Before he led the San Francisco 49ers to three Super Bowl wins, Steve Young quarterbacked the USFL's Los Angeles Express. This week on Only A Game, Young shares some of his favorite memories from two (occasionally dangerous) years in the now-defunct league. We'll also have the story of two former Harvard football players — born a century apart — but connected by a diary and a desire to make football less dangerous. Plus the story of a wide receiver who's blind in one eye. Join us!
During his athletic career, Christopher Nowinski was never warned about the dangers of concussions. But he discovered that his alma mater warned another group of Harvard players...back in 1905. Now he's using that speech to educate today's players.
Did Tony Romo give the best concession speech of the year? Is golf a better predictor of the presidential election than polls? And what are Kate Upton's qualms about the AL Cy Young Award selection? Cindy Boren of the Washington Post and ESPN's Don Van Natta Jr. join Bill Littlefield.
After a bullet from a BB gun pierced his left eyeball, Khaneil Bruce was driven to the hospital by his friends. "All I said to them," Bruce recalls, "was, 'Yo, you guys think I’m going to be able to play football again?'"
Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: the Cy Young Award, the Quidditch Premier League, the new name of the New Orleans minor league baseball team and more.
Before Steve Young played in the NFL and won three Supers Bowls, he signed with the USFL's L.A. Express. These days, Young loves telling stories about the fans who led chants against him, opponents who could overhear him in the huddle and at least one indicted owner.
This program aired on November 19, 2016.