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Fiesta Festivities

To much of the world, the Fiesta Bowl is all about determining a national champion. But to the folks in Tempe, the Fiesta Bowl is also about a beauty pageant, running race, band championship, and Cal Ripkin. Mark Moran has our report from Arizona.

Title IX Commission

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Next week, a panel established to evaluate Title IX, the law that requires gender equity in college sports, will offer recommendations regarding the interpretation and enforcement of that law. We'll talk to Julie Foudy, captain of the U.S. Women's National Soccer team and a member of the commission.

Nearsighted Runners

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Forgot your glasses? Keep running!

Best American Sportswriting

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Each year around this time, editor Glenn Stout joins us to discuss the latest installment of the Best American Sportswriting. This year contributor Bill Plaschke gives us his take on the year's best as well.

Letters

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We'll take a look inside the Only A Game mailbox.

Wild Cards and More with Charlie Pierce

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Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: the year of the Wild Cards, Parcell's latest move, and crossing the Antarctic with a non-canine form of locomotion.

Parcells Tribute Redux

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It was our giddy privilege to attend Bill Parcells' Foxboro press conferences as often as we liked from 1993 to 1997, during which time the Biggest Tuna transformed the laughable New England Patriots into a Super Bowl contender. We compiled the following audio tribute to Parcells in 1995, and reprise it now because in some strange way, his words seem truer today than they were eight years ago.

Rutabaga Curling

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Staying warm, active, and alert during the winter months is a challenge for everyone not residing in warmer climes. But could the prescription for the winter blues be hurling a rutabaga in an elaborate, albeit silly, competition?

This program aired on January 4, 2003.

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