The GIST of It
Ep #118: Another coaching scandal: Jon Gruden and WFT explained

Ep #118: Another coaching scandal: Jon Gruden and WFT explained

October 14, 2021

We really hate to do this to you, GISTers, but we have yet another coaching scandal to fill you in on. This time, it’s the NFL, with Jon Gruden’s racist and misogynistic emails. Ugh. We also have a WTF from the WNBA, involving the GOAT herself, Diana Taurasi. Buckle up for this one.

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Ep #117: Everything you need to know about the NHL season

Ep #117: Everything you need to know about the NHL season

October 12, 2021

It's hockey season! Today, co-hosts Ellen and Steph give you "the gist" on what to know about the NHL season. They talk teams to know, players to watch, their picks and, most importantly, the broader storylines to watch this season. Add that to some storytelling about Scott Moir and women in sports, and it’s a great way to spend your Tuesday. Tune in, won’t you?

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Show notes: 

Ep #116 - Jack Eichel

Ep #14 - Real women don’t run, they said

 

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Ep #116: Gossip Girl, but make it hockey

Ep #116: Gossip Girl, but make it hockey

October 7, 2021

Who needs Instagram and Facebook when hockey stars have Twitter to stir the pot? After Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner accused the NHL of medical malpractice in a tweet and threatened to reveal some spicy stories to back up his claims, Ellen and Steph are diving into what caused his sudden Gossip Girl moment. 

Then, they’re sharing a WTF from the NHL that involves — shocker! — San Jose Shark Evander Kane.

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Show notes: 

Robin Lehner’s exclusive essay with The Athletic from 2018

Robin Lehner’s October 5th press conference (YouTube)

 

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Ep #115: The NWSL’s institutional betrayal

Ep #115: The NWSL’s institutional betrayal

October 5, 2021

How many wild things can happen in one week in the NWSL? Let us count the ways…

With another head coach out, a commissioner resigned, and three ongoing investigations into the botched handling of some truly terrible abuse allegations, the NWSL has had quite the week, so hosts Steph and Ellen are going through the timeline of events as they happened and then giving their own thoughts on all the awfulness. 

*Content warning: this episode mentions sexual abuse and harassment, so if you can’t listen today, just sit this one out, take a self-care day and we’ll see you back here on Thursday.

 

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Ep #114: The disrespect for the WNBA is too high

Ep #114: The disrespect for the WNBA is too high

September 30, 2021

The WNBA is being disrespected. After the Phoenix Mercury were forced out of their home arena twice, hosts Ellen and Steph are talking about all the ways our favorite W teams are being wronged during this already intense postseason.

Then, we’re following up on Tuesday’s WTF moment with an update from the Ukrainian Hockey League. Spoiler alert: it’s bad.

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Show notes:

 “The WNBA shouldn’t have to fight for respect in 2021” by Kavitha A. Davidson

 

The Athletic WBB tweet showing the GCU court at the Phoenix Mercury game

 

Update on this disciplinary case from the Ukrainian Hockey League

 

Instagram post from Jalen Smereck

 

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Ep #113: Things are about to change in Washington

Ep #113: Things are about to change in Washington

September 28, 2021

On the field, the NWSL’s Washington Spirit is playing for a spot in the postseason. Off the field, it’s a hot mess right now. But as things continue to worsen, team co-owner Y. Michele Kang is ready to take charge. Soccer fan or not, you’ll want to hear what’s going down in D.C.

And in our WTF moment of the week, we’re heading back to the hockey rink to tell you about a deplorable act of racism from the Ukrainian Hockey League. Make it end.

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Show notes:

Michele Kang’s open letter to ownership group and fans

 

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Ep #112: Everything you need to know about the WNBA postseason

Ep #112: Everything you need to know about the WNBA postseason

September 23, 2021

On today’s episode of The GIST of It, Steph is joined by guest host Courtney to talk about all things WNBA postseason. From the setup to the favorites to who’s out for revenge, they have everything you need to know before the first round begins.

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Ep #111: How do Tom Brady and Carli Lloyd do it?

Ep #111: How do Tom Brady and Carli Lloyd do it?

September 21, 2021

On today’s episode of The GIST of It, hosts Ellen and Steph are searching for the fountain of youth. After 39-year-old soccer star Carli Lloyd scored five goals in one game last week and 44-year-old quarterback Tom Brady threw five touchdown passes on Sunday, we’re highlighting seasoned athletes who are still thriving even as young stars are emerging.

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Show notes:

Anna Funk’s article on Olympic athletes and age

 

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Ep #110: USA gymnasts vs. the FBI

Ep #110: USA gymnasts vs. the FBI

September 16, 2021

Hey!

 

It’s another heavy episode of The GIST of It. After American superstar gymnasts Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Maggie Nichols testified before the US Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday, hosts Steph and Ellen are diving into why they did it, what they said, and what it could mean for the future of amateur sport.

 

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McKayla Maroney’s opening statement (text)

 

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Ep #109: U.S. Soccer does not understand the assignment

Ep #109: U.S. Soccer does not understand the assignment

September 14, 2021

Show us the money!

 

On today’s episode of The GIST of It, hosts Ellen and Steph are talking about cold hard cash...and why the U.S. women’s national soccer team is still fighting to make more of it. 

 

With the U.S. Soccer Federation recently making headlines, we’re diving into what they’re now asking of the USWNT and USMNT, their fraught relationship with both teams, and the ongoing lawsuit against them.

 

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