Only A Game
By WBUR FM
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||The 'Emperor Of Baseball' Halts Shoeless Joe's Run At The Hall||What does MLB commissioner Rob Manfred's decision to preserve Shoeless Joe Jackson's ban from baseball have to do with the poem titled "The Emperor of Ice-Cream" by Wallace Stevens? Bill Littlefield explains.||9/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Saturday, August 29th, 2015||Stories from this broadcast: 10 Years Post-Katrina, The Role Of Sports In New Orleans' Recovery; The Future Of Sports Betting, The Mets' Surge And The Value Of 'Team Chemistry'; Rugby Star Leaves Australia For Try At The NFL; Fowling: Football-Bowling Hyb||8/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sports' Most Difficult — And Stunning — Acts||The best athletes make everything they do look effortless. Bill Littlefield asks, which athletic feat is most impressive?||8/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Saturday, August 22nd, 2015||Stories from this broadcast: Preparing For Life After Sports; Jeremy Bloom: From Professional Athlete To Businessman; Commentary: MLB Owners Change With The Times; Tom Watson, A Man Of Many Titles, Winds Down His Career; From MLB To Homeless: J.R. Richard||8/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Debate Over Participation Trophies Heats Up||Steeler James Harrison ordered his children, ages 8 and 6, to return trophies they'd received for participating in a program designed to teach them teamwork. His rationale was that they hadn't won anything, so they shouldn't get trophies. Bill Littlefield||8/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Saturday, August 15th, 2015||Stories from this broadcast: Mo Englander: 80-Years-Old But Still Throwing Strikes For His Son; 'The Reappearing Act' Shares Fagan's Experience Coming Out In Paranoid World Of College Athletics; Inspired By MLB Star, Teenage Girl Trades Softball For Baseb||8/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Commentary: Rousey Vs. Mayweather Should Remain A Verbal Fight||With the two undefeated fighters exchanging words, there's been talk of a showdown between UFC champ Ronda Rousey and boxer Floyd Mayweather. Bill Littlefield reasons that such a fight would never, ever occur — but, then again, maybe it could...||8/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Saturday, August 8th, 2015||Stories from this broadcast: Bucs' Blunder, An Atheist In The Backfield And OSU's Generic Jerseys; Laughter In Paris, But Lament Back Home; Ronda Rousey's Former Trainer: UFC Must Find A Challenger; Striving To Make Baseball 'A Game Of Their Own'; Game Of||8/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Commentary: Junior Seau And America's 'Schizophrenic Relationship' With Football||On Saturday, the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio will induct the class of 2015. Bill Littlefield is focusing on one particular inductee: Junior Seau, who suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy and took his own life in 2012.||8/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Saturday, August 1st, 2015||Stories from this broadcast: Employee Rights: Tom Brady v. The Average Man; Athens 20-All, State-Sponsored Exercise, And Robotic Umps?; Dutee Chand Wins Gender Fight In Track And Field; Champion Boxer Daniel Jacobs' Biggest Fight Wasn't In The Ring; 'Mash||8/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
Great, entertaining sports podcast
I love this podcast. My only complaint is that I wish they'd make up their mind, either the whole show, or segments. But sometimes there is a segment that appears in the whole show, and I shouldn't have to shuffle through the podcasts. Perhaps break the whole show up into separate segments, and don't re-podcast that which you've already shared with us.
Only A Game
A great blend of offbeat and mainstream sports stories. I get crabby when I miss a week.
Move over ESPN
Sports news the way it oughta be, fun. And they devote time to the off beat, putting the mainstream over-hyped sports on the back burner. Refreshing.
- Category: Sports & Recreation
- Language: English
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