You ran a marathon? That’s cute. On this weekend’s edition of Only A Game, a woman who plans to run this year’s Tour de France route in its entirety. Also, a look at the Oklahoma City Thunder’s role in Moore, OK tornado relief efforts, and a report on the NHL franchise for whom the postseason has usually been a cruel mistress. Plus, we speak with the author of a recent Wall Street Journal article about one Major League Baseball player’s freakish metabolism. Join us!
Every spring, the rivers that feed into Lake Superior generate whitewater that attracts elite kayakers from all over the country. Only A Game’s Dan Kraker reports on the scene and the man who helped educate people about the rivers of the Upper Midwest.
Major League pitcher Chris Sale lists In-N-Out Burger, McDonalds, and Taco Bell among his favorite restaurants, but still manages to maintain a skeletal frame. Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the athlete and his eating habits.
Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays are forever intertwined in baseball history. The iconic centerfielders lived very different lives, but author Allen Barra argues they had more similarities than differences. Bill Littlefield speaks with Barra about his new book ‘Mickey and Willie.’
The USGA has decided to ban anchored putting beginning in 2016. Bill Littlefield thinks the ruling is just one in a long line of confusing and silly golf rules.
New York has never been much of a one-team town. And soccer fans in the Big Apple will soon have two choices when it comes to MLS. The league announced Tuesday that an expansion team is coming to New York for the 2015 season.
Roller derby used to be rigged … and for women. Today’s competitors say their sport is on the up-and-up. And Bill Littlefield recently took in matchup pitting an all-male squad against a crew of women ready to rumble.
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose chose to sit out the end of the NBA season and the playoffs even though doctors cleared him to play in March. Rose had knee surgery last year. The decision left some fans frustrated as the Bulls fizzled out in the second round of the playoffs against Miami. ESPNChicago.com columnist Jon Greenberg joins Bill Littlefield to discuss Rose’s decision.
Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the NBA Playoffs, the latest news regarding the Sacramento Kings’ possible move to Seattle, and the lawsuit Derek Boogard’s family has brought against the NHL.
To say baseball ran in the DiMaggio family is just a bit of an understatement. Tom Clavin’s new book ‘The DiMaggio Brothers’ details the lives of Joe, Dom and Vince on and off the diamond. Bill Littlefield speaks with Clavin.
As soon as David Beckham announced his retirement, some soccer commentators started saying he was never much of a player. Bill Littlefield disagrees.
Over the past decade, while Boston’s pro sports teams were hoisting Lombardi and O’Brien, ending Babe Ruth’s curse, and drinking from Lord Stanley’s Cup, Boston’s public school soccer teams were practicing without a goal. OAG’s Karen Given and Doug Tribou examine the unusual public-private partnerships that are turning things around.
With the Preakness right around the corner, Only A Game’s Sam Gallant takes us behind the scenes at Victory Racing Plates, a horse shoe manufacturer that dates back to the early 20th century.
This week the family of deceased former NHL player Derek Boogaard filed a wrongful death lawsuit, accusing the league of over-medicating Boogaard and ignoring the consequences of the concussions that he had suffered. Nathan Fenno has written about the case for the Washington Times and spoke with Bill Littlefield about it.