Show rundown for 2/7/2004

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NHL All-Star Break with Helene Elliott

The NHL's All-Star break weekend is here, but the luster of the skills competition, the parties and the game itself has been diminished by the real possibility there will be no All-Star game a year from now because there will be no 2004-2005 season. We'll talk with Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times.

Falling Stars

The troika of inevitability: death, taxes, and the constant const increase of tickets to professional sporting events took a hit recently when the National Hockey League's Dallas Stars looked reality in the eye, and blinked--giving fans a rare break. Glenn Mitchell has the story.

Doping Alphabet Soup

This week, Marion Jones returned to competition for the first time in 16 months. Some of the focus during the week before the event hasn't been on how Ms. Jones would run or even her experiences as a first time mom. It's been the latest in a long string of doping scandals to plague track and field.

The Courtship of Willie Williams

Willie Williams, a star senior linebacker for Carol City High in Miami was one of the most coveted college football prospects in the country. Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald convinced Williams to make a diary of his recruiting trips to several schools and of the absurd events that took place during those trips. Navarro talked to Bill about the experience.

Breaking NFL Barriers and More With Charlie Pierce

Bill Littlefield and "Only A Game" analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: Maurice Clarett's victory over the NFL, the great snubbing of LeBron James, and synthetic haggis.


If there's one thing that the members of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team can agree on, it's that in Miracle, the current movie about that team's Olympic triumph, actor Kurt Russell does a fine job of capturing Coach Herb Brooks. We sat down with some members of the Miracle on Ice team, and have their impressions of Disney's new movie.

This program aired on February 7, 2004.


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