Only a Game
Sports' Most Difficult — And Stunning — Acts08/27/15
The best athletes make everything they do look effortless. Bill Littlefield asks, which athletic feat is most impressive?
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015
Stories from this broadcast: Preparing For Life After Sports; Jeremy Bloom: From Professional Athlete To Businessman; Commentary: MLB Owners Change With The Times; Tom Watson, A Man Of Many Titles, Winds Down His Career; From MLB To Homeless: J.R....
Debate Over Participation Trophies Heats Up
Steeler James Harrison ordered his children, ages 8 and 6, to return trophies they'd received for participating in a program designed to teach them teamwork. His rationale was that they hadn't won anything, so they shouldn't get trophies. Bill...
Saturday, August 15th, 2015
Stories from this broadcast: Mo Englander: 80-Years-Old But Still Throwing Strikes For His Son; 'The Reappearing Act' Shares Fagan's Experience Coming Out In Paranoid World Of College Athletics; Inspired By MLB Star, Teenage Girl Trades Softball For...
Commentary: Rousey Vs. Mayweather Should Remain A Verbal...
With the two undefeated fighters exchanging words, there's been talk of a showdown between UFC champ Ronda Rousey and boxer Floyd Mayweather. Bill Littlefield reasons that such a fight would never, ever occur — but, then again, maybe it could...
Saturday, August 8th, 2015
Stories from this broadcast: Bucs' Blunder, An Atheist In The Backfield And OSU's Generic Jerseys; Laughter In Paris, But Lament Back Home; Ronda Rousey's Former Trainer: UFC Must Find A Challenger; Striving To Make Baseball 'A Game Of Their Own';...
Commentary: Junior Seau And America's 'Schizophrenic...
On Saturday, the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio will induct the class of 2015. Bill Littlefield is focusing on one particular inductee: Junior Seau, who suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy and took his own life in 2012.
Saturday, August 1st, 2015
Stories from this broadcast: Employee Rights: Tom Brady v. The Average Man; Athens 20-All, State-Sponsored Exercise, And Robotic Umps?; Dutee Chand Wins Gender Fight In Track And Field; Champion Boxer Daniel Jacobs' Biggest Fight Wasn't In The Ring;...
Inside The Winner's Circle With Basketball's Sue Bird
With the 2015 WNBA season just past its halfway point, Only A Game was reminded of the story of Seattle Storm guard and basketball great Sue Bird, who has found success throughout her legendary hoops career.
Saturday, July 25th, 2015
Stories from this broadcast: Mavs Coach Carlisle On DeAndre Jordan, Becky Hammon And Sharknado 3; Feds Drop Case Vs. Bonds; UAB Football Returns; And ESPN's Talent Troubles; Boston Struggles To Win Support For 2024 Olympics Bid; 'Dancing With The...
Gobbled Up By The Peloton: A Cyclist Gets A Hand ... And A...
Writer, filmmaker and professional cyclist Kathryn Bertine tried to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics. Bertine tells Only A Game's Karen Given about the time she tried to gain qualifying points by breaking away from the peloton during a race in El...
Saturday, July 18th, 2015
Stories from this broadcast: NCAA Payments; All-Star Slump; And Coaches On Confederate Flags
NCAA Ordered To Pay $46 Million In Attorneys' Fees In...
The NCAA has been ordered to pay $46 million in lawyers' fees in the Ed O'Bannon class-action lawsuit. Twenty people, including O'Bannon, sued the NCAA, claiming the organization violated United States antitrust laws. Bill Littlefield is among those...
Saturday, July 11th, 2015
Stories from this broadcast: An Historic Parade; Redskins Lawsuit; And A Female Quarterback; At 'The Magic Green,' A Quest For A Hole-In-One; Latino Players Blurred MLB's Color Line Before Robinson's Debut; 25 Years After '90 MLB All-Star Game, Greg...
Commentary: Golf Turns Against Donald Trump
Donald Trump's recent comments about Latin American immigrants have drawn sharp criticism and prompted both ESPN and the PGA to cancel events at a Trump-owned golf course. Bill Littlefield weighs in.
Saturday, July 4th, 2015
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,...
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