Floyd Patterson was a heavyweight champion who came from humble beginnings, but that can be said of a lot of boxing greats. After reading W.K. Stratton’s new biography on Patterson, Bill Littlefield shares his thoughts on what set Patterson apart.
Defending champion Spain faces perennial powerhouse Italy in the Euro 2012 final this weekend. But there is more to Spain’s soccer history than its recent run of success. Jimmy Burns, author of “La Roja”, a new book about Spanish soccer, talks to Bill Littlefield.
In recent years, the sport of cycling has become more about who has or has not cheated than who wins the big races. Bill Littlefield speaks with the authors of “Road To Valor,” a book about an Italian cyclist whose life on and off the bike was much more interesting and heroic.
Mark Kram Jr.’s new book, “Like Any Normal Day,” tells the true story of the life and death of a man who was paralyzed in a high school football accident in the 1970s. Kram joined Bill Littlefield on Only A Game to discuss the book.
Bill Littlefield speaks with Mark Hyman about his new book “The Most Expensive Game in Town,” a look at the rising costs of youth sports and the effects on children’s development and their families.
Boxer Micky Ward’s new book A Warrior’s Heart, details Ward’s life before and after the acclaimed movie “The Fighter” was released. Bill Littlefield shares his thoughts on the new book.
Jay Atkinson has played rugby for most of his life. Now he’s written a book about it. He spoke with Bill Littlefield about his book and his life as a rugby player.
The late Bill Veeck, former owner of the Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns, and Chicago White Sox, was one of the most fascinating figures in Major League Baseball. Bill speaks with Paul Dickson about his new biography of the man he calls “Baseball’s Greatest Maverick.”
Bestselling author John Grisham has set aside his usual legal fare to write about America’s pastime: baseball. His latest 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.
Hank Haney coached Tiger Woods for six years. His recent book, “The Big Miss,” discusses his time with Woods. Haney referred to himself as “one of Tiger’s many enablers.”