades, and Tim Kurkjian
Talking heads, hot stove leaguers, and SABER geeks will all pay attention to what happens in Nashville next week as the Music City will host baseball's annual winter meetings. With the free agent market more or less dried up, the dealing between teams could be more intense than ever. Bill chats with ESPN's Tim Kurkjian.
Haka dances, Heisman hopeful, and Hawaii Football
The University of Hawaii is currently ranked #12 in the nation, and they are this year's Western Athletic Conference champion by virtue of their 39-27 win over Boise State last week. Stephen Tsai, who covers the team for the Honolulu Advertiser, joins Bill to discuss Warrior football, Haka dances, and a Heisman hopeful named Colt Brennan.
"The Best American Sports Writing 2007"
The year isn't quite over yet, but "The Best American Sports Writing 2007" has been on the shelves since early October. Bill Littlefield talks with series editor Glenn Stout and guest editor David Maraniss about this year's edition.
NFC Showdown and More with Charlie Pierce
Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: the showdown in the NFC, the Knicks prove that they really are that bad, and plucking the fruit from the Gatorade tree.
Both baseball's greatest hitter and the game's homerun king might never make it into the Hall of Fame. Bill comments on baseball's dwindling heroes.
"Tunney/Shakespeare in Six Rounds"
In 1928, before his final fight, Heavyweight Champion Gene Tunney traveled to Yale University to talk to students how the writings of Shakespeare had affected his life in and out of the ring. It might seem like a strange topic for a lecture, but Bill Littlefield found that it's a rich topic for a one man play. He reviews "Tunney/Shakespeare in Six Rounds."
This program aired on December 1, 2007.