This week, 14 years after denying that he'd bet on baseball, Pete Rose acknowledged that he'd been lying. We'll look at the history of betting on baseball and the future for baseball's hit king.
U.S. Figure Skating Championships
At the U.S. Figure Skating Championships currently underway in Atlanta, Michelle Kwan finds herself in the curious position of chasing the leader. John Powers, who writes about figure skating and the Olympics for the Boston Globe, joins us to clarify that circumstance and discourse on various other slippery matters
Muscular Man of God
A Bosnian priest lifts his way to glory.
Though most eyes will be on Steve McNair, Brett Favre, Priest Holmes, Peyton Manning, et al, during this weekend's National Football League divisional playoffs, there will be some who will tune in to catch their favorite referee throwing the yellow flag, checking replays and shaking off fatigue after a busy week at another job. From member station KJZZ in Phoenix, Steve Goldstien profiles NFL referee and trial attorney Ed Hochuli
In his new book, "Hustler Days," R.A. Dyer contends that his subjects lived "a life somehow both worthless and priceless, all at once and everyday".
Gambling and More with Charlie Pierce
Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: Clubhouse picks for the NFL, USC's not so secret mission, and turning the tables on love.
Cricket supporters cite the game's status as America's favorite team sport through the Civil War as proof that it can rise on these shores. But, until recently, few could have guessed that the likliest site for that unlikely development would be Lauderhill, Florida, a city of about 60,000 dominated by chain restaurants and gas stations. Driving from one strip mall to another, motorists often pass through the Miami suburb without even realizing it. But Lauderhill mayor Richard Kaplan insists his city is about to assume a bold new identity. Lauderhill, he says, is about to become the Cricket capital of America. Robert Andrew Powell has this report.
This program aired on January 10, 2004.