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February 9th, 2013

‘The Longest Race’: An Ultramarathoner’s Perspective On Running And Survival

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.

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February 2nd, 2013

‘Coaching Confidential’: Life As An NFL Coach

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.

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January 26th, 2013

‘The Limit’: A Year On The Grand Prix Circuit

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 Depth
January 26th, 2013

‘Cheating The Spread’: Scandals In College Sports

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.

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January 12th, 2013

‘Outside Shot’: A Year In Kentucky H.S. Hoops

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.

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January 5th, 2013

‘The Best American Sports Writing 2012′ With Michael Wilbon

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.

Interview
December 29th, 2012

John Grisham Sets Law Aside In Baseball Novel ‘Calico Joe’

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.

December 26th, 2012

Hidden Gems Among Sports Books Of 2012

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.

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December 22nd, 2012

‘El Clasico’: The Story Of Soccer’s Great Rivalry

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.

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December 1st, 2012

‘Jewish Jocks’: Tales Of Notable Jewish Athletes

The list of great Jewish athletes goes well beyond Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax. Bill Littlefield speaks with the editors of ‘Jewish Jocks’, a collection of biographical essays about history’s notable Jewish athletes.

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