The oxen of the autumnal equinox are back on the fields! This week on Only A Game, an NFL season preview. Also, recalling Staten Island high school football when Staten Island was still an island, a US Open update, and a bicycle race for donut lovers.
The Detroit Shock, three times the WNBA Champs, have lost a lot this summer. This week on “Only A Game,” their current story. We’ll also ask “Whither golf in these hard times? Will it whither?” Whether or not it does, we’ll witness bad bowling at the Big Lebowski Fest.
This week on “Only A Game,” an Independence Day conversation about an American named Armstrong, bicycling in France. We’ll update the tennis from Jolly England, and we’ll have a fishing story about a Greek. But he’s fishing in New York, and he’s pretty independent.
This week on “Only A Game,” updates on the NBA’s Conference Finals. Plus, holy competition! Two soccer teams, each convinced that God’s on their side, play on the Vatican’s pitch, and evidence that it’s never too early to begin twirling a fifteen foot ribbon in the air…competitively.
This week on “Only A Game,” Mixed Martial Arts as a high school discipline, and a conversation with Marshall Jon Fisher, author of “A Terrible Splendor: Three Extraordinary Men, a World Poised for War, and the Greatest Tennis Match Ever Played.”
Marshall Jon Fisher’s “A Terrible Splendor: Three Extraordinary Men, A World Poised For War, and the Greatest Tennis Match Ever Played” focuses on the 1937 Davis Cup semifinal matchup between the German team and the Americans. Fisher goes beyond the tennis played and examines the men involved. Bill Littlefield reviews “A Terrible Splendor.”
Ten hut! This week on Only A Game, why some American pro sports leagues are turning to the military to address security issues. Also, an NFL season preview, and powerlifter Anderson Wise prepares for the Beijing Paralympics.
If you build it, it will be expensive! This week on Only A Game, we’ll consider the enormous costs of the Beijing games. Also, John Powers previews the final weekend of the Olympic competition, and synchronized swimmers have their day on the big screen.
This week on Only A Game, former American men’s tennis champions explore why the U.S. doesn’t turn out number one ranked male players anymore, and a trip to a boot camp where recruits must ante up, bluff, push, call and go all in.
This week two exceptional champions announced their retirements — a circumstance that provoked commentator Bill Littlefield to think about what it must be like to quit while you are way ahead, and then have to figure out what to do next.