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April 30th, 2016

The Takeaway From Laremy Tunsil’s NFL Draft Night

Laremy Tunsil’s is a story to which all sorts of different morals might be attached. One of them is that it’s good to be the quarterback.

COMMENTARY
April 27th, 2016

Littlefield: Derby Day’s Coming

Is it too early to begin thinking about the first Saturday in May and the horse race traditionally run on that day? Bill Littlefield doesn’t think so.

COMMENTARY
April 20th, 2016

Concussion Settlement Affirmed, But Fight Must Continue

On Monday, a settlement to which the NFL and retired players agreed was deemed acceptable by a U.S. court of appeals. The NFL hopes that’s the end of the story that began with thousands of former players suing the league. Bill Littlefield hopes it’s not.

COMMENTARY
April 13th, 2016

Littlefield: Welcome Back, Baseball

The Major League Baseball season is underway again. It’ll remain underway for more than six months. Bill Littlefield likes the idea that once April arrives, baseball seems to go on every day and forever.

COMMENTARY
April 6th, 2016

Littlefield: The Allure Of Sports

Some aspiring sportswriters crave the ticket to ride to the most celebrated games. Bill Littlefield finds himself thinking about more humble sources of inspiration.

COMMENTARY
March 30th, 2016

Are The UConn Women Too Good?

The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team, undefeated and nearly unchallenged this season, seems destined to win the NCAA championship. Bill Littlefield has some thoughts about the team’s dominance and the backlash that dominance has provoked.

COMMENTARY
March 23rd, 2016

In Cuba, Visit From Obama, Rays Offers An Opportunity

This week the Tampa Bay Rays visited Cuba. So did President Obama. Bill Littlefield is encouraged.

COMMENTARY
March 19th, 2016

It’s Not Only Ballplayers Who Bring Their Children To Work

Bringing your child to work is risky if you’re a Major League Baseball player. The controversy that has followed the disagreement between Adam LaRoche and the White Sox has demonstrated that. And probably bringing your child to work even if you’re not a Major League Baseball player can be dangerous, too.

COMMENTARY
March 16th, 2016

NFL Finally Acknowledges Link Between Football And Brain Disease

This week, the National Football League reversed its field. Or at least one of its vice presidents did. Bill Littlefield finds that development as encouraging as it was surprising.

COMMENTARY
March 9th, 2016

Peyton Manning And Knowing When It’s Time To Go

On Monday, Peyton Manning, who quarterbacked the Broncos to victory in the Super Bowl in February, announced his retirement. The announcement provoked Bill Littlefield to think about timing.

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