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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.

Feature
January 25th, 2014
By Andrea Appleton

Todd Pierce: The Horse Preacher

In the Professional Bull Riders’ Built Ford Tough Series the world’s best bull riders take on the fiercest bulls. Andrea Appleton brings us the story of PBR Chaplain Todd Pierce who has been traveling with the riders for the past 13 years.

Feature
January 18th, 2014
By Lauren Ober

WCMX: Taking Wheelchairs To New Heights

22-year-old Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham is pioneering the sport of wheelchair motocross. Lauren Ober shares the story of Wheelz’s life and the inception of the sport.

Feature
January 18th, 2014

Cubs’ Offseason Surprise: Clark The Mascot

The Chicago Cubs’ last playoff appearance was in 2008. Their last World Series title happened in 1908. Desperate times call for desperate measures. And on Monday, the Cubs unveiled an unexpected offseason acquisition. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports.

Feature
January 11th, 2014
By Charlie Schroeder

Hong Kong’s Festive ‘Race’ With Colonial Roots

At the Sedan Chair Race in Hong Kong, awards go to more than just the teams that finish fastest. Only A Game’s Charlie Schroeder has our story.

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