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Saturday, December 29, 2012

December 29th, 2012

I Stack Things Up And Tear Them Down: Sport Stacking Championships

Watch closely. If you’re not careful, you’ll miss it. Bill Littlefield meets a group of competitors in Connecticut who, in a fast blur, stack, un-stack, and re-stack plastic cups in a discipline called sport stacking.

December 29th, 2012

$255M And Counting: NBA Still Paying ABA Owners

Daniel and Ozzie Silna have earned about $255 million in NBA TV revenues in the last 32 years—and they don’t even own a team. The former owners of a defunct ABA team still reap the benefits of a deal made in 1976. Bill Littlefield talked with the New York Times’ Richard Sandomir about the Silnas’ lucrative situation and their recent attempts to increase their earnings.

December 29th, 2012

John Grisham Sets Law Aside In Baseball Novel ‘Calico Joe’

Bestselling author John Grisham recently set aside legal fare to write about America’s pastime: baseball. His novel, ‘Calico Joe’, follows the story of a breakout Major League star. Grisham joined Bill Littlefield to discuss the book and his love of baseball.

December 29th, 2012

Fenway Park at 100: An Impossible Dream, The Splendid Splinter and ‘Sweet Caroline’

This year Fenway Park, the home of the Boston Red Sox, celebrated its 100th season. Only A Game’s Karen Given looks back at some of the milestone moments that have happened under the watchful eye of the Green Monster.

December 29th, 2012
By Randy Hoover

An American Watches The Super Bowl In An Irish Pub In China

With its elaborate halftime show, over-the-top commercials and the surrounding media frenzy, the Super Bowl provides an unusual viewing experience. It’s even more unusual watching the game early in the morning in an an Irish pub in Kunming, China. Commentator Randy Hoover did and shared his experience.

December 29th, 2012

20 Years Of Sports With Charlie Pierce

2013 will mark Only A Game’s 20th anniversary. This weekend, we’re bringing you some of the highlights and outtakes from 20 years of Charlie Pierce’s weekly discussions with Bill Littlefield.

December 29th, 2012
By Karen Schaefer

Cleveland Has A Winter Ball At Indians’ Stadium

For the last two winters, the Cleveland Indians have made use of their stadium during the off-season, turning the park into a winter sports complex that’s open to the public. Reporter Karen Schaefer visited the 2012 edition of Snow Days.

December 29th, 2012

Blind Drag Racing Crew Chief Sees Track To Success

After losing his sight in an workplace accident, Jay Blake pursued his dream of owning a race car. Today he works on a car that tops out at 260 miles an hour as part of his job as crew chief for the drag racing team “Follow A Dream.” Only A Game’s Doug Tribou caught up with Blake and his crew at a stop on the alcohol funny car circuit.

December 29th, 2012

Music On Only A Game

Gary Waleik lists the music in our 2012 year-end “Best Of” show.

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