As Penn State considers whether a statue of former coach Joe Paterno should be restored to its perch outside Beaver Stadium, one sociologist is suggesting a color line exists between sports figures who are forgiven after scandal and those who are not. Only A Game’s Karen Given takes a historical look at sports figures and reputation.
Bill Littlefield’s job listing this week’s music couldn’t have been much easier.
Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the end of the Atlanta Hawks’ 19-game winning streak, the aftermath of Super Bowl XLIX and golf pioneer Charlie Sifford.
Doug Tribou and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the trouble with deflation, the New York Knicks’ winning ways and a “Super” Super Bowl bet.
Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss Ohio State’s victory in the first College Football Playoff National Championship, Buffalo head coach Rex Ryan’s alliterative plans and the distinctive foam finger giveaway planned by the Phoenix Suns.
Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the NFL’s not-so-shocking Mueller report, the future plans of former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, and the fatal flaw in Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.
Boston is the United States’ choice to host the 2024 Olympic Games, but can the Massachusetts city beat out the international competition? We look at the pros and cons of the bid.
Bill Littlefield and OAG analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the College Football Playoff National Championship match-up, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh’s “dad pants,” and how the Dallas Stars insulted the New York Rangers and one former forest ranger named of Charles Pierce.
After the annual round of firings that mark NFL’s “Black Monday,” teams are in the market for new head coaches. Bleacher Report’s Mike Tanier joins Bill Littlefield to offer his suggestions for what questions owners should ask of prospective employees.
Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston’s “confidential” disciplinary hearing statement, the Philadelphia 76ers close call with an NBA record, and reasons to tune in for the MLS Cup.