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March 23rd, 2016

In Cuba, Visit From Obama, Rays Offers An Opportunity

This week the Tampa Bay Rays visited Cuba. So did President Obama. Bill Littlefield is encouraged.

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March 17th, 2016
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The NCAA Tournament’s Most Valuable Mascots

The NCAA Tournament is here, which means it’s time for 68 teams, and their mascots, to get their chance to shine on the sport’s biggest stage. Here’s a look at some of the oddest mascots in this year’s field — no generic Huskies or Bulldogs to be found!

COMMENTARY
March 16th, 2016

NFL Finally Acknowledges Link Between Football And Brain Disease

This week, the National Football League reversed its field. Or at least one of its vice presidents did. Bill Littlefield finds that development as encouraging as it was surprising.

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March 11th, 2016
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Time To Say Goodbye: Memorable Athlete Retirements

Peyton Manning is not the first, and won’t be the last, athlete to retire in memorable fashion. Here’s a look back at some other notable moments.

COMMENTARY
March 9th, 2016

Peyton Manning And Knowing When It’s Time To Go

On Monday, Peyton Manning, who quarterbacked the Broncos to victory in the Super Bowl in February, announced his retirement. The announcement provoked Bill Littlefield to think about timing.

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March 2nd, 2016
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The Wildest Things That Have Happened At Spring Training … So Far

Spring training has officially begun and that means one thing — baseball, and all of the craziness that comes with it, is back! From raccoons to fire-breathing Lamborghinis, here are the weirdest things that have happened thus far.

COMMENTARY
March 2nd, 2016

An Old Basketball Player And An Old Gym

It’s easy for sports writers to get excited about the newest great player who comes along. Sometimes Bill Littlefield likes to check in with the ones who came along a while ago.

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March 1st, 2016
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Damian Lillard, Shaq, Serena Williams And Other Notable Rap-letes

When Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard was left off of the 2016 NBA All-Star team, he responded in the recording booth. Lillard is far from the first athlete to try his hand at rapping. From Shaq to Clint Dempsey, here are other notable players that have stepped behind the mic.

COMMENTARY
February 24th, 2016

Why Does Vegas Love The Cubs?

During spring training, fans of every baseball team are inclined to be optimistic. This time around, Bill Littlefield is especially interested in fans of the Cubs.

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February 22nd, 2016
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The Definitive Ranking Of The NBA’s Cutest Kids

It would be easy to say that each NBA kid is equally cute, but we live in a hierarchical society, and one adorable kid MUST rise above the rest. Will Riley Curry or Lil’ Chris reign supreme? What about PJ Rose or LeBron James Jr.?