Two Weeks to Torino
Storylines abound as we approach the Winter Olympics in Torino. There's Michelle Kwan and, of course Bode Miller. John Powers of Boston Globe will weigh in on these topics and more.
Following this year's Australian Open, the ATP Tour will continue with nine months of international tournaments. Along for the ride will be a cadre of highly strung pros who don't command the same fame or fortunes as the Federers, Clijsters, and Roddicks of the world. Ron Shachter reports.
Nearly 50 years after Rocky Marciano's last fight his hometown of Brockton, Massachusetts still carries a considerable torch for the late and only undefeated heavyweight champion of the world. Bill visits Marciano's former home which is being restored.
Barney Ross was the first prizefighter to capture two championship belts in the same fight. Part of his apprenticeship was running errands for Al Capone. John Garfield, Jimmy Cagney, and George Raft all wanted to play him in the movies. And that's only the beginning of the story of Barney Ross, the boxer about whom Douglas Century has recently written a book. Century joins Bill from New York.
Aussie Open Surprises and More with Charlie Pierce
Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: Reversing the Sampras Effect, selling points on Ebay, and a cautious Barry Bonds.
Montreal's Monetary Monstrosity
If history is any indicator, taxpayers in the Piedmont region of Italy have reason to be concerned.
This program aired on January 28, 2006.