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Feature
August 2nd, 2014
By Ken Shulman

Skateboarding On The Reservation

For some Native Americans living on reservations in the American Southwest, skateboarding is more than just a recreational activity — it also offers a reprieve from some of life’s challenges. Ken Shulman reports from Arizona.

In Depth
July 26th, 2014
By Dan Brekke

Senior Hockey Tournament Honors ‘Peanuts’ Cartoonist On Home Ice

At an ice rink just north of San Francisco, players are proving the game of hockey is both timeless and, well…ageless. KQED’s Dan Brekke reports on a senior hockey tournament with close ties to a beloved American cartoonist.

Feature
July 26th, 2014

Drama And Heroics At Wiffle Ball All-Star Game

The Golden Stick Wiffle League All-Star series featured the best wiffle ball players from around the world — or at least the Northeast. Bill Littlefield was there to witness the fluttering pitches, the home run trots and the high hopes for the sport’s future.

Feature
July 19th, 2014

No Shortage Of Real Athletes In ‘Big Man Run’

Picture a distance runner and you probably see someone small and thin. Maybe even shockingly small and thin. But Only A Game’s Karen Given recently attended a running event where bigger is, for once, better.

In Depth
July 19th, 2014

Remembering Red Klotz, The General Who Beat The Globetrotters

Washington Generals founder and owner Red Klotz passed away last week, leaving behind a legacy as an integral part of the Harlem Globetrotters’ success, and a true love of basketball. Bill Littlefield spoke with Richard Goldstein of the New York Times.

Feature
July 12th, 2014

Vermont Hosts Battle Between Prose And Poetry

Every year, prose writers and poets gather at Vermont College of Fine Arts for a friendly game of softball. They aren’t very good. But, as Only A Game’s Karen Given discovered last summer, athletic talent is of little consequence.

Interview
July 12th, 2014

Controversy And Triumph At The Stanley Cup Of Stone Skipping

Stone Skipping is an annual 4th of July tradition on Mackinac Island in Michigan. Eric “The Voice” Steiner joined Bill Littlefield last summer to discuss the craft of calling a stone-skipping competition.

Featured Book
July 5th, 2014

‘The Karen’ Will Eat You Alive: ‘Learning To Breathe Fire’ And The Rise Of CrossFit

J.C. Herz’s ‘Learning to Breathe Fire: The Rise of CrossFit and the Primal Future of Fitness’ offers an inside look at the fitness sensation that she describes as “a good cult.” The author joins Karen Given.

OAG 20th Anniversary
May 17th, 2014

The ‘Only A Game’ All-Time Wacky Sports Tournament

What’s the wackiest “sport” of all? Over the past 20 years, Only A Game has featured plenty of candidates worthy of the honor.

Featured Book
April 5th, 2014

‘Pedestrianism’ Highlights The Surprising History Of Competitive Walking

In the late 19th century competitive walking in America was the sport to watch. In ‘Pedestrianism,’ author Matthew Algeo details the history that led to America’s fascination with watching other people walk. He joined Bill Littlefield to discuss the book.

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