August 8th, 2015

Laughter In Paris, But Lament Back Home

On a recent vacation, Bill Littlefield found himself surrounded by people laughing and playing in a Paris park. That got him to thinking about some notable sports figures back home who probably weren’t sharing the good cheer.

August 6th, 2015

Commentary: Junior Seau And America’s ‘Schizophrenic Relationship’ With Football

On Saturday, the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio will induct the class of 2015. Bill Littlefield is focusing on one particular inductee: Junior Seau, who suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy and took his own life in 2012.

July 15th, 2015

NCAA Ordered To Pay $46 Million In Fees In O’Bannon Case

The NCAA has been ordered to pay $46 million in fees in the Ed O’Bannon class-action lawsuit. Twenty people, including O’Bannon, sued the NCAA, claiming the organization violated U.S. antitrust laws. Bill Littlefield is among those applauding the decision.

July 11th, 2015

Jose Fernandez Has Found A Home At Marlins Park

Miami pitcher Jose Fernandez has a 12-0 career record at Marlins Park — and a 4-8 record on the road. But as Bill Littlefield writes, those aren’t the most significant numbers in Fernandez’s life.

July 8th, 2015

Commentary: Golf Turns Against Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s recent comments about Latin American immigrants have drawn sharp criticism and prompted both ESPN and the PGA to cancel events at a Trump-owned golf course. Bill Littlefield weighs in.

July 1st, 2015

Commentary: La Liga Appeals To FIFA — On Its Own Terms

Spain’s top soccer league, La Liga, filed an appeal to FIFA regarding the timing of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The competition is set to take place in November and December instead of during the summer, as is custom. Bill Littlefield weighs in on the situation.

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June 25th, 2015

Pete Rose-Colored Glasses: A Case For Charlie Hustle

The ongoing campaign by Pete Rose to return to baseball’s good graces and become eligible for the Hall of Fame hit another bump in the road this week when ESPN revealed evidence that Rose had bet on games when he was a player … something he had denied. Bill Littlefield thinks Rose should be enshrined anyway.

June 17th, 2015

The Last Place You Want To Be

The Boston Red Sox season has been dismal thus far. Bill Littlefield tells the story of a time he and some friends decided to stay away from Fenway Park.

June 10th, 2015

Commentary: Women’s World Cup Still In The Back Seat

The U.S. is currently at the top of their group in the Women’s World Cup, having beaten Australia on Monday. But Only A Game’s Bill Littlefield is focusing less on individual results than on the progress of the game the women are playing.

June 6th, 2015

Bill Littlefield: A Closing Thought On Motivation In Sports

“Done well, motivation is liberating,” writes Bill Littlefield.

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