2013 Roundtable

In 2013, Real Sports traveled the world to meet inspiring and memorable people, among them: Kelly Slater, the most decorated professional surfer in history; Chris Paul, the all-star point guard of the Los Angeles Clippers, who is a leader on and off the court; Alex Thomson, who competes in the Vendee Globe Sailboat Race, a grueling single-handed yacht endurance race around the world; Bill O'Brien, who succeeded legendary coach Joe Paterno as head football coach of Penn State University in the wake of the child sex abuse scandal; Diamond Dallas Page, the legendary wrestling superstar who developed a unique yoga program to alleviate the lasting damage to his body; and Mike Tyson, the former heavyweight champion who has toured the country starring in his own one-man show.

Real Sports also looked at big issues, covering: the controversy surrounding Chivas USA, the Los Angeles-area MLS franchise; the role of the Ultra soccer fans in Egypt's revolution; violent attacks on game officials in America; a teenager's campaign to rediscover the Negro Leagues; the professional video gaming industry dubbed eSports; the innovative extreme marketing strategy of Red Bull; and the uplifting story of Jaclyn Murphy and the Friends of Jaclyn foundation that helps match sick children with collegiate sports programs.

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