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Show rundown for 8/11/2001

Turkey Calling

So you wanna learn how to rustle up your own Thanksgiving dinner, fresh from the woods? Bill Littlefield trades gobbles and clucks with champion turkey caller Chris Parrish.

Battlebots

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Gammatron. KilloAmp. Evil Fishtank. These are the names, not of former XFL players, but of fierce metal competitors in the oil-thirsty Comedy Central competition known as Battlebots. Nick Roman of KLON delves into the robot builders' workshops as they struggle to construct the perfect mechanized warriors.

Info Break

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Bay-to-Breakers Footrace

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Jay Field takes in the sights and sounds of a San Francisco race in which winning is optional and style is everything.

Fishing in Cuba

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The sport-fishing industry is alive and well in Cuba, with or without American tourists. Ken Shulman trawls for the answers why, as well as for barracuda, permit, and tarpon.

Commentary

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Bill Littlefield laments the plight of the football player who must sacrifice his Christmas for the sake of the team.

Memphis . . . Grizzlies?

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Bill Littlefield, with the help of some Memphis residents, explores the possible nicknames for Memphis' new NBA basketball team following its exodus from Vancouver.

Gretzky Comeback

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Terry Ward of KJZZ breaks the big story that Wayne Gretzky is returning to the ice to play for the Phoenix Coyotes...whether or not Gretzky himself knows it. It's a spoof, folks.

Toboggan Championships

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Only A Game's Karen Given travels to Maine to attend the national toboggan championship competition, an affair that is simultaneously speedy, slushy, and wacky. Special attention is paid to the hot dogs that were eaten there.

This program aired on August 11, 2001. The audio for this program is not available.

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