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Only A Blog
September 3rd, 2015

Twitter Reacts To Deflate-Gate Ruling

On Thursday, a federal judge ruled against the NFL in the “Deflate-Gate” case, nullifying the four-game suspension of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. The reaction on Twitter from NFL analysts, Pats fans and even some New England politicians was swift.

In The News
August 29th, 2015

Rugby Star Leaves Australia For Try At The NFL

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.

In Depth
August 29th, 2015

10 Years Post-Katrina, The Role Of Sports In New Orleans’ Recovery

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.

In Depth
August 22nd, 2015
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Meet Jen ‘Dr. J’ Welter, The NFL’s First Female Coach

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.

Interview
August 22nd, 2015

Jeremy Bloom: From Professional Athlete To Businessman

As a 19-year-old world champion skier and football All-American, Jeremy Bloom says he was “scared to death.” The source of his fear: what would he do after his sports career was over? Bloom joins Bill Littlefield to remember that time in his life and to discuss his transition from pro athlete to businessman.

Commentary
August 19th, 2015

Debate Over Participation Trophies Heats Up

Steeler James Harrison ordered his children, ages 8 and 6, to return trophies they’d received for participating in a program designed to teach them teamwork. His rationale was that they hadn’t won anything, so they shouldn’t get trophies. Bill Littlefield doesn’t agree.

3 Stories You Should Know
August 8th, 2015

Bucs’ Blunder, An Atheist In The Backfield And OSU’s Generic Jerseys

Bill Littlefield is joined by the Washington Post’s Cindy Boren and John Doyle of Foster’s Daily Democrat for this week’s edition of “3 Stories You Should Know.”

In-Depth
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.

Interview
August 1st, 2015

Employee Rights: Tom Brady v. The Average Man

This week, the NFL upheld Tom Brady’s four-game suspension in the Deflategate saga. As the league and its players union prepare for a court battle, guest host Doug Tribou speaks with employee rights expert Lewis Maltby about how this situation might have played out if Tom Brady delivered pizza for a living.

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.

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