There’s the sports world and there’s the rest of the world; NPR brings them together on Only A Game.
An award-winning weekly sports magazine hosted by veteran NPR commentator Bill Littlefield, Only A Game is radio for the serious sports fan and the steadfast sports avoider. Produced by WBUR in Boston, Only A Game puts sports in perspective with intelligent analysis, insightful interviews and a keen sense humor.
The hour-long program is characterized by Littlefield’s exceptional writing and affable personality. Only A Game tells the stories behind the box scores, including the explosion of interest in women’s sports, competitive opportunities for the disabled and the business of sports — as well as who wins and who loses.
Guests on Only A Game have included writers John Updike, Robert Pinsky and Roger Angell; commentators Bud Collins and Tim Kurkjian; current and former athletes Muhammad Ali, Kristine Lilly, former Sen. Bill Bradley and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; and coaches Pat Summit and Geno Auriemma.
From Little League to the Big Leagues, from the Super Bowl to Soccer Moms, Only A Game is sports — NPR style.
We listen to some of the classic audio effects of the BPP, plus one great blooper.
Texas snakeman Jackie Bibby is a contender for the best interview ever on the 'BPP.' Bibby holds a number of rattlesnake records, from sharing a bathtub with 87 to snuggling in a sleeping bag with 112.
After so many mornings on the radio, so many blog posts and so, so many Tweets, the BPP crew offers a collective, heartfelt farewell.