Saturday, June 7, 2008

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The NBA finals got off to an exciting start on Thursday night with the Boston Celtics claiming the first game of the series over the Los Angeles Lakers. Only A Game host Bill Littlefield joins Kevin Hench for an update of the series.

While the Los Angeles Lakers may have their mind focused on victory right now, one Laker took some time out to draw attention to a cause close to his heart. Ira Newble shares his experiences in Chad and talks about his efforts to educate his teammates and Americans about the crises in Darfur.

It’s been thirty years since a horse won the Triple Crown. Saturday’s Belmont Stakes will give Big Brown the chance to regain the holy grail of horse racing. But does he have what it takes to win it all? Bill talks with horse racing connoisseur Jennie Rees of the Louisville Currier Journal about Big Brown’s chances.

When you think of the most famous horse in American horse racing, Dan Patch might not be the first one to leap into your mind. Bill welcomes Charles Leerhsen, author of Crazy Good, and discusses just what made Dan Patch the most famous horse in America.  (Read full review.)

The Belmont Stakes and More with Charlie Pierce. Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: A new steroid scandal rocking the NFL, Joba Chamberlain’s lackluster start and boxing with words in Japan.

Listener’s Letters: Bill answers some letters from Only A Game listeners.

A 23 year tradition returned to the Bronx this past Memorial Day Weekend, when 14 teams from around the country gathered to compete in a stickball tournament. Only A Game’s Jon Kalish reports from “Stickball Blvd,” where teams played the classic street game, a game that really hasn’t changed much in over fifty years.

This program aired on June 7, 2008.


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