One of the more unique results of the NHL lock-out is the appearance on ice of the world’s most famed comedic basketball troupe: the Harlem Globetrotters. Quinn Klinefelter of WDET in Detroit was on hand to watch the slipping, sliding and dunking at a rink in Michigan.
Watch closely. If you’re not careful, you’ll miss it. Bill Littlefield meets a group of competitors in Connecticut who, in a fast blur, stack, un-stack, and re-stack plastic cups in a discipline called sport stacking.
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 has won the competition for two straight years, but in speaking with both contestants, Bill Littlefield learns that’s really not the point.
“Trash Can Frisbee” appeared in the 1980s among college friends in Buffalo, N.Y. It has since evolved into a popular tailgating sport popularly known as “KanJam.” OAG’s Daniel Robison reports on the growth of the sport and the source of its popularity with a younger generation of players: gym class.
According to the Ben Stiller movie, ‘Dodgeball’, the five D’s of dodgeball are “Dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge.” But what happens if you add a court of trampolines to the mix? Susan Valot found out at the Ultimate Trampoline Dodgeball Championship in Los Angeles.
Nearly 150 colleges in the U.S. have a rodeo team. Athletes are heavily recruited and because the NCAA doesn’t oversee the sport, students can get cash stipends and win prize money. Only A Game’s Ron Schachter reports on collegiate rodeos.
Only A Game’s Karen Given delves into the world of Canstruction, where architecture, design, engineering, and construction firms spend a Saturday fighting hunger…by building enormous sculptures out of food cans.
Hurling, similar to field hockey, is the national sport of Ireland. Kilkenny has dominated Irish hurling for the past 10 years. But, a few weeks ago, an inexperienced and hungry team from Galway forced a tie in the title game, prompting another match to be held in Dublin. Only A Game’s John Sepulvado brings us this David versus Goliath story.
Teddy Roosevelt won the Presidents’ Race at Nationals Park for the first time in the seven-year history of the mascot competition. Scott Ableman, who runs the ‘Let Teddy Win!’ website, talks with Bill Littlefield about what this victory means for the Nationals.
Paragliders flocked to Sun Valley, Idaho for the World Cup Paragliding Championships. ‘Only A Game’s’ Sadie Babits reports on the feelings, tactics, and dangers of the sport.