From Quiet Kid To Trash-Talking Titan: Ronda Rousey’s Year Speaks For Itself
August 26, 2015
In judo, … It’s actually a lot more internally damaging.
Everyone thinks [MMA is] a lot worse than it is, because you’ll get a little cut here or there and it’ll bleed, it’ll look bad, but it’s not nearly as bad as, say, boxing when someone’s taking 12 rounds of punishment to the head, or judo, where someone’s face-planting and they could break their neck or something like that.
Silence On The Sidelines: An MLB Insider’s ‘Manifesto’ On Youth Sports
May 04, 2015
Baseball’s Mike Matheny speaks with Fresh Air’s Dave Davies about his playing career, managing in the big leagues and the pressures of youth sports. Matheny is the author of The Matheny Manifesto.
I truly believe in the old saying that nobody cares what you have to say until they know that you care. And I’ve seen that work, and I’ve seen the opposite also, so that’s an atmosphere that we’ve tried to create on our staff. We’re not going to pull rank. We’re going to figure out how to make people better by serving them better. And that – yeah, that kind of sounds fuzzy, you know, and kind of warm, and it’s not anything except getting outside of yourself and your own intentions and your own ambitions and trying to make it about somebody else.
Skydiver, Pilot Survive Midair Collision
March 8th 2014
A plane became entangled in the strings of a skydiver’s parachute, sending both crashing into the ground near Tampa, Fla., with both the pilot and jumper hospitalized with minor injuries.
Octogenarian Sailor Sets Out On Antarctic Expedition
January 19, 2014
Octogenarian Eric Forsyth has been sailing the world for more than 50 years, at times on his own. Forsyth speaks with us about what it’s like to be alone at sea, why he loves to sail and about his current trip to Antarctica.