University of New Hampshire shot putter Cameron Lyle’s athletic career ended a few weeks sooner than he’d originally planned. Lyle had the chance to save a stranger’s life and he set sports aside to do it. Bill Littlefield shares his views on a touching story.
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LeBron James has once again been voted the NBA’s Most Valuable Player. But not unanimously. Against his better judgment, Bill Littlefield has been thinking about that.
NBA free agent Jason Collins is the first athlete in one of the four major male pro sports to acknowledge that he is gay. Bill Littlefield comments on what Collins’ announcement says about the world he came out to.
NBA journeyman Jason Collins is the first active male athlete from a major professional league to announce that he’s gay. We look at the announcement and some of the initial reactions from inside and outside the world of sports.
In less than two weeks, nearly $24 million has been raised for the One Fund, a charity founded by the City of Boston to help the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. But, Only A Game’s Karen Given wonders how much could have been raised, if the charity had followed the example set by public radio.
Baseball is no longer the National Pastime, at least as measured by number of TV viewers per game. But according to Bill Littlefield, it still offers spectators an opportunity to participate that football and basketball can’t match.
In the wake of Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon, teams, athletes and fans — from across the United States — have offered their support. We look at some of their messages.
Only A Game is based in Boston. Like many people in the city and across the country, Bill Littlefield has been thinking about Monday’s events, and what they mean.
Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce was near the Boston Marathon finish at the time of the explosions Monday and wrote about the scene.
On Tuesday night, the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team overwhelmed Louisville, 93-60, to win their eighth NCAA Championship. But according to Bill Littlefield, an NBA owner’s headline-grabbing draft plan provided an unnecessary distraction from the Huskies’ ongoing dynasty.