Saturday, October 20, 2012

October 20th, 2012

Tony La Russa’s 50 Years In Baseball

Former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa retired after his team won the 2011 World Series and partnered with Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to write a book about his 50 years in baseball. La Russa joins Bill to discuss his book and his philosophy as a manager.

October 20th, 2012

Lance Armstrong’s Sponsors Pull Away

This week Nike, Anheuser-Busch, Trek, and RadioShack were among the pack of advertisers pulling away from former cyclist Lance Armstrong. Bill speaks with Michael McCarthy, who covers sports business for Sports Biz USA and Advertising Age.

October 20th, 2012

Athletics Vs. Giants: One Region, Two Cultures

It’s been a good year for Bay Area baseball fans. The San Francisco Giants reached the playoffs again. And the Oakland Athletics made a surprising appearance in this year’s playoffs. KQED’s Dan Brekke reports on the franchise that battled the best in the American League while its owner angered fans.

October 20th, 2012

NBA Puts Damper On Pre-Game Rituals

The NFL has been labeled the ‘No Fun League’ for its regulation of player conduct, but the NBA may rival this reputation with its new 90-second limit on players’ pre-tipoff routines. Should it now be the “Not Benevolent Association”? Bill talks with Henry Abbott of ESPN’s True Hoop blog.

October 20th, 2012

Letters…And Other Comments

Bill Littlefield responds to comments from listeners.

October 20th, 2012

Trying To Become The NBA’s First Female Coach

Natalie Nakase, a video intern for the L.A. Clippers, wants to become the first female coach in the NBA. ESPN’s Kate Fagan wrote about the former NCAA and professional player, and talked with Bill about Nakase’s work ethic and determination to succeed.

October 20th, 2012

Charlie Pierce And The Week In Sports

Bill and analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: A-Rod’s time on the bench, Lance’s lost sponsors, and the NHL’s latest Hall of Famer.

October 20th, 2012

College Football Defined

As college teams battle for a top-25 designation, Bill Littlefield comments on the nature of college football, the dynamics of the season, and how players feel about their roles as student-athletes.

October 20th, 2012

Canstruction Fights Hunger, One Can At A Time

Only A Game’s Karen Given delves into the world of Canstruction, where architecture, design, engineering, and construction firms spend a Saturday fighting hunger…by building enormous sculptures out of food cans.

October 20th, 2012

Music On Only A Game

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik offers elucidation of this week’s musical choices.

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