Annalisa Grier figured it out early on - the best way to talk with her father was to watch football and talk football. Specifics about games and plays. They still do, through thick and thin. This comes from our partnership with Salon.com.
Kim Ng grew up playing stickball on the streets of Queens, NY and is now one of the most powerful women in baseball. She is vice president and assistant general manager of the L.A. Dodgers. Dick Gordon talks to Kim from her office at Dodger Town. Also in thie episode: producer Joe Vella and behind the scenes with the Beach Boys on their Pet Sounds album recording.
Boxing announcer Marc Lichtenfeld balances his day job in finance with his night job in the ring. Also in his episode, Mike Sacks has spent many nights on the sidewalk in front of the Supreme Court in order to be first in line to hear the Court’s oral arguments.
Today, the international soccer organization FIFA is holding elections for president. There is only one candidate in the race - Sepp Blatter - and the organization he runs has been dogged by accusations of corruption and bribery. So an enterprising sports writer, Sports Illustrated's Grant Wahl, launched a campaign to unseat him.
Ted Porter runs a motorcycle repair shop in California. He used to be a tinkerer. He fixed bikes on the weekends and worked a day job. But when his "hobby" grew a waiting list, he took the plunge and opened his own shop.