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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 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.

In Depth
October 12th, 2013

Weighing In On ‘League Of Denial’

After weeks of anticipation, the Frontline documentary “League of Denial” aired Tuesday. The movie–and its accompanying book–sharply criticize the NFL’s handling of the concussion crisis. But will anything change? Bill Littlefield weighs in.

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September 21st, 2013

‘The System’ Looks At Money’s Influence On NCAA Football

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.

September 14th, 2013

An Excerpt From ‘The Great Tamasha’

An excerpt from ” The Great Tamasha: Cricket, Corruption, and the Turbulent Rise of Modern India” by James Astill.

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September 14th, 2013

‘The Great Tamasha’ Examines The Evolution of Cricket In India

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.

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September 7th, 2013

‘Fourth And Long’ Explores The Heart Of Football

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.

September 6th, 2013

An Excerpt From ‘Fourth And Long’

An excerpt from “Fourth and Long: The Fight for the Soul of College Football” by John U. Bacon.

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August 24th, 2013

‘Rising Tide’ Explores Namath’s Ups And Downs At Alabama

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.

August 23rd, 2013

An Excerpt From ‘Rising Tide’

An excerpt from “Rising Tide: Bear Bryant, Joe Namath & Dixie’s Last Quarter” by Randy Roberts and Ed Krzemienski.

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