Episode 101: The CWHL vs. the AAF, Liz Knox of the CWHL on the CWHL, and abusive female coaches

On this week’s show, Amira, Shireen, and Jessica start by talking about Kelly Cates literally being left behind by her colleagues Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville. [4:56] Then they turn to the shocking shut down of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League, first comparing it to the short-lived and also now-defunct Alliance of American Football [17:30] before Shireen interviews Markham Thunder goalie and CWHL Players Association co-chair Liz Knox about the league folding, the reactions, and what's next. [36:50] Finally, the gang discuss abusive female coaches and how gender affects how we talk about them. [49:49]

Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, [59:07] our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, starring the Calgary Inferno, [1:02:16] and what is good in our worlds. [1:09:51]

Transcript coming soon…


*Petition to support football player Braeden Bradforth’s mother in getting justice for her son’s death: https://campaigns.organizefor.org/petitions/justice-for-braeden

“Sylvia Hatchell accused of racially insensitive remarks, forcing UNC players to play hurt” https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/sylvia-hatchell-accused-of-racially-insensitive-remarks-forcing-unc-players-to-play-hurt/2019/04/04/499eb824-56f4-11e9-814f-e2f46684196e_story.html?utm_term=.b6ac62344cf1

“Northern Kentucky Basketball Players Say Emotionally Abusive Coach Pitted Players Against Each Other” https://www.theodysseyonline.com/behind-closed-doors-what-really-is-going-on-with-the-womens-basketball-team-at-northern-kentucky-university

“Georgia Tech coach fired over alleged ‘toxic’ culture; coach disputes the dismissal” https://abcnews.go.com/Sports/georgia-tech-coach-fired-alleged-toxic-culture-coach/story?id=61980171

“Equal Opportunity Bullying” (from 2014) https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/03/13/are-reports-bullying-female-coaches-increasing-or-just-more-concerning

“Auriemma: Most coaches 'afraid' of their players” http://www.espn.com/womens-college-basketball/story?id=26425589&_slug_=most-coaches-afraid-their-players

“Female coaches say they got fired for speaking out against inequality” https://www.revealnews.org/blog/female-coaches-say-they-got-fired-for-speaking-out-against-inequality/

“Raheem Sterling calls Leonardo Bonucci's comments on Moise Kean abuse 'laughable'“ https://www.skysports.com/football/news/12040/11683048/raheem-sterling-calls-leonardo-bonuccis-comments-on-moise-kean-abuse-laughable

“Michael Bennett Cleared From Bogus Super Bowl LI Assault Charge” https://theshadowleague.com/michael-bennett-cleared-from-bogus-super-bowl-li-assault-charge/

“Grieving NJ mom on football player Braeden Bradforth death: College told me ‘go kick rocks’” https://www.app.com/story/sports/2019/04/04/grieving-nj-mom-says-kansas-college-told-me-go-kick-rocks-braden-bradforth-football-death/3351303002/

“Debbie Antonelli and LaChina Robinson join ACC network” http://theacc.com/news/2019/4/4/general-debbie-antonelli-and-lachina-robinson-join-acc-network.aspx

Karishma Ali, President of Chitral Women’s Sports Club and Aussie Rules Football player, was the first Pakistani person from that region to be named to Forbes Asia 30 under 30. https://www.forbes.com/profile/karishma-ali/#3e9e03866cb2

Reema Juffali: Saudi Arabia’s first female racing driver made her F4 British Championship debut at Brands Hatch https://www.bbc.com/sport/motorsport/47814192

Stephanie McCaffrey of the Chicago Red Stars write about having to walk away as a professional soccer player due to a neurological illness https://equalizersoccer.com/2019/03/22/stephanie-mccaffrey-blog-finding-my-silver-lining/

Melissa Borjas Pastrana, a ref from Honduras, will be the first woman to lead El Clásico between Olimpia and Motagua: https://radiohrn.hn/2019/04/04/melissa-borjas-arbitrara-el-clasico-nacional-entre-olimpia-y-motagua/

2019 Basketball Hall of Fame honorees: ://www.nba.com/article/2019/04/06/2019-naismith-basketball-hall-fame-announcement

“Fifty shades of white: the long fight against racism in romance novels” https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/apr/04/fifty-shades-of-white-romance-novels-racism-ritas-rwa

Shelby Weldon