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In Depth
February 2nd, 2013

Puppy Bowl IX: The Cuteness Championship

One of the story lines in this weekend’s Super Bowl involves San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who was lovingly raised by adoptive parents. It turns out some of the stars of Sunday’s other big game have similar backstories. Only A Game’s Karen Given has our “tail.”

Featured Book
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.

In Depth
February 2nd, 2013

Jim Harbaugh Wins An Unlikely Fan

WBEZ’s Cheryl Raye-Stout has covered sports in Chicago for more than 30 years, but one moment from 1987 still stands out in her memory – and explains why she will be rooting for the 49ers this Sunday.

In The News
February 2nd, 2013

Deer Antler Spray: The Latest PED To Hit Sports

In their latest article for Sports Illustrated, David Epstein and George Dohrmann linked Ray Lewis and other prominent athletes to S.W.A.T.S – a company selling unconventional products to boost performance. Bill Littlefield spoke with Epstein to find out more.

Interview
February 2nd, 2013

Super Bowl XLVII Kicks Off In The Big Easy

There’s plenty of news coming out of New Orleans this week in advance of Super Bowl XLVII. CBS Sports national columnist Gregg Doyel has a front-row seat, and he joins Bill Littlefield to talk about the pre-game atmosphere in the Big Easy…and a little football, too.

Commentary
January 30th, 2013

Super Bowl As Fiction’s Enemy

The Super Bowl is many things to many people. To Bill Littlefield, it is the enemy of fiction … and the person he blames is Ray Lewis.

Interview
January 26th, 2013

Former Teacher Calculates Flacco’s Chances

Before he was a full-time sports writer, Mike Tanier taught high school calculus. Bill Littlefield speaks with Tanier about one of his former students, quarterback Joe Flacco of the Super Bowl bound Baltimore Ravens.

Commentary
January 23rd, 2013

Super Bowl Surrounded By Non-Sports Window Dressing

The 2013 Super Bowl matchup is set. The San Francisco 49ers will face the Baltimore Ravens, but Bill Littlefield says that Super Bowl Sunday is about much more than the two teams taking the field.

Commentary
December 29th, 2012
By Randy Hoover

An American Watches The Super Bowl In An Irish Pub In China

With its elaborate halftime show, over-the-top commercials and the surrounding media frenzy, the Super Bowl provides an unusual viewing experience. It’s even more unusual watching the game early in the morning in an an Irish pub in Kunming, China. Commentator Randy Hoover did and shared his experience.

February 11th, 2012

Watching The Super Bowl In China

With its elaborate halftime show, over-the-top commercials and the surrounding media frenzy, the Super Bowl provides an unusual viewing experience. It’s even more unusual watching the game early in the morning in an an Irish pub in Kunming, China. Commentator Randy Hoover shares his story.

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