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The Dallas Cowboys really need a playoff win. Saturday night America's Team will be hosting Philadelphia and trying for their first playoff victory since 1996 and the first one in their brand-new stadium. Bill and Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News will discuss Dallas's chances.

Faisal Faisal is a man competing in an unusual sport (skeleton), which is even more unusual in his home country (Iraq). Brian Mann reports on Faisal's long quest to qualify for the Winter Olympics and the motivation behind it.

The National Hockey League is fresh off another successful Winter Classic and teams have settled into midseason form. Only A Game hockey maven and Los Angeles Times writer Helene Elliott joins Bill for an update on the league's best and worst, plus a look at the NHL players heading to the Winter Olympics.

Ice dancers Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto won silver for the US in Turin in 2006. Now the pair is one of Team USA's best hopes for capturing Olympic gold.  Only A Game's Ron Schachter caught up with Belbin and Agosto during their preparations for the upcoming 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.

The Gilbert Arenas / Javaris Crittenton incident has fueled a lot of a headlines ... and opinions. In addition to the legal troubles both men might face, the NBA and the Washington Wizards are still sorting out the on-court ramifications for the players.  After a wild week of news, Bill looks at the locker room dispute in a larger context.

There will be plenty to discuss when Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce convene for their weekly round, uh … make that linear, table: Alabama's BCS victory over Texas; Gilbert Arenas's future; the NFL playoffs; and much more.

Twelve and Counting is a new book about the history of Alabama's football championships. And it just might set a record for the shortest amount of time in bookstores before needing a new title. The Crimson Tide beat Texas for number 13 on Thursday night. The book's editor, Kenneth Gaddy, and Bill will talk the rich history of 'Bama football.

This program aired on January 9, 2010.

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