Naming 'Kafelnikov' a second season of Sports Night in which no one talks about the player may seem weird, especially since the following episode 'Shane' has a whole storyline about Dan not managing to pronounce the name right. Until Dan's therapist points out that not being able to spit the name out is just a sign that something deeper's troubling him. Something that happened... in the 'Kafelnikov' episode. Polar Bear
Why is Danny's father so cold to him? Of course, he could naturally be a jerk, but as pointed out in "Shane," Danny feels his parents blame him for his brother's death... and he could be a little bit right.