In the summer of 1936, CBS sportscaster Ted Husing was in Berlin to call the Olympics...or, at least, that's what most people thought. This week on Only A Game, Karen Given explains how Husing helped his Jewish relatives escape from Germany. Plus, the story of a dying boxer who fought one last time to give his family one last Christmas. And, four years ago, Jack Taylor became the biggest story in basketball when he set an NCAA record with 138 points in a single game. Now, Taylor doesn't play — or even watch — the sport. Join us!
While he was in Berlin for the 1936 Olympics, Ted Husing did more than just broadcast the Games. He helped his Jewish relatives escape Nazi Germany.
Two of the nation's top college football players are skippin their teams bowl games. Bill Littlefield applauds. Also, NFL fan analytics are watching you. And a fight for the bottom in the NFL.
Short on money in the final months of his life, Billy Miske got in the ring to give his family one last Christmas gift.
Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce tackle college football bowl games, the future of former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling and UNC basketball coach Roy Williams' Christmas-time confusion.
In November 2012, a 5-foot-10 guard from Grinnell College in Iowa became the biggest story in basketball. Four years later, he no longer plays or watches the sport. "Basketball let me down. It made promises that it couldn't deliver," he says. But Taylor's found a new passion: he wants to become a pastor.
This program aired on December 24, 2016.