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COMMENTARY
April 6th, 2016

Littlefield: The Allure Of Sports

Some aspiring sportswriters crave the ticket to ride to the most celebrated games. Bill Littlefield finds himself thinking about more humble sources of inspiration.

COMMENTARY
March 30th, 2016

Are The UConn Women Too Good?

The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team, undefeated and nearly unchallenged this season, seems destined to win the NCAA championship. Bill Littlefield has some thoughts about the team’s dominance and the backlash that dominance has provoked.

COMMENTARY
March 23rd, 2016

In Cuba, Visit From Obama, Rays Offers An Opportunity

This week the Tampa Bay Rays visited Cuba. So did President Obama. Bill Littlefield is encouraged.

COMMENTARY
March 16th, 2016

NFL Finally Acknowledges Link Between Football And Brain Disease

This week, the National Football League reversed its field. Or at least one of its vice presidents did. Bill Littlefield finds that development as encouraging as it was surprising.

COMMENTARY
March 9th, 2016

Peyton Manning And Knowing When It’s Time To Go

On Monday, Peyton Manning, who quarterbacked the Broncos to victory in the Super Bowl in February, announced his retirement. The announcement provoked Bill Littlefield to think about timing.

COMMENTARY
March 2nd, 2016

An Old Basketball Player And An Old Gym

It’s easy for sports writers to get excited about the newest great player who comes along. Sometimes Bill Littlefield likes to check in with the ones who came along a while ago.

COMMENTARY
February 24th, 2016

Why Does Vegas Love The Cubs?

During spring training, fans of every baseball team are inclined to be optimistic. This time around, Bill Littlefield is especially interested in fans of the Cubs.

COMMENTARY
February 10th, 2016

WWE Wrestler Daniel Bryan Pinned By Concussions

This week Deadspin editor Timothy Burke wrote that “the scripted world of pro wrestling cares more about its athletes’ brains than the NFL does.” Bill Littlefield investigates what led Burke to come to that conclusion.

COMMENTARY
January 27th, 2016

Sports-Related Dog News And Dog-Related Sports News

It’s not entirely true that Bill Littlefield thinks sports are going to the dogs. But it’s sort of true.

Commentary
January 20th, 2016

Tom Brady, Peyton Manning Prove It’s A Quarterback’s World

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have faced each other 16 times over the course of their exceptionally successful careers. On Sunday, they will face each other again. Sort of.

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