In ‘From Black Sox To Three-Peats,’ Ron Rapoport has assembled a collection of the best sports writing on Chicago. He joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the book.
NFL superstars are only a handful of the players who make up the league. Nate Jackson, NFL veteran and author, joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his memoir ‘Slow Getting Up’ and the life of the sport’s most expendable players.
In elite college football programs, the financial stakes are often higher than the stakes on the field. In their new book ‘The System,’ Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian go behind the scenes to find out how money influences the sport. The authors join Bill Littlefield.
Cricket holds a special place in India’s social and popular culture. James Astill, author of ‘The Great Tamasha,’ joins Bill Littlefield to detail the evolution of the sport in India.
College sports have become a stepping stone to a professional career. Author John U. Bacon joins Bill Littlefield to explain what there is to lose with the increased commercialization and professionalization of NCAA football.
In ‘Rising Tide’ Randy Roberts and Ed Krzemienski detail Joe Namath’s lows and highs – from a suspension to a stunning Orange Bowl victory – while playing for Paul “Bear” Bryant at Alabama. The authors join Karen Given.
In his new book ‘The Sports Gene,’ David Epstein investigates the role genetics plays in forming elite athletes. His research took him all over the world and he shares some of his discoveries with Doug Tribou.
Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. But, integrated baseball didn’t come to Birmingham, Alabama for another 17 seasons. Author Larry Colton joins Bill Littlefield to chat about those events and his new book, “Southern League.”
Robert Griffin III has played just one season for the Washington Redskins but that didn’t stop Dave Sheinin from penning a book about the NFL’s rising star.
In his new book ‘Class A Baseball In The Middle Of Everywhere,’ Lucas Mann tells story of the Class A LumberKings and their fans in Clinton, Iowa. The author joins Bill Littlefield.