Many a successful athlete has made use of a keen eye, an occasional elbow, and — in soccer, at least — a hard head. Recently, Only A Game’s Ron Schachter visited Louisburg, N.C. for a championship that depends entirely on another part of the body.
Roller derby used to be rigged … and for women. Today’s competitors say their sport is on the up-and-up. And Bill Littlefield recently took in matchup 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.
In his documentary “Wild In The Streets,” Peter Baxter explores Shrovetide Football, an unusual two-day competition that takes place in the streets of an English market town. Bill Littlefield speaks with Baxter about his new film.
Thanks to a school sanctioned skateboarding league in Southern California, students can now shred the bowl while representing their schools. Only A Game’s Susan Valot has the story.
The 2013 World Synchronized Skating Championships are being held this weekend in Boston. Only A Game’s Karen Given couldn’t resist the urge to drop in on the rapidly growing sport for a short visit.
The day before Ash Wednesday is no ordinary day in Liberal, Kan. For more than 60 years, residents of Liberal have participated in an international race featuring skillets, aprons…and pancakes. Fletcher Powell has the story.
The Hula Hoop is on fire…literally. The popularity of ‘hooping’ has soared in recent years, transforming it from a groovy toy to pyrotechnic performance art. As Arizona Public Radio’s Gillian Ferris Kohl reports, almost 60 years after its commercial invention, the hula hoop is spinning into new territory.
Freestyle snowmobiler Caleb Moore died a week after sustaining head and chest injuries at last month’s Winter X Games in Colorado. Now, other similar competitions have been cancelled. As Scott Graf reports, the accident happened at a time when the sport was reaching new heights.
One of the story lines in this weekend’s Super Bowl involves San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who was lovingly raised by adoptive parents. It turns out some of the stars of Sunday’s other big game have similar backstories. Only A Game’s Karen Given has our “tail.”