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Show rundown for 6/23/2001

1986 Draft

The NBA draft has always been a hit or miss proposition for teams. But, the 1986 draft stands alone as an example of human tragedy and outright stupidity. On the 15th anniversary of the ill-fated draft, Only A Game talks to some of the draftees and examines how teams are trying to avoid the mistakes of 1986.

Fishing in cuba

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While Cuba is still technically off-limits to American tourist dollars, the fishing trade is thriving with visitors from Italy and the rest of Europe. Only A Game's Ken Shulman visited the island of Cayo Largo, where fishermen go after salt water prey armed only with fly rods.

Trout Dogs

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We've heard of dogs who herd sheep, cows and pigs. But dogs who herd trout? Only A Game's Jon Kalish visited one trout farmer who uses man's best friend to help round up a new harvest.

Quidditch Response

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Bill Littlefield reads a letter from the Harry Potter novelist J.K. Rowling's agent, who seemed to completely miss the point of a recent correspondence.

Charlie Pierce

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Bill Littlefield and "Only A Game" analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: the US Open succeeds when Tiger fails, the NBA draft attracts high schoolers, and the Grateful Dead's biggest fan in the NBA.

The Proving Ground

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Sailors in ocean yacht races known that their lives are in danger. But rarely do those risks take such a toll as they did during the 1998 Sydney to Hobart race. 115 boats began the race, but only 43 made it to the finish line. Bill Littlefield talks to author G. Bruce Knecht about his new book, The Proving Ground.

This program aired on June 23, 2001. The audio for this program is not available.

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