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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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