Investigative Sports Series
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Investigative Sports Series
6 episodes, 3 hours 7 mins
Favre vs. Rodgers - Good Morning, Grandpa
It's 2005 and The Green Bay Packers are on the clock in this year's NFL Draft. The last thing most Packers fans think the team needs in the draft is a new quarterback. Their team already has Hall of Famer, Brett Favre, who is in the middle of his record-breaking Iron Man streak for consecutive games started. But when Aaron Rodgers slips in the draft, the new Packers GM makes a risky call, and sets up a bitter rivalry between two quarterbacks with very different styles. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Robinhood - Robinhood is giving listeners of Sports Wars a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help you build your portfolio. Sign up at sportswars.robinhood.com
Ref, You Suck!
Rage at referees is all the rage in professional sports. Michael Lewis visits a replay center that’s trying to do the impossible: adjudicate fairness.
Tight End-Turned-Comedian Gary Gulman And Other 'Curveball' Stories
Sometimes, things don't go as expected. This week on Only A Game, stories about the metaphorical curveball — moments when life takes a surprising turn. There's comedian Gary Gulman, who went from playing football to pursuing comedy. And there's Tori Petry, who went from covering the Detroit Lions to playing semi-pro football. Also: the story of a man who ran a marathon ... in prison. Join us!
The Surprising History of Big League Chew
Big League Chew, the bubble gum made to look like chewing tobacco, turns 40 next year. The gum has a fascinating history that involves an independent baseball team in Portland, the actor Kurt Russell, and two baseball outsiders who used chewing gum to stay connected to the game they love -- and to book their ticket to Cooperstown. Check out Corey Brock’s story on the origin of Big League Chew: https://theathletic.com/1190981/2019/09/10/how-jim-bouton-and-his-maverick-teammates-opened-up-that-first-pouch-of-big-league-chew/?source=theleadpodcast
THE STERLING AFFAIRS Part 1: That Tape
A domestic battle boils over and sends the NBA into crisis when secretly recorded tapes of Donald Sterling and his mistress V. Stiviano leak on TMZ. The Sterling Affairs is hosted by Ramona Shelburne. Produced by 30 for 30 Podcasts and The Undefeated in collaboration with Western Sound. More at 30for30podcasts.com/sterling
#Natitude: DC's Meteoric Rise to the World Series
The Washington Nationals are back in D.C. for Game 3 tonight, and they are on the verge of making history. Up 2-0 in the Series, the Nats have a chance to bring a baseball championship home for the first time since 1924. But how did they get here - especially considering their early-season slump? ESPN Senior Writer Tim Kurkjian explores the Nats' journey, how they handled the departure of their star Bryce Harper, their mid-season turnaround, and of course - "Baby Shark."
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