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Few traditions have the drawing or staying power of The Kentucky Derby. The two minute sprint yields a two million dollar purse, and grabs the attention of even the casual sports fan. But it's not all about pomp, circumstance and partying, as there is a race to be run. Jenny Rees joins us to discuss if the favorite really is as advetised, what's still great about the derby, and to give her annual prediction for the winner of the first leg of the Triple Crown.

Cowboys and their hats are inseparable. The headwear of those who make a living riding bulls is an iconic and important as any uniform in sports. So it should come as no big surprise that a transition from Stetsons to helmets is getting under some people's skin. Greg Echlin reports that although modern headgear may be safer, it's certainly not the preference of most riders.

The playoffs are a time when star players need to be...well, star players. And while the likes of Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul and Dwight Howard have all shined so far, some big name players and teams have stumbled early on this postseason. Kevin Hench of Fox Sports checks in to discuss how telling the Celtics' first round stutter step has been, and which teams can take over as the field shrinks to eight.

What happens when you take a calm, relaxing game like golf and throw it into the up-tempo mix of the Hollywood scene? Leigh Montville's new book, The Mysterious Montague, gives one possible scenario. Mr. Montville talks with Bill Littlefield about an intriguing true story of a sensational golfer by day and something entirely different by night.

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: Hopping on — and off — the NBA coaching carousel, the incredible exploits of Roger Clemens, and why Bill Parcells hates Dancing With the Stars.

Everyone neeeds an outlet from work, be it enjoying competitive sports, grabbing dinner at a nice restaurant or taking in a Broadway show. But what about those people who put on the Broadway shows and happen to work hours so unconventional that the normal ways of letting loose are closed to them? Only A Game's Michelle Seaton found that a favorite way for these folks to blow off steam is at late night bowling lanes.

This program aired on May 3, 2008.

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