Only A Game
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An award-winning weekly sports magazine hosted by veteran NPR commentator Bill Littlefield.
||CleanLatest Show: History Of Sports Bras, Nazi Spy, Integrating The ACC||It changed the game for half the population. This week on Only A Game, we tell the story of how the sports bra was invented. Also, Violette Morris was a pioneering female athlete in France during the 1920s. But smoking, swearing and pants-wearing got her||2/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLatest Show: Amos Alonzo Stagg, Lanier High Basketball, From Xena To Ninja Warrior||With a coaching career that spanned nearly seven decades, Amos Alonzo Stagg is known as one of early football's most influential coaches. This week on Only A Game, Stagg's little-known contribution to the campaign for equality for Japanese-American citize||2/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLittlefield: 100 Wins And Counting||The UConn women's basketball program eclipsed another milestone this week: 100 consecutive wins. Bill Littlefield is among those wondering when — or if — the team will ever lose.||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLatest Show: Ball Boy's Star Turn, Bowling An 899, Climbing The Totem Pole||Usually it's the players who entertain crowds at basketball games. But on a recent afternoon at UNC's Dean Smith Center, a ball boy stole the show. This week on Only A Game, the three shots that made Asher Lucas a star — and extended a family legacy. Pl||2/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLittlefield: Athletes Should Be Free To Speak||Bill Littlefield sometimes hears from listeners who feel that athletes should stick to playing their games and that commentators and hosts should stick to talking about those games. This week, he has those listeners in mind.||2/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLatest Show: Tuck Rule, Haiku, Sonny Liston Murder Mystery||If you don't live in New England, you probably don't like the New England Patriots. Can that nationwide hatred be traced back to a single controversial call? This week on Only A Game, we look back at the infamous Tuck Rule game. Also, the XXIII edition of||2/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLittlefield: The Atlanta Falcons And A Painkiller Predicament||On the eve of the Super Bowl, emails have surfaced referencing the ambitious past use of painkillers by the Atlanta Falcons. Bill Littlefield is not shocked.||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLatest Show: 100-Foot Wave, Bagwell's Bar Mitzvah Gig, Fastest Hiker||Garrett McNamara tried to give up pro surfing. But he ended up returning to the water to take on the biggest waves in the world. Also this week on Only A Game: 25 years ago, a then-little-known baseball player named Jeff Bagwell got $500 to show up at fut||1/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLittlefield: The NFL's Soap Opera Season Will End In February's Finale||Despite starting the season without suspended quarterback Tom Brady, the New England Patriots have reached the Super Bowl. Now Brady could come face to face with the man who suspended him — Commissioner Roger Goodell. Bill Littlefield wonders who's real||1/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLatest Show: Equipment Manager's NHL Dream, Baseball In Uganda, More||When the backup goalie for the Carolina Hurricanes fell ill, the team needed to find a replacement — fast. They called on their equipment manager. This week on Only A Game, Jorge Alves shares the story of an NHL dream come true. Also, a somewhat aimless||1/20/2017||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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