The author of Rise and Fire take aim on the science, origins and evolution of the jump shot. Plus plenty on Steph Curry, nature vs nurture, “Pistol” Pete Maravich, Bobby Plump aka Jimmy Chitwood from Hoosiers and why so many great shooters come from the midwest.
Ben Strauss, co-author of Indentured, opens up on the NCAA regarding several topics including the origins of the governing body and the future of college athletics/amateurism. Bonus material includes a different perspective on the death of Antonin Scalia and Trump University as the hugest, most powerful institution in college sports.
Bill Littlefield, host of NPR’s Only A Game, joins the podcast to comment on The Top of His Game, an audiobook collection of W.C. Heinz’s best sports writing.
Mary Pilon, bestselling author of The Monopolists, talks about the corruption charges facing FIFA and settles the age old score of who matters more to Nike: Steve Prefontaine or Michael Jordan.
Molly Knight, author of The Best Team Money Can Buy: The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Wild Struggle to Build A Baseball Powerhouse, on Bumgarner v Kershaw, baseball blackouts and how MLB can learn from Japan.