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Hall of Famer Elvin Bethea (65) is among those advocating for higher pensions for pre-'93 retirees. (Ed Kolenovsky/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
Hall of Famer Elvin Bethea (65) is among those advocating for higher pensions for pre-'93 retirees. (Ed Kolenovsky/AP)

NFL players who retired before 1993 are not eligible for a range of benefits available to players who retired after 1993 — and their pensions are about a third the size of current players’. This week on Only A Game, the push for higher pensions for older NFL retirees. Plus, the story behind artist Mike Mandel's collection of baseball cards of famous photographers. And why Phiona Mutesi has mostly moved on from chess after it brought her fame. Join us!

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'We're Forgotten': Pre-’93 NFL Retirees Push For Pension Equality
NFL players who retired before 1993 are not eligible for a range of benefits available to players who retired after 1993 — and their pensions are about a third the size of current players’.

3 Stories: Kyler Murray, The Future Of Bowl Games, USA Gymnastics
NBC Sports' Craig Calcaterra and New York Magazine contributing editor Will Leitch join Only A Game's Karen Given.

Mike Mandel's 'Baseball-Photographer Trading Cards'
Photographer and lifelong baseball fan Mike Mandel featured over 130 of his colleagues in a timeless set of trading cards.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports
Karen Given and Charlie Pierce discuss Clemson’s big title win, a former lineman’s suit against the University of Oregon and a medical cart that did more harm than good for a soccer player in Brazil.

After Achieving Fame Through Chess, 'Queen Of Katwe' Takes New Path
Phiona Mutesi rose to fame as a chess prodigy. A Disney movie was made about her life. But now Mutesi has mostly moved beyond chess.

This program aired on January 12, 2019.

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