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September 20th, 2014

This Week’s Show

This week on Only A Game, we’ll have an update on the NFL’s domestic violence scandals. Plus, after an up-down-up season, can the Oakland A’s hang on to earn a wild card spot? OAG’s Karen Given reports on specialized training for coaches who work with children who live in this country’s most violent neighborhoods. And the mystery of why PGA golfer Anthony Kim is sitting out in his prime. Join us!

In The News
September 22nd, 2014

‘South Park’ Latest To Challenge Redskins

There is no shortage of groups who have criticized the NFL franchise in Washington, D.C. for its nickname, but now the team is going to be the target of an episode of “South Park.”

Feature
September 20th, 2014

Up2Us: Trauma-Sensitive Coaching Transforms Urban Youth Sports

As sports budgets are slashed, especially in urban school districts, an organization is stepping in to help with training and coaches. Only A Game’s Karen Given highlights Up2Us.

Commentary
September 20th, 2014
By Elissa Ely

Elissa Ely: Talking Sports … Or Not

Commentator Elissa Ely: “Sports are his life, we always talk about them, but not today.”

Charlie Pierce
September 20th, 2014

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss a Thursday Night Football smackdown, the top World Series contenders, and a roller-coaster renege involving LeBron James.

Featured Movie
September 20th, 2014

‘No No’ Chronicles Odd No-Hitter — And A Fascinating Man

Dock Ellis famously pitched a no-hitter after he dropped LSD. But, as filmmaker Jeffrey Radice shows in his new documentary, there was much more to the story of the former Pirates All-Star. Radice and Tom Reich — Ellis’ longtime agent — join Bill Littlefield.

In Depth
September 20th, 2014

Australian Rules Football: ‘Organized Mayhem’

With the Australian Football League’s Grand Final scheduled for Sept. 27, Margaret Evans returns from Sydney with a primer on “Australian rules.”

In Depth
September 20th, 2014

Golf’s Mystery: Where Is Anthony Kim?

After recording 17 top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour from 2008 to 2011, Anthony Kim hasn’t played a tournament in more than two years. And he’s a got a big reason to stay on the couch. Sports Illustrated Senior Writer Alan Shipnuck tried to find out what happened to Kim.

In The News
September 20th, 2014

Ups And Downs With The Oakland A’s

The Oakland A’s had the best record in baseball as recently as Aug. 15. But since then the team has played well under .500. The San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser joins Bill Littlefield to assess the team’s chances this postseason.

In Depth
September 20th, 2014

A Crisis Management Expert Reviews The NFL

The NFL’s recent domestic violence scandals have created a public relations nightmare for the league. Gene Grabowski of the communications firm Levick says Roger Goodell’s press conference on Friday made things worse. Grabowski joins Bill Littlefield to discuss what the NFL needs to do to address the ongoing controversy.

In The News
September 20th, 2014

A Critical Look At The NFL And Domestic Violence

Sports Illustrated special features writer Jeff Benedict says the NFL has an ‘antiquated playbook’ when dealing with domestic violence and abuse. Benedict speaks with Bill Littlefield.

Update
September 18th, 2014

After 260 Years, Royal And Ancient Golf Club Votes To Admit Women

As Scotland awaited the results of its independence referendum, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews voted to welcome women members for the first time in its 260-year history. In an update to our earlier story on the vote, Doug Tribou reports.

Only A Blog
September 18th, 2014

Tom Brady Posted His (Pre-Patriots) Resume

“Really thought I was going to need this after the 5th round,” the now-star QB wrote.

Commentary
September 17th, 2014

Littlefield: To Curb Off-Field Violence, Make NFL Players Pay

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has announced the appointments of several influential women as part of the league’s reaction to its domestic violence scandal. Only A Game’s Bill Littlefield offers a more robust response.