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INTERVIEW
November 14th, 2015

Mike Tollin: Telling Stories Set In Sports

Mike Tollin is a producer/writer/director with a long and varied career. But that career has predominantly focused on one subject. Bill Littlefield spoke with Tollin this week and asked him if he always knew he wanted to tell stories about sports.

Only A Blog
November 9th, 2015
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From The Archives: Grantland Meets Only A Game

The staff at Only A Game was sad to learn that ESPN was shutting down Grantland — the sports and culture blog founded by Bill Simmons in 2011. Over the past four years, we’ve had a number of Grantland writers join us on Only A Game to discuss their stories. Here’s a look back at some of those conversation.

In Depth
October 31st, 2015

Keeping Players Healthy: The NBA’s ‘Most Intriguing Arms Race’

“Executives, coaches, players across the NBA have really come to realize that who is playing on your team at the start of the season is actually far less important than who’s going to be on the team at the end of the season,” the Wall Street Journal’s Ben Cohen tells Bill Littlefield.

Interview
October 24th, 2015

Opportunities Expand, But Women Still Facing Barriers In Sports

If you pay attention to the headlines, there have never been more opportunities for women in sports. But is the landscape as good as it seems? Bill Littlefield speaks to Professor Nefertiti Walker.

In Depth
October 24th, 2015

The NBA Dress Code: 10 Years Later

It’s been a decade since the NBA implemented a controversial dress code. Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports joins Bill Littlefield to explain the initial opposition to the rule — and to discuss why many players have changed their minds.

Feature
October 17th, 2015
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Muslim Lady Warriors Balance Modest Dress, Performance And Fashion

For young girls of East African descent living and playing basketball in Minneapolis, balancing cultural and religious standards of modesty with a love of sports can pose challenges. Producer Sam Radwany has the story of how the Lady Warriors basketball team designed uniforms that keep them both observant and competitive.

Only A Blog
October 13th, 2015
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Memorable Press Conference Moments

Inspired by Bill Belichick’s recent “SnapFace” reference, we decided to take a look back at some of the most memorable press conference moments in sports history.

Only A Blog
October 6th, 2015
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J.R. Smith Hits $30K Shot For Military Family

Half-court shots are generally ill-advised, but one military family is happy Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith took one Monday night.

Feature
October 3rd, 2015

Basketball Meets The CIA In Uganda

The story of Jay Mullen — CIA agent turned basketball coach — starts at a small women’s college in 1970 and ends up in Uganda at a basketball game during the Cold War. Journalist Shaun Raviv joined Bill Littlefield to help tell Mullen’s story.

In Depth
October 3rd, 2015

New Study Revives ‘Hot Hand’ Debate

Can a three-point shooter really “get hot”? Or is it just an illusion? A new paper has revived an old debate. Cornell psychology professor Tom Gilovich, one of the first to debunk the hot hand, joins Bill Littlefield.

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