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March 12th, 2016

In Deflategate Science Fair Project, 7th Grader Takes On NFL

MIT professor John Leonard assesses the work of Ben Goodell, a 7th grader whose recent science fair project sought to prove Tom Brady’s innocence. “Ben Goodell’s experiment,” the professor tells Only A Game, “just adds to the evidence in my own mind that the Ideal Gas Law is pretty tried and true.”

March 11th, 2016

Time To Say Goodbye: Memorable Athlete Retirements

Peyton Manning is not the first, and won’t be the last, athlete to retire in memorable fashion. Here’s a look back at some other notable moments.

March 1st, 2016

Damian Lillard, Shaq, Serena Williams And Other Notable Rap-letes

When Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard was left off of the 2016 NBA All-Star team, he responded in the recording booth. Lillard is far from the first athlete to try his hand at rapping. From Shaq to Clint Dempsey, here are other notable players that have stepped behind the mic.

February 27th, 2016

3 Stories You Should Know: Medical Privacy, Golden State, Court Storming

Can everyone agree that tweeting an athlete’s medical records is an overreach? Is there any limit to the dominance of the Golden State Warriors? And is court storming a fun college tradition or a dangerous phenomenon? Michael Lee and Shira Springer join Bill Littlefield to discuss.

February 20th, 2016

Hey NFL, It’s Time To Go Gold

After a young Seahawks fan lost his life this week to cancer, Karen Given thinks the NFL should carry on his message by recognizing Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

February 13th, 2016

Super Bowl 100: A Look Into The Future

Super Bowl 50 is in the past and Super Bowl 100 is in the future, except for Steve Rushin of In a “Special Report From The Future,” Rushin imagines the 100th edition of the game — one featuring teams from two countries and players of various genders.

February 13th, 2016

Whether It’s L.A. Or St. Louis, One Rams Fan Believes For Life

The St. Louis Rams are now the Los Angeles Rams, and, for the first time in two decades, L.A. will have its own NFL team to cheer for. One particular fan is very excited.

February 13th, 2016

All Eyes On Roger Goodell This NFL Offseason

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spent the 2015 offseason attempting to punish Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for his role in what’s become known as “Deflategate.” Bill Littlefield speculates what Goodell has up his sleeves to make sure the spotlight stays on the NFL during the 2016 offseason.

February 13th, 2016

3 Stories You Should Know: NFL Sociology, NBA Moms, Liverpool Walkout

If you watched just one NFL game all season, what would you learn? If NBA players lived with their moms, would they be more successful? And is the sports’ fan revolution about to begin? George Vecsey and Rachel Bachman join Bill Littlefield.

February 13th, 2016

Super Bowl 50 Through The Eyes Of An $11 Hot Dog Vendor

Freelance journalist Gabriel Thompson experienced Super Bowl 50 from a different perspective: as a concessions worker helping to keep fans fed during the prime-time spectacle. Thompson shares what it’s like to be a low-wage worker for the NFL.

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