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October 21st, 2015

Al Michaels And Fact-Checking The Booth

Athletes are often asked to comment on matters outside their area of expertise. Sports broadcasters sometimes do that without even being asked. Bill Littlefield takes issue with one of them.

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October 14th, 2015

Place Your Bets: The Future Of Daily Fantasy Sports

Despite accusations of insider trading surrounding DraftKings and FanDuel, neither company seems to be losing momentum. Bill Littlefield wonders what the future of daily fantasy sports might look like.

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October 7th, 2015

As Yankees Start Offseason, CC Sabathia Starts Recovery

On Sunday, hours before the New York Yankees played their final game of the regular season, pitcher CC Sabathia told his manager, “I need help.” Bill Littlefield is among those wishing the former Cy Young winner a healthy future.

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September 30th, 2015

Put ‘Em Up, Lemme At Him: Fighting In Sports

Teammates can sometimes push things a little too far. On Sunday, two members of the Washington Nationals traded blows in the dugout. For Bill Littlefield, images of the fight brought back memories of fisticuffs past.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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