The Impact of Daisuke
The phenomenon of Daisuke Matsuzaka is already affecting the city of Boston in more ways than what happens on the diamond.
Joe Thomas is a lock to be a top five pick in Saturday's NFL Draft. So the top rated offensive lineman must also be a lock to travel to New York to take part in the dazzling festivities and shake Commissioner Roger Goodell's hand, right? Wrong. Bill Littlefield talks to both Joe Thomas and his father Eric to find out why the real losers this weekend aren't the ones who go undrafted but the Coho Salmon of Lake Michigan.
If you ever questioned for a second what Football means to the state of Alabama, you need not wonder any more. Over 92,000 fans attended the University of Alabama's spring football game. That's right, 92,000 for a spring intra-squad game. Alabama radio talk show host Paul Finebaum joins Bill Littlefield from Birmingham to help him understand this phenomenon.
This weekend the Sikh Sports Association is holding its first annual sports tournament in Northern California. Sikhs will compete in a variety of sports, from field hockey to wrestling, soccer to cricket, and as Only A Game's Karen Given found out, one sport that is a little less familiar to the American public.
On David Halberstam
Bill Littlefield talks about David Halberstam's legacy, the sheer volume of books, the diversity of topics and possibly Halberstam's most cherished responsibility, to guide and advise younger journalists.
Halberstam, NBA Playoffs and More with Charlie Pierce
Charlie Pierce joins Bill Littlefield to discuss David Halberstam's legacy in the sports world, how the first round of the NBA playoffs is playing out, and just what was on Curt Schilling's sock.
In "Tommy's Honor," Kevin Cook explores the life of Tom Morris, arguably golf's founding father, and how Morris passed on his traditions about the game to his son and the golf world. Author Kevin Cook joins Bill Littlefield from the NPR bureau in New York to discuss his book.
This program aired on April 28, 2007.