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February 4th, 2016

Vernon Davis’ Curling Obsession And Other Super Bowl 50 Fun Facts

You might be familiar with the X’s and O’s surrounding Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 matchup, but did you know about Broncos OT Ryan Harris’ stint on MTV? What about Panthers CB Robert McClain’s passion for drawing? Here are some unusual facts about the players taking the field this weekend.

January 30th, 2016

‘In Football We Trust’ Explores The NFL’s ‘Polynesian Pipeline’

Many current and former NFL players are of Polynesian descent. The PBS documentary “In Football We Trust” tells the stories of high school football players from Utah who hope to one day ride that so-called “Polynesian Pipeline” into the NFL. Tony Vainuku, the film’s director, joins Bill Littlefield.

Only A Blog
January 27th, 2016

Jim Harbaugh’s Weirdest Moments: From Walruses To Judge Judy

Whether he’s climbing a tree, doing his best DJ Khaled impersonation, dabbing, or inviting himself over for a sleepover, Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh has been busy this recruiting season.

January 23rd, 2016

‘Brady Vs. Manning’ Delves Into QB Rivalry — And Practical Jokes

Nobody is happier than Gary Myers that Sunday’s AFC Championship is set to bring about one final confrontation between the Patriots’ Tom Brady and the Broncos’ Peyton Manning. Myers is the author of “Brady Vs. Manning: The Untold Story Of The Rivalry That Transformed The NFL.”

January 20th, 2016

Tom Brady, Peyton Manning Prove It’s A Quarterback’s World

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have faced each other 16 times over the course of their exceptionally successful careers. On Sunday, they will face each other again. Sort of.

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.

January 9th, 2016

The Glasnost Bowl And The Strange History Of American Football In Russia

In 1989, the USC and Illinois football teams were supposed to play a game in Moscow. Bill Littlefield discovers why the ‘Glasnost Bowl,’ as it was to be called, was cancelled — and learns how a group of high school seniors from Oklahoma eventually brought American football to the USSR.

January 2nd, 2016

The 1951 USF Dons: Uninvited From The Orange Bowl?

The University of San Francisco Dons finished the 1951 regular season 9-0. According to members of that team, the Dons had an invitation to the Orange Bowl, but on one condition — they had to leave their two black players behind. Bill Littlefield shares the team’s story.

In Depth
December 26th, 2015

Vince Lombardi’s $43,000 Sweater: Found For $0.58 At Goodwill

When Sean and Rikki McEvoy stopped by a Goodwill in Asheville, N.C. in 2014, they found a sweater across which was written “West Point.” They bought it for $0.58. They later sold it for $43,000. Sean and Rikki joined Bill Littlefield to share their story.

December 19th, 2015

Bill’s Holiday Wish List: No Sports For Christmas

Bill Littlefield’s feeling a bit like Ebenezer Scrooge as he contemplates the sports landscape this holiday season. But don’t worry, he’ll be back in the sports spirit soon enough.

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