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Commentary
January 21st, 2015

‘Deflate-Gate’ Scandal Has An Air Of Opportunity

The NFL has determined 11 of the 12 footballs used by the New England Patriots during their AFC Championship victory were underinflated, ESPN reports. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou looks at the “lighter” side of the controversy.

Only A Blog
January 21st, 2015
By Keely Flanagan

More Than Deflate-Gate: Recent History Of NFL Cheating Scandals

The New England Patriots are accused of underinflating footballs during the AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts. The Patriots aren’t the only team investigated for cheating.

Profile
January 19th, 2015
By Martin Kessler

That’s Just Wes

Harvard’s Wesley Saunders is one of college basketball’s top players, but he doesn’t act like a typical star. In his four years with the Crimson, the Pokemon-watching forward has developed the image of a nonchalant star, a player who has goofed his way to the top of college basketball. But don’t let that fool you.

Super Bowl Haiku
January 17th, 2015

A Call For Listeners’ Super Bowl Haiku

Our 21st annual Super Bowl Haiku segment is just around the corner. We need your submissions! Share your haiku and we’ll include the best in our show on the weekend of the big game.

Commentary
January 14th, 2015

Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction At Machine Gun America

Machine Gun America is a real place in South Florida: a place where anyone over the age of 13 can shoot machine guns at targets resembling zombies, gangsters or Osama Bin Laden.

In The News
January 8th, 2015

Boston Wins U.S. Olympic Bid for Summer 2024: Now What?

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.

Commentary
January 7th, 2015

NFL Playoff Referees Should Have Our Sympathy, Not Scorn

In a playoff game between the Lions and Cowboys, officials reversed a pass-interference penalty. The refs may have sent the Lions home early, but as Bill Littlefield knows from personal experience, they aren’t the only officials who’ve ever erred.

commentary
January 6th, 2015

Pedro Martinez Was Dominant — And Fun

At his peak he may have been baseball’s most effective pitcher, Bill Littlefield says. Beyond all that, he was great fun to watch.

Commentary
December 31st, 2014

Military Rehab Program Welcomes NFL Retirees

After the Impact pairs former NFL players with combat veterans in therapeutic activities. According to Devin Hutchings, the program’s director, the vets and former players “create a brotherhood” based on their mutual respect as well as the similar challenges they face.

Sports History
December 20th, 2014

The Mostly True Story Of The Last Basket At The Old Boston Garden

During the NBA playoffs in 1995, Horace Grant scored the last official basket in the old Boston Garden. But that was not the final basket made from the Garden’s parquet floor. That moment happened a couple of weeks later, and Bill Littlefield and OAG Senior Producer Gary Waleik were there.