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INTERVIEW
February 13th, 2016

Super Bowl 100: A Look Into The Future

Super Bowl 50 is in the past and Super Bowl 100 is in the future, except for Steve Rushin of SI.com. In a “Special Report From The Future,” Rushin imagines the 100th edition of the game — one featuring teams from two countries and players of various genders.

FEATURE
February 13th, 2016
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Whether It’s L.A. Or St. Louis, One Rams Fan Believes For Life

The St. Louis Rams are now the Los Angeles Rams, and, for the first time in two decades, L.A. will have its own NFL team to cheer for. One particular fan is very excited.

Commentary
February 13th, 2016

All Eyes On Roger Goodell This NFL Offseason

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spent the 2015 offseason attempting to punish Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for his role in what’s become known as “Deflategate.” Bill Littlefield speculates what Goodell has up his sleeves to make sure the spotlight stays on the NFL during the 2016 offseason.

ROUNDTABLE
February 13th, 2016

3 Stories You Should Know: NFL Sociology, NBA Moms, Liverpool Walkout

If you watched just one NFL game all season, what would you learn? If NBA players lived with their moms, would they be more successful? And is the sports’ fan revolution about to begin? George Vecsey and Rachel Bachman join Bill Littlefield.

FEATURE
February 13th, 2016

Super Bowl 50 Through The Eyes Of An $11 Hot Dog Vendor

Freelance journalist Gabriel Thompson experienced Super Bowl 50 from a different perspective: as a concessions worker helping to keep fans fed during the prime-time spectacle. Thompson shares what it’s like to be a low-wage worker for the NFL.

ONLY A BLOG
February 11th, 2016
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Marshawn Lynch Retires: An Ode To Beast Mode

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch unceremoniously announced his retirement on Twitter during Sunday’s Super Bowl. Just as captivating as Lynch’s runs was his enigmatic personality. Here are the moments that defined the Skittles-loving, custom-gold-grill-procuring back.

INTERVIEW
February 6th, 2016

What’s It Like Watching 49 Straight Super Bowls?

One man who will most likely not be among the estimated 189 million Americans tuning into Super Bowl 50 is Slate writer Justin Peters. Peters’ editors recently tasked him with watching all 49 previous Super Bowls.

CHARLIE PIERCE
February 6th, 2016

Charlie Pierce: The Week in Sports

It’s time for Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce to make his annual Super Bowl declaration! Bill and Charlie also discuss the late NFL-great Ken Stabler’s CTE diagnosis. Plus, Bill and Charlie pay tribute to Bob Elliott.

FEATURE
February 6th, 2016
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Super Bowl Veteran Dave Pear: ‘It Just Wasn’t Worth It To Me’

Retired Pro Bowl defensive tackle Dave Pear is left with two reminders of his NFL career: a diamond-encrusted Super Bowl ring and a nightmare that has stayed with him for the past 37 years. Reporter Alex Ashley has the story.

FEATURED BOOK
February 6th, 2016

‘The Game’s Not Over’ Seeks Middle Ground In Football Debate

In an increasingly polarized debate over the merits of American football, Gregg Easterbrook tries to present a middle position in his new book “The Game’s Not Over: In Defense of Football.”

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