Archive for the ‘Radio/Day 6’ Category

NFL’s safest helmet ever may not be enough to stop concussions

Friday, September 8th, 2017
Patriots Brady Concussions Football

The new NFL season kicks off in earnest this weekend and some players will be wearing the safest helmet the league has ever approved. But a concussion specialist says even that might not prevent players from sustaining head injuries.

Why Jimmy Connors’ run at the 1991 U.S. Open is one of the greatest of all time

Friday, September 2nd, 2016
Jimmy Connors 1991 U.S. Open

The US Open kicked off this week and Friday marks the 25th anniversary of one of the tournament's best matches: when Jimmy Connors, fresh off wrist surgery, beat top-10 opponent Aaron Krickstein in a 5th set tiebreak. Tennis historian Joel Drucker tells the tale of a match that's still revered today.

Why some Paralympic athletes are self-harming to get an edge

Friday, August 26th, 2016

It's official: Russian athletes have been banned from the 2016 Paralympic Games over allegations of steroid use. But some Paralympians are experimenting with another kind of performance enhancement. It's called "boosting," and it's dangerous. Quadriplegic rock climber Brad Zdanivsky tells Brent about the dangerous tactic and why he still boosts in spite of the risks.