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May 21st, 2015
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NFL Owners Vote To Move Back Extra Point

NFL owners have voted to move extra points back 13 yards. The point after, which has become almost automatic, might get a tad harder — and some kickers don’t seem to like the change.

Commentary
May 20th, 2015

Commentary: Taking All The Air Out Of Deflate-Gate

Why is America abuzz with the NFL’s Deflate-Gate news when three other major sports are in full swing? Bill Littlefield offers one theory…

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May 17th, 2015
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OAG Comedy: Recording Reveals Reason For Deflate-Gate Punishment

How did NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell decide on the Deflate-Gate punishments for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots? The Only A Game Players offer their entirely fictional (and allegedly funny) guess.

Commentary
May 13th, 2015

As Concussion Crisis Mounts, NFL Turns To … Cardiology Specialist?

Dr. Elizabeth Nabel, president of Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, was recently appointed the National Football League’s chief medical adviser. Bill Littlefield looks at the implications of the move.

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April 29th, 2015
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To Hit, Or Not To Hit? NL Pitchers Have Different Opinions

Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright is out for the season after injuring his Achilles during an at-bat. His injury has sparked more debate over the DH rule.

Commentary
April 29th, 2015

With Camden Yards Empty, Reflecting On The Events In Baltimore

Sports is full of stories about games played. This week Bill Littlefield is thinking about a couple that weren’t.

April 25th, 2015

Music On ‘Only A Game’

French punk rock and a song about croquet. Yep, just another week of the Only A Game music blog.

Commentary
April 23rd, 2015

Reds’ Manager Bryan Price Bleeps His Way Through Rant Against Media

Baseball season has only just started, but one MLB manager is already frustrated. Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price had some choice words for the media on Monday.

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April 22nd, 2015
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Basketball’s Shot Clock: A Brief History

In the early 1950s, the NBA had a serious scoring drought, so on this date in 1954 NBA owners voted to implement a 24-second shot clock.

Commentary
April 15th, 2015

Remembering Eduardo Galeano, Writer And Soccer Lover

Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano, known partly for his books about soccer, passed away Monday at the age of 74. Only A Game’s Bill Littlefield remembers Galeano’s writing.