In another turn of the Michael Vick dog fighting saga, the Atlanta Falcons quarterback has signed off on a plea agreement in which he admits to financing a dog fighting operation and killing dogs but doesn't admit to gambling... sort of. Sports Illustrated investigative reporter George Dohrmann has been covering this story for several months and he joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the present and future of Michael Vick.
Rick Ankiel 2.0
The National League Central is now home to a three-team race. The St. Louis Cardinals, despite having a record below .500 for most of the season, have surged the last two weeks. Their turnaround began with help from an unlikely, though not totally unfamiliar, source. Only A Game's Greg Echlin reports.
May the Horse Be With You
If you called central casting for a race track guy, chances are they'd send over Harvey Pack. He's made not only a living but a life at the track, mostly by hosting TV shows and seminars in which his wisecracks about the horses, the jockeys, and the trainers are funny enough so that the bettors don't blame him when his picks don't pay off. In "May the Horse Be With You: Pack at the Track," Harvey Pack and Pete Fornatale have collected some of Pack's track stories. Pack joins Bill from WAMC in Albany, New York.
The Slush Cup
Skiing is probably the last thing most people think of when it's 80 degrees and sunny. But some people just can't get snow off the brain...ever.
Bill reads a few listener suggestions for the yet un-named half marathon.
The Rangers' Big Night and More with Charlie Pierce
Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: The NAACP wants a break for Vick, a bludgeoning in Baltimore, and there's no place for superheroes in Soccer.
Demolition derbies have been around for as long as many race tracks and some county fairs have. This highly interactive event, in which cars collide until only one is left moving, has been a devastating diversion. But as Ron Schachter reports from Rockford, Illinois, one race track has given a new twist to the contest of twisted metal.
This program aired on August 25, 2007.