Rubin “Hurricane” Carter is dying, and the former boxer has one final wish. Bill Littlefield interviewed Carter years ago and shares his thoughts about a man who avoided bitterness after being wrongfully imprisoned.
As Jason Collins and Michael Sam make news for their pioneering roles as gay athletes, Bill Littlefield wonders if a certain political controversy will collide with the world of sports.
With the Sochi games drawing to a close, Bill Littlefield says the best thing about the Olympics might be the variety of highlights.
Among the many things that could distract a football team from its on-field work, Bill Littlefield thinks a gay teammate should be at the bottom of the list.
Bill was able to attend the 2012 Olympics in London. Two years later, he is happy to be watching the winter games from home.
On Sunday the Broncos and Seahawks will meet in the Super Bowl. According to Bill, if you aren’t watching the game, you’ve missed out on February’s greatest event.
Just before the current NFL season began, the league agreed to pay $765-million in compensation for post-concussion disorders. This week the judge examining the terms of that settlement said, “Not so fast.” Bill Littlefield is among those anticipating a better deal for the retired players.
We’ve come to expect NFL teams who missed the playoffs to jettison their head coaches this time of year. But five in one day? Bill Littlefield offers a verse to those who are now looking for work.
Last week Major League Baseball unveiled a new rule aimed at reducing head injuries. Bill Littlefield hopes more changes in other sports are on the way in 2014.
Yet another wax sculpture of Cristiano Ronaldo has been unveiled. This event provoked Bill Littlefield to think about how we praise famous men and the extent to which some of them find it necessary to praise themselves.