Sports are often a celebration and showcase of youth and vigor. But this year’s NBA Playoffs, in particular the series between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics, have Bill Littlefield thinking about the passage of time.
Before the Miami Heat bring a title to South Beach, they’ll have to get past the defending Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics. The Heat’s loss to Boston on opening night showed that the new “Big Three” may be further from that goal than some originally thought. Bill Littlefield has the story.
Baseball players are notoriously superstitious, but do they have good reason for staying away from Milwaukee’s Pfister Hotel? This week on Only A Game, we’ll hear some stories from the supposedly haunted hostel. Plus, we break down the World Series with Tim Kurkjian and Bill reports from the world-beating, future NBA Champion Miami Heat’s opening loss the Boston Celtics.
This week on Only A Game, Bill talks hoops and fine art with Tommy Heinsohn, NBA Hall of Famer and the Boston Celtics’ colorful color man. Plus, a Ryder Cup update from Wales, and Scott Graf explains why the NFL is shutting out some fans by sticking to its blackout policy.
Tommy Heinsohn is a NBA Hall-of-famer, longtime TV commentator for the Boston Celtics, and, surprsingly to some, an artist. See Bill’s photos from an exhibit displaying Heinsohn’s work and listen to Bill’s conversation with the basketball legend Saturday on Only A Game.
There was a time when nicknames were given, not chosen. But NBA star Shaquille O’Neal has taken matters into his own hands on several occasions. That tradition has continued with his arrival in Boston, but Bill Littlefield wouldn’t mind seeing Shaq get a name the old-fashioned way.
This week only Only A Game, Tiger Woods tries once again to get back on track at the U.S. Open. Plus, international diplomats look to settle their differences on the soccer field, the latest on the real World Cup, and some classic cars on display.
Africans have been celebrating in the streets for weeks, and now they’re really excited! This week on Only A Game, soccer fans from the South, North, East and West brace for the beginning of the 2010 World Cup.
This week on Only A Game, a report from England on the National squad’s latest preparations to follow up their impressive 1966 World Cup victory. Also, the nationwide decline of thoroughbred racing, and why the Celtics and Lakers just can’t leave each other alone.
The Orlando Magic have scratched, clawed, and occasionally elbowed their way to two straight wins after trailing their series against Boston Celtics three games to none. While this improbable change in the series terrifies Boston fans still wounded from watching the Bruins blow a similarly insurmountable lead, Bill is thoroughly enjoying the action.