Provine High football players drink water to combat the heat during high school football practice Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, in Jackson, Miss.  (AP Photo/The Clarion-Ledger,Vickie D. King)

Provine High football players drink water to combat the heat during high school football practice Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/The Clarion-Ledger,Vickie D. King)

Brett Favre is back.  Again.  And this time he’s donning a purple Vikings jersey in an attempt to further alienate himself from his former devotees in Green Bay…err win another Super Bowl. Yahoo! Sports columnist Dan Wetzel joins guest host Karen Given to go over this story and more for the upcoming NFL season. 

There have been 125 heat stroke deaths in the game of football since 1955. A total of six high school and college players died in 2008 in one the deadliest years on record. As teams practice in sweltering summer weather, Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports on the dangers of heat stroke and the ongoing legal battles about the only NFL player to succumb to it.

The Pan-Mass Challenge began modestly, but has since grown to provide a staggering amount of money for cancer research.  Going through the PMC’s history and business model is Only A Game’s Karen Given, who found it a lot easier to unearth inspiration than to keep her eyes dry. 

Jeffrey Marx, author of “The Long Snapper,” and his subject Brian Kinchen, former long-snapper for the New England Patriots, join Karen to discuss how a Bible teacher many years removed from football got a chance to snap in the Super Bowl. 

Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce joins Karen to discuss the multitude of legal issues surrounding NFL players, the spectacle that is Usain Bolt, and the falling of another storied world record. 

It’s often compared to Formula One racing, yet there are no engines.  The races take place in the water, yet the boats fly … literally.  Only A Game’s Sadie Babits was at the Moth Sailing World Championships in Oregon to cover a sport that is full of surprises.