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When the backup goalie for the Carolina Hurricanes fell ill, the team needed to find a replacement — fast. They called on their equipment manager. This week on Only A Game, Jorge Alves shares the story of an NHL dream come true. Also, a somewhat aimless college grad finds purpose as an assistant baseball coach — in Uganda. Plus, Imogene Fish fled from Germany before WWII. And in 1952, she competed for the United States at the Winter Olympics. Join us!
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An NHL Equipment Manager's Lifelong Dream, Fulfilled In 7.6 Seconds
When the Hurricanes backup goalie fell ill just hours before a game, the team called on Jorge Alves — an equipment manager. For Alves, who spent years bouncing around the minor leagues, it was a dream come true.
Professional athletes play a different game than the rest of us. Bill Littlefield remembers the moment he learned that. It came when he attended a youth hockey clinic featuring three players from the New York Rangers.
Is enough being done to ensure that college sports workouts are safe? Is the NCAA's policy on performance-enhancing drugs fair? And should the Supreme Court allow sports betting in New Jersey?
In 1940, Imogene Fish and her family fled Germany for the United States. Twelve years after their arrival, Team USA chose Imogene to represent the country at the '52 Olympics in Norway.
Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the latest class headed to Cooperstown, the state of the Oakland Raiders, an NHL goal frenzy and the UConn women's basketball team's winning streak.
After college, Evan Petty wanted to coach baseball. But he didn't have any experience or training. So he moved to Uganda.
This program aired on January 21, 2017.
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