The Super Bowl…is good — so says Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce, and this week we’re devoting our show to the annual spectacle. We’ll meet the last surviving member of the original Never Miss A Super Bowl Club. We’ll also hear from a man who spent more than 150 hours watching recordings of all 49 Super Bowls. Plus, a former NFL Pro Bowler explains why he wishes he never played football. Join us!
Our 22nd edition of Super Bowl Haiku is a winner. Would it be an exaggeration to suggest the game will be an anti-climax? You decide.
One man who will most likely not be among the estimated 189 million Americans tuning into Super Bowl 50 is Slate writer Justin Peters. Peters’ editors recently tasked him with watching all 49 previous Super Bowls.
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.
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.
Why is US Soccer suing its star players? Can national signing day get more extravagant? What is mechanical doping? Shira Springer and Jason Gay join Bill Littlefield for this week’s roundtable.
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.
The Super Bowl is all about numbers … or at least that’s the way Bill Littlefield has come to see it.
If you found yourself riding in an elevator with a sports celebrity, would you strike up a conversation? Would it be fun, or just too awkward for words? Only A Game’s Gary Waleik recalls an elevator encounter he had over 20 years ago, in which he cleared up a mystery about a basketball legend.
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.
Beloved NASCAR radio broadcaster Barney Hall died this week at the age of 83. ESPN’s Ryan McGee joins Bill Littlefield to share his favorite stories about the man whose voice was a fan favorite for more than 50 years.
While the U.S. Presidential hopefuls are getting ready for the first primary ballots to be cast, another heavily contested election is heating up across the globe — the race to replace Sepp Blatter as head of FIFA. Bill Littlefield examines the parallels between the two contests.
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.