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Commentary
January 22nd, 2014

Concerns Mount As Sochi Olympics Draw Near

In just over two weeks, the Winter Olympics will begin in Sochi, Russia. Bill is among those hoping for the best, having been prepared for the worst.

Commentary
January 15th, 2014

Too Little Compensation For NFL’s Concussions

Just before the current NFL season began, the league agreed to pay $765-million in compensation for post-concussion disorders. This week the judge examining the terms of that settlement said, “Not so fast.” Bill Littlefield is among those anticipating a better deal for the retired players.

Commentary
January 8th, 2014

Brazil’s World Cup Forecast

This week FIFA announced that preparations for the World Cup set to begin in June are far behind schedule. Bill Littlefield wonders if that’s perhaps the second-biggest problem the extravaganza will face.

Commentary
January 1st, 2014

An Ode To The NFL Coaches Fired On Monday

We’ve come to expect NFL teams who missed the playoffs to jettison their head coaches this time of year. But five in one day? Bill Littlefield offers a verse to those who are now looking for work.

Commentary
December 11th, 2013

Cristiano Ronaldo And The Celebration Of Self

Yet another wax sculpture of Cristiano Ronaldo has been unveiled. This event provoked Bill Littlefield to think about how we praise famous men and the extent to which some of them find it necessary to praise themselves.

Commentary
December 4th, 2013

Ellsbury Is Latest Star To Swap Red Socks For Pinstripes

Fresh off a World Series victory with the Red Sox, outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has signed with Boston’s archrival, the New York Yankees. Bill Littlefield looks at some of the more memorable departures from Fenway to the Bronx.

Commentary
November 27th, 2013

Being Thankful That Past Games Are Past

In this season of giving thanks, Bill Littlefield recalls a sports experience he’s thankful he’ll never have to live through again.

Featured Book
November 22nd, 2013

‘Our Boston’ Essay: Is Boston Really A Great Sports Town?

Is Boston a great sports town? That’s the question Bill Littlefield sets out to answer in his chapter of ‘Our Boston,’ a collection of essays about the city by Boston-area writers.

Profile
November 22nd, 2013
By Martin Kessler

Why Is No. 99 Dancing?

Zach Hodges overcame the deaths of his parents to make it to Harvard. The next stop for the philosophy major and defensive end might be the NFL. Only A Game’s Martin Kessler has our story.

Commentary
November 20th, 2013

She Waked The Babe

Bill Littlefield is occasionally asked to share his stories. This week, he shares someone else’s.