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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

November 20th, 2013

She Waked The Babe

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

November 13th, 2013

Fishy Business: The Dolphins’ Harassment Scandal

The Jonathan Martin – Richie Incognito story has morphed into something much larger than a locker room spat. With the Miami Dolphins in the midst of a public relations nightmare, Bill Littlefield is imagining how the organization might be trying to control the situation.

November 6th, 2013

Poems By Runners

For some, running is about sweating, pain, triumph and failure, but others find poetry in the sport. ‘Bearers of Distance’ is a new anthology of works by poets who also run. Bill Littlefield shares some of the highlights of this creative approach to capturing the spirit of running.