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.
Bill Littlefield explains the inspiration behind this week’s show.
Bill Littlefield offers his characteristically enthusiastic thoughts on the music in this week’s show.
Bill Littlefield tries to make sense of conflicting information on keeping athletes safe from concussions.
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.
“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.
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.