Only a Game

By: Littlefield, Bill

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It's only a game, Bill Littlefield's National Public Radio program tells us, trying to keep sports in perspective. And for all the deadly serious perspectives of sports commentators and fans, Littlefield's is perhaps the most realistic. It is certainly the most entertaining. Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, Littlefield's take on the games people play is as refreshing as it is enlightening. From baseball Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett's untimely death, to pickup soccer games among misfit high-schoolers, to the most obscure nicknames and unusual mascots in college sports, the book collects memorable commentaries from Littlefield's popular NPR sports show as well as never-before-published essays. No matter the topic, Littlefield illuminates the dark corners and unlikely angles of sports with wry good humor and a lightly worn expertise that lets nothing pass.

Title: Only a Game

Author Name: Littlefield, Bill

Categories: Other,

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press:

ISBN Number: 0803260016

ISBN Number 13: 9780803260016


Book Condition: Fine

Seller ID: Z0803260016Z1

Description: 0803260016 Crisp, clean, unread book with very light shelfwear and a remainder mark to one edge ? GREAT