As Only A Game celebrates its 20th anniversary, analyst Charlie Pierce weighs in on Michael Sam, the future of golf, and changes in the sports landscape in the past two decades.
Last weekend, NFL legends traveled to Cleveland for the first Pro Football Hall of Fame “Fan Fest.” Organizers say the event is the largest gathering of Hall of Famers aside from enshrinement ceremonies in Canton, Ohio. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports.
Ace Atkins took over the Spenser series for Robert B. Parker after his death in 2010. His newest book ‘Cheap Shot’ has a sports hook. Atkins joins Bill Littlefield to discuss this novel and what it’s like to take over for another author.
The NFL Draft started Thursday night and the big question was how early Johnny Manziel would be drafted. He did get picked in the first round but not until the 22nd pick. CBS columnist Gregg Doyel joins Bill Littlefield to discuss Manziel’s slide and other notable moments from the first round.
Ralph Wilson, one of the founding owners of the American Football League, died at the age of 95. Ed Rutkowski, who played for the Buffalo Bills for six seasons in the 1960s, joins Bill Littlefield to help us remember Wilson.
Leigh Steinberg was once the king of all sports agents. Tom Cruise’s character in ‘Jerry Maguire’ was based on him. Then serious family issues and a battle with addiction drove Steinberg out of business. Reporter Saul Gonzalez has the story of his comeback.
Much of what’s said between athletes during an NFL game is not appropriate for family viewing. But now the NFL is considering banning derogatory slurs on the field. ESPN’s Michael Wilbon joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the potential rule.
The NFL is considering a rule that would penalize teams if one of their players used a racial slur on the field. Only A Game’s Zoë Sobel asks if this a good idea or a violation of freedom of speech.
Independent investigator Ted Wells released an almost 150-page report detailing the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal. The Miami Herald’s Adam Beasley joins Bill to discuss the new developments and potential changes in the NFL.
Missouri football standout Michael Sam announced on Sunday that he is gay. Sam is eligible for this spring’s NFL Draft. Some believe the news might affect his draft stock. Bill Littlefield explores the situation.