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Charlie Pierce
September 19th, 2015

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: the legacy of NBA Hall of Famer Moses Malone, the next NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, and the best U.S. city for sports spectators.

In Depth
September 19th, 2015

Don’t Quit Your Day Job: The Real Winners Of Daily Fantasy Sports

The advertisements for daily fantasy sports websites might make it seem easy to win money. But Joshua Brustein and Ira Boudway of Bloomberg Business have found that only a small number of highly sophisticated players end up cashing in. Brustein and Boudway join Bill Littlefield to explain.

Commentary
September 16th, 2015

Your Prediction? But The Season Just Started

When is it too early to predict the next Super Bowl champ, Heisman Trophy winner or Cinderella story? Bill Littlefield considers the trend of far-reaching predictions.

Interview
September 12th, 2015

From Sidelines To Picket Lines: Cheerleaders Fight For Higher Pay

Lisa Murray, a former cheerleader for the Golden State Warriors, joins Bill Littlefield to explain why NFL and NBA cheerleaders are trying to start a union.

Featured Book
September 12th, 2015

‘Billion-Dollar Ball’ Exposes College Football’s Big-Money Culture

Some colleges are pouring more money than ever into their football programs in hopes of getting even larger returns. For some schools, the model has been working. But is it sustainable? Gilbert Gaul, author of “Billion-Dollar Ball,” joins Bill Littlefield.

In Depth
September 12th, 2015

The NFL Vs. The Patriots: Why Spygate Is Back In The News

Just when it seemed like the Deflategate controversy was nearly settled, ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth Wickersham reopened the case to explore its possible ties to Spygate. They join Bill Littlefield to discuss the larger implications of the ongoing tension between NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and the New England Patriots.

Commentary
September 9th, 2015

Are You Ready For Some Football?

Despite the many recent issues that the NFL has faced both on and off the field, football remains as popular as ever. Bill Littlefield examines why.

Only A Blog
September 3rd, 2015

Twitter Reacts To Deflategate Ruling

On Thursday, a federal judge ruled against the NFL in the “Deflategate” case, nullifying the four-game suspension of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. The reaction on Twitter from NFL analysts, Pats fans and even some New England politicians was swift.

Only A Blog
August 31st, 2015
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Watch: Will Smith Takes On NFL In ‘Concussion’

In “Concussion,” scheduled to be released on Christmas Day, Will Smith plays Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic pathologist who discovered CTE. A neurodegenerative disease, CTE is believed to cause depression and mood swing and has been detected in the brains of former NFL players.

In The News
August 29th, 2015

Rugby Star Leaves Australia For Try At The NFL

Jarryd Hayne, a two-time National Rugby League MVP, was due to make $4 million this season in Australia. Instead, he left his home country to try and make it in the NFL. He’s been impressive in his pre-season showings for the 49ers. Julie Tullberg, former sports editor for Melbourne’s Herald Sun, joins Bill Littlefield to discuss Hayne’s chances at an NFL career.

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