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August 27th, 2014

Retirement Should Be ‘Brought Up’ After Welker’s Latest Concussion

How many concussions is too many? Bill Littlefield hopes that Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker is asking himself that question.

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August 20th, 2014

‘If They Don’t Win It’s A Shame:’ What’s Happened To Youth Baseball?

With the Little League World Series championship this Sunday, Bill Littlefield reflects on “America’s Pastime,” which each year seems to become less and less of a pastime for young ballplayers.

Rhymes With Bill
August 6th, 2014

Tiger Suffers Latest Setback At Bridgestone

Tiger Woods was forced to withdraw from the Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday due to back spasms. The man who once seemed destined to win majors into his 40s has not won one since 2008. Bill Littlefield speculates about the consequences of his latest injury.

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July 30th, 2014

New NCAA Concussion Policy Brings Back Common Sense

On Tuesday, the NCAA agreed to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by establishing a $70 million fund designated for the diagnosis of brain trauma in college athletes. The decision shook loose one of Bill Littlefield’s memories from his college days.

Rhymes With Bill
July 23rd, 2014

To Golf, Or Not To Golf?

Rory McIlroy’s recent triumph at the British Open has some golf enthusiasts hoping for a rise in the game’s popularity. That’s caused Bill Littlefield to remember his own youthful attempts to play golf.

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July 16th, 2014

Taking In The Tour De France (In England)

This year the Tour de France began in the United Kingdom, which is why Bill Littlefield, who’d gone to London for a break from sports, came to witness the spectacle.

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July 12th, 2014

Cristiano Ronaldo And The Celebration Of Self

Yet another wax sculpture of Cristiano Ronaldo was unveiled in 2013. 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.

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July 2nd, 2014

Shades Of 1918: Red Sox And Cubs Meet Again

The Red Sox and Cubs finished their three-game series, just the fourth time the teams have met since the 1918 World Series. Only A Game’s Karen Given was at the game on Monday, and reflected on the storied histories of the two teams.

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June 28th, 2014

An Open Letter To Soccer-Hating Sports Writers

Every four years they appear: columns by sports writers explaining whey they hate soccer. Bill Littlefield has a tip for those scribes: take a vacation during the World Cup.

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June 25th, 2014

We Get It, Sports Writers: You Don’t Like Soccer

As the World Cup presses on, one type of sports column has dependably reappeared again this summer, a column which Bill Littlefield finds unnecessary.

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