Only a Game
Remembering A World War I Truce On Christmas Eve — 100...12/18/14
Bill Littlefield reflects on a remarkable World War I ceasefire that featured a soccer game between German and British troops.
Saturday, December 13th, 2014
Stories from this broadcast: ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Protests Reach Pro Sports; For College Football, It’s Finally Playoff Time; The Chicago Cubs: The New NL Central Favorites?; Would NHL Be Offsides In Las Vegas?; 3 — 2 — 1 — ROCstock! Crashing A Mojave...
Olympic Hosting Not Without Peril
"A mad indulgence and a glorious spectacle" — hosting the Olympic Games can bring a city both prestige and problems. Bill Littlefield believes the representatives of cities vying to host the 2024 Summer Games should recognize both sides.
Saturday, December 6th, 2014
Stories from this broadcast: MLS Cup Preview: Revolution Vs. Galaxy; Controversial Science: Football Helmets And Concussions; Scandal Surrounds Tampa Homeless Hiring Program Linked To Pro Teams; Remembering Jean Beliveau: Canadiens Icon Dies At 83;...
Playing Surface Controversy Continues Ahead Of Women's World Cup
The official draw for groups for the 2015 women's World Cup is scheduled for Dec. 6. Meanwhile, the dispute over plans to use artificial turf at the competition is ongoing. Bill Littlefield weighs in on the situation.
Saturday, November 29th, 2014
Stories from this broadcast: Ray Rice Reinstated, Free To Return To The NFL; No. 1 Kentucky: Good Enough For The NBA?; Amherst Women’s Hoops Team Wins 100 Straight At Home; Historic (And Wacky) Trophies Intensify College Football Rivalries; Sorry, NFL...
Thanksgiving Memories For 'Only A Game'
From covering tennis in Rome to underwater rugby, from interviewing Hall of Famers to poet laureates, Bill Littlefield has had much to be thankful for as host of "Only A Game."
Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
Stories from this broadcast: New York Times Investigation Spotlights Cover-Up Culture In NFL; DEA Inspections Point To NFL’s Prescription Drug Suit; For The Toronto Raptors, Patience Pays Off; Final Four Teams Vie For MLS Cup; Future Murky For...
Without Losers, There'd Be No Winners
A common expression uttered after an exciting, well-contested game is "somebody had to lose." Bill Littlefield pays homage to some unfortunate squads for whom losing has become an all-too-familiar habit.
Saturday, November 15th, 2014
Stories from this broadcast: Rice, Peterson Await NFL Reinstatement Rulings; After 0-9 Start, Raiders Flirting With Infamy; Kobe Bryant Sets Undesirable NBA Record; Time Crunch: Pro Sports Leagues Work To Shorten Games; Making A Case For Shorter...
Nearing Retirement, Landon Donovan Puts Soccer In Perspective
Whenever a future Hall of Fame player is retiring, people pay attention. Bill Littlefield has been playing close attention to Landon Donovan's comments recently, and he likes what he's hearing.
Saturday, November 8th, 2014
Stories from this broadcast: Arizona Cardinals Off To Surprising Start; Futures of Peterson, Rice And Goodell Uncertain; Tensions Flare Down NASCAR’s Home Stretch; U.S. Stars Donovan And Jones Highlight MLS Playoffs; Frank Kaminsky: College...
London Calling, Will Tony Romo Answer?
Despite two fractured bones in his back, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has traveled to London with the hope of playing on Sunday. Bill Littlefield does not share Romo's, or the NFL's, optimistic outlook.
Saturday, November 1st, 2014
Stories from this broadcast: LeBron Returns His Talents To Cleveland; After Awful Season, 76ers Have Nowhere To Go But … Down?; Bumgarner Leads Giants Over Royals In World Series; After Chivas USA Disbands, New MLS Franchise Emerges In Los Angeles; In...
An MLB General Manager's Offseason To-Do List
With the baseball season coming to a close, Bill Littlefield offers his suggestions for general managers aiming to have their teams in the World Series next season.
Saturday, October 25th, 2014
Stories from this broadcast: Run, Royals, (Pinch) Run!; Is It Time To Forgive Barry Bonds?; Defense Key To Detroit Lions’ Turnaround; Under New Owner, Clippers Hope To Sail Ahead; Report Implicates UNC Personnel In Grade-Boosting Scheme; Bob Ryan...
Remembering Bart Giamatti, A Baseball Fan
Bill Littlefield shares his thoughts on the legacy of former MLB Commissioner Bart Giamatti, who was a fan of the game above all else.
Saturday, October 18th, 2014
Stories from this broadcast: Royals Vs. Giants In Wild(-Card) World Series; Rule 7.13: Baseball’s Crash Course On Eliminating Home-Plate Collisions; This Just In … The Cowboys Are Good; Mississippi State Is No. 1 For The First Time Ever; Autographs...
A Farewell To Landon Donovan
Soccer star Landon Donovan has played his last game for Team USA. Bill Littlefield shares his thoughts on Donovan's career and his impact on U.S. soccer.
Saturday, October 11th, 2014
Stories from this broadcast: NLCS Preview With Tim Kurkjian; After 29-Year Playoff Drought, Kansas City Rallies Behind Royals; Jets’ Rex Ryan Era Could Be Coming To An End; NBA Inks New $24B TV Deal: Lockout Likely; After Drugs Drove Him From The NBA,...
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