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December 19th, 2014

The Mostly True Story Of The Last Basket At The Old Boston Garden

On this week’s show, we’re joined by four-time NBA champion Horace Grant. During the playoffs in 1995, Grant scored the last official basket in the old Boston Garden. But that was not the final basket made from the Garden’s parquet floor. That moment happened a couple of weeks later, and Bill Littlefield and Only A Game Senior Producer Gary Waleik were there.

In Depth
December 20th, 2014
By Charlie Schroeder

Hong Kong’s ‘Hedge Fund Fight Nite’

In Hong Kong, a group of investment bankers recently traded in their suits for boxing gear. Charlie Schroeder was in Hong Kong to check out the action at the eighth annual Hedge Fund Fight Nite.

In Depth
December 20th, 2014

Panther Girl: The Wrestler Who Escaped Murder

“It was like the Wild West,” Jeff Maysh says of women’s wrestling in the ’60s and ’70s. Ann Casey, the wrestler known as “Panther Girl,” won the U.S. women’s title after being nearly shot to death in the midst of her star career. Maysh joins Bill Littlefield to share Casey’s story.

Charlie Pierce
December 20th, 2014

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Charlie Pierce and Bill Littlefield discuss the 6-8 New Orleans Saints place atop the NFC South, the FCC ruling regarding Washington’s football team, and Chicago Cubs GM Theo Epstein’s backup plan to lure pitcher Jon Lester. Hint: it involved deer urine.

Featured Book
December 20th, 2014

Golf: China’s ‘Forbidden Game’

In 2004, Beijing issued a ban on the construction of golf courses in China. But since the moratorium went into effect, no other country has built more golf courses. Author Dan Washburn joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his new book “The Forbidden Game.”

Interview
December 20th, 2014

Four-Time NBA Champ Horace Grant On Jordan, Kobe And Winning

Bill Littlefield speaks with four-time NBA champion Horace Grant about his lengthy NBA career, playing with some of the top scorers of all time, and his place in NBA goggle history.

In The News
December 20th, 2014

Eyeing Title, Dallas Mavericks Add Rajon Rondo

“The window for them to win a second title with this core group is closing, and they’re making a run at it,” Only A Game’s Doug Tribou says of the Dallas Mavericks, who just made a deal with the Celtics for All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo. Tribou joins Bill Littlefield to assess the trade.

In The News
December 20th, 2014

Long, Cold Winter Ahead For Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers currently sit dead last in the NHL. The Oilers also possess the league’s longest postseason drought — they haven’t made the playoffs since 2006, when they lost in seven games in the Stanley Cup Finals. Bill Littlefield speaks with John MacKinnon of the Edmonton Journal to find out what’s wrong with the Oilers.

In Depth
December 20th, 2014

Andrew Luck Redefines NFL ‘Trash’ Talking

When Colts quarterback Andrew Luck takes a big hit, he makes sure his opponents hear about it — but not in the way you’d expect. Bill Littlefield speaks with the Wall Street Journal’s Kevin Clark, who wrote a story about Luck’s unique on-field demeanor.

In The News
December 20th, 2014

After Recent Failures, USOC Will Bid For 2024 Summer Olympics

The U.S. was unsuccessful in its bids to host the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics. After choosing not to bid for the 2020 Games, the U.S. Olympic Committee is making a pitch for 2024. Reporter Curt Nickisch explains how four U.S. cities plan to wow the world — on the cheap.

Only A Blog
December 17th, 2014
By Eric Larrabee

Panthers Prevail In NHL-Record, 20-Round Shootout

The Florida Panthers topped the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night after a record shootout that saw players from both teams take multiple attempts before all was said and done.

In The News
December 17th, 2014

49ers Release McDonald After News Of Rape Investigation

The San Francisco 49ers have released defensive lineman Ray McDonald after learning that he’s the subject of a rape investigation. McDonald was arrested in August as part of an unrelated domestic violence case.

Commentary
December 17th, 2014

Remembering A World War I Truce On Christmas Eve — 100 Years Later

Bill Littlefield reflects on a remarkable World War I ceasefire that featured a soccer game between German and British troops.