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Commentary
July 2nd, 2014

Shades Of 1918: Red Sox And Cubs Meet Again

The Red Sox and Cubs finished their three-game series, just the fourth time the teams have met since the 1918 World Series. Only A Game’s Karen Given was at the game on Monday, and reflected on the storied histories of the two teams.

Only A Blog
July 1st, 2014
By Martin Kessler

FIFA Video Game Scores American Soccer Fans

Record numbers of Americans are tuning in to watch the 2014 World Cup. FIFA, a soccer video game, may have something to do with it.

Commentary
June 25th, 2014

We Get It, Sports Writers: You Don’t Like Soccer

As the World Cup presses on, one type of sports column has dependably reappeared again this summer, a column which Bill Littlefield finds unnecessary.

Photo Essay
June 25th, 2014

In Search Of Bacon At IronPigs Baseball

Inspired by an interview she produced for Only A Game, Karen Given traveled to Allentown, Pennsylvania to sample the sports, entertainment, and culinary offerings of Minor League Baseball’s Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

In The News
June 24th, 2014

LeBron James Opts Out, Opens Door For Another ‘Decision’

Decisions, decisions. The Associated Press is reporting that LeBron James has told the Miami Heat he will opt out of the final two years of his contract and test the free agency market.

only a blog
June 19th, 2014
By Martin Kessler

To Assist World Cup Fans, Countries Get Creative

From late start times to power shortages, countries are facing challenges — and coming up with creative solutions — to make sure fans at home are able to watch broadcasts of World Cup games.

Commentary
June 18th, 2014

World Cup Delivers Surprises On And Off The Field

Each day’s action in Brazil changes speculation about what will happen next at the World Cup. And with every development Bill Littlefield finds surprises on and off the pitch.

Rhymes With Bill
June 11th, 2014

An Ode To The World Cup

Bill Littlefield offers his lyrical musings on the upcoming World Cup.

Commentary
June 4th, 2014

Dan Marino Removes His Name From Concussion Lawsuit

This week, Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino signed on to the concussion lawsuit against the NFL and quickly backed out again. Bill Littlefield explores the implications of such a move.

Commentary
May 28th, 2014

Is Baseball’s Pace Too Slow? Or Just Right?

Baseball games have become nearly 30 minutes longer over the past decade. But, is that necessarily a bad thing? Bill Littlefield joins the debate.