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