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Only A Game

An award-winning weekly sports magazine hosted by veteran NPR commentator Bill Littlefield, Only A Game is radio for the serious sports fan and the steadfast sports avoider. Produced by WBUR in Boston, Only A Game puts sports in perspective with intellige

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Littlefield: Colin Kaepernick And A Concerning T-Shirt

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:58:44 -0400

More and more athletes seem to be expressing their views about issues beyond the field or the court. Fans are doing that, too, and some of what they've come up with concerns Bill Littlefield.

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Latest Show: Hollywood Shorties, NFL's Amy Trask And More

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 05:34:32 -0400

The Hollywood Shorties started as a sports community for little people in the 1950s. By the '80s, the Shorties were a team of professionals playing at Los Angeles Lakers halftime shows.

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Littlefield: On 'Locker Room Talk'

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 09:36:43 -0400

Bill Littlefield doesn't deny that he's heard some crude language in locker rooms he's visited, but when the phrase "locker room talk" came up, he found himself remembering something else entirely.

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Latest Show: Carolina's Coffee Curse, Remembering Johnny And More

Sat, 08 Oct 2016 05:26:31 -0400

This week on Only A Game, the tale of a defiant NFL rookie and a phantom cappuccino machine that may or may not have cost the Carolina Panthers the Super Bowl.

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Littlefield: Vin Scully And The Art Of Broadcasting

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 16:48:45 -0400

After 67 years, Vin Scully stepped down as the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers. His departure has Bill Littlefield thinking about the job Mr. Scully did so well — and also about the qualities that make a good broadcaster.

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Latest Show: Emergency QB, Love In The NFL, More

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 05:02:28 -0400

Tom Matte played running back for 12 years in the NFL. But for three games during the 1965 season, he was forced to play quarterback.

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Latest Show: Boxer For Equality, Actor Plays Athlete, And Snapper Who Serves

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:08:27 -0400

Heather Hardy tells the story of her journey into the boxing ring — and her ongoing fight for gender equality. And what do you when a lifelong dream dies? We'll meet two men who faced that challenge. One ended up in a Broadway show. The other long snapping for the Patriots.

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Littlefield: 'David Ortiz Is Ridiculous'

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:54:48 -0400

Very few athletes retire when they are as productive as they've ever been. Bill Littlefield feels attention should be paid to one of those few.

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Latest Show: Street Racing, The Black Legion, And Losing A Friend To Football

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 05:17:15 -0400

After his younger brother died in a crash, one Texas man gave up street racing — and now wants to warn others about its dangers. Also on this week's show: a look at Detroit in the 1930s.

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