Episode 9: “Good day, sir”

In Episode 9 of Burn It All Down, Shireen Ahmed, Jessica Luther, and Lindsay Gibbs discuss Colin Kaepernick…again and John McEnroe’s comments about Serena. Then, Jessica interviews Stephanie Yang about her piece last week at SB Nation on sexism in coaching in women’s soccer (www.sbnation.com/2017/6/27/158736…e-coaches-sexism). Plus, you’ll hear The Burn Pile and Badass Woman of the Week!

For the show notes, links, and YouTube version (which has a transcript)…


Intro~  Colin Kaepernick is a popular QB and wanted to bring attention to the crisis of racial injustice and police violence against Black communities (1:27) and has donated more than $700,000 to charity (1:38) Former coach Chip Kelly and 49ers GM John Lynch both went on record supporting him and his game (2:18) Why media goes after Kap (3:40) There are so many bad quarterbacks in the NFL but Kap is unsigned (5:45) History of maligning Black athletes in America (6:55) Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf on Kap (8:49) Lie that NFL will do whatever it takes to make money (11:03) Lindsay on her Think Progress piece of anthem protests in schools (13:00) We love Serena Williams zone (14:00) John McEnroe acts like a sexist ass (14:15) Demeaning women in sports with vacuous conversation (17:12) Implication that best player has to be a male (19:00)  Jessica’s interview with Stephanie Yang (22:53) Burn Pile- Jessica burns FIFA and corruption in the World Cup bidding process (37:17) Lindsay burns the Larry Nassar case and the problem of systemic sexual abuse of athletes in USA gymnastics (39:48) Shireen burns NFL legends partaking new political propaganda campaign in Israel (43:15) Badass Woman Of The Week (45:30)- Mithali Raj of Team India at the Women’s World Cup in cricket; Honorable Mentions- Alysia Montana (47:22) Whitney Osuigwe (49:30) Shariah Harris (50:11) Christine Sinclair (51:50)


Links:

Colin Kaepernick: https://www.theshadowleague.com/story/former-coach-chip-kelly-s-got-kaep-s-back, https://sports.yahoo.com/mahmoud-abdul-rauf-protested-anthem-years-kaepernick-remains-resolute-174737697.html, http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/ct-mahmoud-abdul-rauf-colin-kaepernick-20170627-story.html, http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/abdul-rauf-continues-anthem-protest-ice-cube-big3-league-article-1.3276775, https://www.forbes.com/sites/jerrybarca/2017/06/27/49ers-gm-kaepernick-fully-committed-to-being-in-the-nfl/#57218bf26ebe, and https://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?toURL=https://www.forbes.com/sites/jerrybarca/2017/06/27/49ers-gm-kaepernick-fully-committed-to-being-in-the-nfl/&refURL=&referrer=#57218bf26ebe

On JohnMcEnroe being an ass: http://globalnews.ca/news/3558489/serena-williams-john-mcenroe-tennis/http://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/19734541/john-mcenroe-says-serena-williams-no-700-world-played-men-circuit

Stephanie Yang’s piece for SB Nation: http://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/19734541/john-mcenroe-says-serena-williams-no-700-world-played-men-circuit

Burn Pile:

Corruption in FIFA: http://deadspin.com/fifa-finally-releases-full-world-cup-corruption-report-1796454359 and https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/padejn/what-fifa-whitewashed-from-the-garcia-report

Larry Nasser and sexual abuse in USA gymnastics: https://thinkprogress.org/report-gymnastics-abuse-6099c92098c2

Former NFL players as pawns in Israeli politics: http://www.alternet.org/culture/israel-using-nfl-legends-unwitting-pawns-insidious-new-propaganda-campaign

BAWOTW: Mithali Raj

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/skipper-mithali-raj-becomes-the-only-indian-cricketer-to-score-7-consecutive-odi-fifties-shatters-world-record/articleshow/59311140.cms and http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40398462

Honorable Mentions:

Alysia Montana: https://www.instagram.com/p/BVsabp_DXMK/

Whitney Osuigwe: http://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/19719224/french-open-junior-champ-whitney-osuigwe-just-15-eyes-wimbledon-bigger-things

Shariah Harris: http://www.courant.com/sports/hc-polo-history-0628-20170629-story.html

Christine Sinclair: http://www.tsn.ca/sinclair-appointed-order-of-canada-1.793181