The long march to the madness of March begins this week. It's time to talk college basketball. And there is no one better than Pat Forde of the Louisville Courier-Journal for that sort of thing.
The Kansas City Chiefs are the only unbeaten NFL squad at this point of the season. Manning the chalkboard of the team boasting a 9-0 record is a mellow fellow with a mathematical bent. But he wasn't always that way as Greg Echlin reports.
Dog Days at the Racetrack
An elusive canine is stealing the show at a racetrack.
For every adult who wishes he or she could sweepcheck like Scott Stevens, muck it up like Frank Mahovlich or roof the biscuit with the flare of Jean Ratelle, there is hope. Each fall in Lake Placid, New York, slightly long-of-tooth students of hockey convene to learn the finer points of the world's coolest game from teachers with NHL experience. This year 54 mostly middle-aged campers from the U.S. and Canada attended and reporter Jon Kalish was there.
Racing the Sunset
Stories of professional athletes who've had difficulties adjusting to life after the games are over are myriad. Maybe those stories are part of what led Scott Tinley to write "Racing the Sunset."
It's time for Bill to dip into the ol' "Only A Game" mailbag.
Steroid Testing and More with Charlie Pierce
Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: Major League Baseball checks for cheaters, the Mickey Mouse Club joins the PGA, and the original Rocky fights back.
Last weekend the Hopi Boys cross-country team won its fourteenth consecutive high school state championship and the Hopi girls won their twelfth in fourteen years. The athletic success produced by the Hopi Reservation in Northeastern Arizona is just a small part of a running tradition that stretches for hundreds of years and thousands of miles.
This program aired on November 15, 2003.