One game into the 2016 NBA Finals, is it fair to say LeBron and the Cavs are big underdogs? And why does forward Anderson Varejão have better odds than anyone else of getting a championship ring? Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce and Bill talk NBA playoffs and more.
Leicester City is assured of finishing first in England’s top soccer league. Bill Littlefield is among the surprised and delighted.
King Richard III was reburied in March of 2015 in Leicester, England. Ever since then, Leicester’s soccer team has done remarkably well. Only A Game’s Karen Given explores the superstitious buzz surrounding Richard III and Leicester City.
Many English Premier League teams have their own fan-run YouTube channels. ArsenalFanTV is one of the most successful because of two fans named Claude and Ty. Put them together, and Claude and Ty represent every dedicated sports fan of every team in every sport around the world.
Peyton Manning is not the first, and won’t be the last, athlete to retire in memorable fashion. Here’s a look back at some other notable moments.
Does the MLB handle domestic violence cases better than the NFL? Why is Brandi Chastain’s donation of her brain to CTE research so important? And will soccers’ detractors ever change their tune? Vice Sports’ Patrick Hruby joins Bill Littlefield and Karen Given.
Nigel Maguire is a former chief executive for the British National Health Service. His son — a soccer goalie– was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma halfway through a trial period with the Leeds United club. Maguire is now pushing for more scientific study into a potential link between cancer and the rubber pellets found in most artificial turf fields.
When a photo of Murtaza Ahmadi wearing a Messi jersey made out of a garbage bag first appeared on the Internet, nobody was sure whether the 5-year-old lived in Iraq or Afghanistan. Now, thanks to UNICEF, Ahmadi has a real soccer jersey, signed by his favorite player.
If you watched just one NFL game all season, what would you learn? If NBA players lived with their moms, would they be more successful? And is the sports’ fan revolution about to begin? George Vecsey and Rachel Bachman join Bill Littlefield.
It’s time for Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce to make his annual Super Bowl declaration! Bill and Charlie also discuss the late NFL-great Ken Stabler’s CTE diagnosis. Plus, Bill and Charlie pay tribute to Bob Elliott.