ESPN Editor-Turned-Priest, College Football's Growth, Unified Korean Hockey

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In February 2012, Jeremy Lin became the biggest story in sports. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
In February 2012, Jeremy Lin became the biggest story in sports. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

In early 2012, New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin became a global star. This week on Only A Game, the story of an ESPN editor whose headline about Lin sparked outrage — and ultimately helped prepare him for the priesthood. Also, high school football numbers are down, but the sport is actually growing at the college level. What gives? And members of the unified Korean national women's ice hockey team share the inside story from the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics. Join us!

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Linsanity, A Botched Headline And An ESPN Editor's Journey To The Priesthood
Former ESPN editor Anthony Federico shares the story of his journey to the priesthood.

3 Stories: Black Quarterbacks, Patriots' Future, LSU Won't Cancel Class
The Washington Post's Jerry Brewer and the Boston Globe's Nora Princiotti join Only A Game's Karen Given.

How Some Colleges Benefit From Adding (Or Dropping) Football
In 2009, Northeastern University dropped its football team. That same year, Anna Maria College added one. Why?

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports
Karen and Charlie Pierce discuss Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence's astonishing streak, and a Maple Leafs fan's unwelcome birthday cake surprise.

When North Joined South: The Story Of The Unified Korean Olympic Ice Hockey Team
Some South Korean players resented the addition of North Koreans for the 2018 Winter Games ... at first.

This program aired on January 11, 2020.


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