November 25th, 2015

‘What A Way To Make A Living:’ Bill Littlefield Gives Thanks

Bill Littlefield is among the many giving thanks for gifts past and present. “Thanks for balls that bounced just right,” he writes, “And games that brightened up dark nights…”

November 18th, 2015

Why Fighting Still Thrives In The NHL

When the Nashville Predators played the Anaheim Ducks Tuesday night, Mike Fisher knocked out one of Kevin Bieksa’s teeth. And, yes, is still in business. Bill Littlefield has always wondered why fighting, which is seriously discouraged in other sports, gets a pass in hockey.

November 11th, 2015

Missouri And The Future Of Athlete Activism On Campus

The boycott of football-related activities by members of the University of Missouri team to protest racism on the campus is over, and the president and chancellor of the university have resigned. Bill Littlefield considers the potential impact of the action on athletes at other campuses.

November 4th, 2015

Daily Fantasy: State-Run Edition?

The world of daily fantasy sports may face significant changes as state and federal entities further investigate FanDuel and DraftKings. Even bigger changes to the landscape, however, may result if state lotteries start producing their own versions of the games. Bill Littlefield isn’t convinced that’s a great idea.

Rhymes With Bill
October 28th, 2015

Better With Age: Baseball’s Expensive Memories

The greatest moments in baseball often produce sought-after memorabilia. A jersey worn by Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista recently sold at auction for $27,606.01. This transaction has inspired Bill Littlefield to share some rhymes.

October 21st, 2015

Al Michaels And Fact-Checking The Booth

Athletes are often asked to comment on matters outside their area of expertise. Sports broadcasters sometimes do that without even being asked. Bill Littlefield takes issue with one of them.

October 14th, 2015

Place Your Bets: The Future Of Daily Fantasy Sports

Despite accusations of insider trading surrounding DraftKings and FanDuel, neither company seems to be losing momentum. Bill Littlefield wonders what the future of daily fantasy sports might look like.

October 7th, 2015

As Yankees Start Offseason, CC Sabathia Starts Recovery

On Sunday, hours before the New York Yankees played their final game of the regular season, pitcher CC Sabathia told his manager, “I need help.” Bill Littlefield is among those wishing the former Cy Young winner a healthy future.

September 30th, 2015

Put ‘Em Up, Lemme At Him: Fighting In Sports

Teammates can sometimes push things a little too far. On Sunday, two members of the Washington Nationals traded blows in the dugout. For Bill Littlefield, images of the fight brought back memories of fisticuffs past.

Rhymes With Bill
September 23rd, 2015

Prepare For The Curse Of Ragnar

It’s been almost 40 years since the Minnesota Vikings reached the Super Bowl. Bill Littlefield worries that with the recent firing of the team’s beloved mascot, Ragnar, it might be another 40 more.

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