March 5th, 2016

Remembering Bud Collins, Tennis’ Best Friend

Bud Collins, tennis commentator and longtime friend of Only A Game, died this week. Bill Littlefield offers a remembrance.

February 20th, 2016

Kenny Sailors: The Long-Forgotten Inventor Of Basketball’s Jump Shot

Today, the jump shot is one of basketball’s fundamental moves. But it didn’t exist in the early days of basketball history. Where did it come from? And who invented it? Only A Game’s Karen Given’s investigation begins 84 years ago on a farm in Wyoming.

January 23rd, 2016

Remembering A Summer of Law Books And Silly Games

Bill remembers back to a time when our games were no more important, but at least we played them together.

January 9th, 2016

Is An ‘Empire’ Worth The Risk?

This week, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder told Only A Game that he wanted to build an “empire” for his children to enjoy. Bill Littlefield wishes him well, but isn’t optimistic about the odds.

December 19th, 2015

Bill’s Holiday Wish List: No Sports For Christmas

Bill Littlefield’s feeling a bit like Ebenezer Scrooge as he contemplates the sports landscape this holiday season. But don’t worry, he’ll be back in the sports spirit soon enough.

In The News
July 4th, 2015

Dustin Brown: A Tennis Man With A Van

Ranked No. 102 in the world, Dustin Brown was relatively unknown until Thursday, when he beat 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon. Now, the tennis world is fascinated by the German-Jamaican player who spent years traveling between tournaments in a camper van. Bill Littlefield speaks with SI’s Greg Bishop about Brown’s unusual road to success.

May 9th, 2015

Why We Stopped Avoiding Clich├ęs … Like The Plague

Bill Littlefield explains the inspiration behind this week’s show.

May 2nd, 2015

Music On ‘Only A Game’

Bill Littlefield offers his characteristically enthusiastic thoughts on the music in this week’s show.

April 4th, 2015

Commentary: Safety First — More Complicated Than It Sounds

Bill Littlefield tries to make sense of conflicting information on keeping athletes safe from concussions.

Charlie Pierce
March 21st, 2015

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss a record-setting day in the NCAA tournament, 24 proposals to fix (and further slow down) NFL games and hamburger night with the Ottawa Senators.