Only a Game
Saturday, May 23rd, 201505/23/15
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...
Reds' Manager Bryan Price Bleeps His Way Through Rant...
Baseball season has only just started, but one MLB manager is already frustrated. Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price had some choice words for the media on Monday.
Saturday, April 18th, 2015
Stories from this broadcast: NBA's Serge Ibaka Returns Home In 'Son Of The Congo'; Islanders Fans Say Goodbye To Their 'Wonderful Dump,' Nassau Coliseum; N.Y. To Scranton Vs. K.C. To Hawaii: Triple-A Downgrades ... And Upgrades; MLB's DH Debate:...
Remembering Eduardo Galeano, Writer And Soccer Lover
Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano, known partly for his books about soccer, passed away Monday at the age of 74. Only A Game's Bill Littlefield remembers Galeano's writing.
Saturday, April 11th, 2015
Stories from this broadcast: Psst, The Los Angeles Lakers Are Tanking...; No Tanking Here: NBA Exec Relies On 'Magical' Ping Pong Balls; mlbHarmony: Online Matchmaking For Major League Baseball Fans; Commentary: Raindrops Keep Falling On Baseball's...
Remembering Baseball's George 'Boomer' Scott
When spring arrives and baseball begins, it's a time of hope and optimism for many fans. But for Bill Littlefield, it's also a time to look back on players who have come and gone, including former big league slugger George Scott.
Saturday, April 4th, 2015
Stories from this broadcast: Duke's Tyus Jones: From WNBA Practice Team To The Final Four; Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw On Final Four, Airport Triathlons And Spiders; Tim Kurkjian's Strange And Surprising Opening Day Stories; Will The NFL, Finally,...
Phil Jackson's Plea To Knicks' Fans May Be Unwise
This week New York Knicks team president Phil Jackson tried to reassure season ticket holders that he had a "clear plan" to make the team better. Bill Littlefield wonders if that's a good idea.
Saturday, March 28th, 2015
Stories from this broadcast: Before He Was MVP: Steve Nash's Career At Santa Clara; 30-0 = No. 8 Seed? The Plight Of The Mid-Major In Women's Hoops; NFL Gives Concussion Spotters More Power With 'Julian Edelman' Rule; As Tommy John Surgeries Soar, MLB...
Applauding Boston's Move Toward An Olympic Referendum
Bill Littlefield muses on the upcoming referendum in Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics.
Saturday, March 21st, 2015
Stories from this broadcast: At NCAA Tournament, Refs Also Compete To Reach Final Four; Jim Boeheim And The Syracuse Investigation; Americans Suit Up In Iraqi Basketball League; NFL Running Back Andre Williams On Chris Borland's Retirement; NFL Wives...
An Open Letter To Pete Rose
Major League Baseball's hit leader, Pete Rose, has applied to be returned to the good graces of the game. Bill Littlefield suggests Rose might want to think twice.
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