In 1977, a recipe of minor league hockey, swearing and violence produced an enduring piece of sports cinema. 2012 marked the 35th anniversary of ‘Slap Shot’. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou looks at the staying power of the hockey comedy that starred Paul Newman and three bruising, bespectacled brothers.
“Shoeless” Joe Jackson is best remembered for his role in the 1919 Black Sox Scandal. But, one member of his family is hoping to change that. Whitney Jones reports on “Shoeless” Joe’s namesake and great-great-great nephew who played in the Cape Cod Baseball League.
A school in Lawrence, Mass. is testing a new method for helping kids learn. South Lawrence 5th Grade Academy breaks up the 8-hour school day with three sessions of physical activity. Bill Littlefield visits the school and reports how how the kids–and administrators–are reacting to this new schedule.
The South Lawrence 5th Grade Academy uses exercise as a way to promote better learning, but does science support that notion? Bill turns to Dr. Majid Fotuhi, Chairman of the Neurology Institute for Brain Health and Fitness in Baltimore.
Ahead of the 2012 Olympic trials, some pole vaulters tried to increase the sport’s appeal by taking to the streets. Anne Marshall has the story from Louisville.
Eric Eisenkramer is a fly fishing Rabbi. OAG’s Gary Waleik visited Connecticut’s Farmington River to learn how the spiritual leader of Temple B’nai Shalom in East Brunswick, New Jersey uses the sport of catching trout with feathery lures as a spiritual activity.
For one week, a youth baseball camp in Nicaragua gives kids a glimpse of a better future, while teaching them confidence and teamwork. Only A Game’s Ken Shulman has the story.
Only A Game’s Karen Given delves into the world of Canstruction, where architecture, design, engineering, and construction firms spend a Saturday fighting hunger…by building enormous sculptures out of food cans.
Only A Game’s Gary Waleik lists the selections from this week’s show.
Bill Littlefield witnesses a shocking win…at a restaurant.
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