Support the news

Show rundown for 10/4/200330:14
Download

Play

Women's World Cup

The Women's World Cup has reached the knockout stage. Gillette Stadium in Foxboro was the site of Sweeden's victory over Brazil and the U.S. win over rival Norway. Along with some of the sounds of that night of soccer, Bill presents a preview of this weekend's semifinals in Portland, Oregon.

NHL Preview

Listen
The NHL's 2003 regular season begins Wednesday, but the uncertainty regarding the 2004 season and beyond is currently tainting would ordinarily be the most festive oh hockey seasons for fans of pro hockey. So we once again call upon the L.A. Times' crosscheck chronicler Helene Elliott for analysis of the NHL's already troubled season.

Black Pudding Toss

Listen
Brits, apparently bored, fill their time by throwing food against the wall.

The Player

Listen
Following the 1912 World Series, which the New York Giants lost to the Boston Red Sox, an editorial in one of the New York papers said of Giants pitcher Christy Mathewson, "In victory he was admirable, but in defeat he was magnificent."

Fenway Apocalypse

Listen
So you'd think a potential World Series matchup between the hapless Boston Red Sox and the even more hapless Chicago Cubs would be a good thing, wouldn't you? Well, maybe. But let the "Only A Game" Players offer a chilling, if not silly, "what if?"

Letters

Listen
Bill Littlefield opens up the Only A Game mailbag.

Althea Gibson and More with Charlie Pierce

Listen
Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss; remembering Althea Gibson, schadenfreude for Rush Limbaugh, and a bad music choice for the marching band.

Iron Workers Competition

Listen
The skill and craft of ironworking took center stage last month near Syracuse, where ironworkers competed in events like knot-tying, wrench throwing, and the 30-foot column climb. North Country Public Radio's David Sommerstein reports.

This program aired on October 4, 2003.

+Join the discussion
TwitterfacebookEmail

Support the news