On a recent trip to Indianapolis, Bill Littlefield spotted a sculpture honoring John Wooden. The legendary basketball coach is surrounded by players. Who are they? For reasons that will become obvious when you see Bill’s photos, it’s impossible to tell.
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On Monday, Florida law enforcement officials announced the arrest of nine suspects who now face felony charges for their involvement in a pee wee football gambling operation. Bill Littlefield recalls various ways adults can foul up children’s games.
During halftime of the Chargers-Broncos game on Monday, Phil Mickelson tried to hit a $1 million shot for charity…and missed. The crowd booed, but may have done so too soon: the Chargers allowed 35 unanswered points in the second half. Bill Littlefield shares his thoughts on what can happen when golf, charity, the NFL, and karma collide.
The song from the Internet Explorer 9 commercial features a violent martial arts duel in its official music video. Guess which NPR sports show covered the sport long before Alex Clare featured it in his hit “Too Close”?
On Wednesday, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released a 1,000-page report detailing the evidence used to ban Lance Armstrong from competition for life. Bill Littlefield suggests a way to reconcile what the report says with Armstrong’s other accomplishments.
Sox manager Bobby Valentine has been fired, but no collapse so thorough can be attributed to just one man.
With the presidential elections fast approaching, both candidates are collecting endorsements they hope will bolster their appeal. As athletes past and present reveal their political alignments, Bill Littlefield examines the scorecard.
This season, NFL games have been officiated by people who’ve united the players, coaches, fans, and gamblers by making them all angry. Bill Littlefield has been moved to verse by the spectacle.
NHL hockey players are packing their bags for Europe, while NFL officials are watching games from home. Bill Littlefield discusses the motives and intentions behind the NFL referee and NHL player lockouts and the goals of collective bargaining.
In just under two months, Harvard University’s men’s basketball team, winners of last year’s Ivy League Championship and participant in the 2012 NCAA tournament, will open its season against M.I.T. But this week, the team made news away from sports, as some of its members are under investigation surrounding collaborative cheating. Bill Littlefield discusses the circumstances of the scandal.