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Only A Game
There’s the sports world and there’s the rest of the world; NPR® brings them together on Only A Game.
An award-winning weekly sports magazine hosted by veteran NPR commentator Bill Littlefield, Only A Game is radio for the serious sports fan and the steadfast sports avoider. Produced by WBUR in Boston, Only A Game puts sports in perspective with intelligent analysis, insightful interviews and a keen sense humor.
The hour-long program is characterized by Littlefield’s exceptional writing and affable personality. Only A Game tells the stories behind the box scores, including the explosion of interest in women’s sports, competitive opportunities for the disabled and the business of sports — as well as who wins and who loses.
Guests on Only A Game have included writers John Updike, Robert Pinsky and Roger Angell; commentators Bud Collins and Tim Kurkjian; current and former athletes Muhammad Ali, Kristine Lilly, former Sen. Bill Bradley and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; and coaches Pat Summit and Geno Auriemma.
From Little League to the Big Leagues, from the Super Bowl to Soccer Moms, Only A Game is sports — NPR style.
Saturday, December 7, 2013 8:24amStories from this broadcast: Assessing The World Cup Draw With ESPN’s Roger Bennett; Beckham, LeBron Consider Teaming Up For MLS Franchise; Seattle Seahawks’ Play Is Earth Shaking; Vikings Break Ground On Billion-Dollar Stadium; Small Idaho Town Tries To Keep Football Alive With Six-Man Format; Indiana Pacers Setting NBA Pace Early; Charlie Pierce: The Week in Sports; Jason Kidd: Great Player, Questionable Coach; Snowboarder Kevin Pearce Shares Injury And Recovery In ‘The Crash Reel’
Thursday, December 5, 2013 12:03pmFresh off a World Series victory with the Red Sox, outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has signed with Boston's archrival, the New York Yankees. Bill Littlefield looks at some of the more memorable departures from Fenway to the Bronx.
Thursday, December 5, 2013 10:53amFresh off a World Series victory with the Red Sox, outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has signed with Boston's archrival, the New York Yankees. Bill Littlefield looks at some of the more memorable departures from Fenway to the Bronx.
Saturday, November 30, 2013 8:23amStories from this broadcast: Florida State’s Winston Gives Heisman Voters A Dilemma; Alabama’s Nick And Terry Saban: The Power Couple Of College Football; As Losses Pile Up, Some Jags Fans Stay Loyal; The NHL: The Latest League Locked In Lawsuit; Former Football Prospects Look Back; ‘Collision Low Crossers’ Shares Intimate Portrait of New York Jets; Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports; Running: A 118-Year-Old Thanksgiving Tradition; Lacrosse Bridges Gap Between Harlem And Boston Suburbs
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 4:14pmIn this season of giving thanks, Bill Littlefield recalls a sports experience he's thankful he'll never have to live through again.