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.

March 21st, 2015

Dressed All In Pink, This Strongwoman Takes On The World

“When people think of strongman they don’t think of women,” says strongwoman Brittany Diamond. Diamond speaks with Only A Game’s Karen Given about what it means to be strong.

In Depth
February 21st, 2015

Joe Paterno: A Case Study In Sports Figures Who Fall From Grace

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.

February 14th, 2015

Music on Only A Game

Bill Littlefield’s job listing this week’s music couldn’t have been much easier.

Charlie Pierce
February 7th, 2015

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

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.

Charlie Pierce
January 24th, 2015

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

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.