In Kansas City and elsewhere, the business of the NFL continues despite the murder and suicide committed by Jovan Belcher of the Chiefs. The events of last Saturday left Bill Littlefield with a question.
How does the National Hockey League differ from a Twinkie? Bill offers his thoughts on the similarities between the NHL lockout and the demise of Hostess.
It is time to give thanks. Bill Littlefield is thankful for small silver linings in otherwise depressing sports stories and for sublime physical feats that transcend from athletics to art.
City officials and race organizers for the 43rd New York City Marathon canceled the event after residents expressed intense aversion to holding the race in light of the city’s devastation from Hurricane Sandy. Bill Littlefield discusses the divide over the decision, and the potential impact on both the race and the city.
As college teams battle for a top-25 designation, Bill Littlefield comments on the nature of college football, the dynamics of the season, and how players feel about their roles as student-athletes.
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.
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.
In the wake of Miguel Cabrera’s baseball triple crown, Bill analyzes a comparable achievement in basketball and discusses the distinct players who have accomplished this feat.
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.