March Madness is here, and brackets will be busted by shots from the free throw line. This week on Only A Game, the story of a free throw attempt that didn't have any NCAA tournament implications. It mattered a great deal more. Also, the story of a Super Bowl alum who was living under a bridge and the photographer who found him. And, the tale of two Nobel Prize-winning scientists who bonded through sports. Join us!
Free throws can often mean the difference between a win and loss. But at the University of Iowa, one recent free throw attempt had much higher stakes.
Charlotte Wilder of SB Nation and The Ringer's Kevin Clark join Bill Littlefield.
Jackie Wallace played in two Super Bowls before he disappeared. Then a Times-Picayune photographer stumbled upon Wallace on the streets of New Orleans, which sparked a friendship that's spanned over 25 years.
Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss whether sitting Presidents should fill out brackets. Also, NBC's ill-advised decision to recruit a celebrity hockey analyst. And is Friar Dom the creepiest college mascot?
In the mid-70s, two sports-obsessed geneticists came to Brandeis university. Forty years later, their scientific partnership resulted in a Nobel Prize.
This program aired on March 17, 2018.