Saturday, January 10, 2009

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Photo credit: Clintus McGintus
Photo credit: Clintus McGintus
The Arizona Cardinals hadn't had a winning season since 1998, until now. The Cards' finished 9 and 7, won the NFC West, and won their opening round playoff game last week against Atlanta. Bill discusses the Cards' chances with Kent Somers, who covers the team for the Arizona Republic.

The Chicago Blackhawks are undergoing a turnaround on and off the ice. New marketing strategies, including putting games on television in Chicago, have revived fans' interest in the team and the Blackhawks are playing well after a number of mediocre seasons. Yolanda Perdomo catches up with the newly improved franchise.

Major League Baseball has suspended Phillies pitcher J.C. Romero for 50 games for using a banned substance last season. Romero says he bought the supplement at a regular nutrition store in the U.S. and double checked with multiple people before using it.   Bill talks about the story with Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Phil Sheridan.

Katie Burt is 11 years old, but it's her job to stop the shots of ice hockey players who are in high school. She's the goalie for the Lynn English Lady Bulldogs of Lynn, Massachusetts. Bill Littlefield saw Burt and the Lady Bulldogs in action.  View photos of the Lady Bulldogs.

Only A Game listeners have written letters. Now Bill responds.

Bill and Only A Game Analyst Charlie Pierce look at this week's NFL playoff matchups, Florida and Oklahoma's battle for BCS bragging rights, and a dog sled race that's been cancelled because of too MUCH snow.

Bill talks with Mark Barrowcliffe, author of The Elfish Gene: Dungeons, Dragons, and Growing Up Strange. As an adolescent in England in the mid-1970's and early 1980's, Barrowcliffe dedicated just about all of his free time to role playing games like Dungeons and Dragons. Now, with years of adult life experience under his belt, Barrowcliffe takes a comic look back at the hobby of his youth.

This program aired on January 10, 2009.


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