Rule 40: Why Companies Can't Say 'Summer' During The Olympics
Olympic rules make it tough for companies who want to join the conversation during the games. Among the list of words businesses can't use? "Olympic," "gold" and "summer." Some companies have chosen to work around the rules; one fought back.
3 Stories You Should Know: Steph's Ankle, Ads On Jerseys, Time 100
Could Stephen Curry's ankle injury actually be good for the NBA? Is it a shrewd business move to put ads on NBA jerseys? And which athletes should have been included on Time's list of 100 Most Influential People? Erik Malinowski and Mina Kimes join Bill Littlefield.
Does LeBron's Nike Deal Make Him The Next 'Air Jordan?'
The debate over whether LeBron James or Michael Jordan would win a game of one-on-one will probably never end, but we might be closer to settling another question: whose brand has more potential? In light of James' new $500 million-plus lifetime deal with Nike, Bill Littlefield looks at whether LeBron's commercial power will ever rival Jordan's.
Rural Oregon Town Rides The Wind - And Wind Sports - To Prosperity
Hood River, Oregon, is tucked along the Columbia River an hour east of Portland. For much of its history, the town's economy rose and fell with the boom-bust cycle of fruit prices and timber war lawsuits. Jason Albert reports on how blustery Hood River is now profiting from the wind.
The Beatles At Shea: A Sports Stadium Revolution
Fifty years ago at Shea Stadium in New York, the Beatles set a record: 55,600 fans packed the home of the Mets to see the Fab Four in concert. It was the largest crowd in concert history and forever changed the relationship between the music business and sports stadiums.
NFL Youth Exercise Program: Healthy Fun Or Marketing Ploy?
NFL training camps are getting started after what's been a tough year or so for the league's image. But would anyone criticize the league for teaching kids about exercise? Well, it turns out they would. Only A Game's Doug Tribou looks at the NFL "Play 60" program and hears from one of its critics.
NFL Upholds Brady Suspension: The Ruling And Responses
The NFL upheld Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in the Deflategate saga Tuesday. Only A Game has compiled a collection of links to the official report and the heated responses. We also look at how the ruling plays into the ongoing discussion of Brady's legacy.
The Future Of Practice? Virtual Reality And Football Collide
Strap on a virtual reality headset and watch film to get better at football? A virtual reality startup company is working with three NFL teams to help quarterbacks prepare for games. Former Stanford kicker Derek Belch is the founder of STRIVR Labs and he joins us to explain how the new technology works.
'Dancing With The Devil' Details Rio's Prep For 2016 Olympics
When Rio de Janeiro was awarded the Summer Olympics, Brazilians celebrated. Six years, an economic nosedive and a World Cup later, the country's residents feel very differently. In her new book "Dancing with the Devil in the City of God," Brazilian journalist Juliana Barbassa chronicles the change.
15 Years Later: Revisiting The Stadium Staple 'Who Let The Dogs Out'
The Baha Men's "Who Let the Dogs Out" was more than a hit song, Sports Illustrated's Ben Reiter argues. It also changed the relationship between sports and the music industry. Fifteen years after the song's release, Reiter joins Bill Littlefield to make his case.
NCAA Payments; All-Star Slump; And Coaches On Confederate Flags
Colleges could soon be bidding on football and men's basketballs recruits; the MLB All-Star Game received record-low ratings; and (some) SEC football coaches shared their thoughts on the Confederate flag. Patrick Hruby and Pat Forde join Bill Littlefield for this edition of "3 Stories You Should Know."