It’s been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. This week on Only A Game, we examine how the Superdome has changed from being a symbol of the disaster to one of the city’s recovery. And Katie Ledecky — who won five gold medals at the swimming world championships earlier this month — and her older brother join us to talk about their friendship. Plus, we’ll learn the rules of “fowling,” the football/bowling combination that’s a hit in Detroit. Join us!
Olympic champion Greg Louganis might be the best diver of all time, but he never appeared on the front of the Wheaties box. Julie Sondgerath has started a petition to change that, and she joins Bill Littlefield.
At this month’s world swimming championships in Russia, Katie Ledecky won five gold medals. There to cheer her on was her No. 1 fan: older brother Michael. The Ledecky siblings join Bill Littlefield to talk about their close relationship, their earliest days in the pool and Katie’s first win against her brother.
This year, some universities will begin to cover the full cost of attendance for athletes, but football players at Cincinnati have to follow the rules to get their checks. Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce says this might be another way to exploit free labor. Plus, Bill and Charlie will discuss the Chicago Cubs’ likely playoff berth.
Having beaten cancer and entering into his mid-30s, Asher Price set out on a quest to dunk a basketball for the first time in his life. Price chronicles that year-long journey in his book, “The Year of the Dunk: A Modest Defiance of Gravity.” The author joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his attempt and to share what he learned.
What do you get when you combine football and bowling? Fowling! Reporter Zak Rosen visited the Fowling Warehouse in Detroit and shares the story of the sport’s origins.
Jarryd Hayne, a two-time National Rugby League MVP, was due to make $4 million this season in Australia. Instead, he left his home country to try and make it in the NFL. He’s been impressive in his pre-season showings for the 49ers. Julie Tullberg, former sports editor for Melbourne’s Herald Sun, joins Bill Littlefield to discuss Hayne’s chances at an NFL career.
Should sports betting be legalized? Does “team chemistry” really matter? And how about those Mets? Best-selling author George Vecsey and Craig Calcaterra of NBC Sports join Bill Littlefield for this week’s rendition of 3 Stories You Should Know.
In the days after Hurricane Katrina, the Superdome was a place of desperation in New Orleans. How did it become a symbol of the city’s ongoing recovery? Bill Littlefield speaks with Sports Illustrated’s Tim Layden.
The best athletes make everything they do look effortless. Bill Littlefield asks: which athletic feat is most impressive?
To cap off this week’s “Time Show,” Bill Littlefield recalls a night listening to a New York Giants’ comeback on a transistor radio.
On a hike in New Hampshire, commentator Elissa Ely ran into an atypical peak bagger. Hunter’s 6 — and dead set on climbing all of his state’s 4,000 footers.
For fans of professional wrestling, getting older often means losing interest. But as Only A Game’s Martin Kessler reports, a new emphasis on storytelling is luring some young adults back to their former pastime.
Charlie Pierce has joined Bill Littlefield on Only A Game for more than two decades. This week, Charlie and Bill discuss how sports have changed over the years — and they predict what the sports landscape will look like 20 years from now.
The Arizona Cardinals made history this summer by hiring the league’s first female coach as an intern during training camp. And as reporter Phil Latzman found out, Jen Welter, aka “Dr. J,” has already made an impression on players.
J.R. Richard was a star pitcher for the Houston Astros in the ’70s, but his life changed forever when he suffered a stroke in 1980. He never pitched in MLB again and ended up living under bridge. In his new book “Still Throwing Heat,” Richard tells his story of overcoming homelessness.