Episode 7: FIFA and racism, GSW going to the White House, and the NCAA is still terrible

In Episode 7 of Burn It All Down, Julie DiCaro, Lindsay Gibbs, Jessica Luther, Brenda Elsey, and Shireen Ahmed discuss FIFA’s attempt to combat racism and homophobia, whether the Golden State Warriors will visit the White House, and why the NCAA continues to be terrible. Plus, you’ll hear The Burn Pile, Badass Woman of the Week, and Listener Mail!

Introduction (1:05) FIFA announces a new procedure to combat racism by cancelling matches if they hear racist chants in the stands. (8:01) The Golden State Warriors and the White House visit: How the erroneous story about their decision to snub the White House visit spread, and a takedown of Sally Jenkins’ terrible article saying they should go to make a statement (17:00) The NCAA is horrible: A look at the Louisville sanctions, LSU’s transfer block, and how the NCAA’s amateurism rules are keeping players from having YouTube channels and music careers (26:55) BURN PILE — The discrepancy between the bonus pay for men and women’s U.S. National Team coaches at the World Cup (28:39) Michigan State athletic director getting involved in sexual assault investigations (30:34) Yanina Ramirez, a Paralympic athlete in Argentina, losing funding (31:47) Floyd Mayweather (34:20) Ifab considering shortening football games to 60 minutes (35:30) Lance Berkman speaking at Christian night for the St. Louis Cardinals (36:40) Bad Ass Woman of the Week: The owners of the Seattle Storm, who partnered with Planned Parenthood (38:54) BAWOTW Honorable Mentions: Bambi (39:20) Doris Burke, for her expert handling of the NBA championship trophy ceremony (40:00) Diana Moskovitz of Deadspin for her coverage of the Bill Cosby trial (40:50) Brienne Minor (41:30) Crystal Griner, Capitol Hill police officer (43:00) Listener mail


FIFA will allow referees to suspend matches due to racism at Confederations Cup (Deadspin): http://deadspin.com/fifa-will-allow-referees-to-suspend-matches-due-to-raci-1796111149

FIFA won’t just fine Mexico for “Puto” chants, they may now stop games entirely (Remezcla): http://remezcla.com/sports/fifa-mexico-puto-chant/

Viral Golden State Warriors story shows media needs to play better defense (Columbia Journal Review): https://www.cjr.org/criticism/golden-state-warriors-white-house-trump-journalism.php

If the Warriors want to take a stand, go to the White House and shake President Trump’s hand (Sally Jenkins, Washington Post): https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/wizards/if-the-warriors-want-to-take-a-stand-go-to-the-white-house-and-shake-president-trumps-hand/2017/06/14/a1f2c0c6-5131-11e7-be25-3a519335381c_story.html

NCAA sanctions against Louisville (Nicole Auerbach, USA Today): https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/columnist/nicole-auerbach/2017/06/15/punishment-rick-pitino-harsher-louisville/400127001/

“Quit College Sports or Quit YouTube”: NCAA threatens UFC kicker’s YouTube channel (Deadspin): http://deadspin.com/quit-college-sports-or-quit-youtube-ncaa-threatens-ucf-1796033861

LSU football officially blocks Willie Allen from transferring to TCU (SEC Country): https://www.seccountry.com/lsu/lsu-football-blocks-willie-allen-transfer-tcu 

Gonzalez twins leaving UNLV to pursue music careers (Las Vegas Review-Journal): https://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/unlv/unlv-basketball/gonzalez-twins-leaving-unlv-to-pursue-music-careers/

An Ole Miss-themed store is suing NCAA snitches because amateurism is dumb (Patrick Hruby, VICE Sports): https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/an-ole-miss-themed-store-is-suing-ncaa-snitches-because-amateurism-is-dumb

Lance Berkman’s ‘Christian Day’ plans with Cardinals blasted by LGBT community (USA Today): https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/cardinals/2017/06/14/lance-berkman-christian-day-plans-cardinals-blasted-lgbt-community/102840578/

U.S. coach’s bonus for winning women’s World Cup: $90K. For men’s second round: $500K. (Washington Post): https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soccer-insider/wp/2017/06/14/u-s-coachs-bonus-for-winning-womens-world-cup-90k-for-mens-second-round-500k/?utm_term=.25335152f0a5

Football rule-makers to consider reducing games to 60 minutes (The Guardian): https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jun/17/football-rule-makers-reducing-games-60-minutes?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Facebook

Floyd Mayweather And Conor McGregor Announce Fight For Aug. 26 (Deadspin): http://deadspin.com/floyd-mayweather-and-conor-mcgregor-announce-fight-for-1796111673

Paralympic Gold Medalist Sprinter Lost Her Disability Pension Because Of a Sponsorship (Remezcla): http://remezcla.com/sports/paralympic-sprinter-disability-sponsor/ 

Police: Curtis Blackwell ‘interfered’ with MSU football sex assault investigation (Lansing State Journal): http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2017/06/13/police-blackwell-interfered-msu-football-sex-assault-investigation/393990001/

WNBA team launches ‘first of its kind’ partnership with Planned Parenthood (ThinkProgress): https://thinkprogress.org/wnba-team-launches-first-of-its-kind-partnership-with-planned-parenthood-7ea0517bf75c

Bambi: http://www.jeffpearlman.com/bambi/

Diana Moskovitz’s coverage of the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial (Jezebel): http://jezebel.com/the-women-who-say-bill-cosby-drugged-and-sexually-assau-1796196402

She became the first black woman to win an NCAA Division I singles title, and she had no idea (Washington Post):  https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/tennis/i-didnt-even-realize-it-brienne-minor-on-her-history-making-tennis-title/2017/06/13/835dde8c-4b93-11e7-a186-60c031eab644_story.html?utm_term=.7926f2387d60

Officer Crystal Griner also stood out on basketball court: https://theundefeated.com/features/officer-crystal-griner-steve-scalise/

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