Star athletes still make it onto Wheaties boxes. But it seems that the cereal’s reign of popularity may be waning. The Wall Street Journal’s Kevin Helliker joins Bill Littlefield to discuss what’s happening to The Breakfast of Champions.
The Lakers may be struggling today, but in the 1980s they won five NBA titles. Jeff Pearlman joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his new book ‘Showtime’ which looks at L.A.’s glitz-and-glamour dynasty.
25 years ago, a California company named Upper Deck exploded onto collectible sports card scene. What followed was a surge in the popularity of baseball cards that hasn’t been matched since. Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Graf shares the birth of Upper Deck and how it changed the sports card industry.
Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the week’s top selling NBA jersey, LeBron James’s fashionable face mask, free season tickets for sure-hitting San Diego Padres fans, and more.
For the first time, the PGA Tour has sanctioned a tournament on a par-3 golf course. A portion of the Legends of Golf tournament will be played on Jack Nicklaus’ Top of the Rock golf course in Missouri. PGA Tour Executive Vice President Ty Votaw joined Bill Littlefield.
It’s been 50 years since the heavyweight boxing match between Muhammad Ali — then Cassius Clay — and Sonny Liston. Bill reflects on that occasion and the state of boxing today.
Much of what’s said between athletes during an NFL game is not appropriate for family viewing. But now the NFL is considering banning derogatory slurs on the field. ESPN’s Michael Wilbon joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the potential rule.
Golf legend Gary Player joins us to discuss the death of the tree that plagued U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower’s golf game.
When Giants pitcher Juan Marichal hit Dodgers catcher John Roseboro in the head with a baseball bat it tarnished Marichal’s reputation. In “The Fight of Their Lives,” John Rosengren explores the circumstances that preceded the 1965 fight and the way both men found peace in its aftermath.
Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss selling tickets for sewage at the home of the Oakland A’s; sneaky skywriting at Michigan State; and a previously portly and frequently inebriated pro golfer taking a swing behind the microphone.