Baseball’s perfect game is one of the rarest feats in all of sports. Join Nate as he discusses some of the interesting facts and figures associated with Major League Baseball’s perfect games, and shows just how rare, and random, they can be.
Recently at Kauffman Stadium the Kansas City Royals hosted “Pine Tar Night” as a promotion for one of their games. It’s safe to say that at least half the stadium probably wasn’t even alive for the Pine Tar Home Run or at least weren’t old enough to remember it when it happened. Occurring against the [...]
While John Grisham is best known for his legal thrillers, for the past 10 years he has branched out and written in several additional genres. He has written a Christmas book (Skipping Christmas), a book about football (Playing for Pizza), and even a children’s series (Theodore Boone). In his latest book, Calico Joe, Grisham takes [...]
Ah, Leap Years. So many rare, exciting things happening in the same twelve months. A 29th day in February. US Presidential elections. And the Summer Olympics! Guess what? It’s 2012, and in just a few months the XXX Olympiad will officially kick off in London. What do the Olympics mean to people around the world? [...]
Have you ever wondered if sports broadcasting or journalism might be something you want to do for a living? Join us at the library on Sunday April 22 as WIBW’s J.B. Bauersfeld talks about what it takes to get into the business!
Comedian Rodney Dangerfield, once said in a monologue–”Last night I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out.” Last month I went to watch my first NBA game since the mid eighties. With apologies to Rodney Dangerfield, it was as if I had gone to a Chuckie Cheese, and finding out that a [...]
If you’re looking for something fun to do to stay in shape, or just looking for a new activity to try out, racquetball could be for you!
We’re nearly halfway through March, which means March Madness is upon us. The annual Division I NCAA Tournament is rivaled only by the Superbowl for transcending sports (and sports fans) and becoming an American cultural event relevant to even usual non-fans. Certainly every sports fan has their favorite moments, opinions, or memories of what the NCAA Tournament [...]
Join Smith Center football coach Roger Barta and his son, Brooks, at the library on Sunday, March 4 from 2-3 as they talk about the philosophies that have led to the sustained success of the football program in Smith Center.
With increasingly pleasant weather just a few months away, it’s time to start thinking about summer activities. It’s hard to consider warm sunshine and bright blue skies without thinking about all the great lakes we have in Kansas. There are certainly quite a few water sports available to us during the summer; one of my favorites is [...]
If your movie shelves could hold all the sports movies you wanted… what would you own? Would they look anything like this?