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September 13th, 2014

How The NFL Became King: A Look Back At The League’s Evolution

In his new book “NFL Football: A History Of America’s New National Pastime,” Richard Crepeau examines a time when the league was not always front and center in popular cultures. He joins Bill Littlefield to explore the game’s evolution.

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September 6th, 2014

‘Club Soccer 101′ Highlights Sports’ Best Stories

Need an introduction to soccer beyond MLS? Luke Dempsey’s got you covered with ‘Club Soccer 101: The Essential Guide to the Stars, Stats, and Stories of 101 of the Greatest Teams in the World.’ Dempsey spoke with Bill Littlefield.

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August 23rd, 2014

‘The Opening Kickoff’ Reveals Parallels Between Football’s Early Years And Today

Pay for play? Academic eligibility issues? Concerns about player safety? Those topics are big news in college football today, but they were just as prevalent in the 1890s when the game was new. Big Ten Network anchor Dave Revsine joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his new book ‘The Opening Kickoff.’

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August 16th, 2014

‘Football’ Collects Writing From All Sides Of Gridiron

Some say baseball and boxing produce the best writing about sports, but a new collection of football essays challenges that notion. Bill Littlefield speaks with John Schulian, editor of ‘Football: Great Writing About The National Sport.”

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August 9th, 2014

‘A Good Walkthrough’ Explores ‘Insider’ Football — And Lots Of It

Mike Tanier’s “A Good Walkthrough” is packed with stories from the writer’s time at Football Outsiders, providing plenty of material for the avid football fan. Tanier spoke with Bill Littlefield.

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August 2nd, 2014

‘Race Horse Men’ Examines Horse Racing In The Antebellum South

Katherine Mooney’s “Race Horse Men: How Slavery and Freedom Were Made at the Racetrack” discusses the meteoric rise of early horse racing and illuminates how slavery became an inseparable aspect of antebellum America’s favorite sport.

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July 19th, 2014

Revisiting Ali, Frazier And Foreman In Richard Hoffer’s ‘Bouts of Mania’

Richard Hoffer’s ‘Bouts of Mania’ chronicles the “Golden Age” of heavyweight boxing as well as the era’s three main figures: Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and George Foreman. Hoffer joins Bill Littlefield.

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July 12th, 2014

Jimmy Connors Shows He’s Still ‘The Outsider’

Legendary tennis player Jimmy Connors made a career out of challenging everyone. His 2013 book was no exception. He joined Bill Littlefield last summer to talk about his life and his book.

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July 5th, 2014

‘The Karen’ Will Eat You Alive: ‘Learning To Breathe Fire’ And The Rise Of CrossFit

J.C. Herz’s ‘Learning to Breathe Fire: The Rise of CrossFit and the Primal Future of Fitness’ offers an inside look at the fitness sensation that she describes as “a good cult.” The author joins Karen Given.

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June 28th, 2014

‘The Chalmers Race’ Remembers Controversial 1910 Batting Title

In 1910, when Hugh Chalmers offered one of his sought-after cars to the winner of the 1910 batting title, a battle ensued between Ty Cobb and Napoleon Lajoie. Rick Huhn’s ‘The Chalmers Race’ captures the controversial events surrounding that contest. Huhn joined Bill Littlefield.