Stories Of Americans Passionately At Play

"Sport, at its best, at its most human, is able to inspire an innocence and joy that is unique to each of us."
~ Richard Corman ~

The Sports


I once went on a journey to see if I could find 50 different sports being played on a serious competitive level by American athletes. Turned out to be a piece of cake. It got me to thinking though. Are there 50 sports that pretty much anybody with a little motivation can play? And play well? Let’s find out.

Empty courts await action at the 2015 AVP Manhattan Beach Open

The Volleyball Diaries

Long a staple of gym classes and rec centers, volleyball is a sport we’ve all played at one time or another. But not like this. As chronicled here, volleyball is a cultural sensation unto itself, having spilled out of indoor courts onto the sand—and into the national consciousness. Read More »