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92 - It's Podcast Friday with Dr. John Fox and The Ball!

Every so often, there is a great book that comes along that reveals a bit more about why we play and have sports in our society.  Such is the case with a new book - The Ball - that was recently released.  Dr. John Fox is the author and we are pleased to have him with us in the podcast to talk about his book and the topics he covers within.  This is a great book and we highly recommend not only the podcast, but also the book!


Here's a link to Dr. Fox's website - which includes video from Kirkwall Ba' (you'll have to listen to the podcast!!


Remember that you can win a free Huffines t-shirt by listening to the podcast and being the first to send us an email with the answer to the question.  And don't think you're too late to us anyway!

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Kevin Hughes
Thursday, November 1, 2012 4:39 PM
I don't usually write a review without listening to the whole podcast. But, and it is a big Butt! When Doc Lightfoot tells me to buy the book, and then I listen to Dr. Fox say: "My son said: "Dad, why do we play ball anyway?" And knowing my daughter and son in law lived in a Mayan Village for two years and speak the Mayan language, well, it was the perfect storm of intellectual ideas and the wisdom of children coming together to have me rush out and buy : "The Ball." Which I am doing right now. smiles, kevin
Kevin Hughes
Saturday, November 3, 2012 3:09 PM
Okay, I wrote on comment before even reading the book. Well, I can tell you, read the book. The first chapter gives such heady ideas, and a profound insight into play- well, you will never look at dolphins the same again.
The rest of the book is almost a chronological and historical "follow the bouncing ball" schematic. Each chapter (after the first) reads like a first class novel, with Historical and accurate anecdotes and factoids nestled in the narrative.
Play ball, read: the Ball.

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