Soccer And Addiction, 'Settle Your Beefs,' Football After Hurricane Florence
Each of Jon Cross' older siblings played Div. I soccer. But drug and alcohol addiction derailed Jon's career before he even graduated high school. This week on Only A Game, Jon shares how rehab and recovery brought him back to soccer. Also, a former high school lacrosse player settles a spat with his nemesis. And a football coach brings his community together after Hurricane Florence. Join us!
NFL Pension Disparity, Photographer Baseball Cards, 'Queen Of Katwe'
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!
Marcellus Wiley, FIFA Beef, Vegan Soccer Team
Marcellus Wiley grew up in South Central L.A. determined to make a better life for his family. This week on Only A Game, Wiley shares his journey from Compton to Columbia to the NFL. Plus, a British soccer player takes issue with his speed rating in FIFA 19. And the world's first vegan sports team. Join us!
Hockey In North Korea, 'Bullet Man' And Other 'Sticky Wicket' Stories
The term "sticky wicket" originated in cricket. It's become a metaphor for a difficult circumstance. This week on Only A Game, we share stories in which people face their own "sticky wickets." The hockey goalie who stood up to Hitler ... and the one who went to skate in North Korea. The man who got shot in the head while running a marathon — and more. Join us!
WNBA Poet, And1 Mixtapes, Babe Ruth's Christmas Gift
Imani McGee-Stafford just finished her second season in the WNBA. But before she fell in love with basketball, she was an artist. This week on Only A Game, how Imani found her purpose in basketball and poetry. Plus, the story behind the first And1 Mixtape. And a Christmas gift from Babe Ruth. Join us!