Guest Host Sean Cole talks to Leanne Shapton about training for the Olympic trials for swimming, and what it means to be "pretty good" and then walk away from her sport. She still has a feel for the water – a knowledge of under-water space.
Tim Wallach was third baseman for the Montreal Expos and Los Angeles Dodgers. His career is largely forgotten, and yet Corey Stackhouse is searching for every single Tim Wallach baseball card. Not one of each card, but every single card ever printed.
This will be a big weekend for cycling enthusiasts - the final push in this year's Tour de France. Many fans make regular stops at the Fat Cyclist blog for news about their sport. Elden Nelson started the blog a few years back. It was funny and personal. But when his wife was battling breast cancer, he knew he either had to stop blogging, or write about the experience. Elden talks to Dick Gordon about how he's managed to raise so much money to fight cancer, and his once-in-a-lifetime ride with Lance and Team Radio Shack. Also in the show, my good ol' Pontiac Parisienne.
One good shot, and a golfer can launch into the top ranks of the sport. And that’s what happened to Michael Tobiason Jr. in the US Open this June. He just hopes he will no longer have to sleep in his car as he plays the circuit.
Less than a year ago, Bill Caswell wore a suit and tie to work as a banker. He was laid off last May, and now Bill’s living his dream of street car rally racing. He recently entered the WRC Corona Rally in Mexico. Also in this episode, Dan and Sue Randle have opened a new business: a kayak polo club.
Mack Cleveland was a true basketball talent. In high school, he was recruited by college basketball powerhouses like Arizona and Michigan State. But he couldn't get along with his coaches and was benched for much of his senior season. Mack has found his calling now in working with kids who have the same issues he had. One of the young prospects Mack has helped is Ivan Johnson. Ivan once had an attitude problem, but these days, he's playing pro - in Korea. He's with the LG Sakers.
A few weeks ago, Scott Johnson became the first double lung transplant to compete in the legendary Hawaii Ironman. The race includes a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike race, and a 26.2 mile run. All elements must be completed in 17 hours. The story behind a piano known as Big Red.