Topic: Weird Sports

March 3, 2014

A wobbly journey into the heart of China, or the unicycling adventures of an American abroad.

February 7, 2014

Every Winter Olympics, everyone loves curling, and then mostly forgets about it. But this weirdly collegial, beer-powered sport never really stops. From The Classical Magazine's "Being There" issue.

August 20, 2012

Beep Baseball is the modified version of baseball for the visually impaired, and the Beep Baseball World Series is, yes, its answer to the World Series. But even at an event that's chock-full of sportsmanship and charitable feeling—what's more wholesome than a baseball tourney sponsored by an Iowa Lions club?—there was a little rivalry, some jingoism, and a dash of chest-thumping sports bluster.

July 17, 2012

Imagine if there was a sport at which the United States should be the best in the world, but instead of being the best in the world, they lose (routinely) to Greenland. Welcome, friends, to the world of team handball. 

February 27, 2012

Duckpin bowling has been a weird sports folkway in New England and the mid-Atlantic for well over a century. But thanks to obsolete technology and an aging base, this could very well be the end for a uniquely American—and uniquely difficult—sport. Or maybe not.