During halftime of the Chargers-Broncos game on Monday, Phil Mickelson tried to hit a $1 million shot for charity…and missed. The crowd booed, but may have done so too soon: the Chargers allowed 35 unanswered points in the second half. Bill Littlefield shares his thoughts on what can happen when golf, charity, the NFL, and karma collide.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released a 1,000-page report detailing the evidence used to ban Lance Armstrong from competition for life. Bill Littlefield suggests a way to reconcile what the report says with Armstrong’s other accomplishments.
With the presidential elections fast approaching, both candidates are collecting endorsements they hope will bolster their appeal. As athletes past and present reveal their political alignments, Bill Littlefield examines the scorecard.
NHL hockey players are packing their bags for Europe, while NFL officials are watching games from home. Bill Littlefield discusses the motives and intentions behind the NFL referee and NHL player lockouts and the goals of collective bargaining.
Art Modell, former owner of the Cleveland Browns-turned-Baltimore Ravens, died on Thursday. Bill Littlefield and Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer remember Modell and his impact on the NFL.
The recent performances of the Boston Red Sox dominated what could have been an evening of worldly conversation with the most literary of minds. Bill Littlefield discusses all-consuming disappointment in this baseball season.
Stadiums are great places to watch the players of today, but many also commemorate greats of the past with statues. Bill Littlefield examines the pros and cons of being cast in bronze.
Bill Littlefield says the good old city of London handled the challenge of the Games with ease and grace.
Athletes have always held a special place in society, both for what they accomplish and how they affect culture. Author Stephen Amidon’s new book, ‘Something Like The Gods,’ explores the scope of athletes’ impact throughout history, and he joins Bill Littlefield to discuss it.
People bet on sports … a lot. However, not a lot of people make bets that take years to unfold and pay out after they die. Bill Littlefield looks at a most curious wager involving Wimbledon, Roger Federer, and the charity Oxfam.