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Only A Game
Only A Game official website can be found here.Only A Game, hosted by author and veteran NPR commentator Bill Littlefield, is a weekly one-hour radio sports magazine that appeals to sports fans and sports avoiders alike. The program, crafted to lead into Weekend Edition Saturday with Scott Simon, is characterized by Littlefield's exceptional writing and affable personality. On each program, Littlefield recognizes the significance of sports in our culture but keeps our games in perspective. And he does it in a way that balances the drama, comedy, and poetry of athletics.Only A Game maintains a strong on-the-scene presence to provide listeners with a sound-rich, weekly tour of the world of sports. The program covers diverse stories and issues concerning gender, race, sexual orientation, competitive opportunities for the disabled and the relationship between sports and the economy. Contributing analysts include Tim Kurkjian, Bud Collins, Gregg Doyel, Helene Elliott, Dan Wetzel, Pat Forde and weekly sports guru Charlie Pierce, for whom all subjects and topics are open game. Balancing thorough coverage of big time pro and college sports are features on such offbeat competitions as Humans Vs. Zombies, the Santa Speedo Run, biathlon and rhythmic gymnastics.
Saturday, December 7, 2013 9:24amStories from this broadcast: Assessing The World Cup Draw With ESPN’s Roger Bennett; Beckham, LeBron Consider Teaming Up For MLS Franchise; Seattle Seahawks’ Play Is Earth Shaking; Vikings Break Ground On Billion-Dollar Stadium; Small Idaho Town Tries To Keep Football Alive With Six-Man Format; Indiana Pacers Setting NBA Pace Early; Charlie Pierce: The Week in Sports; Jason Kidd: Great Player, Questionable Coach; Snowboarder Kevin Pearce Shares Injury And Recovery In ‘The Crash Reel’
Thursday, December 5, 2013 1:03pmFresh off a World Series victory with the Red Sox, outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has signed with Boston's archrival, the New York Yankees. Bill Littlefield looks at some of the more memorable departures from Fenway to the Bronx.
Thursday, December 5, 2013 11:53amFresh off a World Series victory with the Red Sox, outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has signed with Boston's archrival, the New York Yankees. Bill Littlefield looks at some of the more memorable departures from Fenway to the Bronx.
Saturday, November 30, 2013 9:23amStories from this broadcast: Florida State’s Winston Gives Heisman Voters A Dilemma; Alabama’s Nick And Terry Saban: The Power Couple Of College Football; As Losses Pile Up, Some Jags Fans Stay Loyal; The NHL: The Latest League Locked In Lawsuit; Former Football Prospects Look Back; ‘Collision Low Crossers’ Shares Intimate Portrait of New York Jets; Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports; Running: A 118-Year-Old Thanksgiving Tradition; Lacrosse Bridges Gap Between Harlem And Boston Suburbs
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 5:14pmIn this season of giving thanks, Bill Littlefield recalls a sports experience he's thankful he'll never have to live through again.