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Buffalo Bills' Terrell Owens runs after a catch during NFL football training camp at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, N.Y., Sunday, July 26, 2009. (AP Photo/David Duprey)
Buffalo Bills' Terrell Owens runs after a catch during NFL football training camp at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, N.Y., Sunday, July 26, 2009. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

Tom Brady’s back in New England, Jay Cutler and Matt Cassel both have new uniforms, and the Michael Vick Watch continues in the media.  Mike Freeman from CBSSportsline.com joins Bill to talk about the biggest news out of NFL trainings camps.

If you go to the spanking new Nationals Park to see a game, don’t go for the quality of the home team. The Nats finished 32 and ½ games out of first place last season.  Also, please don’t go for the atmosphere.  There was an incident earlier this season where bits of hot dogs were sprayed on fans and another where a fireworks display ended with a fire in the stands.  So why go?  Only A Game’s Gabe O’Connor ponders that and more in his trip to see the Nats.

Marty Appel, author of “Munson: The Life and Death of a Yankee Captain,” chats about his latest biography of the colorful former Yankee catcher, Thurman Munson.  Appel’s book is worth a read for fans looking for a behind-scenes-look at a player and a baseball era that will forever remain compelling.

People in need of rehabilitation use all sorts of inspiration:  money, religion, a renewed sense of family…and elderly people playing sports?  Bill visits a rehab center in Winchester, Massachusetts where nothing screams “Get off your butt!” like a picture of a 74-year-old marathon runner.

In the letters segment, Bill gives voice to listeners that have differing opinions on soccer coverage, and a couple that disagree with the comparison between pole-vaulting and swimming.

Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce joins Bill to discuss what could be the beginnings of a large NBA scandal, Eli Manning’s monstrous new contract, and another attempt at an extraordinary (read: useless) world record.

Picking up trash isn’t a lot of fun.  So, when the trash collectors get to play, everyone has a good time.  Only A Game's Ron Schachter traveled to Pennsylvania for a rodeo that gives those heroes of the curbsite collection a chance to let loose.

This program aired on August 8, 2009.

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