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November 5th, 2014

London Calling, Will Tony Romo Answer?

Despite two fractured bones in his back, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has traveled to London with the hope of playing on Sunday. Bill Littlefield does not share Romo’s, or the NFL’s, optimistic outlook.

November 1st, 2014

Fall Experimental Football League Keeps NFL Dreams Alive

For college football stars, it’s the NFL or bust. Unlike this country’s other major sports, the NFL does not have a developmental league. But there’s a movement to change all that. From a recent Fall Experimental Football League game in Boston, Only A Game’s Karen Given has the story.

In Depth
October 25th, 2014

Defense Key To Detroit Lions’ Turnaround

With star wide receiver Calvin Johnson on board, the Detroit Lions were supposed to ride their offense to NFL relevancy. But it’s been the team’s defense that has the Lions positioned to finish with a winning record for just the second time since 2001. Bill speaks with Mlive’s Kyle Meinke.

Only A Blog
October 23rd, 2014
By Eric Larrabee

When Sideline Interviews Get Awkward

Thanks to the magic of live television, sideline reports can sometimes go awry.

In The News
October 21st, 2014

Dallas Cowboys Cut Michael Sam

The Dallas Cowboys have cut Michael Sam from their practice squad. Sam would be the first openly gay player in NFL history, but has yet to make a regular-season roster.

In Depth
October 18th, 2014

This Just In … The Cowboys Are Good

2008 — that’s the last year the Dallas Cowboys finished the regular season with a winning record. But the Cowboys are off to a 5-1 start in 2014 and seem well on their way to NFL relevancy. Mac Engel of the Dallas Fort-Worth Star Telegram joins Bill Littlefield.

In Depth
October 11th, 2014

Jets’ Rex Ryan Era Could Be Coming To An End

After the New York Jets got off to a 1-4 start, head coach Rex Ryan has acknowledged his job is on the line. But is Ryan really the problem? Jason Keidel joins Bill Littlefield to take a closer look.

In Depth
October 4th, 2014

Amid Nickname Controversy, Washington’s NFL Franchise Struggles

With its starting quarterback on the shelf and controversy swirling over its nickname, the Washington NFL franchise has limped into last place in the NFC East. Washington Post columnist Liz Clarke joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the state of the team.

Rhymes With Bill
October 1st, 2014

A Patriots Fan’s Lament

Bill Belichick’s Patriots have been at or near the top of the NFL since 2001. A slow start to this season, however, has Bill Littlefield wondering if New England fans may be losing confidence in their once-invincible coach.

In The News
September 30th, 2014

FCC Blackout Rule Ends, Blackouts Still Possible

The FCC has voted unanimously to end its sports blackout rule, but does that mean fans no longer have to worry about whether their local stadium is sold out? Only A Game’s Karen Given has our update.

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