Stories from this broadcast: 10 Years Post-Katrina, The Role Of Sports In New Orleans' Recovery; The Future Of Sports Betting, The Mets' Surge And The Value Of 'Team Chemistry'; Rugby Star Leaves Australia For Try At The NFL; Fowling: Football-Bowling Hybrid Strikes Detroit; 'Year Of The Dunk' Extends Above The Rim; Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports; No Sibling Rivalry Here: Katie And Michael Ledecky; Is It Time To Put Diver Greg Louganis On The Wheaties Box?
Stories from this broadcast: Preparing For Life After Sports; Jeremy Bloom: From Professional Athlete To Businessman; Commentary: MLB Owners Change With The Times; Tom Watson, A Man Of Many Titles, Winds Down His Career; From MLB To Homeless: J.R. Richard Tells His Story In 'Still Throwing Heat'; Meet Jen 'Dr. J' Welter, The NFL's First Female Coach; Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports; WWE Lures Former Fans Back To Pro Wrestling; A 6 Year Old's Quest To Summit 48 Peaks; Littlefield: A Transistor Radio, A Baseball Bat And A Childhood Memory
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.
Stories from this broadcast: Mo Englander: 80-Years-Old But Still Throwing Strikes For His Son; 'The Reappearing Act' Shares Fagan's Experience Coming Out In Paranoid World Of College Athletics; Inspired By MLB Star, Teenage Girl Trades Softball For Baseball; A Coversation With Dick Bavetta, The NBA's Iron Ref; Making Contact In The 'Olympics' Of Ham Radio; An Inside Look At Prison Weightlifting; Skateboarding On The Reservation; From The Navy To The Hall Of Fame: A Conversation With David Robinson
Commentary: Rousey Vs. Mayweather Should Remain A Verbal Fight
With the two undefeated fighters exchanging words, there's been talk of a showdown between UFC champ Ronda Rousey and boxer Floyd Mayweather. Bill Littlefield reasons that such a fight would never, ever occur — but, then again, maybe it could...
Stories from this broadcast: Bucs' Blunder, An Atheist In The Backfield And OSU's Generic Jerseys; Laughter In Paris, But Lament Back Home; Ronda Rousey's Former Trainer: UFC Must Find A Challenger; Striving To Make Baseball 'A Game Of Their Own'; Game Of Drones: Drone Racing Takes Flight In Los Angeles; Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports; The Beatles At Shea: A Sports Stadium Revolution; At Maine River, Dams Removed, Races Begin — And Myth Recalled
Commentary: Junior Seau And America's 'Schizophrenic Relationship' With Football
On Saturday, the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio will induct the class of 2015. Bill Littlefield is focusing on one particular inductee: Junior Seau, who suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy and took his own life in 2012.
Stories from this broadcast: Employee Rights: Tom Brady v. The Average Man; Athens 20-All, State-Sponsored Exercise, And Robotic Umps?; Dutee Chand Wins Gender Fight In Track And Field; Champion Boxer Daniel Jacobs' Biggest Fight Wasn't In The Ring; 'Mashi' Chronicles Journey of Japan's First MLB Player; Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports; After Accident, 'Madman' Poole Uses Handcycle To Conquer Backcountry; NFL Youth Exercise Program: Healthy Fun Or Marketing Ploy?
Inside The Winner's Circle With Basketball's Sue Bird
With the 2015 WNBA season just past its halfway point, Only A Game was reminded of the story of Seattle Storm guard and basketball great Sue Bird, who has found success throughout her legendary hoops career.