After a Wildcard Weekend of mismatches, blowouts, and optional defense, the NFL’s Divisional Playoff Round promises better storylines. Will the Jets continue their improbable run in San Diego? The Ravens shut down Tom Brady last week, but can they do the same to MVP Peyton Manning? And how will the Saints fare with a shot at home field in the Super Bowl? Bill talks with Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports.
On Monday, former homerun champ Mark McGwire admitted to using steroids during his storied career, further fueling the debate about performance enhancing drugs in baseball. Bill reports on the aftermath of the confession, including the dilemma for Cooperstown voters.
Lane Kiffin is on the move again. After just one season in Knoxville, the 31-year-old took an offer to coach the USC Trojans. With the Volunteer faithful in an uproar, Bill talks with Austin Ward of the Knoxville News-Sentinel about the ongoing Kiffin saga.
Amid the recent controversy, Bill discusses McGwire, steroids, and the summer of ’98.
With more NFL playoff action coming up and the reputation of Lane Kiffin crumbling down, Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce should have a field day in discussing the week in sports, including Bud Selig’s “agonizing” statement on McGwire, an interesting twist on “Rocky Top,” and maybe a little too much information on Tiger Woods.
The road to recovery has been tough for the 14 countries devastated by the 2004 tsunami. Recently, however, the Indonesian province of Aceh has made a big step in its return to prosperity: the reopening of the Seulewah golf course. Chad Bouchard reports.
Jordan, Magic, and Bird on the same team. Kobe, Lebron, and Wade donning the same uniform. In this day and age, the Dream Teams are often the only lasting impression of U.S. Men’s Olympic basketball. However, a new book called American Hoops goes far beyond Team USA, and explores the history of Men’s Olympic basketball. Carson Cunningham joins Bill to talk basketball, from Berlin in 1936 to Beijing in 2008.
This program aired on January 16, 2010.