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Saturday, July 19, 2014

July 19th, 2014

Carmelo Anthony: Still In New York, Far From An NBA Title

The return of LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers has grabbed most of the NBA free agency headlines, but Carmelo Anthony’s decision to stay with the New York Knicks is also intriguing. Bill Littlefield speaks with SI.com’s Ben Golliver.

July 19th, 2014

To Attract Fans, College Football Teams Take Cues From MLS. Seriously.

Despite overwhelming success on the football field, SEC schools are experiencing a decline in attendance. The pro sports league they’ve turned to for help might surprise you. The Wall Street Journal’s Ben Cohen tells Bill Littlefield what the SEC is learning from the MLS.

July 19th, 2014
By Dan Brekke

Football Legends Face Off At Candlestick Park’s Farewell Game

San Francisco’s long, long goodbye to Candlestick Park continues. This past week saw what was billed as the final football game, ever, at the 54-year-old wind tunnel by the Bay. As KQED’s Dan Brekke reports, 49ers legends and their fans visited the park one last time.

July 19th, 2014

Has Derek Jeter’s Celebration Turned Into Deification?

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is in the midst of his farewell tour. But has the celebration of a great career crossed over into deification? Sports on Earth’s Will Leitch says yes. He joins Bill Littlefield to make his case.

July 19th, 2014

Remembering Red Klotz, The General Who Beat The Globetrotters

Washington Generals founder and owner Red Klotz passed away last week, leaving behind a legacy as an integral part of the Harlem Globetrotters’ success, and a true love of basketball. Bill Littlefield spoke with Richard Goldstein of the New York Times.

July 19th, 2014

Revisiting Ali, Frazier And Foreman In Richard Hoffer’s ‘Bouts of Mania’

Richard Hoffer’s ‘Bouts of Mania’ chronicles the “Golden Age” of heavyweight boxing as well as the era’s three main figures: Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and George Foreman. Hoffer joins Bill Littlefield.

July 19th, 2014

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the financial windfall accompanying LeBron James’ return to Cleveland, the “silly” plan to tear down Houston’s Astrodome, and the Shake’n Bacon Brew.

July 19th, 2014

Feedback From OAG Listeners

Only A Game listeners have written in to discuss the use of hands in soccer, skipping stones, and horses who lose. Bill Littlefield responds.

July 19th, 2014

No Shortage Of Real Athletes In ‘Big Man Run’

Picture a distance runner and you probably see someone small and thin. Maybe even shockingly small and thin. But Only A Game’s Karen Given recently attended a running event where bigger is, for once, better.

July 19th, 2014

Music On Only A Game

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik lists this week’s sports music.

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