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Ep #188: Everything you need to know about the CONCACAF W Championship & Women’s Euro

Ep #188: Everything you need to know about the CONCACAF W Championship & Women’s Euro

June 30, 2022

Hope you’re ready for a footy fiesta because today’s episode of The GIST of It is all about two major upcoming women’s soccer events — the CONCACAF W Championship (featuring the USWNT and CanWNT) and the Women’s Euro. Co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz will breakdown everything you need to know before these BFD tournaments kick off next week.

Then after the break, El and Steph detail an important update to the ongoing story of Hockey Canada’s (mis)handling of sexual assault allegations.* Thanks for tuning in.

*Content warning: Today’s episode does include mention of sexual assault. Please take care while listening. 

 

Show notes:

CONCACAF W Championship Schedule

Women’s Euro Schedule

 

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Ep #187: Courts and sports: Roe v. Wade, Deshaun Watson and Brittney Griner

Ep #187: Courts and sports: Roe v. Wade, Deshaun Watson and Brittney Griner

June 28, 2022

It’s been a difficult few days in the wake of Friday’s Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. On today’s episode of The GIST of It, co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz will discuss how the sports world is (and isn’t) responding to the devastating decision.

Plus, El and Steph will also dive into two more intense but important topics on today’s episode. First, the hearing regarding potential discipline for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson — who recently faced 24 civil sexual misconduct lawsuits — begins today. El and Steph will detail how the process works and what we can expect.* 

Meanwhile, a Russian court set this Friday as the start date for wrongfully detained WNBA star Brittney Griner’s trial. El and Steph will detail what it means and how it will impact Griner’s case. 

And a big thank you to Sonos for sponsoring today’s episode. The Sonos Ray soundbar is a total game-changer. It’s easy to set up, is sleek to fit your room’s aesthetic and it will revolutionize the way you listen to TV (not to mention music and podcasts!). Check out the Sonos Ray soundbar at sonos.com and hear the difference for yourself.

 

*Content warning: Today’s episode does include mention of sexual assault. Please take care while listening. 

 

Show notes:

Megan Rapinoe’s press conference

Portland Thorns goalkeeper Bella Bixby’s Twitter thread

Ep #185: The hits keep coming: The latest on Deshaun Watson

Ep #160: “Never shocked, always disappointed” — the Deshaun Watson Trade

Ep #158: Deshaun Watson grand jury decision

Ep #122: The latest WTF updates: Deshaun Watson and the Chicago Blackhawks

 

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Ep #186: It’s a celebration: The 50th anniversary of Title IX

Ep #186: It’s a celebration: The 50th anniversary of Title IX

June 23, 2022

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX — the U.S. legislation which gave female athletes the right to equal opportunity in sports. So, today’s episode of The GIST of It is a celebration of the landmark law and its impact on women’s sports. Co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz will discuss what Title IX covers exactly, a few of the trailblazers who paved the way in women’s sports and what the next 50 years under Title IX might look like. Cue that confetti. 

And a big thanks to today’s sponsor, Sonos. With completely customizable sound, Sonos is revolutionizing the home sound system. The Sonos Ray soundbar is a total gamechanger and only takes a few minutes to set up AND syncs directly to your TV remote, no stress. Check out the Sonos Ray soundbar online at sonos.com and hear the difference for yourself.


*Content warning: Today’s episode does include mention of sexual assault. Please take care while listening.

 

Show notes:

Power Plays report on Racism’s central role in WNBA coverage

 

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Ep #185: The hits keep coming: The latest on Deshaun Watson and more golf drama

Ep #185: The hits keep coming: The latest on Deshaun Watson and more golf drama

June 16, 2022

On today’s episode of The GIST of It, co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz are diving into a story we’ve covered extensively on the pod — the latest surrounding Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, who is now facing 24 (and potentially soon to be 26) civil sexual misconduct lawsuits. El and Steph break down the most recent news and look ahead to how the NFL might respond.*

Then after the break, we’re returning to the sports story that dominated headlines last week — the ongoing feud between the PGA and the controversial LIV Golf tour. The U.S. Open tees off today and will feature golfers from both sides of the divide, meaning there’s about to be major drama on the links. Spicy.

 

*Content warning: Today’s episode does include mention of sexual assault. Please take care while listening. 

 

Show notes:

Ep #160: “Never shocked, always disappointed” — the Deshaun Watson Trade

Ep #158: Deshaun Watson grand jury decision

Ep #122: The latest WTF updates: Deshaun Watson and the Chicago Blackhawks

NYT Reporting on Deshaun Watson

 

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Ep #184: Anti-choice legislation and the NCAA’s response

Ep #184: Anti-choice legislation and the NCAA’s response

June 14, 2022

It’s been a busy stretch in the sports world, so today’s episode of The GIST of It has a little bit of everything. First, co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz discuss the future of the NCAA softball Women’s College World Series (WCWS) tournament given recent controversy surrounding the state of Oklahoma’s anti-choice legislation. Will the tourney remain in its famed Oklahoma City–based stadium or is it time for a change in venue?

Then after the break, it’s preview time! The Stanley Cup Final begins tomorrow night, so El and Steph have everything you need to know about this high-powered battle of the elements between the Colorado Avalanche and the two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning. Thanks for tuning in!  

 

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Ep #183: He said what now?: A deep dive into golf’s latest drama

Ep #183: He said what now?: A deep dive into golf’s latest drama

June 9, 2022

Happy Friday Jr.!

 

Buckle up, because today’s episode of The GIST of It is a doozy. Today marks the start of LIV Golf, a Saudi Arabian–backed event intended to rival the PGA tour. But the event is in the headlines for all the wrong reasons with allegations of sportswashing thanks to Saudi Arabia’s atrocious human rights record. Co-hosts Ellen and Steph will break it all down.

 

Then after the break, we have a major update to an important story — approximately 90 survivors of sexual abuse by former Team USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar are seeking $1 billion from the FBI for the organization’s failure to intervene.*

 

*Content warning: Today’s episode does include mention of sexual assault. Please take care while listening.  

 

 

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Ep #182: Equal pay around the world: Canada Soccer’s fight

Ep #182: Equal pay around the world: Canada Soccer’s fight

June 7, 2022

Hi there!

 

Queue up Rihanna because today’s episode of The GIST of It is all about the fight for equal pay in soccer. After the CanMNT refused to play their World Cup tuneup match on Sunday due to a dispute over player compensation, co-hosts El and Steph detail the ongoing situation then discuss how it’s all impacting the CanWNT and women’s soccer as a whole.

 

Then it’s time for not one, but two infuriating WTF moments, both related to sports and Pride Month. Thanks for tuning in! 

 

Show notes:

 

CanMNT letter re: their demands

 

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Ep #181: A sports buffet: French Open, WCWS and NBA Finals

Ep #181: A sports buffet: French Open, WCWS and NBA Finals

June 2, 2022

It’s great to be back with another episode of The GIST of It, especially during such an exciting time in the sports world. The French Open, the NCAA softball Women’s College World Series, the NBA Finals — co-hosts El and Steph have your complete guide to all of the action before a jam-packed weekend.

And stick around after the break for an update to a complicated but important story out of the WNBA surrounding LA Sparks star Liz Cambage. Thanks for tuning in! 

 

Show notes:

Women’s College World Series Special Edition Preview

 

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Ep #180: The PWHPA and BJK, a game-changing partnership

Ep #180: The PWHPA and BJK, a game-changing partnership

May 26, 2022

Co-hosts Ellen and Steph are back with another episode of The GIST of It all about one of their favorite topics — women’s hockey, of course. The PWHPA made a major move on Tuesday, entering into a formal partnership with two big companies in the sports industry, one led by none other than tennis icon Billie Jean King. El and Steph break down the details, plus what it all means for the future of the sport. Truly game-changing.  

 

Show notes:

Ep #167: We are never getting back together: A women’s hockey update

Ep #168: Ice, ice baby: A pro women’s hockey league update

 

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Ep #179: Enough is enough: Addressing racism in sports

Ep #179: Enough is enough: Addressing racism in sports

May 24, 2022

Today’s episode of The GIST of It is about a topic far too often discussed on the pod — racism in sports. Co-hosts Ellen and Steph detail two infuriating incidents from the weekend — one in the MLB, one in the NHL — then take a trip across the pond to consider actual solutions to this pervasive problem. Thanks for tuning in! 

 

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