sports http://kalw.org en Your Call: What’s fueling the protests at the World Cup? http://kalw.org/post/your-call-what-s-fueling-protests-world-cup <p><span class="s1">&nbsp;&nbsp; Wed, 25 Jun 2014 07:00:00 +0000 Ali Budner 45692 at http://kalw.org Your Call: What’s fueling the protests at the World Cup? Your Call: Open line to political sportswriter Dave Zirin http://kalw.org/post/your-call-open-line-political-sportswriter-dave-zirin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tue, 06 May 2014 07:00:00 +0000 Malihe Razazan 43356 at http://kalw.org Your Call: Open line to political sportswriter Dave Zirin Not your stereotypical ‘Surfer Girls’ at Ocean Beach http://kalw.org/post/not-your-stereotypical-surfer-girls-ocean-beach <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap;">There’s no denying that the media has latched onto a stereotype of what it is to be a “surfer girl.” </span></p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 03:14:37 +0000 Martina Castro 40168 at http://kalw.org Not your stereotypical ‘Surfer Girls’ at Ocean Beach Only Olympic sport played with brooms finds a home in the Bay Area http://kalw.org/post/only-olympic-sport-played-brooms-finds-home-bay-area <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Inside a huge ice rink in San Jose, where the Sharks hockey team practices, thirty-two men and women are laughing, yelling, and taking turns sweeping and throwing heavy granite rocks down a </span>freshly-Zambonied<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sheet of ice. They are curling, and on most Tuesday nights, four different curling matches are taking place on one rink.</span></p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 01:20:33 +0000 Angela Johnston 39625 at http://kalw.org Only Olympic sport played with brooms finds a home in the Bay Area Behind the science of sports obsession http://kalw.org/post/behind-science-sports-obsession <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Millions of people are crazy about sports, whether or not their teams are any good. Exactly why that is is the subject of Eric Simons’ new book: </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Secret-Lives-Sports-Fans/dp/1590208641">The Secret Lives of Sports Fans: The Science of Sports Obsession</a></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Simons sat down with </span>KALW’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Ben </span>Trefny<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to talk about the chemistry of fandom.</span><br> Tue, 21 May 2013 00:51:00 +0000 Ben Trefny 27499 at http://kalw.org Behind the science of sports obsession