This week, 53 of the nation’s best young ski jumpers convened in Salisbury, Conn. Only A Game’s Karen Given went to the 2011 Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Junior Olympics to watch the competition and to learn about one small town’s success at preserving and enriching its place in the history of the sport.
Twice a month the Thursday Night Fishing Club celebrates fishing, food and music. Only A Game’s Kim Green reports from Tennessee on this unusual combination.
Kite skiing is like parasailing, except on snow. Reporter David Sommerstein traveled to the Adirondack Mountains in Tug Hill, New York to watch a group of Massachusetts extreme sports enthusiasts take on the wind and the cold in their own unique way. Check out David’s pictures below and watch the action in this kite skiing video.
Imagine Tony Hawk biking with a mallet. Scary image, right? It’s not as intimidating as it sounds though, and some residents in Los Angeles are playing an increasingly popular sport: bike polo. Only A Game investigates one of the newest underground sports, which is quietly gaining global notoriety.
Every team has their pregame rituals, but this one might strike you as a little…hairy. Bill examines the preferred barber of the New England Patriots. We hear the experiences of the players getting their ears lowered and from the man behind the clippers.
Is it a race? A car show? Whatever you want to call the Hunnewell Hill Climb, there is no doubt that it features some of the most beautiful antique cars around. Only A Game’s Bill Littlefield reports.
Sadie Babits brings back a wild and wooly story from Bend Oregon, site of the inaugural U.S. Beard and Moustache Championships.
You won’t get many chances to see world-class athletes peform for $5 with 50 or 60 other spectators. But the Canadian Women’s Hockey League offers fans that opportunity as the not-for-profit league tries to find its footing and expand in both Canada and the U.S. Listen to Bill Littlefield’s report on the CWHL this week on Only A Game and check out his photos from a game between the Boston Blades and Burlington Barracudas in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
At an Atlanta bar, contestants build surreal, tasteless and incredibly detailed trailer parks from matzo, donuts and, of course, gingerbread, in Euclid Avenue Yacht Club’s annual Gingerbread Trailer Park contest. Check out Philip Graitcer’s photos from the event while you listen to his report.
For over 40 years, Frederick Wiseman has been making documentaries about almost everything. He has tackled high schools, ballet, government and the military, but never sports until now. His new film, Boxing Gym, focuses on a small gym in Austin, Texas with an interesting and diverse clientele.