If you’re looking for a last-minute gift for the athlete or sports enthusiast on your list, Bill Littlefield suggests something you might want to avoid…at least if the person on your list is anything like him.
The NHL has canceled games through the end of the calendar year. So, on Monday, Bill Littlefield went looking for some pro hockey players who weren’t locked out. His search took him to Somerville, Mass.
In Kansas City and elsewhere, the business of the NFL continues despite the murder and suicide committed by Jovan Belcher of the Chiefs. The events of last Saturday left Bill Littlefield with a question.
Marvin Miller, who headed the Major League Baseball Players’ Association for 16 years beginning in 1966, died on Tuesday. He was 95 years old. Bill Littlefield offers his thoughts on Marvin Miller and his legacy.
It is time to give thanks. Bill Littlefield is thankful for small silver linings in otherwise depressing sports stories and for sublime physical feats that transcend from athletics to art.
Last week, the Rams-49ers NFL game ended with a missed field goal and a tie, 24-24. This week, Bill Littlefield remembers the last NFL player to cause the same result and speculates on the reason professional play-makers make so much money.
The NHL and the Players’ Association have been meeting again, so perhaps there will be some semblance of a pro hockey season after all. Bill Littlefield finds himself wondering if fans will be too disgruntled to recommit to the sport.
On Monday, Florida law enforcement officials announced the arrest of nine suspects who now face felony charges for their involvement in a pee wee football gambling operation. Bill Littlefield recalls various ways adults can foul up children’s games.
The International Cycling Union stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France wins, making the winner of those races…nobody. Bill Littlefield looks at the recent history of rewriting the sports history books.
As college teams battle for a top-25 designation, Bill Littlefield comments on the nature of college football, the dynamics of the season, and how players feel about their roles as student-athletes.