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Saturday, February 14th, 200951:42


Baseball season is still months away, but there certainly hasn’t been a lack of news this week, as Alex Rodriguez admitted on Monday to using steroids between 2001 and 2003. ESPN’s Buster Olney joins Bill to discuss what A-Rod’s admission means for the game and the lasting effect that steroids will have on America’s pastime.

With President Obama’s inauguration long past, the hot ticket in Washington is to the Verizon Center for Capitals hockey. The team looks like they’re headed to the playoffs for the second straight year and are led by one of the NHL’s brightest and most exciting stars: Alexander Ovechkin. Virginia Biggar reports from Washington on the Capitals’ Russian rock star.

The football season has ended, but NASCAR is just beginning. The Sporting News’ Matt Crossman joins Bill to give some insight on the upcoming season and discuss how the economic recession will change the sport.

Despite occasional successes on the slopes in recent years, the American National Team has never had a black skier win a medal in international competition or make the U.S. Olympic team. Only A Game’s Ron Schachter went to Snowmass, Colorado and found one organization aiming to achieve those goals: The National Brotherhood of Skiers.

Only A Game listeners have written letters and now Bill responds.

Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss steroids and baseball, NBA All-Star weekends newest event, and tough treatment by Italian basketball fans.

David Falk made a living representing Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning, and many other big-name professional athletes. In his book, "The Bald Truth," he shares the secrets to his success in the competitive world of sports agents. Falk spoke with Bill about his book, sports business, his most famous client, and much more.

This program aired on February 14, 2009.

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