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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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Div. I Player With Autism, XFL Running Back, Presidential Baseball Collector

February 21st, 2020

49:22

When Anthony Ianni joined the Michigan State basketball team, he kept his autism diagnosis a secret from his teammates — including from star Draymond Green. This week on Only A Game, the argument that led to …

The Flying Fathers, Ashlee Yates Takes The Stage, Astros Scandal

February 14th, 2020

48:21

This week on Only A Game, the Flying Fathers, a team featuring a former NHL player, two horses that played goalie, seven frozen toes ... and a bunch of hockey-playing priests. Also, Ashlee Yates' life was turned upside …

Sports And The Golden Age Of Hollywood

February 7th, 2020

48:21

The Oscars are Sunday night, and we wanted to get in on the fun. So this week on Only A Game, three sports stories with a Hollywood connection. …

Kobe Bryant, Jai Alai, College Football Player Grad Rates, Super Bowl Haiku XXVI

January 31st, 2020

48:21

Kobe Bryant, along with his daughter Gianna and seven others, died in a helicopter crash. This week on Only A Game, how players, fans and sexual …

Anna Horford, Girl Quarterback In Sicily, Baseball Brit

January 24th, 2020

47:24

After NBA All-Star Al Horford joined the Boston Celtics, a different Horford became a fan favorite. This week on Only A Game, the ongoing love story between Al's younger sister Anna and the Celtics community. Also, a …

Davidson Athletics' Math Edge, Classic Arcade Museum, Girls' Wrestling Grows

January 17th, 2020

48:19

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 …

ESPN Editor-Turned-Priest, College Football's Growth, Unified Korean Hockey

January 10th, 2020

48:22

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 …

Clemson Fan And 'The Hat,' Indigenous Runner Rosalie Fish, WNBA's Tamika Catchings

January 3rd, 2020

48:22

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 …

Bob Cousy's Letter To Bill Russell And Other 'Teammates' Stories

December 27th, 2019

49:52

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 …

A Golfer's Secret, Athlete Of The Decade, A Dangerous Horse Race

December 20th, 2019

49:42

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, …

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