Ep #197: Appeals galore: The NFL on Deshaun Watson’s suspension and the Lionesses grabbing the governmental mic
Ep #197

Ep #197: Appeals galore: The NFL on Deshaun Watson’s suspension and the Lionesses grabbing the governmental mic

August 04, 2022

Today’s episode of The GIST of It features co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz reacting to some breaking news after the NFL filed an appeal of the initial six-game suspension levied against Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson. El and Steph discuss the stunning turn and what comes next in the process.

After discussing football, they turn to fútbol, specifically the women’s side starting with the state of gendered phys ed in British schools and the Lionesses’ efforts to increase girls’ access to soccer following their historic Euro win.

Then after the break, make way for yet another WTF NWSL moment. After NJ/NY Gotham FC captain McCall Zerboni made a racist analogy during her postgame presser on Sunday, it’s once again time for the league to take a hard look in the mirror.

Ep #196: The long-awaited and infuriating Deshaun Watson decision
Ep #196

Ep #196: The long-awaited and infuriating Deshaun Watson decision

August 02, 2022

New month, same The GIST of It podcast. On today’s episode, co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz react to and break down yesterday’s disappointing but not at all surprising news that, despite facing at least 22 sexual assault allegations, Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson will only serve a six-game suspension. Absolutely ridiculous.

Then, stop us if you’ve heard this one before, but it’s time for another WTF because North Carolina Courage defender Jaelene Daniels missed Friday’s game after refusing to wear the team’s Pride jersey…and it wasn’t the first time this has happened. Wish we were kidding.

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

Ep #195: WTF Thursday: NFL chaos and LIV Golf controversy
Ep #195

Ep #195: WTF Thursday: NFL chaos and LIV Golf controversy

July 28, 2022

Welcome back to another WTF-filled episode of The GIST of It. Co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz kick things off with an update on the dumpster fire that is the Washington Commanders organization, as team owner Dan Snyder is set to testify before Congress today.

Then it’s time for yet another WTF, this time from men’s golf. The controversial Saudi Arabian–funded LIV Golf tour tees off with another event tomorrow, this time at former U.S. President Donald Trump’s New Jersey golf course, miles from the site of Ground Zero. El and Steph break down how 9/11 families are responding to LIV’s sportswashing, plus why this golf drama likely isn’t going anywhere soon.

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