Some aspiring sportswriters crave the ticket to ride to the most celebrated games. Bill Littlefield finds himself thinking about more humble sources of inspiration.
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.
This week the Tampa Bay Rays visited Cuba. So did President Obama. Bill Littlefield is encouraged.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s not entirely true that Bill Littlefield thinks sports are going to the dogs. But it’s sort of true.
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.