Africans have been celebrating in the streets for weeks, and now they’re really excited! This week on Only A Game, soccer fans from the South, North, East and West brace for the beginning of the 2010 World Cup.
This week on Only A Game, a report from England on the National squad’s latest preparations to follow up their impressive 1966 World Cup victory. Also, the nationwide decline of thoroughbred racing, and why the Celtics and Lakers just can’t leave each other alone.
I hear there’s a big golf tournament this week in Augusta, Georgia, and that there’s some sort of wild animal on hand. This week on Only A Game, a Masters update. Also, former NBA Kings remember royal life in Kansas City, and story telling through baseball cards.
The Masters Tournament begins on Thursday, and it’s got Bill Littlefield reminiscing about his own mercifully limited golf experiences.
Here’s a quick quiz for Only A Game listeners. First, when is it really, really bad to hit an eagle in golf? And second, how many different beards would a man have to grow to become worthy of the record books?
Baseball will soon begin anew, but at least one active major league pitcher is very, very old. This week on Only A Game, a profile of 47-year-old Jamie Moyer, Philadelphia’s Methuselah of the mound. Also, pole dancers compete with vigor…and with all their clothes on!
The name J. Douglas Edgar might not be familiar to today’s golf fans, but he was star in his own time. In Steve Eubanks’s new book, To Win and Die in Dixie, the author credits Edgar with the creation of the swing that today’s pros have perfected, and examines the controversy surrounding his death. Bill shares his thoughts on Edgar’s legacy and the unsolved puzzle of his passing.
This week on Only A Game, can Husker hoopsters of the female variety help Nebraskans forget about their relatively unsuccessful football team? Also, some good spring training talk with Tim Kurkjian, and Vermonters say goodbye to winter with wickets and mallets.
In his new book, Straight Down the Middle: Shivas Irons, Bagger Vance, and How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Golf Swing, Josh Karp documents his long and winding quest to improve his golf game. Bill shares his thoughts on the book.
This week brought the news that Tiger Woods will return to the pro golf tour next month at the Masters Tournament in Augusta. Bill Littlefield is among those curious about how a man who’s become notorious for all the wrong reasons will fare when he returns to the golf course.