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Featured Book
August 23rd, 2014

‘The Opening Kickoff’ Reveals Parallels Between Football’s Early Years And Today

Pay for play? Academic eligibility issues? Concerns about player safety? Those topics are big news in college football today, but they were just as prevalent in the 1890s when the game was new. Big Ten Network anchor Dave Revsine joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his new book ‘The Opening Kickoff.’

Only A Blog
August 21st, 2014

In The NFL, It’s Raining Flags

If you like football and yellow’s your favorite color, you’re in luck. NFL penalty flags are logging some serious frequent flier miles this preseason as officials work to enforce the league’s “points of emphasis” for the upcoming season.

Featured Book
August 16th, 2014

‘Football’ Collects Writing From All Sides Of Gridiron

Some say baseball and boxing produce the best writing about sports, but a new collection of football essays challenges that notion. Bill Littlefield speaks with John Schulian, editor of ‘Football: Great Writing About The National Sport.”

Interview
August 16th, 2014

Why Are NFL Joint Training Camps On The Rise?

In preparation for the 2014 regular season, 13 NFL teams are participating in joint practices with other teams. ESPN senior NFL writer and commentator John Clayton joins Bill Littlefield to explain why.

Featured Book
August 9th, 2014

‘A Good Walkthrough’ Explores ‘Insider’ Football — And Lots Of It

Mike Tanier’s “A Good Walkthrough” is packed with stories from the writer’s time at Football Outsiders, providing plenty of material for the avid football fan. Tanier spoke with Bill Littlefield.

Feature
August 9th, 2014
By Beverly Amsler

Family, Football And Bare Feet: ‘The Shoeless Wonders,’ An Unlikely Football Dynasty

For more than 30 years, children from the Presbyterian Home in Lynchburg, Va., defeated rival football teams while playing in their bare feet. The “Shoeless Wonders” gained national attention and are now the subject of an upcoming movie. Beverly Amsler speaks with three former Shoeless Wonders about the team.

Interview
August 2nd, 2014

Ray Guy: The First Punter To Reach The Hall Of Fame

On Saturday, Ray Guy will become the first punter to be elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Doug Tribou talks to the former Raider about his colorful career.

In The News
June 28th, 2014

Damages Not Capped In New NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlement

A new agreement would remove a cap on the total damages the NFL could pay retired players suffering from concussion-related health issues. Sports Illustrated legal analyst Michael McCann joins Bill Littlefield to explain the latest news.

Sports History
May 31st, 2014

Bobby Mitchell, Washington’s First Black Player, Addresses Redskins Controversy

In the 1962 NFL season, Washington became the last franchise to add a black player to its roster. His name is Bobby Mitchell. The Hall of Famer recently broke his silence about the controversy over the team name Redskins. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports.

In Depth
May 24th, 2014

Division III Colleges Recruiting High School Benchwarmers

In order to fill rosters — and get more tuition dollars — some Division III colleges are recruiting less-than-heralded high school athletes. Bob Cook, who writes about youth sports for Forbes and is the father of one such athlete, joins Bill Littlefield to explain.

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