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January 21st, 2015
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More Than Deflate-Gate: Recent History Of NFL Cheating Scandals

The New England Patriots are accused of underinflating footballs during the AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts. The Patriots aren’t the only team investigated for cheating.

Featured Book
January 17th, 2015

‘The QB’ Joins The Search For The Next Great NFL Quarterback

Finding and developing the next great NFL quarterback has become big business. Bill Littlefield spoke with Bruce Feldman, author of ‘The QB: The Making of Modern Quarterbacks’ to gain insight in the men who train the next generation of potential Hall of Famers.

In The News
January 17th, 2015

Packers Get Another Crack At Seahawks In NFC Championship

In Week 1, Seattle shut down Green Bay’s offense in a 36-16 win. The teams are meeting again in Sunday’s NFC Championship, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Tyler Dunne says the Packers have learned from that loss.

In The News
January 17th, 2015

AFC Championship Preview: Colts Vs. Patriots

The rivalry between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts has been on hold for the past few years. But the Colts, led by third-year quarterback Andrew Luck, are ready to challenge the Patriots in the AFC Championship. Only A Game’s Karen Given has a preview.

In The News
January 10th, 2015

Questions Remain After Mueller Report On NFL’s Handling Of Rice Case

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller released his report on the NFL’s handling of the Ray Rice case on Thursday. Slate Senior Editor Jeremy Stahl argues that the investigation misses a basic, big-picture detail in the saga.

In The News
January 10th, 2015

Past And Present Collide In Manning Vs. Luck

Peyton Manning played 13 seasons for the Indianapolis Colts. Now he’s with the Denver Broncos, who host the Colts and their new star QB Andrew Luck this weekend in the NFL Playoffs. Gregg Doyel of the Indianapolis Star previews the matchup.

Commentary
January 7th, 2015

NFL Playoff Referees Should Have Our Sympathy, Not Scorn

In a playoff game between the Lions and Cowboys, officials reversed a pass-interference penalty. The refs may have sent the Lions home early, but as Bill Littlefield knows from personal experience, they aren’t the only officials who’ve ever erred.

In Depth
January 3rd, 2015

2014: The (Sports) Year In Review

What was the most significant sports moment from 2014? The cases against Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice? Michael Sam coming out? The Sochi Olympics? The World Cup? Donald Sterling’s ouster from the NBA? In a year loaded with major news, Only A Game asked top sports writers to make their picks.

In Depth
January 3rd, 2015

Tips For Hiring Your Next NFL Head Coach

After the annual round of firings that mark NFL’s “Black Monday,” teams are in the market for new head coaches. Bleacher Report’s Mike Tanier joins Bill Littlefield to offer his suggestions for what questions owners should ask of prospective employees.

Commentary
December 31st, 2014

Military Rehab Program Welcomes NFL Retirees

After the Impact pairs former NFL players with combat veterans in therapeutic activities. According to Devin Hutchings, the program’s director, the vets and former players “create a brotherhood” based on their mutual respect as well as the similar challenges they face.

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