Episode 14: Baseball and Sexual Violence, LA 2028, and Women’s Soccer

In Episode 14 of Burn It All Down, Lindsay Gibbs and Shireen Ahmed take over to talk about sexual violence in baseball, ruin your excitement about the Olympics coming to Los Angeles, and celebrate the latest happenings in women’s soccer.

Then, Lindsay talks with Rhiannon Walker, an Associate Editor at The Undefeated, about the rich, complicated history of black people in tennis, and the importance of the American Tennis Association, the oldest black professional sports league.

Finally, Shireen and Lindsay light up the Burn Pile and honor our BadAss Woman of the Week — but not before a slight detour that involves, well, axes.

For show notes and links…


In Episode 14 of Burn It All Down, Lindsay Gibbs and Shireen Ahmed take over to talk about Jen Ramos’s great piece for the Hardball Times on sexual violence in baseball (2:10) and the allegations against Pete Rose (8:13). Then they ruin your excitement about the Olympics coming to Los Angeles (12:37), and celebrate the latest happenings in women’s soccer (21:19), including Bri Scurry finally getting inducted into the Hall of Fame (25:41)

Then, Lindsay talks with Rhiannon Walker, an Associate Editor at The Undefeated, about the rich, complicated history of black people in tennis (28:38), and the importance of the American Tennis Association, the oldest black professional sports league.

Shireen and Lindsay return light up the Burn Pile for the abuse a Sikh referee experienced online during Chelsea’s loss to Inter Milan (52:33), and Ray Lewis’s comments about Colin Kaepernick (53:30). We then honor our BadAss Woman of the Week (55:50), Claressa Shields, before talking about what we’re looking forward to this upcoming week (58:30).


Links:

Baseball Needs to Do More About Sexual Violence (Jen Mac Ramos)

Woman Testifies That She Had Sex With Pete Rose as Early as Age 14

LA has signed up but rapacious IOC is running out of conquests

Mayor Defends Decision To Bring Olympics To L.A. In Interview With Bill Simmons

Briana Scurry first black woman elected to National Soccer Hall of Fame

Black Tennis Week on The Undefeated

Ray Lewis To Colin Kaepernick: “What You Do Off The Field, Don’t Let Too Many People Know”

Sikh referee Sukhbir Singh racially abused online during Chelsea’s loss to Inter Milan

Rugby got this African-American girl into college — and is inspiring others to follow

Claressa Shields completely dominates Nikki Adler to win her first world title belts

The WNBA comes to video games in NBA Live 2018