Super Bowl

January 9th, 2016

50 Years Of ‘Super Bowl Gold’ With Peter King

Super Bowl 50 is a little less than a month away. Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, who wrote the foreword for “Super Bowl Gold,” shares some of his favorite Super Bowl stories — including his plane ride with Joe DiMaggio — and explains The Fall Of The Roman Numeral.

Charlie Pierce
December 5th, 2015

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce cover Kobe Bryant’s storied career, the MLS Cup final and the legacy of Tiger Woods. The two also make their picks for who should perform at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show.

Only A Blog
February 5th, 2015

Tattoos Are Forever — Just Ask Rex Ryan

New Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan had a problem: a tattoo that still showed his allegiance to the New York Jets. Some sports fans can empathize.

Only A Blog
February 4th, 2015

Patriots’ Slater Fulfills Father’s Super Bowl Dreams

New England Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater waited seven years to win a Super Bowl. His father, Hall of Famer Jackie Slater, waited 20 and never did. Matthew Slater told Only A Game about his father’s influence on his career.

Super Bowl Haiku
January 31st, 2015

Super Bowl Haiku XXI

Sure, the Seahawks and Patriots are a good Super Bowl matchup, but we’re just here for the haiku. Bill Littlefield presents the most recent iteration of Only A Game’s annual tradition.

In Depth
January 31st, 2015

After Recovering From Health Scare, Vinovich Will Ref First Super Bowl

In April 2007, NFL referee Bill Vinovich suffered an aortic dissection, a tear inside the wall of the major artery that carries blood out of the heart. He was told he would never officiate another game. Now Vinovich is preparing to work the Super Bowl.

In Depth
January 31st, 2015

Seattle Seahwaks Secondary: More Than ‘Fine’

The Seahawks’ secondary, known as the “Legion of Boom,” uses a unique motivational technique. The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Clegg wrote about the unit’s self-imposed fine system and he joined Bill Littlefield to explain.

January 31st, 2015

Belichick Vs. Carroll: Two Coaching Styles Clash At Super Bowl

Back in 2000, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick replaced Pete Carroll as the Patriots’ head coach. Carroll now leads the Seattle Seahawks. The two coaches have used very different philosophies to get their teams to Sunday’s Super Bowl.

Only A Blog
January 29th, 2015

The Patriots Don’t Want To Talk About … Arizona

The New England Patriots are tired of thinking about it, tired of talking about it and ready to move on. No, not deflate-gate … Arizona.

In The News
January 24th, 2015

‘Deflate-Gate’ And The Psychology Of Cheating In Sports

In light of allegations that the New England Patriots tampered with footballs in the AFC Championship, Only A Game’s Doug Tribou asks a Wharton professor who studies deception why teams, coaches and athletes cheat.

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