In his new book ‘Game Over,’ author Dave Zirin commends athletes who have taken political stands. Bill Littlefield spoke with Zirin about his new book and the intersection of sports and politics.
In his new book ‘The Longest Race,’ author Ed Ayres offers readers a chance to a experience a 50-mile race without leaving their couch. Bill Littlefield spoke with Ayres about ultramarathons and the connection between running and human survival.
Nobody who watches the NFL can fail to see that many head coaches are stars. Author Gary Myers spent a year with 20 current and former coaches for his new book ‘Coaching Confidential,’ and spoke with Bill Littlefield about what he learned.
In his new book ‘The Limit,’ author Michael Cannell tells the story of Phil Hill, who in 1961 became the first American-born racer to win the Grand Prix Championship. Bill Littlefield speaks with Cannell about the history of auto racing.
In his recent book ‘Cheating the Spread,’ author Albert Figone has collected chronicles of fixes, point-shaving scandals, and various other sketchy endeavors occurring at schools large and small, most of them over the past 70 years. Bill Littlefield speaks with the author.
Author and frequent OAG contributor Keith O’Brien spent a year with the Scott County Cardinals, a high school basketball team in Kentucky good enough to attract 6-foot-8 transfer students. Bill Littlefield speaks with O’Brien about the difficulties of handling the pressure to win in a community with above average interest in high school hoops.
ESPN host and former Washington Post reporter and columnist Michael Wilbon is the guest editor for ‘The Best American Sports Writing 2012′. Wilbon and series editor Glenn Stout join Bill Littlefield to discuss the best of the best in the collection.
Bestselling author John Grisham recently set aside legal fare to write about America’s pastime: baseball. His novel, ‘Calico Joe’, follows the story of a breakout Major League star. Grisham joined Bill Littlefield to discuss the book and his love of baseball.
Each week on Only A Game, Bill Littlefield talks to the author of a book about sports. Some of those books go on to be bestsellers, but others don’t get as much attention as they deserve, so Bill has compiled a list of three somewhat hidden gems of 2012.
Spain is home to two of the most popular and successful soccer teams in the world: FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. Bill talks with Richard Fitzpatrick about his book, ‘El Clasico’, which details the history of the rivalry and the reasons for its lasting intensity.