Bob Latham’s job as an intellectual property partner in Dallas’ Jackson Walker takes him all over the country. And his position as an International Rugby Board judicial officer and former stint on the U.S. Olympic Committee's board of directors have taken him all over the world. So he makes the best of his time away from the office by writing about sporting events around the globe.
On Oct. 2, Greenleaf Book Group Press will release Latham’s book “Winners & Losers: Rants, Riffs & Reflections on the World of Sports."
“It’s written from a fan’s perspective,” Latham says. “But there’s also commentary about the absurd in the world of sports, like when FIFA president Sepp Blatter appointed Henry Kissinger and Plácido Domingo to a Soccer Counsel of Wisdom.” FIFA stands for Fédération Internationale de Football Association, the international governing body of soccer.
Latham also writes about what it’s like to visit the cryogenic facility in Scottsdale, Ariz., where the body of baseball legend Ted Williams is stored -- a visit Latham made while taking depositions in that city.
“I did not get to see Ted himself, but he’s reportedly in two different containers. His head is in one container and his body in another. And no, they didn’t point out which one was which."
-- John Council