NBA Post-Post Season with Eric Neel
ESPN.com columnist Eric Neel joins us to discuss the NBA's busy post-postseason.
After each of the team's first 8 seasons, the NBA's Vancouver and then Memphis Grizzlies staggered into the draft lottery after having won 28 games..or fewer. But this year's edition earned a surprising 50 wins and the team's first ever playoff berth. As Ron Schachter reports, much of the credit has gone to the man in the Grizzlies' executive suite.
Man v. Horse
Millions of years of evolution finally pay off for a London man.
The considerable accomplishments of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and, more recently, Tiger Woods notwithstanding, a claim can be made that the most consistent golfer among all the pros was Ben Hogan. Out of the 292 tournaments he entered, Hogan finished in the top ten 241 times...a statistic that encouraged James Dodson to suggest that the golfer's career "touched a mythical grace note of achievement". We'll talk with Dodson about his new biography, "Ben Hogan: An American Life".
New England Riptide
The New England Riptide of the Professional Softball League played their first home game on Wednesday night. The brand new fast pitch league also includes teams in New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, California, and Arizona, and marks the most recent attempt to establish pro softball as a viable attraction. Bill Littlefield has our story.
Ugly Ball and More with Charlie Pierce
Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss, the ugly ball of the Pistons, the newest assault on Lance's reputation, and a competition worth swatting at.
Charlie Pierce has been raising the ire of Only A Game listeners with his comments about the Pistons. Bill Littlefield airs some of the complaints.
The growing phenomenon of the so-called Extreme sports is due in part to the ease with which even the most mundane activity can be added to the category by the simple addition of the adjective "extreme."
This program aired on June 19, 2004.