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IN THE NEWS
April 30th, 2016

What If Deflategate Went To The Supreme Court? Totenberg Weighs In

A federal appeals court upheld Roger Goodell’s suspension of Tom Brady, but there’s still a chance that the case could be brought before the Supreme Court. And if it did, how would the nation’s highest court rule on the most over-inflated saga in NFL history? Bill Littlefield talks Deflategate with NPR’s Nina Totenberg.

In The News
March 12th, 2016

In Deflategate Science Fair Project, 7th Grader Takes On NFL

MIT professor John Leonard assesses the work of Ben Goodell, a 7th grader whose recent science fair project sought to prove Tom Brady’s innocence. “Ben Goodell’s experiment,” the professor tells Only A Game, “just adds to the evidence in my own mind that the Ideal Gas Law is pretty tried and true.”

FEATURED BOOK
January 23rd, 2016

‘Brady Vs. Manning’ Delves Into QB Rivalry — And Practical Jokes

Nobody is happier than Gary Myers that Sunday’s AFC Championship is set to bring about one final confrontation between the Patriots’ Tom Brady and the Broncos’ Peyton Manning. Myers is the author of “Brady Vs. Manning: The Untold Story Of The Rivalry That Transformed The NFL.”

Commentary
January 20th, 2016

Tom Brady, Peyton Manning Prove It’s A Quarterback’s World

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have faced each other 16 times over the course of their exceptionally successful careers. On Sunday, they will face each other again. Sort of.

Only A Blog
October 13th, 2015
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Memorable Press Conference Moments

Inspired by Bill Belichick’s recent “SnapFace” reference, we decided to take a look back at some of the most memorable press conference moments in sports history.

In Depth
September 12th, 2015

The NFL Vs. The Patriots: Why Spygate Is Back In The News

Just when it seemed like the Deflategate controversy was nearly settled, ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth Wickersham reopened the case to explore its possible ties to Spygate. They join Bill Littlefield to discuss the larger implications of the ongoing tension between NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and the New England Patriots.

Commentary
September 9th, 2015

Are You Ready For Some Football?

Despite the many recent issues that the NFL has faced both on and off the field, football remains as popular as ever. Bill Littlefield examines why.

In Depth
September 5th, 2015

Deflategate Decision: What It Means For The Future Of Pro Sports

A U.S. district judge threw out New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his alleged role in deflating footballs. Sports attorney Alan Milstein joins Bill Littlefield to talk about what the decision means for the relationship between pro athletes and leagues.

Only A Blog
September 3rd, 2015

Twitter Reacts To Deflategate Ruling

On Thursday, a federal judge ruled against the NFL in the “Deflategate” case, nullifying the four-game suspension of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. The reaction on Twitter from NFL analysts, Pats fans and even some New England politicians was swift.

Interview
August 1st, 2015

Employee Rights: Tom Brady v. The Average Man

This week, the NFL upheld Tom Brady’s four-game suspension in the Deflategate saga. As the league and its players union prepare for a court battle, guest host Doug Tribou speaks with employee rights expert Lewis Maltby about how this situation might have played out if Tom Brady delivered pizza for a living.

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