Episode 17: College football is back

On Episode 17 of Burn It All Down, Brenda Elsey, Lindsay Gibbs and Jessica Luther talk about college football head coaches: the money they pull down, the power they wield, the choices they make. Then we hone in on one particular issue: sexual violence.

And Lindsay interviews Ava Wallace, a beat writer for the Washington Post who used to cover UVA football and has recently written about black athletes in Charlottesville.

As always, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, Bad Ass Woman of the Week, and What’s Good in our worlds.

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Episode 16: Elliott’s suspension appeal, Charlottesville, and FIFA’s Players of the Year noms

On Episode 16 of Burn It All Down, Julie DiCaro, Brenda Elsey, and Jessica Luther welcome ESPN’s Adrienne Lawrence as a guest co-host. We talk about the NFL v NFLPA regarding Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension, reactions to Charlottesville and the future of anthem protests, and FIFA’s questionable Player of the Year nominations.

As always, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, Bad Ass Woman of the Week, and What’s Good in our worlds.

Key Points from this episode:
• The Ezekiel Elliot case: The NFL recognizes that no victim is perfect
• Acknowledging inequality and the call for white athletes to step up
• When does the anthem protest expand beyond sports?
• Charlottesville and the shift in violent racial thinking
• What’s political and what’s nationalist?
• Thoughts on FIFA’s Player of the Year nominations
• Can FIFA count? Why Women get 10 and Men get 24 shortlisted
• Who is making the Women’s Player of the Year nominations?
• Burn Pile: Dino Costa, old man tennis injuries, NFLPA emojis, FA bling culture
• BAWOTW: A homeless medalist and FIFA women referees
• And much more!

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Episode 15: NCAA student-athletes, Ezekiel Elliott, IAAF, and Andrea Kremer

On Episode 15 of Burn It All Down: Brenda Elsey, Julie DiCaro, Shireen Ahmed, Jessica Luther, and Lindsay Gibbs talk about back-to-school for student athletes, Caster Semenya commentary, and the NFL suspension of Ezekiel Elliott. We catch up on the highlights from the IAAF world championships in London, where Usain Bolt reminds us that athletes are only human after all. Julie also interviewed the amazing Andrea Kremer about the industry’s double standards and her journey from a ballerina to badass sportswoman. We then take rape cases, xenophobia, and ICE to the burn pile and celebrate some of the bad ass women (and girls) in sports.

Key Points From This Episode:

• Is Josh Rosen just a whiney millennial?
• Can football and college really co-exist?
• Ezekiel Elliot’s domestic violence case.
• Should the NFL get credit for believing a woman?
• We are only human after IAAF.
• How we should be writing about Caster Semenya.
• Double standards and Andrea Kremer’s advice for women in sports.
• How to juggle the multi-platform sports journalism today.

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