He made his World Cup debut in the same game as Pele and helped Brazil win the World Cup in 1958 and 1962, but Garrincha is unknown to many soccer fans. Matthew Nelson brings us the story of the right winger who overcame physical disability to reach stardom — only to quickly lose his spot at the top.
In ‘Eight World Cups’ George Vecsey chronicles his travels to past World Cups, as well as his analysis of soccer’s big-picture concerns and controversies. The author joins Bill Littlefield.
David Robinson knows a thing or two about the NBA Finals. Over the course of 14 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, Robinson earned the NBA’s Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and MVP, along with two championship rings. He joins Bill Littlefield.
After a thrilling seven-game series between San Antonio and Miami in 2013, the Spurs and Heat are back at it in the 2014 NBA Finals. But don’t get too excited. The Wall Street Journal’s Chris Herring explains.
In Ottawa, the Jack Purcell Park proudly honors a local hero who repaired hockey equipment for neighborhood youths. But park officials mistakenly constructed new sculptures in honor of a Canadian badminton champion, also named Jack Purcell.
‘Duel for the Crown’ by Linda Carroll and David Rosner delves into the legendary rivalry between Affirmed and Alydar for the 1978 Triple Crown. Carroll joins Bill Littlefield.
In the 1962 NFL season, Washington became the last franchise to add a black player to its roster. His name is Bobby Mitchell. The Hall of Famer recently broke his silence about the controversy over the team name Redskins. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports.
Rafael Nadal needs one more victory at the French Open to have more men’s French singles championships than any other player. The man he would pass? Max Decugis. Chris Clarey of the New York Times join Bill Littlefield to share the story of France’s long-forgotten champion.
Most basketball players and fans believe in the hot hand, but scientists and statisticians have dismissed the idea for decades. Now, a new study claims to have uncovered proof that the hot hand is real. OAG’s Doug Tribou reports.
Twenty years after being featured on Only A Game’s first show, Bill Lee returns to the program to update Bill Littlefield on his current hobbies: making bats and pitching.