Show rundown for 4/16/2005

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NBA Playoff Posturing

Over the course of the almost-completed NBA regular season, 9 teams have replaced head coaches. The process has worked well for some teams, like the Denver Nuggets, and hideously poorly for the New York Knicks. We'll talk with Peter May of the Boston Globe and Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News.

Terin Humphrey

Olympic success is often followed by professional exhibition tours and talk show appearances. The luckiest and most photogenic medalists can get enormous endorsement deals and Hollywood contracts. But reporter Greg Echlin recently spent time with a recent Olympian who is taking a different route.

Rube Goldberg Woulda Been Proud

How to change flashlight batteries in just 125 easy steps.


On a rainy, June Georgia day in 1932, a 20 year old farmer named George Washington Perry decided it was too wet to play, went fishing instead, and caught a large-mouth bass that weighed 22 pounds, 4 ounces. Since then, fishermen from California to Florida and on down to Cuba have been trying to catch a bigger bass...or to convince various authorities that they've already done so. That's the story at the center of Monte Burke's new book, Sowbelly: the Obsessive Quest for the World Record Largemouth Bass. We'll talk with Burke about his book.

NBA Playoffs and More with Charlie Pierce

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: Charlie's playoff prognostications, Lord Stanley goes to court, and hogwash at the Olympics.

National School Scrabble Championships

What do you get when you take 200 school children, 10-thousand letter tiles, and a room full of Scrabble champions? It's the 2005 National School Scrabble Tournament in Boston. Bill Littlefield looks into the bane of the bingo and the haberdashery of hideous hats.

This program aired on April 16, 2005.

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Bill Littlefield was the host of Only A Game from 1993 until 2018.



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