November 21st, 2015

Two Sportsmen Face Life After Paris

Atlanta Hawks’ guard Thabo Sefolosha understands life in Europe: he is from Switzerland and played for three years on a French basketball team. Bill Littefield compares remarks Sefolosha recently made about the attacks in Paris with his own recent experience in the city.

In The News
November 21st, 2015

Has College Basketball Gotten Boring?

Come March, sports fans around the country will crowd around TVs to catch the three-week pandemonium that is March Madness. But how can the NCAA get people more interested in college basketball games occurring at the beginning of the season? Bill Littlefield speaks with the Wall Street Journal’s Ben Cohen about the latest attempt to make college hoops more exciting.

November 18th, 2015

Why Fighting Still Thrives In The NHL

When the Nashville Predators played the Anaheim Ducks Tuesday night, Mike Fisher knocked out one of Kevin Bieksa’s teeth. And, yes, is still in business. Bill Littlefield has always wondered why fighting, which is seriously discouraged in other sports, gets a pass in hockey.

November 14th, 2015

Mike Tollin: Telling Stories Set In Sports

Mike Tollin is a producer/writer/director with a long and varied career. But that career has predominantly focused on one subject. Bill Littlefield spoke with Tollin this week and asked him if he always knew he wanted to tell stories about sports.

Only A Blog
November 9th, 2015

From The Archives: Grantland Meets Only A Game

The staff at Only A Game was sad to learn that ESPN was shutting down Grantland — the sports and culture blog founded by Bill Simmons in 2011. Over the past four years, we’ve had a number of Grantland writers join us on Only A Game to discuss their stories. Here’s a look back at some of those conversation.

In Depth
October 31st, 2015

Keeping Players Healthy: The NBA’s ‘Most Intriguing Arms Race’

“Executives, coaches, players across the NBA have really come to realize that who is playing on your team at the start of the season is actually far less important than who’s going to be on the team at the end of the season,” the Wall Street Journal’s Ben Cohen tells Bill Littlefield.

October 24th, 2015

Opportunities Expand, But Women Still Facing Barriers In Sports

If you pay attention to the headlines, there have never been more opportunities for women in sports. But is the landscape as good as it seems? Bill Littlefield speaks to Professor Nefertiti Walker.

In Depth
October 24th, 2015

The NBA Dress Code: 10 Years Later

It’s been a decade since the NBA implemented a controversial dress code. Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports joins Bill Littlefield to explain the initial opposition to the rule — and to discuss why many players have changed their minds.

October 17th, 2015

Muslim Lady Warriors Balance Modest Dress, Performance And Fashion

For young girls of East African descent living and playing basketball in Minneapolis, balancing cultural and religious standards of modesty with a love of sports can pose challenges. Producer Sam Radwany has the story of how the Lady Warriors basketball team designed uniforms that keep them both observant and competitive.

Only A Blog
October 13th, 2015

Memorable Press Conference Moments

Inspired by Bill Belichick’s recent “SnapFace” reference, we decided to take a look back at some of the most memorable press conference moments in sports history.

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