Episode 4: stadium funding, Collette Smith in the NFL, and Katie Barnes on LGBTQ issues in sport

In Episode 4 of Burn It All Down, Julie DiCaro, Jessica Luther, Brenda Elsey, Shireen Ahmed, and Lindsay Gibbs discuss the funding issues surrounding the new Raiders stadium in Las Vegas, the New York Jets’ hiring of Collette Smith as a defensive backs coach, and Jessica’s interview with Katie Barnes of espnW. Plus you’ll hear Listener Mail, The Burn Pile, and Badass Woman of the Week!

The horrible publicly-funded Las Vegas NFL stadium deal (7:07) The Jets hire a female coach, Collette Smith (13:50) Jessica Luther talks with Katie Barnes of espnW about LGBTQ issues in sports (24:19) Katie gives their Bachelorette take (25:15) THE BURN PILE — LaVar Ball tells Kristine Leahy to “Stay in your lane” and then selling t-shirts (26:50) Kristine Leahy and white feminism (28:10) British soccer child sex abuse scandal reaches 560 alleged victims (30:30) Floyd Mayweather’s new strip club, “Girl Collection” (32:30) LeBron hate — but seriously, how is there still so much LeBron hate? (34:15) Bad Ass Woman of the Week, tennis star Petra Kvitova (35:55) Honorable Mentions — Tamari Davis, 7th grade track phenom (36:40) Emma Hayes takes on the Football Association;’s sexism (37:50) Listener mail


Deadspin’s T.M. Brown on Deadspin on the horrible Las Vegas Raiders stadium deal: http://deadspin.com/the-raiders-robbed-las-vegas-in-americas-worst-stadium-1795475973

Pacific Standard article from 2015 on The Impossible Fight Against America’s Stadiums: https://psmag.com/economics/the-shady-money-behind-americas-sports-stadiums

The New York Jets hire Collette Smith: https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/05/25/jets-hire-collette-smith

International Women’s Football League: http://www.iwflsports.com/

Barnes on the NBA choosing Charlotte to host the 2019 All-Star Game: http://www.espn.com/espnw/voices/article/19452534/with-charlotte-getting-nba-all-star-game-anti-lgbtq-repercussions-officially-dead

Barnes’ profile of Lex Clay, trans man and former softball player: http://www.espn.com/espnw/sports/article/19367599/2017-ncaa-softball-former-tennessee-volunteer-lex-clay-recalls-moment-time-2007-women-college-world-series

Barnes interview with the new Bachelorette, Rachel Lindsay: http://www.espn.com/espnw/culture/article/19435659/qa-rachel-lindsay-first-african-american-bachelorette  

LaVar Ball and the “Stay In Your Lane” shirts: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2017/05/25/lavar-ball-turned-a-potentially-sexist-remark-into-a-t-shirt-and-its-just-part-of-his-shtick/?utm_term=.c55cdfa806cc

Here’s why LaVar Ball was so upset with Kristine Leahy: http://www.sportingnews.com/nba/news/lavar-ball-women-kristine-leahy-video-the-herd-colin-cowherd/5q1ffhx0ujlt1xwz8cpnsd83f

Gibbs on the worst sexual abuse scandal in British soccer history, which is up to 560 victims https://thinkprogress.org/english-soccer-sex-abuse-update-4fff9dd28ad7

Another example of why LeBron is awesome: http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/ambassadors-from-lebron-james-family-foundation-help-open-cedar-point-s-new-water-park-1.769674

Another example of why Floyd Mayweather is horrible: http://www.mlive.com/mayweather/2017/05/floyd_mayweather-owned_strip_c.html

Petra Kvitova wins in emotional return to tennis at French Open: https://www.si.com/tennis/2017/05/28/petra-kvitova-attack-return-french-open

7th Grade Phenom Tamari Davis Stars At Flo Golden South: http://www.flotrack.org/article/42234-7th-grade-phenom-tamari-davis-stars-at-flo-golden-south#.WTDcJxgrK3A

Emma Hayes: FA treats refereeing for women’s game as ‘afterthought’: http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/40042830

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