Only A Game
By WBUR and NPR
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An award-winning weekly sports magazine hosted by veteran NPR commentator Bill Littlefield, Only A Game is radio for the serious sports fan and the steadfast sports avoider. Produced by WBUR in Boston, Only A Game puts sports in perspective with intelligent analysis, insightful interviews and a keen sense humor.
||CleanLittlefield On Fathers, Sons And Tennis: 'I'm Glad I Wasn't That Good'||Bill Littlefield was recently intrigued by the beginning of a book about a father determined to build his young son into a tennis champion.||11/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLatest Show: Charles Haley, MLS's Most Important Mom and More||Hall of Famer Charles Haley won five Super Bowls with the Cowboys and 49ers. This week on Only A Game, Haley talks about his lifelong struggle with bipolar disorder. Plus, a Wall Street Journal columnist who donated a kidney to his mother-in-law and then||11/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLittlefield: Sports Fans Should Be Thankful For Obama's Honorees||Bill Littlefield is thankful for the list of people celebrated this week by President Obama. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan and Vin Scully were among the 21 recipients of the 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom.||11/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLatest Show: Steve Young's USFL Career, A Football Diary Uncovered, And More||Before he led the San Francisco 49ers to three Super Bowl wins, Steve Young quarterbacked the USFL's Los Angeles Express. This week on Only A Game, Young shares some of his favorite memories from two (occasionally dangerous) years in the now-defunct leagu||11/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPoisoned Ivy? Littlefield Reflects On Recent Program Suspensions||This fall the season ended prematurely for the Harvard men's soccer team when it became know that the men had rated members of the women's team on the basis of their appearance. The wrestling team at Columbia brought similar consequences on themselves whe||11/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLatest Show: The 0-26 Yuks, Nike Vs. Marbury, A Hardwood Mystery||Forty years ago, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers entered the NFL as an expansion team. They lost their first 26 games. This week on Only A Game, former Bucs players share stories from those early years. Also, basketball sneakers used to just be basketball sneake||11/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKareem Abdul-Jabbar's 'Writings On The Wall' Is More Than A Quick Read||"During my five decades as a writer, I also played some basketball," Kareem Abdul-Jabbar writes in his latest book.||11/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLatest Show: Steel And Football, Running From Mexico, And An Autistic Hockey Player||The steel industry once thrived in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. Now high school football is the city's main source of hope. This week on Only A Game, S.L. Price traces the diverging histories of steel and football in Aliquippa. Plus, Jose Reza fled Mexico wit||11/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLittlefield: Harvard University's Men's Soccer Team Has "Teachable Moment"||We learned this week that members of Harvard's men's soccer team have been rating their female counterparts according to their appearance since 2012. Six players from the women's team responded with a letter.||11/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLittlefield: In Letter From Harvard Women's Soccer Players, A 'Welcome Quality Of Hope'||In 2012, members of Harvard's men's soccer team rated their female counterparts according to their appearance. Six players from the women's team recently responded with a letter. "The spirit of resistance to oppression is in this letter," Bill Littlefield||11/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Great, entertaining sports podcast
I love this podcast. My only complaint is that I wish they'd make up their mind, either the whole show, or segments. But sometimes there is a segment that appears in the whole show, and I shouldn't have to shuffle through the podcasts. Perhaps break the whole show up into separate segments, and don't re-podcast that which you've already shared with us.
Move over ESPN
Sports news the way it oughta be, fun. And they devote time to the off beat, putting the mainstream over-hyped sports on the back burner. Refreshing.
Only A Game
A great blend of offbeat and mainstream sports stories. I get crabby when I miss a week.
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