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.

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.

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?

August 19th, 2015

Debate Over Participation Trophies Heats Up

Steeler James Harrison ordered his children, ages 8 and 6, to return trophies they’d received for participating in a program designed to teach them teamwork. His rationale was that they hadn’t won anything, so they shouldn’t get trophies. Bill Littlefield doesn’t agree.

August 12th, 2015

Commentary: Rousey Vs. Mayweather Should Remain A Verbal Fight

With the two undefeated fighters exchanging words, there’s been talk of a showdown between UFC champ Ronda Rousey and boxer Floyd Mayweather. Bill Littlefield reasons that such a fight would never, ever occur — but, then again, maybe it could…

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.

In Their Own Words
July 30th, 2015

Inside The Winner’s Circle With Basketball’s Sue Bird

With the 2015 WNBA season just past its halfway point, Only A Game was reminded of the story of Seattle Storm guard and basketball great Sue Bird, who has found success throughout her legendary hoops career.

In Their Own Words
July 22nd, 2015

Gobbled Up By The Peloton: A Cyclist Gets A Hand … And A Push

Writer, filmmaker and professional cyclist Kathryn Bertine tried to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics. Bertine tells Only A Game’s Karen Given about the time she tried to gain qualifying points by breaking away from the peloton during a race in El Salvador.

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 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.

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