Professional Sports http://nhpr.org en Candlepin Versus Ten-Pin: A New England Bowler's Dilemma http://nhpr.org/post/candlepin-versus-ten-pin-new-england-bowlers-dilemma <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That's right. I'm asking the age old question: </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">candlepin or ten-pin? </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Outside of New England, this may not be a hot topic. It may not be a topic at all, as the popularity and </span><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candlepin_bowling" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">instance of candlepin is concentrated almost solely in northern New England</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Tue, 13 May 2014 16:45:42 +0000 Sarah Thomas 47193 at http://nhpr.org Candlepin Versus Ten-Pin: A New England Bowler's Dilemma 4.21.14: Why We Make Things, Bowling, Fast-Food & Lincoln's Beard http://nhpr.org/post/42114-why-we-make-things-bowling-fast-food-lincolns-beard <p></p><p><em>Things </em>are important. They help us get places, allow us to sit back and relax, provide entertainment, memories, sustenance, and warmth. I used to vow intense dislike for the word "things" (<em>"It's so vague; what does it mean?!"</em>).&nbsp;But truthfully, things - and the many uses of the word - are important. On today's Word of Mouth, we're exploring a lot of things. Really. From making to eating to growing, things can do so much for us. Hop on the "thing" bandwagon and listen up. As Oprah would say, "<em>You get a new thing! You get a new thing! Yes, you get a new thing!</em>"</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:27:54 +0000 Word of Mouth 47123 at http://nhpr.org 4.21.14: Why We Make Things, Bowling, Fast-Food & Lincoln's Beard A Short History Of Sports Hoaxes http://nhpr.org/post/short-history-sports-hoaxes <p>As part of its “<a href="http://espn.go.com/30for30/" target="_blank">30 for 30</a>” series, ESPN recently released a short documentary detailing the escapades of perhaps the most prolific sports prankster of all-time, Barry Bremen. Between 1979 and 1986, Bremen was responsible for over twenty hoaxes in professional sports. In the documentary, Bremen along with a few former Kansas City Kings, remember the warm-up layup line at the NBA all-star game.</p><p>In recognition of Barry’s impressive history of ‘impostering,’<strong> Bryan Curtis, </strong>staff writer for <em>Grantland</em>, <a href="http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/10035662/bryan-curtis-history-sports-hoaxes" target="_blank">compiled a list</a> of memorable practical jokes played in the world of sports.</p><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:49:36 +0000 Virginia Prescott 40213 at http://nhpr.org A Short History Of Sports Hoaxes Greening Professional Sports http://nhpr.org/post/greening-professional-sports <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u></strong><strong>: How eco-friendly are professional sports leagues and their teams? Which stand out especially for their green efforts?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong><em>-- Al Simpson, Medina, OH</em></p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 18:03:31 +0000 New Media Intern 16080 at http://nhpr.org Greening Professional Sports