Will he goad the NFL, propose marriage or change his name yet again? This week on Only A Game, Karen Given fills-in for Bill and talks with Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver and provocateur Chad Ochocinco. Also, college basketball with Pat Forde and Indonesian bull racing.
This Week on “Only A Game,” all the men’s and women’s madness that’s fit to cover, including Kentucky’s unusual foray through the National Invitational Tournament. Also, a conversation with Bruce Weber, author of “As They See ‘Em: A Fan’s Travels In The Land of Umpires.”
This week on “Only A Game,” round one of hoops hysteria, and a conversation with former UConn star Mel Thomas, who must wish she was still a Huskey. Also, meet the subcontiental baseball players hoping to make it from spring training to the bigs.
On Thursday the men’s NCAA basketball tournament will get underway. Remembering that the “C” in NCAA stands for “collegiate,” commentator Bill Littlefield foresees some surprises.
This week on Only A Game, the latest March Madness news, including Morehead State’s unlikely berth into the NCAA men’s tournament. Plus, peeling back the curtain on one of baseball’s most enigmatic sluggers: Manny Ramirez. And from the thrill of good water pressure to the agony of a clog, it’s the Plumbers’ Olympics.
Alan Zaremba is a fan of the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament. He’s also a fan of the gambling scene that surrounds it. In his book he details the Vegas scene during the March tournament and the people that create it. Bill Littlefied reviews “The Madness of March.”
The spectacularly successful season upon which the men’s basketball team from the University of Connecticut is currently embarked was marred somewhat in late February when Coach Jim Calhoun exploded during a press conference. His angry outburst was provoked by a question about his salary, which is one point six million dollars annually. Several Connecticut legislators have since called for Calhoun to apologize. Commentator Bill Littlefield speculates on how the coach might have avoided the embarrassment.
Beginning in mid-March, Bob Knight, who has presided over more Division One wins than any other men’s basketball coach, and Billy Packer, who spent twenty seven years broadcasting college games for CBS, will be discussing the product with which they are both thoroughly familiar from a bookmaking establishment in Las Vegas. Commentator Bill Littlefield wonders if you find that arrangement as bizarre as he does.
This week on Only A Game, a flash forward to the Final Fours for the fellows and for the females. Also, Cubs fans anticipate a possible Wrigley renaming or renovation, and Pi-loving math geeks assemble for a contest …not for gorging, but for recitation.
This Week on Only A Game, a report from Japan, where the Red Sox and A’s recently opened the 2008 Major League Baseball Season. Also, an NCAA Hoops update, and the Sons of Ben Franklin declare their love for Philadelphia’s MLS squad just two short years before their first game.