Earlier this summer, Kevin Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder to join the star-studded Golden State Warriors. This week on Only A Game, we meet a high school algebra teacher who’s using Durant's departure to motivate his students. And with the daily fantasy sports industry tanking, we'll talk to a former recruiter who's now speaking out against the industry. Plus, a Cape Cod couple won't sell their mini golf course -- not even for a million bucks. Join us!
A Daily Fantasy Sports Story That Sheds Light On The Industry's Fall
With daily fantasy sports websites struggling, Bill Littlefield tells the story of a former recruiter and player who's now speaking out against the industry.
On Cape Cod, A $1 Million Mini Golf Course That's Not For Sale
For Only A Game's Gary Waleik, a round at Sandwich Mini Golf each summer is a treat. For Mo and Sylvia Burke, owning and maintaining that course has been a lifelong passion.
3 Stories: Creating A College Football Culture, La Russa, Ballpark Name Game
How do you build a college football culture at a school that doesn't have one? Will Tony La Russa's labored tenure as Diamondbacks GM tarnish his legacy? And what should we make of "Guaranteed Rate Field" — the new name for the home of the Chicago White Sox? Claire McNear of The Ringer and Will Leitch of Sports On Earth join Bill Littlefield.
For Fantasy Football Losers, The Worst Might Be Yet To Come
What would make a liberal school psychologist pose in a Trump hat with a rifle? Or a self-described "not generally funny person" perform a stand-up comedy routine?
Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports
Hope Solo received a six-month ban for calling Sweden "cowards," while another soccer player will sit out just two games for repeatedly calling his openly gay opponent "queer." Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce sort out two very different punishments in the U.S. soccer world. Plus, swimmer Ryan Lochte's new opportunities.
'No KD Zone:' How A Thunder-Loving Teacher's Classroom Rules Went Viral
What happens when a die-hard Oklahoma City Thunder fan is put in charge of a 9th grade algebra classroom, just weeks after Kevin Durant's departure?
Littlefield: 'I Ride Early In The Morning, By Myself'
Bill Littlefield recalls some moments from his morning bicycle rides.
This program aired on August 27, 2016.