Pohnpei Gets Soccer Back, Fantasy Football Boredom, Crawling To The Finish

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Paul Watson and Matthew Conrad arriving in Pohnpei (Courtesy Paul Watson).
Paul Watson and Matthew Conrad arriving in Pohnpei. (Courtesy Paul Watson)

Pohnpei is an island in Micronesia with a population of less than 40,000. By 2009, its national soccer team — which had never won an international match — had effectively disbanded. This week on Only A Game, the story of soccer's return to Pohnpei. Also, why listening to people talk about fantasy football is the worst. And the story of the crawl that kept one woman's running dream alive. Join us!

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Pohnpei's 'Premier League': How Soccer Returned To A Small Island
By 2009, Pohnpei's soccer team had effectively disbanded. Englishman Paul Watson wanted to help bring it back.

3 Stories: Cleveland Browns Hype, Women's Tennis Sportsmanship, Bad Fans
Toronto-based sportswriter Shireen Ahmed and New York Magazine contributing editor Will Leitch join Jason Gay.

Jason Gay: Don't Talk To Me About Your Fantasy Football Team
Jason Gay doesn't dislike fervent fantasy football fans. He just wants them to have their own outbuilding.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports
Jason Gay and OAG analyst Charlie Pierce discuss Ezekiel Elliott's new contract ... plus one Ohio auto dealer's new Cleveland Brownsmobile.

Fall And Crawl: An Olympic Trials Qualifier's Lesson For Running ... And Life
Hayley Sutter set a big, scary goal to qualify for the 2020 Olympic trials. She had to crawl across the finish line to make it.

This program aired on September 7, 2019.


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