Why do sports fans do and say the things they do? Tufts professor Sam Sommers and Sports Illustrated editor L. Jon Wertheim attempt to find out in their new book, “This is Your Brain on Sports.” The pair shared some of their findings with Bill Littlefield.
In an increasingly polarized debate over the merits of American football, Gregg Easterbrook tries to present a middle position in his new book “The Game’s Not Over: In Defense of Football.”
Nobody is happier than Gary Myers that Sunday’s AFC Championship is set to bring about one final confrontation between the Patriots’ Tom Brady and the Broncos’ Peyton Manning. Myers is the author of “Brady Vs. Manning: The Untold Story Of The Rivalry That Transformed The NFL.”
A president being interested in sports is nothing new, but President Obama has seemingly taken the executive branch’s commitment to another level. Bill Littlefield speaks with Sports Illustrated senior writer Alexander Wolff about his new book, “The Audacity of Hoop: Basketball and the Age of Obama.”
Super Bowl 50 is a little less than a month away. Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, who wrote the foreword for “Super Bowl Gold,” shares some of his favorite Super Bowl stories — including his plane ride with Joe DiMaggio — and explains The Fall Of The Roman Numeral.
Bill Littlefield is joined by series editor Glenn Stout and guest editor Wright Thompson to discuss the latest volume of “The Best American Sports Writing.”
Writer Davis Miller first noticed boxing legend Muhammad Ali when Ali was heavyweight champion of the world and Miller was a scrawny 11 year old. Decades later, the two became friends. Miller tells this story In His Own Words.
Manchester United has long been a successful club in the world of English soccer. That is, in part, due to the 38-year tenure of manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Bill Littlefield speaks with Ferguson about his new book, “Leading.”
The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay has compiled a list of rules for Thanksgiving Day touch football, to help keep your family’s annual game from disintegrating into lawlessness. Gay joined Bill Littlefield to discuss the rules, which are included in his new book “Little Victories.”
Fox tossing, monowheel rolling and waterfall riding are just three of the “sports” explored in Edward Brooke-Hitching’s new book “Fox Tossing: And Other Forgotten and Dangerous Sports, Pastimes, and Games.”