Only A Game

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Ben
 Aug 9, 2018
I've been listening for over a decade. I have lived this show the whole time. Sure going to miss Bill! Thanks for all the feelz🤓

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An award-winning weekly sports magazine for the serious sports fan and the steadfast sports avoider

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Davidson Athletics' Math Edge, Classic Arcade Museum, Girls' Wrestling Grows
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The Davidson College men's basketball program is best known for producing NBA superstar Stephen Curry. This week on Only A Game, another story out of Davidson ... about the math-minded students who are helping the athletic department. Also, the story of the American Classic Arcade Museum. And while participation in most high school sports is down, there are a few exceptions ... like girls' wrestling. Join us!
Jan 17, 2020
ESPN Editor-Turned-Priest, College Football's Growth, Unified Korean Hockey
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In early 2012, New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin became a global star. This week on Only A Game, the story of an ESPN editor whose headline about Lin sparked outrage — and ultimately helped prepare him for the priesthood. Also, high school football numbers are down, but the sport is actually growing at the college level. What gives? And members of the unified Korean national women's ice hockey team share the inside story from the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics. Join us!
Jan 10, 2020
Clemson Fan And 'The Hat,' Indigenous Runner Rosalie Fish, WNBA's Tamika Catchings
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Aaron Ritz was 11 years old when he was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease. This week on Only A Game, how Clemson football fans — especially super fan Dean "The Hat" Cox — supported Aaron. Also, the story of Rosalie Fish, a college student who runs on behalf of missing and murdered Indigenous women. And Tamika Catchings, one of the best players in WNBA history, on living with a hearing impairment. Join us!
Jan 03, 2020
Bob Cousy's Letter To Bill Russell And Other 'Teammates' Stories
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This week on Only A Game, we revisit some of our favorite stories of teammates: Bob Cousy explains why he regretted not being closer to Bill Russell off the floor. Also, the story of Nicki Collen, who after years as her husband's assistant coach became the WNBA Coach of the Year. And a radio producer's reunion with his high school lacrosse teammate, who was also his nemesis. Join us!
Dec 27, 2019
A Golfer's Secret, Athlete Of The Decade, A Dangerous Horse Race
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During his career as a professional golfer, George Archer won 13 PGA Tours events, including the 1969 Masters Tournament. This week on Only A Game, the story of Archer's dyslexia, which he and his family kept secret for his entire life. Also, Jason Gay looks backs on the decade and reminds us of the athlete who must not be forgotten: the Monday Night Football Cat. And the story of Lata Brandisová, who took on Nazi SS riders in one of the world's toughest horse races. Join us!
Dec 20, 2019
Peking To Paris Challenge, NFL Magician Jon Dorenbos, WADA Bans Russia
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In 1907, Auguste Pons tried and failed the 10,000-mile race from Peking to Paris on a trike. This week on Only A Game, Anton Gonnissen's attempt to finish what was started 112 years ago. Also, the story of former NFL player Jon Dorenbos, who found solace in magic and football after a family tragedy. And, in response to the World Anti-Doping Agency's latest ban on Russia, the country's boxers are threatening to boycott the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Join us!
Dec 13, 2019
Michigan Football Injury, Ping Pong At 73, Pro Hoops At 50
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Grant Newsome was starting at left tackle on the University of Michigan football team. Then, a single play nearly cost him his leg. Also this week on Only A Game, writer Laura Arenschield tells the story of her father, who became a competitive ping pong player in his 70s. And how Nancy Lieberman made it onto a WNBA game ... at 50 years old. Join us!
Dec 06, 2019
Thanksgiving Leftovers
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In a Thanksgiving tradition that dates not quite as far back as the pilgrims, we've got tupperwares full of leftovers — tales that didn't fit into other episodes — this week on Only A Game. First, the story of Marcellus Wiley "stealing" a pair of shoes from his childhood idol's locker. Plus, a look at the friendship between running back Marshawn Lynch and kicker Stephen Hauschka — both in real life and in cartoon. And a song about Canadian hockey player Eddie Shack that topped Toronto's music charts. Plus, many more. Join ...
Nov 29, 2019
Teddy Roosevelt Vs. Baseball, Worst High School QB Ever, Sid Luckman's Family Secret
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Among all presidents in U.S. history, Theodore Roosevelt stands out for his love of sports. But apparently he didn't love baseball. This week on Only A Game, the drastic measures baseball took to woo the president to the ballpark. Also, a journalist reflects on his high school sports career ... and makes the case that he was perhaps the worst high school quarterback ever. And the story of Meyer Luckman — father of Hall of Fame QB Sid Luckman — who was convicted of murder. Join us.
Nov 22, 2019
Global Kid Media, Tacko Fall Learns To Swim, Rat City Roller Derby
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If you see a 13-year-old reporter with a yellow-tipped mic at a sporting event, it's probably Vedant Gupta. This week on Only A Game, the story of Global Kid Media, and Vedant's plan to become a household name in sports media. Also, the Boston Celtics' 7-foot-5 rookie Tacko Fall decides to learn how to swim. And the story of Rat City Roller Derby, a roller derby league that lost its home due to Seattle's gentrification. Join us!
Nov 15, 2019