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June 4th, 2016

50+ Years After Undefeated Season, ‘Bestwick Boys’ Rally Around Coach

We often hear stories of how much a good coach can change an athlete’s life. Hilary Niles reminds us that, sometimes, athletes leave a mark on their coaches, too.

May 21st, 2016

3 Stories: Zero Latino Managers, NCAA Concussion Lawsuits, David Ortiz

What questions does the firing of former Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez raise about MLB’s diversity problem? Is college football more vulnerable than the NFL to concussion lawsuits? Should fans beg David Ortiz not to retire? Mina Kimes of ESPN The Magazine and Will Leitch of Sports on Earth join Bill Littlefield.

May 14th, 2016

3 Stories You Should Know: Harbaugh, The End Of The Running Boom, Zika

Why is Jim Harbaugh going to Australia? Should the 2016 Olympics be moved from Rio? Why is the running boom over? John Niyo of the Detroit News and Rachel Bachman of the Wall Street Journal join Bill Littlefield.

April 30th, 2016

The Takeaway From Laremy Tunsil’s NFL Draft Night

Laremy Tunsil’s is a story to which all sorts of different morals might be attached. One of them is that it’s good to be the quarterback.

March 26th, 2016

No More Pie: Navy Linemen Must Shed Weight To Graduate

Offensive linemen have to be big. Some college linemen weigh more than 300 pounds. But what happens after their final game? Many players keep the extra pounds — and the associated health risks. But at the Naval Academy in Maryland, linemen have to shed that weight — fast — in order to pass a required physical readiness test.

February 13th, 2016

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Super Bowl 50 may barely be in the rear view mirror, but it’s not too early for Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce to give his predictions for next season. Bill and Charlie also review whether Louisiana residents would rather have a governor or the LSU football program.

January 16th, 2016

Quarterback Carousel: Graduate Transfers Shake Up College Football

On Monday night, Alabama became college football’s champion. Crimson Tide fans can thank quarterback Jake Coker — who transferred to Alabama in 2014 after getting a degree from Florida State. Bill Littlefield explores the growing tend of quarterbacks graduating early to switch schools.

December 12th, 2015

3 Stories You Should Know: Youth Football, Coach Salaries, Artificial Turf

Bill Littlefield is joined by USA Today’s Nancy Armour and Vice Sports’ Patrick Hruby to discuss whether or not kids should play football. Also, why do some college football coaches make over $1 million while their schools claim to be too poor to pay the full cost of attendance for their athletes? Plus, how the USWNT stood up against dangerous — and unfair — playing conditions.

November 28th, 2015

The Pilgrims Would Not Have Liked Football…Especially On Thanksgiving

Home, Thanksgiving and Football. For many American families, those three things are being celebrated this week, in varying degrees. But it hasn’t always been that way. Only A Game’s Karen Given has the story.

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November 28th, 2015

The History — And Uncertain Future — Of The Jumbotron

There was a time before sports stadiums had Jumbotrons (and the obligatory “kiss cam” to go with them). Will there be a time after as well? SB Nation’s Mary Pilon joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the past, present and future of these giant video boards.

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