Bud Collins, tennis commentator and longtime friend of Only A Game, died this week. Bill Littlefield offers a remembrance.
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.
Bill remembers back to a time when our games were no more important, but at least we played them together.
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.
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.
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.