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December 20th, 2014

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

During the NBA playoffs in 1995, Horace 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 OAG Senior Producer Gary Waleik were there.

December 20th, 2014

Music On ‘Only A Game’

In the latest music blog, Bill Littlefield delivers yet another incisive take on the show’s musical selections. Let’s take a page out of Andrew Luck’s playbook and say together, “Nice job, Bill!”

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.

Commentary
December 10th, 2014

Olympic Hosting Not Without Peril

“A mad indulgence and a glorious spectacle” — hosting the Olympic Games can bring a city both prestige and problems. Bill Littlefield believes the representatives of cities vying to host the 2024 Summer Games should recognize both sides.

In The News
December 4th, 2014

Philadelphia 76ers Get Their First Win, Avoid NBA Record

The Philadelphia 76ers are off to a really, really bad start, but after Wednesday night’s victory over Minnesota, it’s not the worst start in NBA history. But the worst record ever? That’s still within reach.

Commentary
December 3rd, 2014

Playing Surface Controversy Continues Ahead Of Women’s World Cup

The official draw for groups for the 2015 women’s World Cup is scheduled for Dec. 6. Meanwhile, the dispute over plans to use artificial turf at the competition is ongoing. Bill Littlefield weighs in on the situation.

Interview
November 29th, 2014

Amherst Women’s Hoops Team Wins 100 Straight At Home

“We definitely like playing at home,” says Amherst College women’s basketball coach G.P. Gromacki. The team has won 100 straight games on its home court, an NCAA record. Gromacki joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the accomplishment.

Commentary
November 26th, 2014

Thanksgiving Memories For ‘Only A Game’

From covering tennis in Rome to underwater rugby, from interviewing Hall of Famers to poet laureates, Bill Littlefield has had much to be thankful for as host of “Only A Game.”