33 episodes

Sports in under a half-hour with no commercials. Sportswriter Andy Frye (Forbes, previously ESPN and Rolling Stone) talks with pro athletes and delves into why we love sports so damn much.

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Sports in under a half-hour with no commercials. Sportswriter Andy Frye (Forbes, previously ESPN and Rolling Stone) talks with pro athletes and delves into why we love sports so damn much.

    Ep. 33: Michelle Wie West Concludes Her Pro Golf Career, But Won't Use the "R" Word

    Ep. 33: Michelle Wie West Concludes Her Pro Golf Career, But Won't Use the "R" Word

    If a golfer retires, do they really retire? When I spoke with Michelle Wie West, she explained that golf is as much a fun pursuit as it is a competitive endeavor.

    But Michelle Wie West has been busy since effectively retiring from weekly competition in the LPGA. For one, she is now a parent, but she's also been gardening, mentoring young players and promoting her latest investment endeavor with beverage brand Casa Azul.

    We wrapped up our conversation by reminiscing over celebrities she's met and one she can never forget—Adam Sandler. Michelle expressed her appreciation for the sport and explained in her own words why golf is so fun.

    (Part 1)

    2:00 What's next in this "retirement" chapter

    (Part 2)

    5:18 Partnership with Casa Azul

    7:27 Golf and Seltzers

    (Part 3)

    10:20 How Michelle grew with the sport with respect to her equipment, her swing, and her overall game

    13:07 Michelle's best memories of her career

    13:40 Playing with Adam Sandler

    15:19 The common threads of golf

    Find me on Instagram, Twitter, or Threads at @sportyfrye

    • 16 min
    Ep. 32: Tony Hawk Talks Tricks, Falls and Triumphs in Skateboarding

    Ep. 32: Tony Hawk Talks Tricks, Falls and Triumphs in Skateboarding

    Once lampooned as a "circus act," Tony Hawk rose up to become skateboarding's brightest star while transforming the sport over four decades. This year, the skater known as "Birdman" turned 55.

    In two interviews, Hawk talked about the risks and rewards of skateboarding as well as the business of extreme sports, challenges along the way, and how truly inclusive skateboarding has become. This is a compilation of interviews from 2019 and 2023.



    Show notes

    (Part 1)

    02:30 Tony Hawk talks about age, health routines, and his new Citizen's SmartWatch

    06:06 Skateboarding: A great melting pot

    07:59 Video games, equity, changing culture

    10:05 Tony Hawk's early days

    11:40 Recovering from injury

    (Part 2)

    15:46 The Bones Brigade and skateboarding team concept

    18:15 Rivalries with Christian Hosoi and other skaters

    19:24 Birdhouse and Hawk's other businesses

    20:45 Women in skateboarding

    21:43 Tony Hawk talks about challenges and triumphs



    Find me on Instagram, Twitter, or Threads at @sportyfrye

    • 24 min
    Ep. 31: Tom Brady unveils BRADY Brand apparel, talks about the similarities between football and business

    Ep. 31: Tom Brady unveils BRADY Brand apparel, talks about the similarities between football and business

    Tom Brady announced his retirement from professional football after two-plus decades in the NFL and seven Super Bowl wins, at the start of February 2022. But don't expect Brady, arguably the greatest quarterback of all time, to pull up a beach chair. This year he just launched BRADY Brand apparel, and I got to talk with him about it just before the New Year. 

    • 13 min
    Ep. 30: Annika Sorenstam discusses Nelly Korda, Lexi Thompson and Tiger's return to golf

    Ep. 30: Annika Sorenstam discusses Nelly Korda, Lexi Thompson and Tiger's return to golf

    She's one of the greatest golfers in history. But in January 2022, Annika Sörenstam will be playing with actors, pop stars, and other sports legends in the celebrity tournament of the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions. In Episode 30, Annika and I talk about Nelly Korda's spectacular 2021 season, as well as the play of Lexi Thompson, Tiger Woods and son Charlie Woods, plus her junior golf coaching through the Annika Foundation as well as founding the coed Swedish Mixed. 

    • 23 min
    Ep. 29: Kelley O'Hara talks USWNT defense, growing soccer worldwide

    Ep. 29: Kelley O'Hara talks USWNT defense, growing soccer worldwide

    She defends like a rock and moves like a Tasmanian devil. Kelley O'Hara is part of the "back four" that makes up US Soccer's world class defense. In this episode, I talk with the two-time World Cup winner about her intensity and her defensive play, as well as her love of Atlanta Braves baseball, and growing the game of soccer for kids in America. 

    • 17 min
    Ep. 28: Venus Williams wants us all to talk more about mental health

    Ep. 28: Venus Williams wants us all to talk more about mental health

    She's a five-time Wimbledon winner and holder of 49 career singles titles. Venus Williams is a tennis legend and a highly successful entrepreneur. But she has set her sights on a new goal—and it's getting us all talking more about our wellness and our mental health.

    • 13 min

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