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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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May 20th, 2015

Commentary: Taking All The Air Out Of Deflate-Gate

Why is America abuzz with the NFL’s Deflate-Gate news when three other major sports are in full swing? Bill Littlefield offers one theory…

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May 13th, 2015

As Concussion Crisis Mounts, NFL Turns To … Cardiology Specialist?

Dr. Elizabeth Nabel, president of Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, was recently appointed the National Football League’s chief medical adviser. Bill Littlefield looks at the implications of the move.

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May 6th, 2015

The ‘Flop Of The Century’

The fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather was supposed to have been the Fight of the Century. Bill Littlefield is among those who don’t think it was.

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May 2nd, 2015

Commentary: Sports By The Numbers

Bill Littlefield explains why we care about the numbers of runs, innings, points, and goals in sports.

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April 29th, 2015

With Camden Yards Empty, Reflecting On The Events In Baltimore

Sports is full of stories about games played. This week Bill Littlefield is thinking about a couple that weren’t.

In The News
April 25th, 2015

French Swimmer Leveaux’s Autobiography Stirs Up Controversy

Former French swimmer Amaury Leveaux wrote an autobiography, but it isn’t exactly a hit among members of the French Swimming Federation.

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April 23rd, 2015

Reds’ Manager Bryan Price Bleeps His Way Through Rant Against Media

Baseball season has only just started, but one MLB manager is already frustrated. Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price had some choice words for the media on Monday.

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