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Saturday, July 12, 2014

July 12th, 2014

LA KISS: The AFL’s Newest Rock Stars

The biggest news coming out of the Arena Football League last summer was Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of the rock band KISS bringing an expansion team to Los Angeles, aptly named “The LA KISS.” Paul Stanley joined Only A Game’s Karen Given after he purchased the team.

July 12th, 2014

Meet Chuck Taylor: The Man Behind The All Star

We look back at the best-selling basketball sneakers of all time and Hall of Famer who gave them their name. No, not Michael Jordan. We’re talking about Chuck Taylor.

July 12th, 2014

Diamondbacks Draft Paralyzed Former Arizona State Player

After being paralyzed from the chest down in 2011, college baseball player Cory Hahn thought his hopes of being taken in the MLB Draft were through. But in the 34th round of the 2013 draft, the Arizona Diamondbacks selected Hahn. He joined Bill Littlefield to discuss the draft and his future.

July 12th, 2014

Catching Up With A Lovable Loser: Zippy Chippy

After 100 races — and zero victories — Zippy Chippy called it quits. But his futility has made him a celebrity in horse racing circles. We first profiled Zippy in 1999. Last summer Bill Littlefield caught up with the lovable loser, who was enjoying a pleasant retirement.

July 12th, 2014

Controversy And Triumph At The Stanley Cup Of Stone Skipping

Stone Skipping is an annual 4th of July tradition on Mackinac Island in Michigan. Eric “The Voice” Steiner joined Bill Littlefield last summer to discuss the craft of calling a stone-skipping competition.

July 12th, 2014

Cristiano Ronaldo And The Celebration Of Self

Yet another wax sculpture of Cristiano Ronaldo was unveiled in 2013. This event provoked Bill Littlefield to think about how we praise famous men and the extent to which some of them find it necessary to praise themselves.

July 12th, 2014

Terrell Owens Strikes Again … In Bowling!

Terrell Owens is a six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver. In his 15 seasons with NFL teams, he racked up nearly 16,000 receiving yards, but in the fall of 2013, he started over in a new sport. And that sport was bowling. Owens joined Bill Littlefield to discuss his new passion.

July 12th, 2014

Vermont Hosts Battle Between Prose And Poetry

Every year, prose writers and poets gather at Vermont College of Fine Arts for a friendly game of softball. They aren’t very good. But, as Only A Game’s Karen Given discovered last summer, athletic talent is of little consequence.

July 12th, 2014

Jimmy Connors Shows He’s Still ‘The Outsider’

Legendary tennis player Jimmy Connors made a career out of challenging everyone. His 2013 book was no exception. He joined Bill Littlefield last summer to talk about his life and his book.

July 12th, 2014

Music On Only A Game

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik lists the best of the Best Of hits.

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