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, June 15, 2013 9:45am'Great Moments of the U.S. Open': A Historical Overview Of A Golf Major; Tebow Mania: Portrait Of A Media Circus; Redskins Take Heat From Congress, Zirin; Charlie Pierce: This Week In Sports; Diamondbacks Draft Paralyzed Former Arizona State Player; Karaoke Brings People Together In D.C.;
Thursday, June 13, 2013 11:46amThe sad story of how Mom threw out your potentially valuable baseball card collection got an update and a new wrinkle this week. As a man who still laments the loss of the shoe boxes full of cards he left behind when he left his parents' home, Bill Littlefield has something to say about it.
Saturday, June 8, 2013 8:52amPredicting The Fallout From The MLB's Latest PED Scandal; Spurs Grab Early Lead In NBA Finals; Hollywood Park Readies For Swan Song; NHL Broadcaster Mike 'Doc' Emrick On The Art Of Calling Hockey Games; Dwight Gooden Looks Back On Highs And Lows In 'Doc'; Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports; A Tennis Training Palace For A 12-Year-Old; Whistlers Show Their Stuff In North Carolina;
Saturday, June 1, 2013 9:11amNHL's Penguins, Bruins Linked By History ... And Jagr; Wrestling Hopes For An Olympic Reprieve; What's In A Name: The French Open and Roland Garros; D-Wade: Dirtiest NBA Player? Let's Debate!; Phil Jackson Reflects On His Historic NBA Career In 'Eleven Rings'; Solving The Traffic Jams On Mount Everest; News Of The Week With Charlie Pierce; Favorite Center Fielders, Yearning For Hockey Talk, And More; America's Cup: Sailing The Line Between Control And Chaos;
Saturday, May 25, 2013 9:03amOklahoma City Thunder Support Tornado-Damaged Community; San Jose Sharks Try To Avoid Another Early Exit; Francona Right At Home As Red-Hot Cleveland Visits Fenway; Golfer Vijay Singh Gets Older...Sues The PGA; Runner Tackles The Tour De France ... On Foot; 'Mickey And Willie' Details Ties Between Two Baseball Legends; News Of The Week With Charlie Pierce; Chicago White Sox Pitcher Chris Sale And His Insatiable Appetite; World-Class Whitewater Lures Kayakers To Upper Midwest;