Tutsi Goalie And The Rwandan Genocide, Satchel Paige And The Religious Cult, Bat Flips
In 1994, Eric Murangwa played goalie for one of Rwanda's top soccer clubs. He was 19 years old and one of the country's most beloved players. He was also Tutsi. When the Rwandan genocide began, he was forced to run and hide. This week on Only A Game, Murangwa shares the story of how he survived. Also, the story of Satchel Paige and his connection to a group called the House of David. And to flip or not to flip?The "controversy" surrounding baseball bat flips. Join us!
Newest Hall Family Runner, Ernie Banks, José Feliciano's Anthem
In 2015, Hana Hall and her three sisters joined the family of elite runners Ryan and Sara Hall. This week on Only A Game, how Hana began an impressive running career of her own. Plus, the story of a former state senator who spent several hours in car with baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Banks following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. And singer José Feliciano tells the story of his controversial national anthem performance at the 1968 World Series. Join us!
Des Linden, Texas Western Rap, Wright Thompson And Golf
Des Linden returns to Boston on April 15 looking to defend her 2018 Boston Marathon title. But in the year leading up to last year's competition, Linden almost abandoned elite running entirely. This week on Only A Game, Linden shares her journey. Plus, how an 82-year-old amateur poet and a college football walk-on honored the 1966 Texas Western basketball team in a rap. And Wright Thompson shares memories of Augusta National Golf Course and his late father. Join us!
'Screwball,' Hockey In 'Love Story,' March Madness
In 2013, filmmaker Billy Corben met with Alex Rodriguez to discuss his involvement in a documentary about the Biogenesis steroid scandal. This week on Only A Game, how Corben's documentary "Screwball" found a more compelling story to tell. Also a former Harvard hockey coach and player remember their roles in the making of the 1970 movie "Love Story." And a look at the graduation rates of this year's NCAA tournament teams. Join us!
International Hooper, Eternal Fandom, Soccer Dreams From Syria
Tyler Smith started on the 2000–01 Penn State men's basketball team that reached the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAAA tournament. But he knew he wasn't NBA material. This week on Only A Game, how Tyler's international basketball journey took him places he never imagined. Also, how one British soccer club remembers its lifelong fans. And a Syrian refugee pursues his dreams of playing pro soccer. Join us!