Saturday, August 29, 2009Play
Mass burial sights, hidden curses, blood curdling screams… and laughs? The Only A Game staff has some fun traveling in time to the 2012 Olympics in London.
Instead of playing an actual game, what if the Super Bowl was determined by each team’s fight song? This week on Only A Game Bill gets some help figuring out who would win between the Cardinals and the Steelers as American Public Radio’s Jim Derogatis and Gerg Kot join the show to breakdown the Super Bowl team’s fight songs.
Sport plumbing? Why not? A plumbing supplier in Sarasota is making the best of a bad situation with an athletic contest that brings the plumbing community together. Bobbie O’Brien reports.
Marshall Jon Fisher’s A Terrible Splendor: Three Extraordinary Men, A World Poised For War, and the Greatest Tennis Match Ever Played focuses on the 1937 Davis Cup semifinal matchup between the German team and the Americans. Fisher goes beyond the tennis played and examines the men involved. The author joins Bill to discuss A Terrible Splendor and Fisher’s growing interest to the players and coaches.
Our games are many things to many people. For one of commentator Elissa Ely’s relatives, sport is a matter of life.
Trinity College has put together a dynasty on college squash. The Bantams have won the last ten intercollegiate championships and haven’t lost a match since 1997. It’s not even a question if the team will win; it’s a question of if they’ll even drop a point. Bill Littlefield reports on the most successful college sports program in recent history.
Only A Game’s Karen Given survives the perils of Nerf guns and marshmallows during her trip to UMass Amherst to explore Humans vs. Zombies, a modified version of tag popular on college campuses nationwide.
This program aired on August 29, 2009.