Before the Paralympics, The Story talked with Blake Leeper. Blake uses carbon fiber legs and leading up to the race, he was one of the fastest runners. He speaks with Dick about how he fared. Listen to Blake's former interview here.
This July, Cody Dent managed to spoil a perfect game by Boston Red Sox minor league affiliate the Lowell Spinners. It’s kind of like the infamous 1978 day in which his father Bucky Dent spoiled a game for the Red Sox.
Scot Brantley knows all about concussions. The fierce former linebacker took a hit his senior year at Florida that bruised his brain and almost ended his career. After eight seasons in the NFL and almost a dozen surgeries, 51-year-old Scot suffered two strokes that he believes are the result of the hits he delivered.
On October 29th 2008, Philadelphia won the World Series. Philadelphians were swept up in a moment of great celebration and poured into the streets. Ted Passon, who is not a sports fan but joined the revelers that night, came home to find his car flipped.
Iraq war veteran Matt Cavanaugh runs for the Wounded Warrior Project. Tom Cocchiarella is a Vietnam-era vet. The two men didn't know each other well, but when Matt was deployed, Tom wrote faithfully and they soon became friends.
Ramogi Huma was recruited to play Division I football and saw student athletes struggle to pay grocery and medical bills. He talks with Dick Gordon about what it's like to be a student-athlete, and whether they should receive stipends.
In 1974, Dennis Streets traveled with other college students to Leningrad. They thought they'd have a friendly exhibition game of basketball with their Soviet hosts. Instead, they found themselves being introduced as the number one team from the U.S. and playing against former Olympians. Dennis tells Dick why the mismatch was a game to remember.
A new documentary film called Racing Dreams recently opened in theaters. One of the stars of the film is Annabeth Barnes. She can't drive a car; the 15-year-old doesn't have her license yet. But she took her first spin on a race track when she was four years old.