Only a Game
Saturday, July 4th, 201507/04/15
Stories from this broadcast: Flag Exchange For NASCAR Fans; Blatter's Travel Plans And A-Rod's Comeback; The NBA's Most Interesting Free Agency Pitches; Dustin Brown: A Tennis Man With A Van; Physical Pain, Emotional Healing At U.S. Army 'Combatives'...
Commentary: La Liga Appeals To FIFA — On Its Own Terms
Spain's top soccer league, La Liga, filed an appeal to FIFA regarding the timing of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The competition is set to take place in November and December instead of during the summer, as is custom. Bill Littlefield weighs in on...
Saturday, June 27th, 2015
Stories from this broadcast: Darts Study Proves The Power Of Rivalries; Inside South American Soccer Rivalries; MLB Draft Pick Pat Connaughton Drafted Again By NBA; Ken Dryden On Canada's Stanley Cup Rivalry With The U.S.; In Chess, The Computer Rival...
Pete Rose-Colored Glasses: A Case For Charlie Hustle
The ongoing campaign by Pete Rose to return to baseball's good graces and become eligible for the Hall of Fame hit another bump in the road this week when ESPN revealed evidence that Rose had bet on games when he was a player ... something he had...
Saturday, June 20th, 2015
Stories from this broadcast: MLB Hack, 'Royal' All-Star Worries And USWNT's Slow(?) Start; Golden State Warriors' No. 1 Fan Reflects On 40 Years Of Loyalty; Audio Diary: Father And Son Journey From Little League To The Pros; As Ultramarathoning Grows,...
The Last Place You Want To Be
The Boston Red Sox season has been dismal thus far. Bill Littlefield tells the story of a time he and some friends decided to stay away from Fenway Park.
Saturday, June 13th, 2015
Stories from this broadcast: NHL Beards, Education For Athletes, And Women's Sports On TV; Brazil's Neymar And Marta: Two 'Magicians,' Two Very Different Stories; Cleveland's Sports Title Drought: Five Decades And Counting; Against The Odds: Trying To...
Commentary: Women's World Cup Still In The Back Seat
The U.S. is currently at the top of their group in the Women's World Cup, having beaten Australia on Monday. But Only A Game's Bill Littlefield is focusing less on individual results than on the progress of the game the women are playing.
Saturday, June 6th, 2015
Stories from this broadcast: Littlefield: Slipping And Sliding Through My First Ice Hockey Practice; Forget Rings. One Year The Canadiens Got Championship TVs.; Hollywood Scores A 'Miracle' With Locker Room Speech; Why Coach K Kept Hanging Up On Shane...
Saturday, May 30th, 2015
Stories from this broadcast: Why Did FIFA Re-elect Sepp Blatter?; Switzerland For Sports, Tennis Rules And Steph Curry's Daughter; Inside The Winner's Circle With Basketball's Sue Bird; Changing Youth Sports Culture ... One School At A Time; Getting...
Commentary: Nobody Does Corruption Like FIFA
Seven high-ranking FIFA executives were arrested early Wednesday morning in Switzerland. Bill Littlefield weighs in on the allegations of bribery, kickbacks and illegal arrangements regarding the scheduling and marketing of major soccer tournaments.
Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
Stories from this broadcast: Michael Sam, Women's World Cup And The NBA's Foul Problem; Sport Is Politics For 73-Year-Old FC Barcelona Fan; American Pharoah Could Win Triple Crown ... But Won't Save Racing; Can A Love Of Horse Racing And A Love Of...
Commentary: Taking All The Air Out Of Deflate-Gate
Why is America abuzz with the NFL's Deflate-Gate news when three other major sports are in full swing? Bill Littlefield offers one theory...
Saturday, May 16th, 2015
Stories from this broadcast: Deflate-Gate: The NFL's Master Stroke In Self-Promotion?; Denise McCluggage: The First Lady Of Racing; Isiah Thomas Named President Of WNBA's Liberty. Wait, What?; Was Baseball Great Ty Cobb Really A Racist? New Biography...
As Concussion Crisis Mounts, NFL Turns To ... Cardiology...
Dr. Elizabeth Nabel, president of Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital, was recently appointed the National Football League's chief medical adviser. Bill Littlefield looks at the implications of the move.
Saturday, May 9th, 2015
Stories from this broadcast: Catching Up With A Lovable Loser: Zippy Chippy; Powerlifter Not Daunted By Down Syndrome; Baseball Isn't Just for Boys Anymore; Ottawa Honors Wrong Jack Purcell; Team IMPACT Helps Kids Find Joy During Illness; 'A Home Run...
The 'Flop Of The Century'
The fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather was supposed to have been the Fight of the Century. Bill Littlefield is among those who don't think it was.
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
Stories from this broadcast: Citing Fan Safety, Baltimore Orioles Close Stadium; Cavs' Blatt Took Unusual — And Occasionally Dangerous — Route To NBA; Commentary: Sports By The Numbers; Why A $1 Billion Weekend Won't Save Boxing; Former English...
With Camden Yards Empty, Reflecting On The Events In...
Sports is full of stories about games played. This week Bill Littlefield is thinking about a couple that weren't.
Saturday, April 25th, 2015
Stories from this broadcast: Steve Ballmer, 'The Most Normal $24 Billion Owner,' Lets Loose In L.A.; With Falling Numbers, Black College Basketball Coaches Form New Group; In Div. I, Small Gains For Female Athletic Directors; Making Sense Of The NFL's...
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