Blazing the Trail
Thirty years ago, the Portland Trailblazers were the NBA champs. On Thursday, the team decided to solemnize the anniversary with several undoubted bargains, the best of which was Ohio State center Greg Oden. Joe Freeman, who covers basketball for The Oregonian, breaks down the Trailblazers big night with Bill.
Yesterday, in Valencia, Spain, Alinghi won the fifth race of the 32nd America's Cup to take a 3-2 lead over Emirates Team New Zealand. With the Swiss team racing in its Spanish home waters and New Zealand being sponsored by the United Arab Emirates, Bill Littlefield wonders if nationalities matter anymore.
Over the past week in Indianapolis, the poets laureate of various states met to consider sports...poetically. Joyce Brinkman and Marjory Wentworth, the poets laureate of Indiana and South Carolina, respectively, join Bill to muse about their clandestine gathering.
For some sports fans in North Carolina, summer can be a long, hot wait between the excitement of the NCAA basketball tournament and the distant crunch of the football season. But Ron Schachter reports how one group of competitors has filled the void for the past 39 years.
Are Bill and Charlie destroying the National Hockey League? Do helmets lead to more injuries in football? Will you find out if you tune in to this week's letters?
Playing golf is tough. Playing golf blind is tougher. But, as Bill Littlefield discovered at the 30th Annual Guiding Eyes for the Blind Golf Classic, there's a lot to see in the game even when the players cannot.
This program aired on June 30, 2007.