Retired Pro Bowl defensive tackle Dave Pear is left with two reminders of his NFL career: a diamond-encrusted Super Bowl ring and a nightmare that has stayed with him for the past 37 years. Reporter Alex Ashley has the story.
In an increasingly polarized debate over the merits of American football, Gregg Easterbrook tries to present a middle position in his new book “The Game’s Not Over: In Defense of Football.”
Don Crisman is the last surviving member of the original Never Miss A Super Bowl Club. He has been to every Super Bowl ever played — but he’s had some close calls. Only A Game’s Karen Given has the story.
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.
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.
Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce weigh in on Super Bowl 50, the steep punishment inflicted by the NHL on Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman and Shaquille O’Neal’s most recent controversial comments.
Why are many fans critical of Panthers quarterback Cam Newton? Are the NFL’s ticket resale policies legal? And should we get rid of All-Star Games? Bill Littlefield is joined by Cindy Boren and Patrick Hruby.
Is it time to jump on the Arizona Cardinals bandwagon? Should sports betting be legalized? And do we really need another social media feature? Sports On Earth’s Will Leitch join Only A Game’s Karen Given and Bill Littlefield for this week’s roundtable.
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.”
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.