Saturday, October 16, 2010
The MLB playoffs have moved into the Championship Series, and ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian says you can expect pitchers to continue their season-long domination. Tim shares his thoughts with Bill on each of the four remaining teams. Will there be a new champion? Or will the Yankees continue being the Yankees?
For 29 seasons, Bobby Cox screamed, spit and stamped his way to winning seasons for the Atlanta Braves. Cox retired after the end of this season, and the Braves have named Fredi Gonzalez as his successor. Only A Game’s Phillip Graitcer reports on the challenge of replacing a legend.
When their careers end, many athletes turn to broadcasting or selling used cars. Mo Vaughn didn’t take that road. The former slugger has reinvented himself in the real estate business by making run-down homes livable again. Only A Game’s Jon Kalish has the story.
Ben Hogan was not an easy man to get close to. The golfer preferred to keep his private life private. But later in his life he shared some of his experiences with friend and LPGA golfer Kris Tschetter. Bill speaks to Tschetter about her new book, Mr. Hogan, the Man I Knew.
Bill responds to questions and comments from listeners in Only A Game’s electronic mailbag.
Charlie Pierce expresses his disappointment at Admiral Ackbar losing out to the Rebel Black Bear in the competition to be the new Ole Miss mascot. Charlie also will try to involve Bill in a NASCAR discussion…IT’S A TRAP!!
No basketball fan enjoys watching players and refs jaw over foul calls, but does a sideways glare really warrant a T? Bill weighs in on the NBA’s new, stricter technical foul rules in his commentary.
In the new Broadway play Lombardi, actor Dan Lauria brings one of the NFL’s most famous coaches to life. Bill speaks to director Thomas Kail and Lombardi biographer David Maraniss about separating Vince Lombardi the man from Vince Lombardi the legend.
This program aired on October 16, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.