Tri States Public Radio Staff
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, May 18, 2013 7:33amSan Antonio Spurs Are A Model Of Consistency; Family Sues NHL After Hockey Player's Death; Budgets And Box Scores: Funding Sports In Public Schools; Beckham's Contributions Impossible To Ignore; 'The DiMaggio Brothers' Goes Beyond Baseball; Sports News Of The Week With Charlie Pierce; Derrick Rose: The Fallout From Sitting Out; A Derby Of The Sexes;
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 6:53pmUniversity of New Hampshire shot putter Cameron Lyle's athletic career ended a few weeks sooner than he'd originally planned. Lyle had the chance to save a stranger's life and he set sports aside to do it.. Bill Littlefield shares his views on a touching story.
Saturday, May 11, 2013 7:43amOklahoma City Continues Without Westbrook; Seventh-Seeded Senators Set For Second Round; College Baseball's Northern Teams Seek Break From Bad Weather; Chris Webber's 'Excommunication' Ends; D-III Men's Basketball Championship Steps Onto The Court With D-I; 'My Greek Drama': Winning The 2004 Olympics; Sports News Of The Week With Charlie Pierce; Buffett Adds 5K Race To Shareholders' Meeting; Dozens Of Gerbils Compete For Best In Show;
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 11:49pmLeBron James has once again been voted the NBA's Most Valuable Player. But not unanimously. Against his better judgment, Bill Littlefield has been thinking about that.
Sunday, May 5, 2013 11:53amThe Story Behind The Jason Collins Story; 'You Can Play' Promotes Acceptance In Pro Sports; Defending Champion Kings Fall Behind 2-0; Mine That Bird Races To The Big Screen; Honoring Bud Fowler, An African-American Baseball Pioneer; Early Baseball Film Discovered On Georgia Plantation; Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports; Commentary: Sharing The Road; 'The Summer Of Beer And Whiskey': An MLB Franchise's Boozy Beginnings;