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About Only A Game

Only A Game is radio for the serious sports fan and the steadfast sports avoider. The program puts sports in perspective with intelligent analysis, insightful interviews, and a keen sense humor.

Bill LittlefieldHost Bill Littlefield wrote his first com- mentary for WBUR in 1984, and shortly thereafter his work began airing on NPR's Morning Edition. Littlefield has hosted Only A Game since its inception in 1993.

WBURThe program is produced at WBUR in Boston and is distributed by NPR.

 

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On Baseball In April

The cold, sometimes wet stretch of weather at the start of the baseball season has reminded Bill Littlefield of some of... more

What This Year’s Boston Marathon Is About

Perhaps staging the largest, loudest Boston Marathon ever will be a way to say that "the best" can exercise "passionate... more

Casino Logo Added To Fenway’s Green Monster

The Boston Red Sox have added a new sign to the Green Monster. It's an ad for a casino. Bill Littlefield imagines some... more

Tourneys, Tourneys Everywhere … It’s More Than Madness!

Between the men and the women, there are seven -- count 'em, seven -- postseason tournaments in Division I basketball.... more

March Madness, Money Madness

Brackets have busted everywhere, but Bill Littlefield suggests the true madness of March isn't related to wins and... more

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Apr 17, 2014 - The cold, sometimes wet stretch of weather at the start of the baseball season has reminded Bill Littlefield of some of his most disappointing baseball days.
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Apr 12, 2014 - Stories from this broadcast: UConn Wins Dual Championships … Again; Hobey Baker: A Hockey Legend Lost Too Soon; After Fast Start, Indiana Loses Its Pace; Mixed-Gender Basketball Association: Where Men And Women Team Up; ‘In My Skin’ Shares Inside Look Into Brittney Griner’s Life; Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports; Women And Children Welcome At Augusta; Sewing A Championship Banner
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Apr 09, 2014 - Perhaps staging the largest, loudest Boston Marathon ever will be a way to say that "the best" can exercise "passionate intensity" in asserting that madness and murderous violence won't prevail.
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Apr 05, 2014 - Stories from this broadcast: Pat Forde: The NCAA’s Phenomenal Freshmen; Women’s Final Four Preview With ESPN’s Michelle Smith; The Anthropology Of Basketball Fandom; No. 339 Bowditch Wins First PGA Tour Event; ‘Greek Freak’ Giannis Antetokounmpo Brings Youth To Stagnant Bucks; ‘Pedestrianism’ Highlights The Surprising History Of Competitive Walking; The Week In Sports With Charlie Pierce; Defying Olympic Odds, ‘Grandma Luge’ Makes Archery Bid; March Sadness: NCAA Confiscates Kitty Cat Mug
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Apr 02, 2014 - The Boston Red Sox have added a new sign to the Green Monster. It's an ad for a casino. Bill Littlefield imagines some fans may be uncomfortable with the change.
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Mar 29, 2014 - Stories from this broadcast: Northwestern Football Moves Closer To Union; Larry Brown On NCAA Disappointment, Amateurism And Analytics; South Carolina’s Dawn Staley Chasing First National Title; Back From Down Under, MLB Set For 2014 Season; ‘A Nice Little Place On The North Side’ Chronicles Wrigley’s Role In Cubs’ Struggles; The Baseball Project Reaches Third (Album); Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports; Remembering Buffalo Bills Owner Ralph Wilson; World’s Tallest Pro Player Is Hoping For A Shot (Or Dunk) In The NBA
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Mar 26, 2014 - Brackets have busted everywhere, but Bill Littlefield suggests the true madness of March isn't related to wins and losses on the court.
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Mar 22, 2014 - Stories from this broadcast: Attorney Jeffrey Kessler Takes On The NCAA; Fire Hazards On The Golf Course; Navajos Leave Footprint On The Diamond; Spokane Indians Pitch In To Support Local Tribe; ‘Up, Up, & Away’ Chronicles Expos’ History; Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports; OAG Listeners’ Comments; Twenty-Five Years Later Princeton, Georgetown Matchup Still Stands Out
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Mar 19, 2014 - As the opening of the baseball season approaches, Bill Littlefield has found a housing opportunity for fans who don't want their baseball experience to end when the last batter has been retired.
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