Storming the Alamo Dome
For the first time ever this weekend in San Antonio, four number one seeds will play in the Final Four of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. But even though no team is wearing a glass slipper this spring, there is still plenty of drama to be had. Pat Forde talks with Bill Littlefield about the Roy Williams saga, whether or not anyone can stop Tyler Hansbrough and the Tar Heels, and who will emerge as the best of the number ones.Winds Of Change
Sure, the Chicago Cubs haven’t won it all in a century. But the one thing fans of the loveable losers always have is their beloved ballpark, Wrigley Field. However, with the Cubbies and their yard up for sale, fans are beginning to worry that this historic park could be on the verge of a face-lift, or even a name change. Yolanda Perdomo reports from Chicago, where the fans want to make sure nobody messes with history.
Scrambling Toward the Finish Line
The NBA’s Western Conference showcases a majority of the league’s best teams. The problem? Some really good squads won’t have a chance to play past the regular season. Bill Littlefield talks to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post about the Nuggets’ drive for the final spot in the incredibly tough West. Also, Kevin Hench of Fox Sports tries to clear the somewhat murky water and figure out who’s getting in and who’s going home, and ponders whether anyone, East or West, can topple the Boston Celtics.
One Helluva Ride: How NASCAR Swept the Nation
What’s better than tens of thousands of your closest friends gathering to watch automobiles zip around at speeds over 200 miles an hour? Not much, according to Liz Clarke, author of the new book, One Helluva Ride: How NASCAR Swept the Nation. She talks with Bill Littlefield about her book and the sport that captivates so many people, digging a little deeper into the world where “right turn” is a dirty word.
Barack Goes Bowling and More, With Charlie Pierce
Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: The Final Four in men’s and women’s hoops, the Boston Three Party on their way to the Eastern Conference playoffs, and a Presidential hopeful’s inability to crack the half-century mark at the bowling lanes.
Bill digs into the listener mailbag to find at least one marriage proposal to Charlie Pierce, and some people who think Rutgers deserves more love.
This Ain’t Your Middle School Geometry Class
Everyone has his own way to pass the time. While some people engage in conventional efforts like competitive sports or writing poetry, a group of math prodigies got together at Harvard University in March to put their own passion on display. Rachel Paiste was at the annual Pi Day celebration, where entrants put their brains to the test, memorizing hundreds or even thousands of digits of Pi.