As mothers everywhere tell their teenaged kids, once you develop a reputation for something, it’s hard to shake. The same holds true for sports fans, and earlier this week sports fans in Philadelphia lived up to a reputation they earned back in 1968. Only A Game’s Karen Given has the story.
Is Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce surprised to learn that members of FIFA are named in the Panama Papers? Not quite. Charlie joins Karen Given to discuss that and more from the week’s sports news.
Patrick O’Sullivan played in the NHL from 2006 to 2012. He retired from hockey at age 27 — at what could have been the peak of his career — to seek treatment for a trauma that had followed him since childhood. He tells his story, In His Own Words.
It’s not entirely true that Bill Littlefield thinks sports are going to the dogs. But it’s sort of true.
Retired Blackhawks player Daniel Carcillo tells Only A Game that the transition to life after sports can be jarring. Many athletes don’t think about retirement and the resources they’ll need until it’s too late. Bill Littlefield thinks this is a story worthy of attention.
When the Nashville Predators played the Anaheim Ducks Tuesday night, Mike Fisher knocked out one of Kevin Bieksa’s teeth. And, yes, hockeyfights.com is still in business. Bill Littlefield has always wondered why fighting, which is seriously discouraged in other sports, gets a pass in hockey.
How come Cowboy Greg Hardy continues to play for Dallas despite domestic abuse revelations? Why is it suddenly difficult for fans to make light of the New York Jets, Knicks and Mets? And is there really any good reason to start a fight in hockey? Bill Littlefield is joined by Cindy Boren and Will Leitch for “3 Stories You Should Know.”
Decades ago, the mullet was a popular look. Today, though, you’d be hard pressed to find the classic hairstyle. Might that change this year thanks to one NHL legend?
This week, fans learned the details of the NHL’s plans to protect players who might have been concussed during games. But Len Boogaard, father of the late Derek Boogaard, thinks the effort is not enough. He joins Bill Littlefield to explain.
The Stanley Cup was donated by an Englishman to Canada back in 1892. But no Canadian team has brought home the Cup since 1993. Legendary NHL goalie and Hockey Hall of Famer Ken Dryden joined Bill to discuss Canada’s hockey drought and the country’s other rivalries with the U.S.