Show rundown for 5/21/2005

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NBA Playoff Update

Bill Littlefield updates the latest NBA Playoff results.

WNBA Season Preview

As the WNBA begins its ninth season, fans from Phoenix to Connecticut are wondering if this is their year to win. We'll talk to Clay Kallum, publisher of Full Court Press.

Surprised by the (White) Sox

The Baltimore Orioles and the Arizona Diamondbacks are a couple of Major League Baseball's early season surprises. The Washington Nationals, nee Montreal Expos, have posted a winning record in their new digs. But perhaps no team has surprised as much as the Chicago White Sox, who own the best record in the Majors. Ron Schachter reports.

Unlikeliest Draftee

A sophomore at LSU tries to make the leap from intramural basketball to the NBA.

3 Nights in August

Tony LaRussa, currently in charge of the St. Louis Cardinals, is one of the most thorough, dedicated, and successful managers ever to stare darkly from a major league dugout. Buzz Bissinger is the author of one of the best books set in sports, the classic account of a Texas high school football team entitled, Friday Night Lights. LaRussa and Bissinger join us in the studio to discuss their new collaboration, 3 Nights in August: Strategy, Heartbreak, and Joy, Inside the Mind of a Manager.

Girls of the Gridiron

In his 1990 book, "Friday Night Lights," Buzz Bissinger chronicled the 1988 football season of the Permian High School Panthers in Odessa, Texas. He examined the town, the team and the manic undertones of boy's high school football. As Michelle Seaton reports, the girls of the gridiron have a long way to go before they can enjoy the limelight and endure the pitfalls of organized football.

NBA playoffs and More with Charlie Pierce

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: goodbye to Reggie Miller, roid rage vs. hops rage, and the Original Whizzinator.

Climbing with Erik Weihenmayer

Blind climber Eric Weihenmayer, who has scaled Mount Everest, led a group of Boston-area schoolchildren up the giant indoor rock wall at Boston University's Fitness and Recreation Center.

This program aired on May 21, 2005.

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