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The Boston Breakers are the number one seed in the WUSA playoffs, which start this weekend. But being the number one seed in this postseason means little as all four teams participating are very evenly matched. Bill visited with Karina LeBlanc. The Breakers' goalie is the hottest player in the league and a big reason the team is in the playoffs for the first time ever.
Bill goes to the "Casino in The Sky" at Mohegan Sun which houses games of chance and the WNBA's Connecticut Sun.
The Indiana State Fair has something for everyone.
A parachutist from France with more than 8,000 jumps to his credit is in Canada this month to attempt the jump of a lifetime. Retired colonel Michel Fournier hopes his third attempt at the world record for the highest and fastest jump will also make him the first person to break the sound barrier in free fall. Amy Jo Ehman has our story.
Early in "Cut Time: An Education at the Fights," author Carlo Rotella writes of an amatuer boxer who says of himself: "Once I found boxing, I got disciplined about everything. School, eating, sleeping, everything."
Bill reads all sorts of mail from listeners.
Remembering Herb Brooks and More with Charlie Pierce
Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: The death of Herb Brooks, gravy trains for latte kings, and mercenary cockroaches.
Several years ago a New York City photographer stumbled upon a group of workers fishing from the grounds of a sewage treatment plant on their lunch break. It inspired him to produce "Gotham Fish Tales," A video documentary featuring people who fish in the city. This summer reporter Jon Kalish caught up with the producer and some of the, er, brave, local character who fish New York water.
This program aired on August 16, 2003.
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