Is it too early to begin thinking about the first Saturday in May and the horse race traditionally run on that day? Bill Littlefield doesn’t think so.
On Monday, a settlement to which the NFL and retired players agreed was deemed acceptable by a U.S. court of appeals. The NFL hopes that’s the end of the story that began with thousands of former players suing the league. Bill Littlefield hopes it’s not.
The Major League Baseball season is underway again. It’ll remain underway for more than six months. Bill Littlefield likes the idea that once April arrives, baseball seems to go on every day and forever.
Some aspiring sportswriters crave the ticket to ride to the most celebrated games. Bill Littlefield finds himself thinking about more humble sources of inspiration.
The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team, undefeated and nearly unchallenged this season, seems destined to win the NCAA championship. Bill Littlefield has some thoughts about the team’s dominance and the backlash that dominance has provoked.
This week the Tampa Bay Rays visited Cuba. So did President Obama. Bill Littlefield is encouraged.
This week, the National Football League reversed its field. Or at least one of its vice presidents did. Bill Littlefield finds that development as encouraging as it was surprising.
On Monday, Peyton Manning, who quarterbacked the Broncos to victory in the Super Bowl in February, announced his retirement. The announcement provoked Bill Littlefield to think about timing.
It’s easy for sports writers to get excited about the newest great player who comes along. Sometimes Bill Littlefield likes to check in with the ones who came along a while ago.
During spring training, fans of every baseball team are inclined to be optimistic. This time around, Bill Littlefield is especially interested in fans of the Cubs.