Only A Game

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

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Disco Demolition Night, A'ja Wilson Fan, Mascot Successes ... And Failures

July 12th, 2019

48:57

In between a 1979 doubleheader at Comiskey Park, the Chicago White Sox took a giant pile of disco records to center field ... and blew them up.

Vlad and Vlad Jr., Wheelchair Tennis Journey, Basketball And NASA

July 5th, 2019

49:01

This week on Only A Game, a lifelong Montreal baseball fan remembers Vladimir Guerrero's Expos career — and discusses his excitement for the Hall of Famer's son.

Andre Iguodala, Ultramarathon Origin, 'The Office' Plays Basketball

June 28th, 2019

49:00

Golden State Warriors swingman Andre Iguodala started the first 758 games of his NBA career. But when Steve Kerr took over as Golden State's head …

Lauren And Aaron Holiday, The '69 Mets, Kalin Bennett's Basketball Journey

June 21st, 2019

49:08

Last June, the Indiana Pacers selected Aaron Holiday in the first round of the NBA Draft. His older brothers, Jrue and Justin, have already …

Father's Day Show: Dale And Yogi Berra, Dad And Barkley (Plus An Update)

June 14th, 2019

48:34

Dale Berra used cocaine throughout his career as a Major League Baseball player. But when his family had had enough of his drug use, Dale's father, Yogi, showed his tough love. Join us!

Women's World Cup: The '99ers' Fight For Equity, Soccer In South Korea, Norway's Champion

June 7th, 2019

48:51

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the U.S. women's national soccer team's 1999 World Cup title. This week on Only A Game, we hear from Kristine …

Warriors Superfan, Running Marathons While Homeless, Syracuse 8

May 31st, 2019

48:59

With Golden State in the NBA Finals for the fifth straight season, we tell the story of Lloyd Canamore — a superfan who started working as a snack …

Aussie Bucks Beat Writer, Pizza Shop Encounter, Gymnastics Comeback

May 24th, 2019

48:57

Kane Pitman left his job at an oil refinery in Australia to move to Milwaukee to cover the Bucks as a freelance reporter. This week on Only A Game, the story behind Pitman's 9,800-mile journey. And decades after meeting …

John Urschel's Math Career, Hockey Friendship, Wizdom Dancer

May 17th, 2019

48:51

In 2017, Baltimore Raven John Urschel left the NFL to finish his doctorate in mathematics at MIT. This week on Only A Game, we learn how Urschel's passion for math developed. Plus, the story of a friendship between NHL …

Girls' Lacrosse Headgear, Mother's Day Tribute, Soccer With Messi

May 10th, 2019

49:00

Last year, high school girls' lacrosse players in Florida were required to wear specially designed protective headgear. It's the latest chapter in an …

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