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September 10th, 2014

NFL Brass Channels SNL In Ray Rice Aftermath

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell claims he did not see the tape of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice striking his then-fiance in an elevator before he handed down a two-game suspension. Count Bill Littlefield among the skeptics.

In The News
September 8th, 2014

Rice Cut, Suspended Indefinitely After Release Of New Video

After a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiance in the face was released Monday, the Baltimore Ravens cut their star running back. The NFL then suspended him indefinitely. The news has raised questions about how long the league has known about the video.

Commentary
September 3rd, 2014

Domestic Violence: A Problem In The NFL — And Beyond

On Sunday morning, just days after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced the league’s new domestic violence policy, Ray McDonald of the San Francisco 49ers was arrested on domestic violence charges. Bill Littlefield finds himself considering the fallout within and beyond the NFL.

In The News
August 28th, 2014

Goodell Announces New NFL Domestic Violence Policy

After being widely criticized for his handling of Ravens running back Ray Rice’s suspension, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has announced new, stricter league policies regarding domestic violence.

Commentary
August 27th, 2014

Retirement Should Be ‘Brought Up’ After Welker’s Latest Concussion

How many concussions is too many? Bill Littlefield hopes that Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker is asking himself that question.

Only A Blog
August 21st, 2014

In The NFL, It’s Raining Flags

If you like football and yellow’s your favorite color, you’re in luck. NFL penalty flags are logging some serious frequent flier miles this preseason as officials work to enforce the league’s “points of emphasis” for the upcoming season.

Commentary
August 20th, 2014

‘If They Don’t Win It’s A Shame:’ What’s Happened To Youth Baseball?

With the Little League World Series championship this Sunday, Bill Littlefield reflects on “America’s Pastime,” which each year seems to become less and less of a pastime for young ballplayers.

Only A Blog
August 15th, 2014

A Cap Of A Yankee In Queen Elizabeth’s Court

Only A Game’s Doug Tribou traveled to Scotland for the Commonwealth Games, but he couldn’t totally escape American pro sports teams.

Only A Blog
August 14th, 2014
By Martin Kessler

The O’Bannon Decision: What Does It Mean For Athletes And The NCAA?

The NCAA can no longer prohibit schools from compensating men’s basketball and football players. But will players be paid fairly? And does the ruling mean the end for schools with smaller athletic budgets? We round up some of the pros and cons.

Commentary
August 13th, 2014

College Coach’s Candid Talk Raises Questions

While football prognosticators have been handicapping college football teams, Bill Littlefield has found a candidate for the game’s most candid coach.