After his younger brother died in a crash, one Texas man gave up street racing -- and now wants to warn others about its dangers. Plus, an organization called the Black Legion terrorized Detroit in 1935. That same year, the city's sports teams dominated. This week on Only A Game, what that coincidence reveals about sports fandom. Plus a former USC lineman planned to make a documentary about the physical consequences of his football career — until a former college star named Scott Ross started sleeping on his couch.
After Friend's Death, Former USC Lineman Tackles Football's Risks In Documentary
Former USC lineman Bob DeMars originally planned to make a documentary about the physical consequences of his football career. Then a former football star named Scott Ross showed up at his home.
3 Stories: Cubs And Curses, Celebrity Coaches, WADA Hack
Is it time to kill the idea of curses in sports? Are coaches overshadowing college football's star players? Should athletes be allowed to take whatever medications their doctors prescribe? Erik Malinowski of Bleacher Report and Michael Lee of Yahoo! Sports join Bill Littlefield.
One Brother's Fight To Take Racing Off The Streets
In Odessa, Texas, illegal street racing is a way of life. Ever since Edmy Sotelo lost his brother Eddie in a driving accident, he's been trying to change that.
Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports
Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: the NFL's $100 million pledge to make the league safer, the Chicago White Sox' new world record and U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte's first attempt at image rehabilitation gone wrong.
Mike Pesca: What Does It Mean To Take A Knee?
Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest has sparked conversation across the sports world. Commentator Mike Pesca believes the quarterback's decision to take a knee — rather than sit — shouldn't go unnoticed.
The Secret Society That Terrorized Detroit During The City's Greatest Sports Era
People looked to championship sports teams for relief from the Great Depression in 1930s Detroit. At the same time, terrorism, racism and violence were brought to the city by a secret organization called the Black Legion.
This program aired on September 17, 2016.