Episode 3: Boo Kevin Pillar, Yay Beth Mowins, Boo Ched Evans

In Episode 3 of Burn It All Down, Julie DiCaro, Jessica Luther, Brenda Elsey, Shireen Ahmed, and Lindsay Gibbs discuss Kevin Pillar’s suspension, Beth Mowins becoming the first woman to do play-by-play for an NFL game, and Ched Evans’ recent comments. Plus you’ll hear The Burn Pile and Badass Woman of the Week!

Toronto Blue Jay’s Kevin Pillar’s suspension for a homophobic slur (9:00) Beth Mowins’ will be the first woman (ever!) to do play-by-play on national television for an NFL game (15:15) Ched Evans decides to give women advice on how to avoid being raped (22:22) The hysterically funny troll comments on our iTunes/Apple Podcasts page (26:29) Julie won a Peabody! (27:11) Burn Pile – hosts set metaphorical fire to the idea that sexual assault allegations ruin men’s lives (29:14) Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks for his use of a homophobic slur and his fans for paying his fine for the use of the slur (30:36) Baylor for, well, everything (31:47) the Spanish newspaper La Razón for defamation (32:49) the NCAA, Notre Dame, and Boston College for their (lack of) diversity hiring (34:24) Badass Woman of the Week – Bibiana Steinhaus who is the first female referee in the German men’s professional soccer league, Bundesliga (35:19) Honorable mentions – National Women’s Soccer League players have started a Player’s Association and on their way toward unionization (36:23) Tracey Griesbaum on her winning case against Iowa (37:00).


Stacey May Fowles on Pillar and the problem of homophobia in baseball: http://torontoist.com/2017/05/the-blue-jays-have-a-homophobia-problem-how-do-we-fix-it

Beth Mowins: https://www.si.com/tech-media/2017/05/14/media-circus-beth-mowins and https://thinkprogress.org/for-the-first-time-in-nfl-history-a-woman-will-call-play-by-play-on-national-television-6b28810ee6fe

Ched Evans’ comments: http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/football-league/ched-evans-case-sheffield-united-chesterfield-a7742041.html

Julie’s Peabody:https://www.si.com/tech-media/2017/05/07/peabody-awards-more-than-mean-sarah-spain-julie-dicaro and https://twitter.com/JulieDiCaro/status/866089667439054849

Zach Lowe on Brandon Austin, who faced sexual assault allegations, being able to try out for NBA teams: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/19413923/brandon-austin-previously-faced-sexual-assault-allegations-works-philadelphia-76ers

Ryan Getzlaf’s non-apology apology: http://www.outsports.com/2017/5/21/15672026/ryan-getzlaf-gay-slur-apology

Getzlaf’s fans crowdfunding to pay for his fine for using a homophobic slur: http://www.outsports.com/2017/5/21/15672490/ryan-getzlaf-anaheim-ducks-homophobic-slur-go-fund-me

Baylor’s latest: http://www.wacotrib.com/news/courts_and_trials/baylor-hit-with-th-title-ix-lawsuit-plaintiff-alleges-gang/article_1b391c59-1722-5532-9c3b-058b07850249.html

La Razón: http://remezcla.com/sports/messi-lawsuit-hormone-disorder/?utm_content=bufferd6b30&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The NCAA’s diversity hiring pledge that Notre Dame and Boston College won’t sign: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2017/05/15/the-ncaa-put-out-a-diversity-hiring-pledge-notre-dame-and-boston-college-wont-sign/?utm_term=.bc9ec48f2228

Bibiana Steinhaus: http://www.tsn.ca/referee-steinhaus-promoted-as-1st-women-in-bundesliga-1.756390

National Women’s Soccer League Player’s Association: https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/nwsl-players-have-unionized

Tracey Griesbaum: http://whotv.com/2017/05/22/tracey-griesbaum-on-u-of-i-lawsuit/

Shelby Weldon