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Show rundown for 1/5/2002

NFL Update

The NFL regular season is almost over. We'll turn to Paul Attner of the Sporting News for a season update and some post-season predictions.

German Jaguar

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From the lands where soccer reigns, Patrick Venzke is the first-ever German national to play in a non-kicker position for the NFL. Reporter Caroline Tetschner has a profile of the rookie Jacksonville Jaguar's offensive left-tackle.

Info Break

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A golf ball that really flies!

Ice Time

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Twenty years after his own high school graduation, writer Jay Atkinson returned to his high school hockey team to find out how the sport and the athletes had changed. Bill Littlefield talks to Atkinson about the book that came out of that experience, Ice Time: A Tale of Fathers, Sons, and Hometown Heros.

Letters

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Bill Littlefield dips into the Only A Game mailbag.

Charlie Pierce

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Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: the boring bowl season, baseball shenanigans, and a weighty wager.

Duck Fan

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Among the teams who's fans claim they should have been given the chance to be beaten by Miami in College Football's championship game is the University of Oregon. The ducks beat Colorado 38-16 in the Orange Bowl, and will claim the #2 ranking for the season. Bill Littlefield talks with long-time Oregon supporter, Rick Williams.

Hong Kong Speedskater

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A little more than a month from now, the flag of Hong Kong will be carried into the Winter Olympics for the first time. 18 year-old Christie Ren will likely be carrying that flag. Bill Littlefield talks to Ren about learning to speedskate in a country that doesn't even have a full-sized ice rink.

This program aired on January 5, 2002. The audio for this program is not available.

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