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.
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.”
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.
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.
ESPN columnist Rick Reilly has made a career out of his detailed, often hilarious profiles of athletes from all walks of life. In his new book, “Tiger, Meet My Sister…: And Other Things I Probably Shouldn’t Have Said,” he collects some of his most memorable columns. Reilly joined Bill Littlefield.
During the World Cup, gamblers worldwide bet on every facet of the month-long contest. But is the Cup safe from the match-fixing that plagues the lower levels of soccer on every continent? Brett Forrest, author of ‘The Big Fix’ joined Bill Littlefield.
In ‘Eight World Cups’ George Vecsey chronicles his travels to past World Cups, as well as his analysis of soccer’s big-picture concerns and controversies. The author joins Bill Littlefield.
‘Duel for the Crown’ by Linda Carroll and David Rosner delves into the legendary rivalry between Affirmed and Alydar for the 1978 Triple Crown. Carroll joins Bill Littlefield.
Before the Dodgers moved to L.A., the biggest name in town was Steve Bilko. He played for the Los Angeles Angel of the Pacific Coast League, but author Gaylon White says the team was better known as the Bilko Athletic Club. The author joins Bill.
An excerpt from “A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred” by George Will.