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Saturday, September 26, 200927:05

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Maurice Richard celebrates the Canadiens' 1958 Stanley Cup victory.
Maurice Richard celebrates the Canadiens' 1958 Stanley Cup victory.
As baseball’s regular season draws to a close, Bill and ESPN baseball analyst Tim Kurkjian dive into possible playoff matchups, Kurkjian’s World Series predictions, the Phillies' ninth-inning rollercoaster, and the New York Yankees' one weakness.

America, are you ready for some football?  No, not the Sunday afternoon or Monday night variety.  The upstart United Football League plans to play its eight-week season on Thursday and Friday nights.  Only A Game’s Steve Goldstein investigates the UFL’s promise.

The Hornets of Rochelle High School have won the last two Texas High School Class 1A Women’s state track championships, an impressive accomplishment for any team, to be sure.  But the Hornets’ back-to-back titles are even more remarkable because the Rochelle High School track team consists of just one woman: Bonnie Richardson.  Bill speaks with author Gary Smith, whose story on Richardson is in this week’s Sports Illustrated, and with Jym Dennis, Richardson’s high school track coach.

To many, Montreal Canadiens captain Maurice “The Rocket” Richard was more than just a hockey player.  Bill and Benoit Melancon, author of The Rocket: A Cultural History of Maurice Richard, examine Richard’s place in the hearts and minds of Canadians.

In a week when sports page headlines are filled with Russian tycoons, Milton Bradley being no fun, and the Philadelphia Eagles, Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss sports topics of note.

How do normally dour and stern public radio station employees unwind after a tough week?  Laughter yoga.  Join the Only A Game staff as they experiment with the funniest workout you’ve ever heard.

This program aired on September 26, 2009.

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