Bill has an update on the Lakers-Nuggets Series. Also, the Cleveland Cavaliers survive another day. Eric Wellman of WCPN in Cleveland has a piece about the Cavaliers chances of advancing into the NBA Finals and the incredible performances put forth by King James, who hopes to rule the court for at least two more games.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will be pitted against the Detroit Red Wings in a rematch of last year’s Stanley Cup Finals. Helene Eliot of the Los Angeles Times talks to Bill about whether the Red Wings will repeat as champions, or if the Penguins duo of Sidney Crosby and Evgeny Malkin will earn their first Stanley Cup.
Only one week ago, the Toronto Blue Jays were sitting pretty atop the standings of the highly competitive AL East. Bill chats with members of the Blue Jays and examines the pitfalls of playing in such a competitive division.
Author Peter Golenbock joins Bill to discuss his book, George: The Poor Little Rich Boy Who Built the Yankee Empire. Golenbock provides insight on George Steinbrenner’s tumultuous reign over the New York Yankees, a team that the polarizing owner rebuilt into a dynasty.
Last week an Only A Game listener wrote to ask us about some music we used in the program. This week Bill responds and shares some other sports musicthat’s probably new to you.
As the NBA and NHL playoffs near the end, Charlie Pierce joins Bill to talk hoops and hockey. Also on tap for discussion are Randy Johnson’s quest for his 300th career victory and Jose Canseco’s misguided foray into the mixed martial arts, where he re-learned a valuable ability: how to run.
At most colleges, throwing a log into a communal swimming pool might be grounds for suspension, or at the very least a few sideways glances. But at schools that participate in the Woodsman’s Weekend at Dartmouth College, it’s called training. Only A Game’s Karen Given was there to chronicle the 63rd edition of the Woodsman’s Weekend, which aims to teach the lost art of outdoor skills.