This week on Only A Game, former college and Arena Football League quarterback Brian Mann relives the most important pass of his life — to Lady Gaga at the Super Bowl LI halftime show. Plus, the 2018 edition of our Super Bowl Haiku. And, the journal of a former high school football player who died by suicide after struggling with symptoms of CTE.
Brian Mann didn't know it at the time, but he'd spent his whole life building the near-perfect resume to help Lady Gaga execute her grand finale during her halftime performance at the 2017 Super Bowl.
Pita Taufatofua's last chance at qualifying for the 2018 Winter Olympics in cross-country skiing came in Iceland. He finished 2 1/2 minutes behind the race's winner, but that was good enough to make the cut.
Sportswriter Will Leitch and WBUR's Shira Springer join Bill Littlefield.
The 24th installment of Only A Game's beloved tradition, Super Bowl haiku poetry.
For the XXVth time, Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss Super Bowl LII. Also, the Vegas Golden Knights set an NHL record. And tuna tossing....is it legit?
Zac Easter, who never played football after high school, showed symptoms of CTE for six years before dying by suicide. Now his family and longtime girlfriend are honoring Zac's legacy through the organization, CTE Hope.
This program aired on February 3, 2018.