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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.

Interview
December 28th, 2013

Tree-Tossing Police Chiefs Raise Money For A Worthy Cause

Every year the police chiefs of Bethlehem and Bethlehem Township in Pennsylvania compete to see who can throw a Christmas tree the farthest. The same guy won the competition for two straight years, but in speaking with both contestants, Bill Littlefield learns that’s really not the point.

Feature
December 28th, 2013

A Derby Of The Sexes

Roller derby used to be rigged. Today’s competitors say their sport is on the up-and-up. And despite the sports history as a ladies-only pursuit, Bill Littlefield recently took in match-up pitting an all-male squad against a crew of women ready to rumble.

In Depth
December 28th, 2013

Dozens Of Gerbils Compete For Best In Show

Libby Hanna, President of the American Gerbil Society, discusses the New England Gerbil Show with Bill Littlefield.

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