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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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Michigan Football Injury, Ping Pong At 73, Pro Hoops At 50

December 6th, 2019


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, …

Thanksgiving Leftovers

November 29th, 2019


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 …

Teddy Roosevelt Vs. Baseball, Worst High School QB Ever, Sid Luckman's Family Secret

November 22nd, 2019


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 …

Global Kid Media, Tacko Fall Learns To Swim, Rat City Roller Derby

November 15th, 2019


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 …

Running With A Donkey, Lessons From Rowing, #SaveTheCrew

November 8th, 2019


This week on Only A Game, the story of a donkey and a college student who helped each other heal through running. Also, a writer and artist shares …

Paralympian Podcaster, Early ESPN Experience, Rugby's Origin In Japan

November 1st, 2019


After losing her right leg at the age of 9, Lacey Henderson says she was in "disability denial." This week on Only A Game, how Henderson came to accept her disability, reach the Paralympics — and start a podcast. Also, …

The NBA's Real Birthday, Fighting Mike Tyson Blindfolded, Running Ultras With One Leg

October 25th, 2019


The NBA says its first game was played Nov. 1, 1946. But history suggests a different date. This week on Only A Game, a look back at the origin of the NBA — and how one of its founding leagues got boxed out. Also, in …

Gov. Gavin Newsom, Black Sox Scandal, LeBron Faces Criticism

October 18th, 2019


Gavin Newsom says he would not be the governor of California if not for college sports. So why did he decide to sign a law that challenges the entire …

White Sox Announcer, A Special Baseball Card, Joe Frazier's Generosity

October 11th, 2019


Jason Benetti grew up with cerebral palsy and with dreams of becoming the White Sox announcer. But as he got older, he gravitated toward radio …

Tight End-Turned-Comedian Gary Gulman And Other 'Curveball' Stories

October 4th, 2019


Sometimes, things don't go as expected. This week on Only A Game, stories about the metaphorical curveball — moments when life takes a surprising …

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