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INTERVIEW
February 6th, 2016

What’s It Like Watching 49 Straight Super Bowls?

One man who will most likely not be among the estimated 189 million Americans tuning into Super Bowl 50 is Slate writer Justin Peters. Peters’ editors recently tasked him with watching all 49 previous Super Bowls.

CHARLIE PIERCE
February 6th, 2016

Charlie Pierce: The Week in Sports

It’s time for Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce to make his annual Super Bowl declaration! Bill and Charlie also discuss the late NFL-great Ken Stabler’s CTE diagnosis and Deontay Anderson’s unique National Signing Day announcement. Plus, Bill and Charlie pay tribute to Bob Elliott.

FEATURE
February 6th, 2016
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Super Bowl Veteran Dave Pear: ‘It Just Wasn’t Worth It To Me’

Retired Pro Bowl defensive tackle Dave Pear is left with two reminders of his NFL career: a diamond-encrusted Super Bowl ring and a nightmare that has stayed with him for the past 37 years. Reporter Alex Ashley has the story.

FEATURED BOOK
February 6th, 2016

‘The Game’s Not Over’ Seeks Middle Ground In Football Debate

In an increasingly polarized debate over the merits of American football, Gregg Easterbrook tries to present a middle position in his new book “The Game’s Not Over: In Defense of Football.”

FEATURE
February 6th, 2016

Going On 50: Don Crisman And The ‘Never Miss A Super Bowl Club’

Don Crisman is the last surviving member of the original Never Miss A Super Bowl Club. He has been to every Super Bowl ever played — but he’s had some close calls. Only A Game’s Karen Given has the story.

Only A Blog
February 4th, 2016
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Vernon Davis’ Curling Obsession And Other Super Bowl 50 Fun Facts

You might be familiar with the X’s and O’s surrounding Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 matchup, but did you know about Broncos OT Ryan Harris’ stint on MTV? What about Panthers CB Robert McClain’s passion for drawing? Here are some unusual facts about the players taking the field this weekend.

FEATURED MOVIE
January 30th, 2016

‘In Football We Trust’ Explores The NFL’s ‘Polynesian Pipeline’

Many current and former NFL players are of Polynesian descent. The PBS documentary “In Football We Trust” tells the stories of high school football players from Utah who hope to one day ride that so-called “Polynesian Pipeline” into the NFL. Tony Vainuku, the film’s director, joins Bill Littlefield.

Charlie Pierce
January 30th, 2016

Charlie Pierce: The Week in Sports

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce weigh in on Super Bowl 50, the steep punishment inflicted by the NHL on Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman and Shaquille O’Neal’s most recent controversial comments.

ROUNDTABLE
January 30th, 2016

3 Stories You Should Know: Cam Newton, NFL Tickets, All-Star Games

Why are many fans critical of Panthers quarterback Cam Newton? Are the NFL’s ticket resale policies legal? And should we get rid of All-Star Games? Bill Littlefield is joined by Cindy Boren and Patrick Hruby.

ROUNDTABLE
January 23rd, 2016

3 Stories You Should Know: Cardinals, Sports Betting, Facebook

Is it time to jump on the Arizona Cardinals bandwagon? Should sports betting be legalized? And do we really need another social media feature? Sports On Earth’s Will Leitch join Only A Game’s Karen Given and Bill Littlefield for this week’s roundtable.

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