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August 22nd, 2015

Preparing For Life After Sports

Many pro athletes don’t think about life after sports until it’s too late. Others plan ahead. Bill Littlefield talks to retired athletes who fell on both ends of the spectrum — and finds out what one league is doing to better prepare its players for the future.

August 8th, 2015

The Beatles At Shea: A Sports Stadium Revolution

Fifty years ago at Shea Stadium in New York, the Beatles set a record: 55,600 fans packed the home of the Mets to see the Fab Four in concert. It was the largest crowd in concert history and forever changed the relationship between the music business and sports stadiums.

August 1st, 2015

NFL Youth Exercise Program: Healthy Fun Or Marketing Ploy?

NFL training camps are getting started after what’s been a tough year or so for the league’s image. But would anyone criticize the league for teaching kids about exercise? Well, it turns out they would. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou looks at the NFL “Play 60″ program and hears from one of its critics.

Only A Blog
July 28th, 2015

NFL Upholds Brady Suspension: The Ruling And Responses

The NFL upheld Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in the Deflategate saga Tuesday. Only A Game has compiled a collection of links to the official report and the heated responses. We also look at how the ruling plays into the ongoing discussion of Brady’s legacy.

Only A Blog
July 28th, 2015

Boston 2024’s Demise Opens Door For Other North American Cities

Boston is out as a candidate for the 2024 Olympics. Now other North American cities are reviving their push to host the Games.

In Depth
July 25th, 2015

The Future Of Practice? Virtual Reality And Football Collide

Strap on a virtual reality headset and watch film to get better at football? A virtual reality startup company is working with three NFL teams to help quarterbacks prepare for games. Former Stanford kicker Derek Belch is the founder of STRIVR Labs and he joins us to explain how the new technology works.

Featured Book
July 25th, 2015

‘Dancing With The Devil’ Details Rio’s Prep For 2016 Olympics

When Rio de Janeiro was awarded the Summer Olympics, Brazilians celebrated. Six years, an economic nosedive and a World Cup later, the country’s residents feel very differently. In her new book “Dancing with the Devil in the City of God,” Brazilian journalist Juliana Barbassa chronicles the change.

3 Stories You Should Know
July 25th, 2015

Feds Drop Case Vs. Bonds; UAB Football Returns; And ESPN’s Talent Troubles

Toronto Star sports columnist Bruce Arthur and sports writer Erik Malinowski join OAG guest host Shira Springer for this week’s edition of “3 Stories You Should Know.”

In Depth
July 18th, 2015

15 Years Later: Revisiting The Stadium Staple ‘Who Let The Dogs Out’

The Baha Men’s “Who Let the Dogs Out” was more than a hit song, Sports Illustrated’s Ben Reiter argues. It also changed the relationship between sports and the music industry. Fifteen years after the song’s release, Reiter joins Bill Littlefield to make his case.

July 18th, 2015

Big-League Reporter Comes Home To Her Local Newspaper

Why would a reporter trade MLB parks for high school sports? Only A Game’s Doug Tribou profiles Maureen Mullen, an accomplished sports reporter who returned to the hometown newspaper she once delivered door to door.

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