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Saturday, May 24, 2008

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indy500Sunday marks the 92nd running of the Indianapolis 500. Among the 33 drivers are several well known names such as Danica Patrick, Helio Castroneves, Scott Dixon and Marco Andretti. Who will claim the famed milk jug? Bill Littlefield talks with Sports Illustrated’s Lars Anderson about this weekend’s race.

Indy move over, make room for the Zoopolis 500! The 27th annual event, which consists of several tortoises “racing” around a track, took place at the Indianapolis Zoo this past week, with some surprising results. Bill welcomes Indianapolis Zoo’s Judy Gagen to the program.

The Detroit Red Wings will face off against the Pittsburg Penguins this weekend as the 2008 Stanley Cup finals get underway. Which of these top two NHL teams will prove victorious? Only A Game’s hockey correspondent Helene Elliot offers her take of this year’s matchup.

Bill had the opportunity to attend the 62nd annual Eastern Athletic Association for the Blind Track and Field Tournament at the Perkins School for the Blind this past weekend. Listen as he joins blind athletes from across the country and watches them compete in events such as the 50 yard dash and the 440.

Listener’s Letters: Bill Littlefield will answer the inquiries of some Only A Game listeners.

game-on2Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: handicapping the NBA Conference finals, tempting Triple Crown fate and riding in an Indy car at age 96.

Parents and coaches are increasingly setting children up to be top athletes at an earlier age. What effect is this having on kids today and on athletics in general? These topics are discussed in Tom Farrey’s new book Game On. Bill joins Tom to talk about these issues.

This program aired on May 24, 2008.


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