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IN THE NEWS
April 23rd, 2016

The 48-Year History Of Projectiles Thrown By Philly Fans

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.

CHARLIE PIERCE
April 9th, 2016

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

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.

In His Own Words
March 19th, 2016

Fighting Back: Patrick O’Sullivan’s Long Road To Happiness

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.

COMMENTARY
January 27th, 2016

Sports-Related Dog News And Dog-Related Sports News

It’s not entirely true that Bill Littlefield thinks sports are going to the dogs. But it’s sort of true.

COMMENTARY
January 16th, 2016

Commentary: Let’s All Keep The Retirement Of Athletes In Mind

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.

Commentary
November 18th, 2015

Why Fighting Still Thrives In The NHL

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.

ROUNDTABLE
November 14th, 2015

3 Stories You Should Know: Greg Hardy, N.Y. ‘Competence,’ NHL Fighting

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.”

Only A Blog
October 13th, 2015
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Bring Back The Mullet? Jaromir Jagr Says ‘Yes’

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?

Interview
September 19th, 2015

The Price Of Entertainment: A Father’s Criticism Of The NHL

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.

In Depth
June 27th, 2015

Ken Dryden On Canada’s Stanley Cup Rivalry With The U.S.

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.

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