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June 4th, 2016
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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.

In Depth
June 4th, 2016

#KilltheWin: An Attack On A Flawed — But Historic — Statistic

MLB Network’s Brian Kenny thinks the method used to measure a pitcher’s record no longer holds any meaning. He’s campaigning to #KillTheWin. But others believe the stat is too deeply rooted in the sport’s history to ever disappear.

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May 28th, 2016

Proudly (And Not So Proudly) We Sing The National Anthem

Once the game has begun, sports fans don’t often find themselves thinking about the performers who sang the national anthem. But two incidents last Saturday night — one good, one bad — kept fans talking all through the week.

Feature
May 28th, 2016

O’ Indy 500: Poetry Returns For 100th Anniversary

On the 100th running of the Indy 500, a tradition lost to the Great Depression returns. Bill Littlefield traces the history of poetry — yes, poetry — at the race.

In Depth
May 21st, 2016

Not Dead Yet: The Unpredictable History Of Baseball’s Bunt

Baseball’s bunt is dead‚Ķmaybe. Bill Littlefield delves into the past, present and possible future of baseball’s much-maligned maneuver.

Feature
May 14th, 2016

The $19 Million Quarterback And The $7,000 Ford Bronco

Quarterback Matt Flynn has made $19 million over the course of his NFL career. Now he’s earned an extra ~$7,000…after selling his 1996 Ford Bronco on Twitter. Flynn tells Bill Littlefield the story of his former car.

Feature
May 14th, 2016

$60 Million For H.S. Football Stadium? Yes, If You’re In Texas

How much is too much to spend on a high school football stadium? The answer to that question is different in each community that asks it. And the answer is bigger in Texas, where everything’s bigger…and football is king. Karen Given tracks the history of $60 million stadiums in the Lone Star state.

IN THE NEWS
May 7th, 2016

Will LeBron James Upstage Michael Jordan In ‘Space Jam 2’?

A “Space Jam” sequel starring LeBron James is in the works. Kristen Ledlow, one of “Space Jam’s” biggest fans, and former film critic Desson Thomson join Only A Game to answer the tough questions, like how LeBron will compare to MJ as an actor.

FEATURE
May 7th, 2016

Why One Minor League Team Hopes To Start Getting Dirty

The San Rafael Pacifics are pledging to not wash their uniforms if they draw 500 fans at home games. Assistant GM Vinnie Longo joins Bill Littlefield to talk about the unique promotion.

FEATURED BOOK
May 7th, 2016

Matthew Futterman On Nike’s ‘Legend-Making Machine’

In his new book “Players,” Matthew Futterman details how Nike changed the sports landscape by turning athletes — starting with Michael Jordan — into larger-than-life figures. Futterman joined Bill Littlefield to discuss this phenomenon and its dangers.

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