Winamp Logo
The Score Cover
The Score Profile

The Score

English, Sports, 1 season, 25 episodes, 1 hour, 28 minutes
Twenty-four hours a day in every city in America, you can hear shock jock radio types screaming their outrage at the latest sports scandal, and the din has become loud and steady. Diana Nyad, on the other hand, is thirsting for the poetry, the sociology, the philosophy of sports. On "The Score," she tells poignantly inspirational stories, covers the broad spectrum of characters who play parts in the sports world and lifts listeners to feel the same passion for sports that she has.
Episode Artwork

Diana Nyad's Dream, Part 10

Despite the frustrating forecast and declining daylight, Diana remains a Believer that she'll soon make her Dream Swim a reality...
3/29/20143 minutes, 10 seconds
Episode Artwork

Cam Newton, Ego Aside

This year's NFL Draft holds the promise of teams licking their chops at mining a wealth of quarterback prospects. No matter how deep that list runs, one 6'6", 250-pound monster-armed talent stands head and shoulders above the rest. Auburn's quarterback Cam Newton was this year's stand-out college player. There was no debate. Scouts, coaches, pro players current and past resoundingly weighed in with kudos on the order of not having seen a monumental talent like Newton in quite some time...
3/4/20113 minutes, 27 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ladies Day

Let's call this Ladies Day here on The Score. First, in Iowa, where wrestling is to the state as football is to Texas, a high school girl last week became the first in the 86-year history of the State tournament to win a match. The downside to Cassy Herkelman's victory is that it came on a default by a boy, the fifth-ranked wrestler in the state in the 112-pound division. Joel Northrop, home-schooled, his father a minister, cited the tenets of his faith, not believing boys should engage girls in the violent manner necessary in this sport, as the reason for his defaulting the match. His father, the pastor, had this comment: "We believe in the elevation and respect of women."
2/25/20113 minutes, 30 seconds
Episode Artwork

Shrovetide Football

With the end of the NFL season comes a collective American depression. Millions of us are football junkies and the withdrawal, post Super Bowl, can be cruel.
2/18/20113 minutes, 31 seconds
Episode Artwork

Aguilera’s Anthem Flub

Christina Aguilera’s flubbing of the National Anthem has drawn equal billing to any football news, post Super Bowl. OK, “the twilight’s last ‘reaming’” was perhaps egregious botching, compared to other Anthem gaffes, such as Robert Goulet, before a Muhammed Ali-Sonny Liston fight, singing “by the dawn’s early night”.
2/11/20113 minutes, 26 seconds
Episode Artwork

Women Love Football

To paraphrase a feminist concept of male resistance to the growing power of women in our society, it has been said "the stronger women get, the more men love football." This to be interpreted that men love football, revere football, because it's seemingly the last all-male frontier...
1/21/20113 minutes, 29 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ted Williams: Homeless to Famous

This is the quintessential story that proves the enormous muscle of today's Social Media. O.K. Maybe Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg being named Time Magazine's Person of the Year, for influencing the lives of more than half a billion people, is the ultimate Social Media accolade. But the story of Ted Williams proves the proverbial Everyman's talents can be found by the wide-sweeping magic of the Internet.
1/7/20113 minutes, 16 seconds
Episode Artwork

Bud Greenspan: Artist of Sports

Bud Greenspan, the award-winning Olympic filmmaker, died on Christmas Day. The eulogies and obituaries have poured forth. High praise for his many, beautiful works of art. Bud…I affectionately called him by his birth name, Jonah…was my long-time, dear friend. And he was far and away THE number one mentor in my career. Who among us doesn't swoon under the spell of the classic Greenspan minimalist wording, the cinematography that conjured up oil paintings?
12/31/20103 minutes, 41 seconds
Episode Artwork

Hashim Khan Streak

The women's basketball team at the University of Connecticut now holds the longest streak of consecutive games won in the history of the sport. On Tuesday, the Huskies took their record to 89, passing the long-standing, historic record of 88 straight by revered Coach John Wooden's UCLA men's squad of the early 1970's. Many have argued this week that you simply can't compare this UConn streak to the Wooden glory days, in that the men's games were more competitive, their opponents deeper.... But one athlete doesn't often appear on our list of phenomenal streaks. So we pay homage to him today...
12/24/20103 minutes, 31 seconds
Episode Artwork

Philly Fans Rudest

Pitcher Cliff Lee created headlines this week with his surprise choice of the Philadelphia Phillies as home for ostensibly the rest of his already stellar career. None other than the Yankees, used to getting pretty much every star they pursue with their open check-book policy, failed to woo Lee to the Bronx. And Lee chose Philly over his current Texas Rangers, also offering a multi-year, sweet deal. Much has been written about Lee’s unusual decision to leave the Yankees fatter contract, but those stratospheric numbers are hard for us regular folk to compute, similar to hearing how many trillions of light years a certain star is from Earth....
12/17/20103 minutes, 24 seconds
Episode Artwork

Monday Nights

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and Monday Night Football personality Don Meredith passed away this week. In remembering the likeable Dandy Don, his Texas twang, his snakeskin cowboy boots and his irreverence in literally drinking and smoking pot live in the broadcast booth, the tribute tracks back to the man who put Don on the air...
12/10/20103 minutes, 30 seconds
Episode Artwork

Transgender Territory

As of this week, women's professional golf has changed its rule of gender qualification. One no longer needs to be born female to play LPGA tournament golf. The issue has been forced within the LPGA because of a lawsuit filed by a transgender woman, Lana Lawless, claiming the organization's previous exclusionary stance violated common civil rights...
12/3/20103 minutes, 31 seconds
Episode Artwork

Pacquiao Power

I admit I'm not the boxing fan I used to be. Maybe you can relate. There was a time when I wouldn't miss a big fight. That was back in the day of Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran, Marvin Hagler, early Mike Tyson. One development that drove me away, for sure, was the proliferation of all these various organizations that give legitimate recognition to championship titles...
11/19/20103 minutes, 30 seconds
Episode Artwork

Vick a Wonder

It was a mere three years ago that I promised myself I would never again be a Michael Vick fan, should he return to football after his prison sentence in Leavenworth. It was the reprehensible nature of his particular crime, killing innocent dogs with his bare hands. But I turned my back on the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback more due to his seeming lack of remorse, than the crimes themselves...
11/12/20103 minutes, 30 seconds
Episode Artwork

Cuba Heartache

Hello, everybody. It's been a while. While I was down in Key West over the summer and into the fall, pursuing my lifelong Extreme Dream of swimming from Cuba to Florida, my buddies here at KCRW not only graciously gave me some time off from my weekly Score duties, but I'm sure you noticed that they reported my progress and the weekly drama of the endeavor with great enthusiasm...
11/5/20103 minutes, 24 seconds
Episode Artwork

Diana Nyad's Dream: A Dream Postponed

Diana Nyad joins Matt Holzman back in the KCRW studios for a look at her big dream and her hopes for the future...
10/22/20105 minutes, 40 seconds
Episode Artwork

Diana Nyad's Dream, Part 12

Will Paula keep Diana from her dream?
10/15/20101 minute, 43 seconds
Episode Artwork

Diana Nyad's Dream, Part 11

  Will uncooperative temperatures throw cold water on Diana's dream?
10/8/20102 minutes, 4 seconds
Episode Artwork

Diana Nyad's Dream, Part 10

After a year of preparation and arrangements, is the dream fading? With the weather and temperature uncooperative, is today the calm before the storm?
10/1/20103 minutes, 53 seconds
Episode Artwork

Diana Nyad's Dream, Part 9

Diana learns patience as she waits out the weather and Cuban bureaucracy in West Palm Beach, Florida.
9/10/20103 minutes, 32 seconds
Episode Artwork

Diana Nyad's Dream, Part 8

Weather and bureaucracy continue to frustrate Diana, who has celebrated her 61st birthday with her crew. Must an alternate plan – a swim of an equal distance – replace her dream of swimming from Havana to Key West?
9/3/20105 minutes, 16 seconds
Episode Artwork

Diana Nyad's Dream, Part 7

In Key West, Diana and 37 experts from around the world await word from Cuba.
8/27/20105 minutes, 39 seconds
Episode Artwork

Diana Nyad's Dream, Part 6

Will a little slip of paper capsize Diana dream of swimming from Cuba to Florida?
8/20/20101 minute, 58 seconds
Episode Artwork

Diana Nyad's Dream, Part 5

8/13/20101 minute, 27 seconds
Episode Artwork

Diana Nyad's Dream, Part 4

Diana discusses conditioning, visas and home-remedies for encounters with marine life.
8/6/20105 minutes, 23 seconds