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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Libby Hanna, President of the American Gerbil Society, discusses the New England Gerbil Show with Bill Littlefield.
Christmas carols are taken very seriously in Coral Gables, Fla. So seriously, in fact, caroling has turned into a competition. Phil Latzman has our story.
Tough Mudder is one of a growing number of adventure races, but are participants being put at unnecessary risk? After the death of a participant in April, Elliott Woods looked into Tough Mudder safety standards for Outside Magazine. He shares his findings with Bill.