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Rollin' with the Rollers
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David & Elliott take you inside the world of women's Roller Derby with Val Capone of the Windy City Rollers. Then, we look back on the Era of Ara with former Notre Dame Head Coach Ara Parseghian and baseball Hall of Fame Manager Tommy Lasorda.
Episode Segments:
Sports & Torts: Ara Parseghian
We talk to the coach about his storied career, from Miami of Ohio, to Northwestern to Notre Dame. Plus, his thoughts on Pat Fitzgerald, Brian Kelly, the tradition of Notre Dame, and the true story of Rudy.
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Sports & Torts: Val Capone
Val takes us inside the fast-paced world of Women’s Roller Derby, from its early days, to where it is today. Val was a lot of fun & really loves this sport – take a look & listen!
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Sports & Torts: Tommy Lasorda
In his own words, playing major league baseball was a dream come true for Tommy. We’ll talk about some of the highlights from his six-plus decades with the Dodgers, and the success of some of his former players in the managerial ranks.
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Windy City Rollers
Chicago's premier women's flat track roller derby league. What's that mean? It means we're a league of nearly one hundred individuals dedicated solely to playing and supporting the fastest growing sport of the new millennium.

The Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation
The Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to funding medical research projects to find a treatment for Niemann-Pick Type C (NP-C) disease. The Parseghian Foundation is named in honor of Ara Parseghian, the much beloved and well-known Notre Dame Football Coach, whose three youngest grandchildren were diagnosed with NP-C in 1994.

Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Tommy Lasorda
After a brief career as a left-handed pitcher, Tommy Lasorda became one of the most enthusiastic and successful managers in baseball history. Known for his fondness of pasta and pitching, the jovial Lasorda led the Dodgers to eight division titles and two World Championships in 21 seasons as manager. After his retirement, he became a Dodgers executive, and his association with the club has spanned seven decades. He also managed the United States to its first-ever gold medal in baseball at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

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Ara Parseghian
After a two-year pro career with the Cleveland Browns was halted by injury in 1949, Parseghian worked at his alma mater as an assistant coach under Woody Hayes at Miami of Ohio in 1950. In 1951 he became head coach at Miami, where he stayed until 1955. After an eight-year career with Northwestern he became the head coach at Notre Dame in 1964. He resigned in 1974 for health reasons after 11 years at Notre Dame where he won two consensus national championships and also guided the Irish to victories in the 1970 Cotton Bowl, the 1973 Sugar Bowl, and the 1974 Orange Bowl. Named college coach of the year in 1964 after guiding his first Notre Dame team to a 9-1 season, his overall 24-year college coaching record stood at 170-58-6 (.739). He worked as a color commentator with ABC Sports from 1975-1981 and served as college football analyst for CBS Sports through the 1988 season. He was voted into the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame in 1980.

The Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation