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December 14th, 2013

In ‘Offensive Conduct,’ NFL Great Hannah Details His ‘Living Nightmare’

Football fans know John Hannah as one of the game’s finest offensive lineman. But his recent autobiography reveals the personal struggles he faced during and after his football career.

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November 30th, 2013

‘Collision Low Crossers’ Shares Intimate Portrait of New York Jets

Nicholas Dawidoff spent a year with the New York Jets. He joined Bill to discuss his book, ‘Collision Low Crossers,’ which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the team’s 2011 season.

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November 23rd, 2013

‘Their Life’s Work’ Celebrates Steelers’ Friendships

The Pittsburgh Steelers won four Super Bowls during the 1970s, and the players remained close long after they left the field. Gary Pomerantz, author of ‘Their Life’s Work,’ joins Bill along with NFL Hall of Famers “Mean Joe” Greene and Franco Harris.

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November 22nd, 2013

‘Our Boston’ Essay: Is Boston Really A Great Sports Town?

Is Boston a great sports town? That’s the question Bill Littlefield sets out to answer in his chapter of ‘Our Boston,’ a collection of essays about the city by Boston-area writers.

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November 16th, 2013

Julius Erving Offers Candid Self-Portrait In ‘Dr. J’

In his new autobiography ‘Dr. J,’ Julius Erving offers a candid view of his Hall-of-Fame basketball career and his complicated life off the court. Erving joins Bill Littlefield for a fascinating conversation.

Commentary
November 6th, 2013

Poems By Runners

For some, running is about sweating, pain, triumph and failure, but others find poetry in the sport. ‘Bearers of Distance’ is a new anthology of works by poets who also run. Bill Littlefield shares some of the highlights of this creative approach to capturing the spirit of running.

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November 2nd, 2013

‘The Sons Of Westwood’ Revisits UCLA’s Basketball Dynasty

In ‘The Sons of Westwood,’ John Wooden, UCLA, and the Dynasty that changed College Basketball,’ John Matthew Smith presents a complex portrait of the iconic coach. Smith joined Bill Littlefield to discuss his book.

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October 26th, 2013

Basketball Player Caught In Libya’s Civil War Looks Back In ‘Qaddafi’s Point Guard’

When the Libyan Revolution began in 2011. Alex Owumi was playing professional basketball in Libya. Owumi details his experience in his new book “Qaddafi’s Point Guard,” which he dicusses with Bill Littlefield.

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October 19th, 2013

‘Expanding The Strike Zone’ Examines History And Changes In Baseball

Author Daniel Gilbert examines how baseball has been shaped and modified from the postwar boom to today. He joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the history and the meaning of the sport’s changes.

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October 12th, 2013

Steve Rushin: ‘The 34-Ton Bat’

In “The 34-Ton Bat,” Steve Rushin tells the stories of a number of objects — and characters — from baseball’s past. The author joins Bill Littlefield to delve deeper into some of those stories.