Support the news

Saturday, October 18, 200851:44
Download

Play
Thunder Warriors BasketballWith Manny and the Dodgers already back in Los Angeles, the only question remaining is who will the Phillies face in the 2008 World Series? The Red Sox rallied from a seven run deficit on Thursday night to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-7 and push game six of the ALCS. Bill Littlefield talks with ESPN's Tim Kurkjian on what the Red Sox and Rays need to do to get to the World Series.

The NBA team formerly known as the Seattle Supersonics has found a new home in Oklahoma City as the OKC Thunder. While many fans are excited to see a professional basketball team representing Oklahoma City, some are wondering if there is any room in Sooner country for a new sports franchise. Only A Game's Greg Echlin reports.

Bill Littlefield and Yahoo Sport's Dan Wetzel give us the highlights and upsets of this week's college football face-offs.

In his new book, Going Deep: 20 Classic Sports Stories, author Gary Smith shares twenty of his favorite stories. From soccer star Mia Hamm to the personal tragedy of baseball pitcher Mark Fidrych, Smith gives us a thoughtful and energetic perspective on sports and its athletes. Bill Littlefield sits down with Smith to discuss his inspiration for the book.

Bill Littlefield answers a few letters from listeners.

51tqsolzyrl__sx126_pc411090_sh20_1Bill and Only a Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: the Red Sox flair for the dramatic in the post-season, the effects of the financial crisis on sports, and Charles Barkley in politics.

Only A Game's Karen Given travels to Smithfield, Rhode Island for the National Senior Games Championship Festival to report on the growing popularity of Pickleball, a hybrid game similar to tennis but played with a whiffleball and oversized ping-pong racquets. The sport has a rich history but, unfortunately, there are no pickles in Pickleball.

This program aired on October 18, 2008.

+Join the discussion
TwitterfacebookEmail

Support the news