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.
Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce weigh in on Super Bowl 50, the steep punishment inflicted by the NHL on Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman and Shaquille O’Neal’s most recent controversial comments.
Why are many fans critical of Panthers quarterback Cam Newton? Are the NFL’s ticket resale policies legal? And should we get rid of All-Star Games? Bill Littlefield is joined by Cindy Boren and Patrick Hruby.
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.
Inspired by the death of a friend and teammate, former Chicago Blackhawks player Daniel Carcillo is now working to help athletes adjust to life after hockey. He tells his story, In His Own Words.
Back in the day, every NHL team employed at least one fighting specialist, known as an enforcer. But now the position is becoming extinct. Former Boston Bruins enforcer Terry O’Reilly tells Bill Littlefield why that’s for the best.
After Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad made the team as an 18 year old, veteran Willie Mitchell invited the rookie to live with him and his wife, Megan. Last spring, Katie Baker wrote about the trio for Grantland, and she joined Bill Littlefield to share what she learned.
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.
Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discusses the NFL’s concussion protocol, activism in college sports and NHL goal scoring. Charlie also shares some candidates — including Ronda Rousey, Lionel Messi and American Pharoah — for Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year.