Where sports and politics collide, hosted by Nation magazine Sports Editor Dave Zirin
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I love when a show gets a 'wow.' This one does. From the conversation with Mac Engel about his book "Pigskin Rapture" to our guest Dr. Robert Willix, who is in major training mode gearing up for his 2nd IRONMAN at age 75, Sports Palooza Radio brings you the best stories! Mac talked to us about his trip to see four football games in Texas in four days. Pigskin Rapture: Four Days in the Life of Texas Football captures not just the action on the field, but all of the the sights, sounds, and smells of a state smitten with football: from K-D’s Barbecue in Midland, to the rarefied air of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’s private box in AT & T Stadium. Here, too, are the more subtle and occasionally unseen manifestations of Texas football culture: a homeless man who resides on a practice field in Houston; the cavernous remains of the Astrodome; the proud high school where Andrew Luck played; the Australian woman who made the Cowboy’s cheerleading squad, having never watched an NFL game; and the hangover a West Texas town continues to endure nearly three decades following the publication of Friday Night Lights. Tune in!