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Interview
December 21st, 2013

U.S. Delegation To Sochi Includes Two — Now Three — Openly Gay Athletes

Instead of sending the usual dignitaries to the Olympics, President Obama has named 3 openly gay athletes to the U.S. delegation to Sochi. Bill speaks with Christine Brennan, who called the move a “stroke of genius” in her column for USA Today.

In Depth
December 21st, 2013

NFL Prepares For Snowy Super Bowl

Snow at the Super Bowl? It’s no problem … at least not according to officials in New Jersey. Steve Politi of the Newark Star-Ledger joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the NFL’s elaborate Super Bowl snow removal contingencies.

Feature
November 30th, 2013

Lacrosse Bridges Gap Between Harlem And Boston Suburbs

Sometimes a game is just a game. But, sometimes it’s a chance for two communities to meet and grow. Bill Littlefield reports on a lacrosse exchange between a suburban community in Massachusetts and the Bronx, New York.

Interview
November 30th, 2013

Running: A 118-Year-Old Thanksgiving Tradition

The oldest Turkey Trot in the country, actually the oldest continually run footrace in North America, is in Buffalo, N.Y. Bill speaks with Kathy Romanowski of YMCA Buffalo-Niagara.

Charlie Pierce
November 30th, 2013

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the allegations against Florida State football quarterback Jameis Winston, the unusual strategy employed by Brooklyn Nets rookie coach Jason Kidd, the latest controversy surrounding Baseball Hall of Fame voting, and more.

Interview
November 30th, 2013

Florida State’s Winston Gives Heisman Voters A Dilemma

In less than two weeks, 870 Heisman trophy voters will turn in their ballots. But the leading candidate, Florida State’s Jameis Winston, has been accused of sexual assault. Florida authorities are being criticized for delaying the investigation. Bill Littlefield speaks with Heisman voter Bob Lutz of the Wichita Eagle.

Charlie Pierce
August 31st, 2013

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

The NFL and its former players settle for $765 million; the NCAA throws the pamphlet at Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel; and the Boston Marathon expands its field. Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce weighs in on all that and more.

Charlie Pierce
July 27th, 2013

OAG’s Happy Anniversary And More With Charlie Pierce

Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce and Bill discuss efforts to remove former tight end and current murder suspect Aaron Hernandez from the collective sports memory; approved changes to Chicago’s Wrigley Field; and the death of former boxer Emile Griffith. Plus, Charlie and Bill look back on 20 years of OAG with a special guest.

Charlie Pierce
July 20th, 2013

Charlie Pierce: All-Star Game Was All Rivera

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the delayed suspensions in baseball’s Biogenesis scandal, Alabama football coach Nick Saban’s retirement plan, and the latest doping allegations to hit track and field.

Commentary
June 25th, 2013

Elation And Disappointment As Chicago Wins Stanley Cup

The Chicago Blackhawks claimed the Stanley Cup in dramatic fashion Monday night. Bill Littlefield looks at the wide range of emotions that come out at the end of an NHL season.