The latest from Only A Game
It changed the game for half the population. This week on Only A Game, we tell the story of how the sports bra was invented. Also, Violette Morris was a pioneering female athlete in France during the 1920s. But smoking, swearing and pants-wearing got her banned from competition -- and then she became a Nazi. Plus, Willie Cooper was on track to be the first black basketball player in the ACC. Today, he's still haunted by what could have been. Join us!
Should there be a zero-tolerance policy for NCAA coaches when it comes to verbal and emotional abuse? Has winning lost its importance among the most lucrative pro sports teams? And what will LeBron James' future look like off the court?
With a coaching career that spanned nearly seven decades, Amos Alonzo Stagg is known as one of early football's most influential coaches. This week on Only A Game, Stagg's little-known contribution to the campaign for equality for Japanese-American citizens after WWII. Also, Lanier High School's all-Mexican-American basketball team broke racial barriers in 1939 when it competed for the San Antonio city champioship, but it's what happened next that shocked a lot of people. And, Jessie Graff's journey from aspiring princess warrior to Hollywood stunt double to American Ninja Warrior. Join us!
Tom Brady's game-worn jersey may have been stolen after the Super Bowl. According to collectors, the jersey is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. How does that compare to some other sports memorabilia that has gone to auction? We take a look.
What should we make of the political ads that aired during the Super Bowl? Should MLB mess with extra innings? And should cats have a place at the Westminster Dog Show? Craig Calcaterra and Mina Kimes join Bill.
After being struck in the head by a rock the size of a flat screen computer monitor, Paul Pritchard thought he might die on the ledge of a sea stack in Tasmania. But Pritchard survived -- and, 18 years later, he set out to finish the climb he began.
Usually it's the players who entertain crowds at basketball games. But on a recent afternoon at UNC's Dean Smith Center, a ball boy stole the show. This week on Only A Game, the three shots that made Asher Lucas a star -- and extended a family legacy. Plus, bowler Bill Fong remembers the night when he was one pin short of glory. And 18 years after a devastating accident, climber Paul Pritchard returned to finish his ascent of a slender sea stack in Tasmania. Join us!
Bill Littlefield sometimes hears from listeners who feel that athletes should stick to playing their games and that commentators and hosts should stick to talking about those games. This week, he has those listeners in mind.