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Friday's game plan for 'Afternoon Shift': Story sports

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A sports story waiting to be told. (Flickr/Matthew Zdano)

On Friday's Afternoon Shift we talk with a few great storytellers who've done some of their best work on sports.

First Frank Deford joins us to talk about his new book of personal anecdotes Over Time: My Life As A Sportswriter.

We bookend the show with a conversation with Buzz Bissinger, the author of Friday Night Lights (the book that inspired the movie that inspired the TV show that might be turned into another movie). He has a new memoir, Father’s Day, which captures the cross-country road trip he took to get inside the mind and heart of his savant son.

Also, Kristen Mack and Aaron Freeman fill out our 3@3 review panel to choose the winning and losing stories of the week.

And Alison Cuddy joins us to talk about the best bets for the weekend.

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