Last September, Dick spoke to software designer Vasu Kulkarni, who started Krossover, a company that tracks and analyzes statistics of high school and college basketball teams. Dick checks in and finds business booming.
Jim Trelease wanted to be a sportscaster, but on March 2, 1962, he did not even intend to record a basketball game that made history. Fifty years after the game, we hear parts of the recording and Dick talks to Trelease.
Making do. Getting by. Adapting. That’s something Michael Sandler knows about. Michael is a "barefoot runner." But he only became a part of this new trend in athletics after two bad accidents set him back.
Monica Downer is a rower. She thought she was headed to the Olympics at Beijing. But just as she would get close to reaching her goal, her body seemed to give out on her. After years of misdiagnoses, she was finally informed that she had Lyme disease
year with a mixture of appreciation and regret. Don made it to the NFL, but like many young players, injuries curtailed his dreams. Don had another dream, though. After he left the Redskins, Don found his way back to college, and these days he pours his physical energy into his first love, sculpture.
When Swedish businessman Lennart Dahlgren moved to Moscow as the first general manager of IKEA in Russia, he had only a vague idea that corruption and bribes were part of doing business there. But Lennart and IKEA had a different idea…be totally transparent and do everything above board. No pay-offs. Lennart is now retired - and he has written a memoir of his time in Russia, called “Despite Absurdity: How I Conquered Russia While It Conquered Me.” Also: Noah Z. Jones goes to Hollywood.
Luke Tipple, a marine biologist, grew up swimming and diving off the coast of southern Australia. He knows how to get the upper hand with a shark in the water, and has been hired by long distance swimmer Diana Nyad to protect her on a swim from Cuba to Florida.
Ivan Johnson, a San Antonio native, didn’t get along with his coaches. He got into fights, and when Dick spoke with him in 2008, he’d played for four colleges and a team in the NBA’s developmental league.