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February 16th, 2011

Lance Armstrong: Retirement 2.0

After un-retiring in 2009, Lance Armstrong has once again called it quits. Bill Littlefield probably isn’t the only one who wonders if this retirement will stick.

January 22nd, 2011

“The Case Against Lance Armstrong”

Cyclist Lance Armstrong is  facing a federal investigation examining allegations that he organized blood doping on the US Postal Service team between 1999 and 2004. Armstrong has vehemently denied ever using performance enhancers. In their article, “The Case Against Lance Armstrong” in the current issue of Sports Illustrated, reporters David Epstein and Selena Roberts examine […]

October 2nd, 2010

I Won't Have What He's Having

Anyone know which supermarket sells that steroid meat Alberto Contador’s been eating? Charlie Pierce joins Bill to discuss the cyclist’s strange doping explanation and the rest of the week’s sports news.

July 17th, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

This week on Only A Game, Lance Armstrong may not be wearing his customary yellow jersey at this year’s Tour de France, but the race has still provided plenty of fireworks (and even some flying fists). Plus, Greg Echlin reports on Marion Jones’ comeback not on the track, but on the basketball court. Also, author Dave Zirin speaks about how George Steinbrenner changed the business of sports ownership, and Bill talks to Esquire writer Chris Jones about the man who figured out “The Price is Right.”

July 10th, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Whether you think LeBron James is a selfless future NBA champion or a traitorous reality TV star, his announcement live on ESPN that he will play for the Miami Heat finally ended the circus that has dominated sports conversation for months. Saturday on Only A Game, Bill speaks with FoxSports.com’s Kevin Hench about the end of LeBronapalooza. Plus, biking in the Big Apple, Tim Kurkijan recaps the first half of the baseball season, and Bill previews Sunday’s World Cup Final. Join us.

July 8th, 2010

Bike Snob

You might want to think twice before swinging open your car door into the legs of a passing biker. Otherwise, you may become a target of ridicule for Eben Weiss, author of the popular blog Bike Snob NYC. Now, Weiss has written a book, in which he unleashes his snarky wit on anyone from pretentious Brooklyn pedestrians to professional cyclists. Bill provides his review of Bike Snob.

May 22nd, 2010

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

This week on “Only a Game,” NASCAR’s gas men, jack men, and catch can men compete trackside in the pit crew challenge, Diego Maradona tries to hold it together for the World Cup, and Henry “The Hammer” Aaron gets a big, thick book.

February 6th, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010

The buildup, the dip
And the chips are nothing to…
Super Bowl Haiku

This week on Only A Game, our 16th Annual installment of gridiron, er, poetry. Also, a big game preview, and bringing together bikes and beer in Boston.

February 6th, 2010

Bikes and Beer

281 cyclists participated in last weekend’s Harpoon Indoor Time Trial, a stationary bike race that simulates an eight-mile course. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou visited the Harpoon Brewery in South Boston to take in the event. Listen to Doug’s report and check out the photos he took during the races.

August 22nd, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009

This week on Only A Game, why people would rather sweat for charity than write checks. Also, a football equipment manufacturer feels the heat eight years after the death of Vikings lineman Kory Stringer, and moth sailing takes wing.

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