College football season is in full swing. Bill Littlefield has been wondering if some teams wish it was otherwise.
What’s better than a Jackie Robinson autograph? Bill Littlefield recounts a 77-year-old’s story of Robinson and Preacher Roe of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
The NFL started the 2013-2014 season on the right foot. There were record setting television audiences opening weekend. Bill muses about the upcoming season with some poetry.
This weekend, the Lords of the Rings will decide the site of the 2020 Summer Olympics. Bill Littlefield has been following the competition to host the competition.
ESPN has pulled out of a partnership with the PBS series “Frontline,” ending a collaboration on a documentary about concussions in the NFL. Given ESPN’s ties to the league, the move raised concerns about conflicts of interest in sports reporting, but Bill Littlefield says we should stay focused on the issues on the field.
Middle infielder Jake Elmore did everything but hawk peanuts and Cracker Jack for the Houston Astros on Monday, pitching, catching and batting in the same game. But, as Karen Given explains, there’s precedent for pro athletes donning multiple hats.
After finding a closet full of memories, Basketball Hall of Famer Jerry Lucas opted to put his awards and memorabilia on the open market. But as Doug Tribou notes, Lucas’ accomplishments are far from forgotten.
Major League Baseball has suspended Yankees star Alex Rodriguez for 211 games, leading some fans to lament the state of the game. Bill Littlefield offers some encouraging words.
Bill Littlefield has long been of the opinion that athletes make poor role models. But, recent off-field events involving steroids, robbery and barking at dogs have convinced him that children have much to learn from star athletes.
Try as hard as he might, Bill Littlefield just can’t get away from sports. This week he ran into a former NHL star at the dry cleaner’s.