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A.I. and More with Steve Bulpett

After a week of shopping Allen Iverson, the Philadelphia 76ers still have not dealt him to another team. Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald joins Bill to discuss the frontrunners in the Iverson sweepstakes and other news from around the NBA.

NBA's Old Ball Bounces Back

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This week, NBA commissioner David Stern announced that the league would abandon its new synthetic basketball at the beginning of the New Year. This presents a challenge for the Boston Celtics who are the only team scheduled to play on both December 31st, the last day the "new" ball will be in use and on January 1st, when the league reverts back to the old ball. Bill examines why the first change to the NBA ball in over 35 years was short lived.

The NFL with Paul Attner

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Lamar Hunt was the pioneer of the modern NFL, founder of the Kansas City Chiefs and influential in building soccer in the United States. Paul Attner of the Sporting News joins Bill to discuss Hunt's role in professional sports and other late-season NFL news and notes.

The Dance-Along Nutcracker

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"The Nutcracker" has entertained generations of children and adults. Each year in Chicago, young boys and girls are introduced to the joys and rigors of the dance as they participate in Tchaikovsky's seasonal staple. Yolanda Perdomo has our story.

Letters

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Bill reads from the Only A Game mailbox.

Dice-K Matsuzaka and More with Charlie Pierce

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Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: Baseball's winter meetings, Lamar Hunt and golf's player of the year.

The Holiday Gift Guide

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The 14th annual Only A Game Holiday Gift Guide comes just in time to rescue frantic shoppers. Bill presents this year's collection, which features a wide range of products that may or may not spark a sports fans interest.

This program aired on December 16, 2006.

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