Guests: Joe Queenan, Stephan Fatsis, Michael MacCambridge
The football season officially began last night, so for this week’s edition of Radio Times in Review, we’re bringing you three conversations about the game of the gridiron. First, we’ll hear from JOE QUEENAN. He’s a longtime downtrodden Philadelphia sports fan and writer who basks in the masochism of rooting for our city’s often-struggling teams. We’ll also hear from sports writer and commentator STEPHAN FATSIS. A regular contributor to NPR’s All Things Considered, Fatsis attempted to become an NFL kicker at the age of 43. He described this unlikely journey in his book A Few Seconds of Panic. We’ll also listen to a portion of Marty’s conversation with writer MICHAEL MacCAMBRIDGE, author of America’s Game: The Epic Story of How Pro Football Captured a Nation. He joined us to discuss how the game’s development and design helped it surpass baseball as America’s preferred spectator sport.