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Dungeons, Dragons, & an Old "Skeleton"

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As regular Only A Game listeners know, the OAG staff sometimes enjoys reporting on the ridiculous side of sports. Every week we sift through piles of stories and pull out the ones that are funny, bizarre, or (at their best) both. Here are two you might have missed:

Old Bones

The oldest Japanese athlete competing at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver will be Kazuhiro Koshi, and he said this week that he is single-minded in his approach to his event, the skeleton.

“I’m in it to win it,” Mr. Koshi told Japanese reporters. “All I am thinking of is the gold medal.”

Mr. Koshi, who has won four consecutive Japanese national skeleton titles since 1998, has been working especially hard on his mechanics at the top of the shoot.

“I wanted to make sure I don’t lose any ground to younger sliders at the start,” he said.

Mr. Koshi, who has shrugged off charges that he should have retired, said this week, “I’ll show you all what an old man can do…you wait.”

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Do They Play Candy Land at the Hershey Plant?

The hard time Kevin T. Singer has been serving in Wisconsin’s Waupun prison recently got harder.

Mr. Singer had filed a federal law suit contending that when prison authorities banned him from playing Dungeons and Dragons, they violated his free speech and due process rights.

Prison officials had reasoned that the game promoted gang-related activity, because Mr. Singer was part of a team, and that he was a threat to prison security.

On Monday, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the prison policy, ruling that “punishment is a fundamental aspect of imprisonment.”

The trifling warlord is said to be outraged. Neither the dwarf fighter, the Halfling rogue, nor the half-elf cleric could be reached for comment.

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This program aired on February 2, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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