Virtual NASCAR, Peloton Racing With PGA Pros, Predicting Fan Behavior, And More

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With most sports leagues on hiatus, NASCAR is trying to fill the void ... with virtual racing. This week on Only A Game, driver Michael McDowell talks about the transition to iRacing. Also, the story of a GOLF Magazine editor who beat Rory McIlroy ... in a Peloton race. Plus, most respondents in a recent Seton Hall poll said they wouldn't go to sporting events until there's a COVID-19 vaccine. But predicting sports fans' behavior is complicated. And a tale about the "Hot Hand," Steph Curry and "The Princess Bride." Join us!

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For Sports Leagues Trying To Go Virtual, NASCAR Has The Inside Track
When the sports world was put on hold, NASCAR was the first to make a successful transition to "virtual" sports.

Waiting For A Vaccine? The Uncertain Return Of Sports Fans
Two sports business experts discuss a poll suggesting that most sports fans won't return to the stands until there's a COVID-19 vaccine.

'The Hot Hand': Where Steph Curry Meets 'The Princess Bride'
In his new book, The WSJ's Ben Cohen draws parallels between Steph Curry's breakout game and the making of "The Princess Bride."

Gilinsky: 'The Mitt Must Be Saved'
Until recently, Marshall Gilinsky didn't appreciate how well his lifelong baseball glove was constructed, or all that it represented.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports
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A Golf Writer Takes On No. 1 Rory McIlroy ... On The Peloton
While PGA play is suspended, golfers have been competiting against each other on the Peloton. Recently, a golf writer decided to ride against the Peloton King.

This program aired on April 18, 2020.


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