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December 12th, 2015

Does LeBron’s Nike Deal Make Him The Next ‘Air Jordan?’

The debate over whether LeBron James or Michael Jordan would win a game of one-on-one will probably never end, but we might be closer to settling another question: whose brand has more potential? In light of James’ new $500 million-plus lifetime deal with Nike, Bill Littlefield looks at whether LeBron’s commercial power will ever rival Jordan’s.

FEATURE
December 5th, 2015

From World War II To The Cape Cod League, A Veteran Shares His Stories

When the United States entered World War II, many prominent athletes rushed to join the war effort. Only A Game’s Karen Given has the story of a lesser-known athlete and veteran whose story you might not have heard.

IN DEPTH
December 5th, 2015

Warriors, Sixers: What Are The Odds?

The Warriors’ winning streak and the 76ers’ losing streak to open the 2015-16 NBA season are anomalies in their own rights. But to have both occur in the same year? Bill Littlefield investigates just how rare this occasion is — and he hears what it’s like to play for an NBA team that can’t seem to get a win.

Interview
December 5th, 2015

Shane Battier Remembers Life On ‘Kobe Island’

Last Sunday, Lakers star Kobe Bryant announced that this season will be his last. Retired NBA forward Shane Battier faced Bryant many times throughout his career. Battier joins Bill Littlefield to remember one particularly difficult night guarding the 17-time All-Star.

FEATURE
November 28th, 2015

Meet The NCAA’s First Openly Transgender Swimmer

An avid swimmer since childhood, Jay Pulitano was the first openly transgender swimmer in the NCAA. Pulitano talked with Only A Game’s ZoĆ« Sobel about how he found a supportive home in collegiate swimming.

FEATURE
November 28th, 2015

The Pilgrims Would Not Have Liked Football…Especially On Thanksgiving

Home, Thanksgiving and Football. For many American families, those three things are being celebrated this week, in varying degrees. But it hasn’t always been that way. Only A Game’s Karen Given has the story.

FEATURE
November 14th, 2015

19,000 And Counting: The ‘SI King’ Seeks To Complete His Collection

Over the past 33 years, Scott Smith has earned both a nickname and a reputation as the “SI King”— Smith’s autographed collection of almost 19,000 Sports Illustrated magazines might have something to do with that. Only A Game’s Karen Given talks to the King to find out more about his collection and his quest to get every edition of Sports Illustrated signed.

Commentary
November 14th, 2015

Take Your Pick: Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman Of The Year Candidates

Which athlete, team or horse had the definitive performance of the year? Bill Littlefield picks out his frontrunners for who is most deserving of Sports Illustrated’s annual honor.

FEATURE
November 14th, 2015

Remembering The ‘Fifth Down Game’ Of 1940

On Nov. 16, 1940, Cornell’s football team beat Dartmouth on a last-second play — on the fifth down. What happened after that error has cemented the “Fifth Down Game’s” place in college football history.

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.

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