What do Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle and soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo have in common? Bill Littlefield shares a connection that spans generations.
Tom Brady’s contract extension with the New England Patriots has raised eyebrows, but not for the reason you might expect. Some have suggested that Brady’s $27 million deal is “eye-poppingly conservative.” Bill Littlefield shares his thoughts.
Since the International Olympic Committee announced that it’s planning to eliminate wrestling from the 2020 Games, there’s been a lot of public outcry. Many OAG listeners have shared their thoughts. Bill Littlefield has been collecting responses to that decision.
On Sunday, members of the late Joe Paterno’s family released the results of their own investigation into the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal at Penn State. The family’s report calls into question the integrity of the Freeh report, which supported the firing of Paterno as head football coach. Bill Littlefield considers the consequences of dueling reports.
Yankees star Alex Rodriguez may have been using as many as 19 different products over the past several years. Bill Littlefield attempts to put the excess in perspective.
The Super Bowl is many things to many people. To Bill Littlefield, it is the enemy of fiction … and the person he blames is Ray Lewis.
The 2013 Super Bowl matchup is set. The San Francisco 49ers will face the Baltimore Ravens, but Bill Littlefield says that Super Bowl Sunday is about much more than the two teams taking the field.
The National Women’s Soccer League has announced the allocation of the national team players to the eight teams scheduled to begin play in the spring. Bill Littlefield rooted for the league’s two predecessors, and he’s trying to figure out how he should feel about the next incarnation of the women’s pro game.
Early Sunday morning, the National Hockey League and the leaders of the players’ union reached a tentative agreement to end a 113-day lockout. The deal will allow for a shortened regular season. Bill Littlefield wonders how many fans will remember what’s been lost once play begins.
As the calendar turns to 2013, Bill Littlefield is fed up with misbehaving athletes and locked-out leagues. He offers his wish for a better sports year.