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(Courtesy Jared Wells)
(Courtesy Jared Wells)

Jared Wells has cystic fibrosis, and he weighed just 117 pounds a year ago. But in 2018, Jared started bodybuilding. This week, Only A Game and WBUR's Endless Thread team up to share Jared's incredible journey. Plus, an NFL reporter joins a women's semi-pro team. And the story of the American Classic Arcade Museum. Join us!

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Jared Wells Has Cystic Fibrosis. Bodybuilding Changed His Life.
About a year ago, Jared Wells weighed just 117 pounds. He says he was looking at death's door. Then he started bodybuilding.

3 Stories: NBA Tanking, MLB Free Agency, Nike-less Sports Store
Sportswriter Shireen Ahmed and the Wall Street Journal's Jason Gay join Only A Game's Karen Given.

The NFL Reporter Who Decided To Play Semi-Pro Football
In order to be better prepared for her job as an NFL reporter, Tori Petry joined a women's semi-pro football team.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports
Karen Given and Charlie Pierce discuss two astonishing streaks by NBA players, the Alliance of American Football's successful debut and why King the terrier got booed at the Westminster Dog Show.

The Story Of The American Classic Arcade Museum
Gary Vincent founded the American Classic Arcade Museum in 1998. Today, it's the largest collection of classic arcade games in the world.

This program aired on February 16, 2019.

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