Only A Game

Only A Game is radio for the serious sports fan and the steadfast sports avoider.

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If you've been watching the Rio Games, you've probably seen athletes with Olympic rings tattoos. How did the tradition begin? And how could the tattoo change Japanese culture?


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05:26Jul 30, 2016

Meet The Cold War Veteran Behind The MLB And NBA Logos

Out of college and uncertain about his future, Alan Siegel volunteered for the U.S. Army. It was while serving in Europe that he found his true passion: photography. Siegel shares the story of how that passion led to the creation of two of sports' most iconic images.

An award-winning weekly sports magazine hosted by veteran NPR commentator Bill Littlefield, Only A Game puts sports in perspective with intelligent analysis, insightful interviews and a keen sense of humor.

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Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Kerri Walsh Jennings didn't lose gold. She won bronze. But is it enough to secure her legacy as the greatest U.S. women's volleyballer of all time? Karen Given and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce take a look back at the final week of competition at Rio 2016.

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