Bill Littlefield comments on author Dave Fromm’s cleverly written, Expatriate Games: My Season of Misadventures in Czech Semi-Pro Basketball , a personal account of Fromm’s experience playing semi- professional basketball in Prague. From dealing with the language barrier to trying to adapt to life in the Czech Republic, Expatriate Games, promises to be an entertaining read.
The U.S. soccer team will face off against Cuba this Saturday in Havana for a World Cup qualifying match. While the team and a few U.S. journalists have been granted permission to land on Cuban soil, U.S. soccer fans won’t be able to see the game. Bill Littlefield explores the reality of politics and sports […]
This week on Only A Game, more questions concerning horse racing safety after the breakdown of Eight Belles at last weekend’s Kentucky Derby. Also, the spectacular and dangerous world of sumo wrestling, and will Philadelphia see its first sports championship in a quarter century?
Ken Shulman visited a sumo match in Japan to find out about the tradition and pageantry that goes along with the ancient form of martial arts. Check out some of Ken’s photos from his time spent taking in the sport.
This Week on Only A Game, a report from Japan, where the Red Sox and A’s recently opened the 2008 Major League Baseball Season. Also, an NCAA Hoops update, and the Sons of Ben Franklin declare their love for Philadelphia’s MLS squad just two short years before their first game.
Ken Shulman made the trip to Japan to see the defending World Champs begin their title defense against the Oakland A’s. Check out more of Ken’s photos from the Red Sox season-opening series in Tokyo, and the gala that came along with it.
This week on Only A Game, early signs of madness in the NCAA and NIT Tournaments. Also, how the Cal Tech Beavers lost each of their conference games for 22 years while engineering the dammedest losing streaks imaginable, and the seasonal migration of the Blue Jays in spring.
Soccer doesn’t get a whole lot of press here in the United States. However, after catching a glimpse of F.C. Barcelona in action earlier this week, Bill Littlefield observes that soccer truly is an art.
This week, the NBA at the season’s middle, a trip to the US Table Tennis Olympic Qualifiers and don your funny hats and grab your muzzle loaders, it’s the primitive biathlon!