This week on “Only A Game,” updates on the NBA’s Conference Finals. Plus, holy competition! Two soccer teams, each convinced that God’s on their side, play on the Vatican’s pitch, and evidence that it’s never too early to begin twirling a fifteen foot ribbon in the air…competitively.
This week on “Only A Game,” Mixed Martial Arts as a high school discipline, and a conversation with Marshall Jon Fisher, author of “A Terrible Splendor: Three Extraordinary Men, a World Poised for War, and the Greatest Tennis Match Ever Played.”
Marshall Jon Fisher’s “A Terrible Splendor: Three Extraordinary Men, A World Poised For War, and the Greatest Tennis Match Ever Played” focuses on the 1937 Davis Cup semifinal matchup between the German team and the Americans. Fisher goes beyond the tennis played and examines the men involved. Bill Littlefield reviews “A Terrible Splendor.”
Ten hut! This week on Only A Game, why some American pro sports leagues are turning to the military to address security issues. Also, an NFL season preview, and powerlifter Anderson Wise prepares for the Beijing Paralympics.
If you build it, it will be expensive! This week on Only A Game, we’ll consider the enormous costs of the Beijing games. Also, John Powers previews the final weekend of the Olympic competition, and synchronized swimmers have their day on the big screen.
This week on Only A Game, former American men’s tennis champions explore why the U.S. doesn’t turn out number one ranked male players anymore, and a trip to a boot camp where recruits must ante up, bluff, push, call and go all in.
This week two exceptional champions announced their retirements — a circumstance that provoked commentator Bill Littlefield to think about what it must be like to quit while you are way ahead, and then have to figure out what to do next.
From jailblazers to Trailblazers. This week on Only A Game, Portland finds itself back in the NBA’s elite. Also, a conversation with Baylor Women’s Basketball head coach Kim Mulkey, an Aussie Open update, and profile of champion powerlifter Anderson Wise.
It’s probably time to buy all the Adidas stock you can find, right now.
Author Johnette Howard does a wonderful job of telling the story of how Evert and Navratilova created and sustained a long and entertaining rivalry.