Iceland Vs. Mighty Ducks, Sled Dog Racer, Vertical Runner
In 1994's "D2: The Mighty Ducks," the lovable Ducks take on the big, bad skaters from Team Iceland. But in real life, hockey is not popular in Iceland. How did a nation with just two ice rinks end up as the "D2" villain? Also this week, a dog musher throws herself into danger to save one of her sled dogs. And, a runner moves from the track to the stairs — and becomes the world's top-ranked female vertical runner. Join us!
Marathon Lessons, Soccer Superfan, 'Bullet Man'
This week on Only A Game, a trio of stories acknowledging Monday's Boston Marathon; the lessons of the bricklayer and marathoner who won the race in 1917. Plus, another marathon (of sorts) for one soccer fan who singlehandedly stood behind his favorite team for 90 straight minutes. And, the runner who was shot in the head during a marathon and lived to race again. Join us!
Forgotten NBA History, Soccer In A Divided Town, Goalie Turned Firefighter
There's the story that's been told about the invention of basketball's shot clock. And then there's the true story. This week on Only A Game, an update on the tale of Leo Ferris, the NBA co-founder history almost forgot. Plus, a story about high school soccer in Lewiston, Maine, after the arrival of thousands of Somali refugees. And, a former professional women's soccer goalie who found a second career off the pitch as a firefighter. Join us!
Minor League Woes, 'The Kevin Show,' Comedian Gary Gulman
Paul Wilmet pitched in the pros for almost a decade, including three games in the bigs. But he didn't qualify for a pension or long-term health insurance. We'll have his story, this week on Only A Game. Also, Olympic sailor Kevin Hall describes living with a mental illness sometimes called the 'Truman Show Delusion.' And, Gary Gulman's journey into stand-up comedy, by way of college football. Join us!
The 1,000 Mile Club in Marin County, California, is not a typical running club. Many of its members are serving life sentences. This week on Only A Game, running the San Quentin Prison Marathon. Also, a story about a father and son — and learning how to pass on a love of baseball. And, an Arab-Israeli brother and sister advocate for peace on and off the tennis court. Join us!