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October 10th, 2015

The Gospel Of Tony Franklin: Tempo, Tempo, Tempo — And Sharing

Football coaches are known for closely guarding their playbooks, but Cal offensive coordinator Tony Franklin shares his with dozens of high school coaches around the country. Bill Littlefied has the story of an unusual collaboration.

Charlie Pierce
October 3rd, 2015

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce parse through NFL, MLB and NHL headlines aplenty. But the bigger question concerns compensation for golfer Jordan Spieth’s caddie.

In Depth
October 3rd, 2015

Did The NCAA Win Or Lose The O’Bannon Case Appeal?

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals may have ruled that colleges aren’t required to pay athletes for the use of their likenesses, but it also decided that the NCAA is in violation of federal antitrust laws. What does this mean for the future of the NCAA? SI’s Michael McCann joins Bill Littlefield.

Only A Blog
October 1st, 2015
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They’re In The Game: FIFA 16 Adds Women’s National Teams

The newest edition in the popular FIFA video game franchise is out, and there’s a notable upgrade: users can now compete as women.

In Depth
September 26th, 2015

Jeff Gordon, NASCAR’s New ‘Ironman,’ Says Goodbye To Racing

Jeff Gordon, winner of 92 NASCAR races and four Cup Championships, hasn’t missed a race since 1992. He joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the end of his final season as a full-time driver and his plans for life after racing.

Charlie Pierce
September 26th, 2015

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the criminal investigation into FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s “misappropriation,” Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s aches and pains, and the legacy of baseball great Yogi Berra.

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.

Feature
September 19th, 2015
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Can Sports Fandom Be Created From Nothing? An Experiment

Most sports fans choose their teams as kids. But what if you never followed sports growing up? Is it still possible to become a fan later in life? Independent producer Jake Smith spent the summer trying to become a White Sox supporter.

Charlie Pierce
September 12th, 2015

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce joins Bill Littlefield to talk about the many controversies that continue to plague the Patriots, Roger Goodell’s momentary call for a new system of NFL discipline and more.

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.

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