Championship Weekend with Paul Attner

It’s the Colts! And the Pats! Again! While Indianapolis fans hope and pray that this is their year, finally, the Saints march into the Windy City in hopes of slaying the Monsters of the Midway. Paul Attner of the Sporting News joins Karen to dissect this weekend’s NFL conference championship games.

Ultimate Fighting

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Ten years ago, the sport known as “mixed martial arts” was all but knocked out of the ring. Critics blasted the no-holds-barred style of fighting, which features chokeholds, head-butts, and usually a lot of blood. But, MMA is back and growing in popularity. North Country Public Radio’s Brian Mann attended the recent Ultimate Fighting Championship in Las Vegas, and files our report.

College Basketball with Pat Forde

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In college basketball, teams are well into their conference schedules. Pat Forde of ESPN.com joins Karen for a mid-season update.

“Two Ton”

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In 1939, heavyweight champion Joe Louis was challenged by Tony Galento, a beer swigging, cigar smoking, overweight, every-man fighter. Bill speaks with Joseph Monninger, author of “Two Ton: One Fight, One Night — Tony Galento v. Joe Louis.”

Football Fever With Charlie Pierce

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Karen Given and “Only A Game” analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: Peyton potentially nonplussed by Pats, Michael Vick’s personal stash and pillowfighting professionals.

The Next Dynasty…of Bowling?

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Today, at a bowling alley 25 miles southwest of Chicago, the Victor J. Andrew High School Bowling Team will be taking another step towards history. The team is attempting to win its third consecutive state title. Coach Mike Murphy thinks its possible. He’s building a bowling dynasty in the suburbs of Chicago. Only A Game’s Keith O’Brien has the story.