One game into the 2016 NBA Finals, is it fair to say LeBron and the Cavs are big underdogs? And why does forward Anderson Varejão have better odds than anyone else of getting a championship ring? Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce and Bill talk NBA playoffs and more.
The controversy surrounding Tom Brady and deflated footballs might be more widely known than some basic facts about American history and politics. Commentator Mike Pesca explores the cultural obsession with Tom Brady versus the NFL.
Did the NFL try to bully the National Institutes of Health? Should Matt Harvey be so harshly criticized for not talking to the press after a loss? Did the NBA get Draymond Green’s punishment right? Craig Calcaterra of NBCSports.com and David Steele of Sporting News join Bill Littlefield.
After golfer Phil Mickelson was named in an insider trading lawsuit, Bill Littlefield was reminded that it can be good to be a famous athlete.
While former players wait for NFL settlement checks, some are considering taking high-interest advances on their awards. But are these men, who suffered brain damage from playing football, in the right frame of mind make that decision? Karen Given has our story.
Quarterback Matt Flynn has made $19 million over the course of his NFL career. Now he’s earned an extra ~$7,000…after selling his 1996 Ford Bronco on Twitter. Flynn tells Bill Littlefield the story of his former car.
What should be made of a Texas A&M coach’s recent Twitter rant? Can lobbyists really help the NFL? And should anyone pay attention to presidential endorsements made by athletes? Nancy Armour and Patrick Hruby join Bill Littlefield.
Laremy Tunsil’s is a story to which all sorts of different morals might be attached. One of them is that it’s good to be the quarterback.
A federal appeals court upheld Roger Goodell’s suspension of Tom Brady, but there’s still a chance that the case could be brought before the Supreme Court. And if it did, how would the nation’s highest court rule on the most over-inflated saga in NFL history? Bill Littlefield talks Deflategate with NPR’s Nina Totenberg.
Why is an NFL scout commenting on a prospect’s cooking skills? Is Prince’s death a cautionary tale for NFL players? And, what can be done to change the vitriol received by women in sports? Shira Springer and David Steele join Bill Littlefield.