Show rundown for 8/18/2007Play
Beckham in America
Not since Pele came to the U.S. 30 ago has an individual player caused as much fuss in the land where soccer has been the batty old aunt at the sports table as David Beckham. But in order for him to make a lasting impact, Bill Littlefield thinks he first needs to get on the field.
MLS with Grant Wahl
As hard as it is to believe, there are about 350 players in Major League Soccer not named David Beckham. Sports Illustrated's Grant Wahl joins Bill to discuss some less-hyped imported players, and he tries to divine who will make a deep run into this year's MLS playoffs.
Tim Kurkjian Strikes Back
After months of insisting to fans and critics alike that the New York Yankees' playoff hopes were not a lost cause, ESPN's Tim Kirkjian resurfaces to talk shrinking division leads, the Mitchell investigation, and laud the youthful Arizona Cardinals.
The Power of the Humidor
Coors Field has been called a pitcher's purgatory, the place where earned run averages go to die, where light-hitting shortstops earn lucrative contracts and power hitters surprise even themselves. But times have changed at Coors, and Keith O'Brien explains why the humidor is to blame.
Some of our sports traditions are considered gifts to be passed from generation to generation. But commentator Elissa Ely is fond of a recreational activity that hardly fosters a sense of intergenerational accord.
Chatting with Charlie Pierce
The Boston Globe's Charlie Pierce joins Bill to talk about Tim Donaghy's guilty plea, what Jose Offerman and anger management have in common, and the Oklahoma City Supersonics?
Half Marathon = Whole Race
Earlier this month, about 10,000 runners lined up in Central Park for the New York City Half Marathon. All of them finished behind race winner Haile Gebrselassie, including Only a Game's Karen Given, who has this story.
This program aired on August 18, 2007.