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The Yankees celebrate the franchise's 27th World Series title.
The Yankees celebrate the franchise's 27th World Series title.

With 27 World Series titles, the New York Yankees have won the most championships of any professional sports franchise.  But in New York, there is no time to rest on one’s laurels.  Bill analyzes the Yankees’ hopes of a repeat with The New York Post’s Joel Sherman and New York Magazine’s Will Leitch.  (Check out Leitch's New York magazine piece on the Yankees entitled "2009 Is Already Old News.  What's Next for the Yanks? ")

There have been many storied teams in the history of Duke University athletics.  This year, Durham is alive with hope for another successful season for…Duke football?  Needing only two wins to become bowl eligible, the Blue Devils are hoping to erase memories of a decade filled with futility.  Dave Dewitt of North Carolina Public Radio has the story.

Can the Orlando Magic make the leap to the NBA Finals?  Is Kobe hungry for a repeat?   Will Shaq bring a title to Cleveland?  With the basketball season in full-swing, Bill talks with Foxsports.com’s Kevin Hench about the upcoming NBA season.

When the National Basketball League and the Basketball Association of America merged in 1949, basketball had a strong national presence.  Teams like the New York Knicks played small-town clubs like the Waterloo Hawks.  Reporter David Maxon remembers one season 50 years ago that saw the Sheboygan Redskins compete against giants of the NBA.

Bill catches up on Only A Game's correspondence when he opens the mailbox and takes a look at your letters.

In a week that saw the conclusion of the World Series, Brett Favre facing his old team, and college football rivalries re-ignited, Bill and Only A Game’s Charlie Pierce talk Batman, Air Jordan, and the Easter Bunny.

Want to learn just about everything there is to know about the history of the National Basketball League?  Bill talks with ESPN’s Bill Simmons about the best parts of the Basketball Hall of Fame, a man-crush on Dave Cowens, and Simmons’ new tome, The Book of Basketball.

This program aired on November 7, 2009.

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