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Saturday, May 17, 2014

May 17th, 2014
By Scott Simon

NPR’s Scott Simon Opens ‘Only A Game’ 20th Anniversary Live Show

NPR’s Scott Simon opened Only A Game’s 20th Anniversary Live Show by cracking a few jokes and looking back at memorable moments in the career of host Bill Littlefield.

May 17th, 2014

Bill ‘Spaceman’ Lee: 67 And Still Pitching

Twenty years after being featured on Only A Game’s first show, Bill Lee returns to the program to update Bill Littlefield on his current hobbies: making bats and pitching.

May 17th, 2014

The ‘Only A Game’ All-Time Wacky Sports Tournament

What’s the wackiest “sport” of all? Over the past 20 years, Only A Game has featured plenty of candidates worthy of the honor.

May 17th, 2014

Bob Ryan, Andrea Kremer And Will Leitch On Sports Reporting

How has sports writing evolved over the past decades? To tackle that question, the Boston Globe’s Bob Ryan, NFL Network’s Andrea Kremer and Sports On Earth’s Will Leitch joined Bill Littlefield.

May 17th, 2014

Patriots Owner Robert Kraft On Belichick, Politics And Football Safety

In a wide-ranging conversation, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft tells Bill Littlefield, “We’ve done a very poor job in educating mothers — young mothers — how really safe the game is.”

May 17th, 2014

For Women’s Hockey, Progress With Room To Grow

One of the women’s sports that has changed dramatically in OAG’s 20 years on the air is ice hockey. For our 20th Anniversary Live Show, we invited two prominent women in the game today.

May 17th, 2014

The Poetry Of Sports With Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky

For our 20th anniversary show, former U.S. Poet Laureate and long-time friend of Only A Game Robert Pinsky joined Bill Littlefield to discuss the connections between sports and poetry.

May 17th, 2014

Charlie Pierce And Bill Littlefield: 20 Years On The Air

As Only A Game celebrates its 20th anniversary, analyst Charlie Pierce weighs in on Michael Sam, the future of golf, and changes in the sports landscape in the past two decades.

May 17th, 2014

Bill Littlefield To Fans: “Thanks For Listening, Week After Week”

Bill Littlefield closed out Only A Game’s first live show by sharing some final thoughts and offering his thanks to listeners.

May 17th, 2014

Music On Only A Game

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik cracks wise about all the music on this week’s special live program, but not about The Zambonis’ live performances, about which he cracks reverently.

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