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July 1st, 2015

Commentary: La Liga Appeals To FIFA — On Its Own Terms

Spain’s top soccer league, La Liga, filed an appeal to FIFA regarding the timing of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The competition is set to take place in November and December instead of during the summer, as is custom. Bill Littlefield weighs in on the situation.

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June 25th, 2015

Pete Rose-Colored Glasses: A Case For Charlie Hustle

The ongoing campaign by Pete Rose to return to baseball’s good graces and become eligible for the Hall of Fame hit another bump in the road this week when ESPN revealed evidence that Rose had bet on games when he was a player … something he had denied. Bill Littlefield thinks Rose should be enshrined anyway.

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June 17th, 2015

The Last Place You Want To Be

The Boston Red Sox season has been dismal thus far. Bill Littlefield tells the story of a time he and some friends decided to stay away from Fenway Park.

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June 10th, 2015

Commentary: Women’s World Cup Still In The Back Seat

The U.S. is currently at the top of their group in the Women’s World Cup, having beaten Australia on Monday. But Only A Game’s Bill Littlefield is focusing less on individual results than on the progress of the game the women are playing.

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June 6th, 2015

Bill Littlefield: A Closing Thought On Motivation In Sports

“Done well, motivation is liberating,” writes Bill Littlefield.

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June 6th, 2015
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Elissa Ely: A Knee Injury, A ‘Miracle’ Exercise And A Dilemma

“I’ll give you an exercise,” the chiropractor said. “You’ll feel better in a week. There’s only one problem. No one does it.” Commentator Elissa Ely tells the story of her attempt to recover from a knee injury.

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June 6th, 2015

Littlefield: Slipping And Sliding Through My First Ice Hockey Practice

Bill Littlefield remembers his first ice hockey practice — and his first pair of (too-big) ice skates.

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June 3rd, 2015

Remembering Former Cub Lennie Merullo

Lennie Merullo died on Saturday at 98. The former shortstop is often remembered for playing for the Cubs the last time they were in the World Series. But Bill Littlefield will remember Merullo for another reason.

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May 30th, 2015

Commentary: The Real Reason Pro Athletes Draw Huge Salaries

Star athletes are paid millions of dollars a year. The average fan earns far less. So why are fans in Seattle willing to pony up their own money to keep Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in town? Bill Littlefield says the answer can’t be found in an Economics 101 textbook.

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May 27th, 2015

Commentary: Nobody Does Corruption Like FIFA

Seven high-ranking FIFA executives were arrested early Wednesday morning in Switzerland. Bill Littlefield weighs in on the allegations of bribery, kickbacks and illegal arrangements regarding the scheduling and marketing of major soccer tournaments.

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