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.
Over the past 33 years, Scott Smith has earned both a nickname and a reputation as the “SI King”— Smith’s autographed collection of almost 19,000 Sports Illustrated magazines might have something to do with that. Only A Game’s Karen Given talks to the King to find out more about his collection and his quest to get every edition of Sports Illustrated signed.
Which athlete, team or horse had the definitive performance of the year? Bill Littlefield picks out his frontrunners for who is most deserving of Sports Illustrated’s annual honor.
On Nov. 16, 1940, Cornell’s football team beat Dartmouth on a last-second play — on the fifth down. What happened after that error has cemented the “Fifth Down Game’s” place in college football history.
Mike Tollin is a producer/writer/director with a long and varied career. But that career has predominantly focused on one subject. Bill Littlefield spoke with Tollin this week and asked him if he always knew he wanted to tell stories about sports.
This week, the World Anti-Doping Agency released a report detailing a Russian state-sponsored doping program for track and field athletes. In the 800-meter at the 2012 Olympics in London, U.S. runner Alysia Montaño finished fifth — behind two Russian runners. Montaño joins Bill Littlefield to share her reaction.
The University of Missouri’s football team joined the protests that forced the university president and chancellor to resign. Bill Littlefield investigates the likelihood that this activism will inspire others college athletes around the nation to use their position for good.
Former San Francisco 49ers rookie linebacker Chris Borland was only 24 years old when he announced he was leaving the game. Only A Game’s Karen Given sat down with Borland to talk about how much his life has changed since he became a voice for those who feel that playing football isn’t worth the long-term risks of multiple concussions.
Becoming a Division I college football player is already difficult enough. What, then, does it take to reach that level as a blind athlete? Bill Littlefield speaks with long snappers Jake Olson and Aaron Golub about how they’ve navigated the world of football.
What does a turkey sandwich have to do with NCAA recruiting and the future of college sports? Only A Game’s Martin Kessler visits a new “fuel zone” at Ohio State to find out.