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An award-winning weekly sports magazine hosted by veteran NPR commentator Bill Littlefield.
||CleanVerne Lundquist, Yosemite Climbers, Bluegrass And Football||Verne Lundquist has broadcast sports for decades. But he also played a minor role in the coverage of the John F. Kennedy assassination 55 years ago. Also this week on Only A Game, the story of the first team to scale El Capitan. And the story of a bluegrass radio station and a high school football team in Mount Airy, North Carolina. Join us!||11/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExonerated Golf Course Artist, UNC Stadium, Accidental Veteran||Valentino Dixon spent 27 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. While incarcerated, he started drawing golf courses. This week on Only A Game, how Dixon's artwork led to his recent exoneration. Also the connection between UNC's football stadium and the 1898 Wilmington Massacre. And Bill Brannon's accidental journey from the baseball field to the battlefield. Join us!||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCollege Athlete Gets Out The Vote, Soccer Remembrance, Adam Greenberg||With less than a week to go before the midterms, Madison Roberts is getting out the vote ... among fellow athletes at UC Berkeley. Also this week on Only A Game, the heartbreaking story of a lost soccer lover. And MLB-outfielder-turned-politician Adam Greenberg reflects on the pitch that changed his life. Join us!||11/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean50 Years After John Carlos And Tommie Smith, Stories Of Protest||On Oct. 16, 1968, Americans Tommie Smith and John Carlos stood on the medal podium at the Olympic Games and protested for human rights by raising black-gloved fists. Fifty years later, Only A Game shares stories of protest, from fellow '68 Olympic champion Wyomia Tyus to Polish pole vaulter Władysław Kozakiewicz. Plus, a more complicated protest myth out of 1930s Austria. Join us!||10/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWomen's Basketball Sneakers, Powerlifter, Land Speed Record||In 1996, Nike released the Air Swoopes, the first women's signature basketball shoe. Today, there are no WNBA players with their own shoe lines. This week on Only A Game, the history of women's basketball sneakers. Also, how powerlifting changed Colleen Tighe's life. And tales from Craig Breedlove's quest for the land speed record. Join us!||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNike's HIV-Positive Runner Ad, Baltimore Colts Mania, Charm School||Nike drew headlines last month for making Colin Kaepernick the face of its "Just Do It" campaign. But before Kaepernick, Nike had Ric Muñoz. This week on Only A Game, the story behind Nike's 1995 HIV-positive runner ad. Plus, the father-son story behind a Baltimore Colts fan website. And the Women's Basketball League team that sent its players to charm school. Join us!||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBriana Scurry, Sports Talk Radio, Ashe And Connors||The lasting image from the 1999 Women's World Cup belongs to Brandi Chastain. This week on Only A Game, Team USA goalkeeper Briana Scurry speculates on what would have happened if it was her image — making the save — that got the attention. Plus, why sports talk radio doesn't want female listeners. And the story of Arthur Ashe's momentous upset over Jimmy Connors at the 1975 Wimbledon final. Join us!||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#OutrunCancer, Jim Sterkel Court And Other Sports Assists||In sports, it's usually the one who scores who gets the most glory. Assists are often less flashy, but they're just as important. This week on Only A Game, we're sharing stories of sports assists that transcend sports — from a duo who #outruncancer to the organ donation that connects an MLB Hall of Famer to the family of a former NFL player. Join us!||9/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBaseball Rule Proposal, Poet/Basketball Fan, Chicago Sting's Cuba Visit||The average Major League Baseball game this season has taken three hours and four minutes. This week on Only A Game, NYU game theorists propose a radical rule change to shorten games. Plus, the story of a poet who is obsessed with NBA guard D'Angelo Russell. And the Chicago Sting's trailblazing 1978 trip to Cuba. Join us!||9/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBattle Of The Sexes, Native Hockey Trailblazer, Atlanta Braves' Organist||This week on Only A Game, how Billie Jean King's 1973 win over Bobby Riggs sparked a scary confrontation on the Alaskan tundra. Plus, the story of Fred Sasakamoose's journey from an Indian residential school to the NHL. And the Atlanta Braves' organist who loves playing walk-up songs ... for the visiting team. Join us!||9/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Only A Game
A great blend of offbeat and mainstream sports stories. I get crabby when I miss a week.
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.