Muscle Beach

Millions of Americans who exercise enjoy the benefits of indoor gyms. But there are a lucky number of fitness enthusiasts who have for decades lifted, flexed and dazzled in the California sun. Charlie Schroeder reports.

Methane Meadows

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In Burnsville, Minnesota, construction has begun on a golf course atop a former garbage dump. The new project is designed to collect methane gas created by rotting garbage and generate electricity for the city even as duffers above hook, slice and generate gas of their own. As Mary Stucky reports, this dual-use project has created unique architectural challenges for the course’s designer and for future golfers.

Skydiving Santa is Grounded

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Once again, the terrorists have won.

Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer

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College football is big in Alabama, really big. The most hardcore Alabama Crimson Tide fans form a temporary community who drive their huge RVs from stadium to stadium, following their beloved team. Birmingham native, Warren St. John, currently a reporter for the New York Times, bought his own RV and rode with these people for a season. His book, “Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer.” is chronicle of that season. St. John joins us from NPR’s New York bureau to share some of his stories from the road.

NFLCHINA.COM

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Bill Littlefield reports on how the NFL, and most notably one team in the league, are trying to sell the game of football to the people of China.

NFLChina.com

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Bill Littlefield reports on how the NFL, and most notably one team in the league, are trying to sell the game of football to the people of China.

Commentary: More Nice than Naughty

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Even though some people and recent events have left a bad taste in the typical fan’s mouth. Bill thinks there’s still a lot more nice than naughty in the sports world.

Pudding Protest

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Clay Travis is a lawyer living and working in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He’s also a fan of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans. Alas, Titans games are not available to television viewers in the island paradise, so at 9:32 am on September 13th, Mr. Travis initiated a protest which he hopes will change that situation. He joins us with an explanation.

Pudding Protest

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Clay Travis is a lawyer living and working in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He’s also a fan of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans. Alas, Titans games are not available to television viewers in the island paradise, so at 9:32 am on September 13th, Mr. Travis initiated a protest which he hopes will change that situation. He joins us with an explanation.

Maracana

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Only a Game’s Ken Shulman visits the famous Mario Filho stadium in Brazil, better known to legions of soccer fans as Maracana.