Rhymes With Bill
September 23rd, 2015

Prepare For The Curse Of Ragnar

It’s been almost 40 years since the Minnesota Vikings reached the Super Bowl. Bill Littlefield worries that with the recent firing of the team’s beloved mascot, Ragnar, it might be another 40 more.

September 16th, 2015

Your Prediction? But The Season Just Started

When is it too early to predict the next Super Bowl champ, Heisman Trophy winner or Cinderella story? Bill Littlefield considers the trend of far-reaching predictions.

September 9th, 2015

Are You Ready For Some Football?

Despite the many recent issues that the NFL has faced both on and off the field, football remains as popular as ever. Bill Littlefield examines why.

September 2nd, 2015

The 'Emperor Of Baseball' Halts Shoeless Joe's Run At The Hall

What does a Wallace Stevens poem have to do with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred’s decision to preserve Shoeless Joe Jackson’s ban from baseball? Bill Littlefield explains.

August 26th, 2015

Sports’ Most Difficult — And Stunning — Act?

The best athletes make everything they do look effortless. Bill Littlefield asks: which athletic feat is most impressive?

August 22nd, 2015

Littlefield: A Transistor Radio, A Baseball Bat And A Childhood Memory

To cap off this week’s “Time Show,” Bill Littlefield recalls a night listening to a New York Giants’ comeback on a transistor radio.

August 22nd, 2015

A 6 Year Old’s Quest To Summit 48 Peaks

On a hike in New Hampshire, commentator Elissa Ely ran into an atypical peak bagger. Hunter’s 6 — and dead set on climbing all of his state’s 4,000 footers.

August 22nd, 2015

Commentary: MLB Owners Change With The Times

Bill Littlefield recently stumbled upon some World Series photos from the early-1900s and noticed that teams used to pack fans into stadiums by selling seats on the field. Today’s owners no longer park fans in center field, but they’ve found other ways to maximize profit…

August 19th, 2015

Debate Over Participation Trophies Heats Up

Steeler James Harrison ordered his children, ages 8 and 6, to return trophies they’d received for participating in a program designed to teach them teamwork. His rationale was that they hadn’t won anything, so they shouldn’t get trophies. Bill Littlefield doesn’t agree.

August 12th, 2015

Commentary: Rousey Vs. Mayweather Should Remain A Verbal Fight

With the two undefeated fighters exchanging words, there’s been talk of a showdown between UFC champ Ronda Rousey and boxer Floyd Mayweather. Bill Littlefield reasons that such a fight would never, ever occur — but, then again, maybe it could…

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