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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.

FEATURE
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.

SUPER BOWL HAIKU
February 6th, 2016

Super Bowl Haiku XXII

Our 22nd edition of Super Bowl Haiku is a winner. Would it be an exaggeration to suggest the game will be an anti-climax? You decide.

INTERVIEW
February 6th, 2016

What’s It Like Watching 49 Straight Super Bowls?

One man who will most likely not be among the estimated 189 million Americans tuning into Super Bowl 50 is Slate writer Justin Peters. Peters’ editors recently tasked him with watching all 49 previous Super Bowls.

CHARLIE PIERCE
February 6th, 2016

Charlie Pierce: The Week in Sports

It’s time for Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce to make his annual Super Bowl declaration! Bill and Charlie also discuss the late NFL-great Ken Stabler’s CTE diagnosis. Plus, Bill and Charlie pay tribute to Bob Elliott.

FEATURE
February 6th, 2016
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Super Bowl Veteran Dave Pear: ‘It Just Wasn’t Worth It To Me’

Retired Pro Bowl defensive tackle Dave Pear is left with two reminders of his NFL career: a diamond-encrusted Super Bowl ring and a nightmare that has stayed with him for the past 37 years. Reporter Alex Ashley has the story.

FEATURE
February 6th, 2016

Going On 50: Don Crisman And The ‘Never Miss A Super Bowl Club’

Don Crisman is the last surviving member of the original Never Miss A Super Bowl Club. He has been to every Super Bowl ever played — but he’s had some close calls. Only A Game’s Karen Given has the story.

Only A Blog
February 4th, 2016
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Vernon Davis’ Curling Obsession And Other Super Bowl 50 Fun Facts

You might be familiar with the X’s and O’s surrounding Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 matchup, but did you know about Broncos OT Ryan Harris’ stint on MTV? What about Panthers CB Robert McClain’s passion for drawing? Here are some unusual facts about the players taking the field this weekend.

COMMENTARY
February 3rd, 2016

Super Bowl 50: A Game Of Numbers

The Super Bowl is all about numbers … or at least that’s the way Bill Littlefield has come to see it.

ROUNDTABLE
January 30th, 2016

3 Stories You Should Know: Cam Newton, NFL Tickets, All-Star Games

Why are many fans critical of Panthers quarterback Cam Newton? Are the NFL’s ticket resale policies legal? And should we get rid of All-Star Games? Bill Littlefield is joined by Cindy Boren and Patrick Hruby.

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