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Saturday, September 29, 2012

September 29th, 2012

NFL Refs Are Back, But Are They Better?

Football fans this week see the return of the regular NFL referees, but will the complaints over bad calls die down? Bill Littlefield takes a historical view of referee rumblings.

September 29th, 2012

Florida’s First Female High School Quarterback

Erin DiMeglio is Florida’s first female high school quarterback. She plays and trains with the boys at South Plantation High School. WLRN’s Phil Latzman reports on South Florida’s latest phenom.

September 29th, 2012

Michael McCann: NFL Ref Lockout Winners and Losers

The NFL and the NFL Referees Association have reached a new contract agreement. ‘Sports Illustrated legal analyst Michael McCann talks with Bill Littlefield about how the labor negotiations played out.

September 29th, 2012

Ryder Cup Draws Golf Fans To Illinois

The Ryder Cup golf tournament is underway, but is anyone watching? John Feinstein, who writes about golf for the ‘Washington Post’ and ‘Golf Digest,’ talks through the tournament’s history of ups and downs.

September 29th, 2012

NHL Lockout Keeps Rangers’ Ultimate Fan Home

Last year, the New York Rangers named Jake Gittler as their “Ultimate Fan” and awarded him free tickets for the 2012-13 season. But, will there be a season? Bill talks with Gittler, who offers his hopes for Rangers’ success if the NHL ends the player lockout.

September 29th, 2012

Cyclists Still Spinning At Wisconsin Velodrome

Kenosha, Wisconsin is home to the country’s oldest operational velodrome, which attracts people from around the country–and the world–to track cycling races. Mitch Teich explores the competitive culture of the Washington Park Velodrome.

September 29th, 2012

MLB Triple Crown: No Complex Math Required

Miguel Cabrera could win the MLB Triple Crown, and Bill Littlefield is happy the Triple Crown is still one baseball distinctions that does not require complex mathematics.

September 29th, 2012

Charlie Pierce: Sports News Of The Week

Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce and Bill discuss the end of the NFL referee lockout, the continued NHL player lockout, and the prospect of the first MLB Triple Crown winner since 1967.

September 29th, 2012

Escaramuza: A Family Tradition On Horseback

Las Azaleas are a gutsy team of female riders vying to represent the U.S. at the National Charro Championships in Mexico. They compete in a rodeo event that resembles a horseback ballet, ridden sidesaddle at top speed. Bill talks with Azaleas co-captain Sandy Torres and Robin Rosenthal, one of the filmmakers behind the documentary “Escaramuza: Riding From the Heart.”

September 29th, 2012

Music On Only A Game

Gary Waleik celebrates a week of music and a half century of…of…nevermind…

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