Only a Game
Saturday, November 22nd, 201411/22/14
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,...
Once A Shooter, Always A Shooter
A former college basketball star played pick-up games for years against younger competition. And then one day he decided to stop. Bill Littlefield shares his story.
Saturday, October 4th, 2014
Stories from this broadcast: MLB Playoffs: A Guide For Haters; Amid Nickname Controversy, Washington’s NFL Franchise Struggles; Out Of Prison, Running Back Returns To College Football; Helene Elliott’s 2014-15 NHL Season Preview; ‘Boy On Ice’ Details...
A Patriots Fan's Lament
Bill Belichick's Patriots have been at or near the top of the NFL since 2001. A slow start to this season, however, has Bill Littlefield wondering if New England fans may be losing confidence in their once-invincible coach.
Saturday, September 27th, 2014
Stories from this broadcast: Baseball’s Playoff Mythbuster: ‘It’s An Exciting Month And Also Sort Of A Sadistic One’; A Year of Disappointment For New York Baseball; Will Sports Betting Save Atlantic City?; ESPN’s NFL Coverage: Compromised?; Charlie...
Sufferin': The Demise of Suffolk Downs
Only A Game's Bill Littlefield channels writer Damon Runyon in his reflection on the closure of Suffolk Down racetrack.
Saturday, September 20th, 2014
Stories from this broadcast: A Critical Look At The NFL And Domestic Violence; A Crisis Management Expert Reviews The NFL; Ups And Downs With The Oakland A’s; Golf’s Mystery: Where Is Anthony Kim?; Australian Rules Football: ‘Organized Mayhem’; ‘No...
Littlefield: To Curb Off-Field Violence, Make NFL Players Pay
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has announced the appointments of several influential women as part of the league's reaction to its domestic violence scandal. Only A Game's Bill Littlefield offers a more robust response.
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