As Brazil prepares for the World Cup, the enthusiasm has been palpable, but so has the dismay at promises broken and needs unmet. Bill Littlefield looks at the complexities of coordinating major sporting events.
On Tuesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that he was banning L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life and fining him $2.5 million for his racist comments that became public over the weekend. Silver is also pushing a vote that could force Sterling to sell the team. Bill Littlefield shares his thoughts on the situation.
Sports fans are notorious for collecting obscure souvenirs of their favorite players. After one momento from last season’s Stanley Cup Playoffs was listed on eBay, Bill Littlefield wonders if fans have finally gone too far.
The cold, sometimes wet stretch of weather at the start of the baseball season has reminded Bill Littlefield of some of his most disappointing baseball days.
Perhaps staging the largest, loudest Boston Marathon ever will be a way to say that “the best” can exercise “passionate intensity” in asserting that madness and murderous violence won’t prevail.
The Boston Red Sox have added a new sign to the Green Monster. It’s an ad for a casino. Bill Littlefield imagines some fans may be uncomfortable with the change.
Brackets have busted everywhere, but Bill Littlefield suggests the true madness of March isn’t related to wins and losses on the court.
As the opening of the baseball season approaches, Bill Littlefield has found a housing opportunity for fans who don’t want their baseball experience to end when the last batter has been retired.
On Saturday, two Ohio high school hockey teams played a state championship to remember. The game lasted seven overtimes before the teams were declared co-champions. Bill Littlefield weighs in on the decision to stop the game.
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.