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In Depth
June 4th, 2016

#KilltheWin: An Attack On A Flawed — But Historic — Statistic

MLB Network’s Brian Kenny thinks the method used to measure a pitcher’s record no longer holds any meaning. He’s campaigning to #KillTheWin. But others believe the stat is too deeply rooted in the sport’s history to ever disappear.

In Their Own Words
May 28th, 2016

The Ride Of His Life: Lew Alexander Cycles For Diabetes Prevention

Lew Alexander was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in 2008. Rather than let the condition control his life, Alexander took to his bicycle. He tells the story of his long road to improved health, In His Own Words.

Featured Book
May 28th, 2016

The Sabermetricians Who Got To Run A (Real) Baseball Team

Baseball analysts Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller may have finally settled the debate between baseball traditionalists and sabermetricians. The two statisticians-turned-managers shared a story from their book, “The Only Rule Is It Has To Work.”

Commentary
May 28th, 2016
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Mike Pesca: America’s Obsession With Deflategate

The controversy surrounding Tom Brady and deflated footballs might be more widely known than some basic facts about American history and politics. Commentator Mike Pesca explores the cultural obsession with Tom Brady versus the NFL.

Roundtable
May 28th, 2016

3 Stories: NFL CTE Funding, Matt Harvey, Draymond Green’s Low Blow

Did the NFL try to bully the National Institutes of Health? Should Matt Harvey be so harshly criticized for not talking to the press after a loss? Did the NBA get Draymond Green’s punishment right? Craig Calcaterra of NBCSports.com and David Steele of Sporting News join Bill Littlefield.

Feature
May 21st, 2016

High-Interest Loans Tempt Families Waiting For NFL Settlement Checks

While former players wait for NFL settlement checks, some are considering taking high-interest advances on their awards. But are these men, who suffered brain damage from playing football, in the right frame of mind make that decision? Karen Given has our story.

Featured Book
May 21st, 2016

A Magazine Editor’s Attempt To Get (Very) Good At Tennis

Not until he was in his mid-50s did former New York Times Magazine editor Gerald Marzorati decide to take tennis seriously. Very seriously. Marzorati hired a coach and spent hours practicing. He chronicles his quest in his new book, “Late to the Ball.”

FEATURED BOOK
February 13th, 2016

‘This Is Your Brain On Sports’ Looks At The Psychology Of Our Games

Why do sports fans do and say the things they do? Tufts professor Sam Sommers and Sports Illustrated editor L. Jon Wertheim attempt to find out in their new book, “This is Your Brain on Sports.” The pair shared some of their findings with Bill Littlefield.

Only A Blog
January 27th, 2016
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Jim Harbaugh’s Weirdest Moments: From Walruses To Judge Judy

Whether he’s climbing a tree, doing his best DJ Khaled impersonation, dabbing, or inviting himself over for a sleepover, Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh has been busy this recruiting season.

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.

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