After a long break, we’re look at a shocking series of alleged sexual abuses by a U.S. Olympic physician, as well as the rising costs to fans of attending professional sport events. Then Alexis, Hailey, and Susana will talk about Alabama’s head coach, Nick Saban, who argues for changes to the way regular-season football games are scheduled. Is he on to something? And finally: how should we feel about players requesting trades in professional sports teams?
This week on Play Like a Girl, we’re discussing leadership for women under Title IX, and the Seattle Storm’s decision to publicly support Planned Parenthood. Then it’s a flurry of hot takes, ranging from rest for baseball players, the Seahawks’ chances of making it to the playoffs, and whether the Earth is flat.
Originally published July 8, 2017.
“Sports is all about tenacity, and tenacity comes from your brain.” Susana Machado, 2017
On the first episode back for the summer, the PLaG team discusses mixed-gender sports in the Olympics, and debate who would make the best 3-on-3 team of all time.
Originally published June 24, 2017.
On the last episode of the quarter, we’ll take a look at the upcoming softball and track & field games, as well as the women’s crew team’s first national title since 2001. Then: a look at racism in the Indy 500, and the bizarre world of fights in professional sports.
This is the last episode of the quarter! Check back in the summer when #UWPLaG resumes on a semi-weekly schedule.
Originally published June 2, 2017.
After a week off, we’re back with a double episode: first, Hailey will discuss the issue of rape as hazing in sports, and the first hot take will look at annoying men on Twitter. On the second half, we’ll go into Hailey’s column on allyship in pro sports. And finally, a discussion around touchdown celebrations: fun, or overdone?
Originally published May 24, 2017.
On Episode 7 of Play Like a Girl, Susana is out and Hailey has a cold, but that won’t stop us from bringing you all the upcoming sports news and information. Hailey will talk about her column on military athletes, and the crew will debate who are the villains of the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL.
Originally published May 10, 2017.
On Episode 6 of Play Like a Girl, we’ll talk about upcoming meets and games, as well as the UW players picked up in the NFL draft. Next, Hailey will lead a discussion about the Junior Hockey League, and the nature of payment in junior / minor leagues. Then, we’ll discuss the Boston fan who yelled racial slurs at Adam Jones, and the wider issue of race in sports. Finally, we’ll look into the decision by the Edmonton Oilers to replace two women’s restrooms with men’s restrooms.
Originally published May 5, 2017.
On Episode 5 of Play Like a Girl, we’ll preview the NFL draft, talk about a new sexual assault policy at Indiana State University for student athletes, and discuss a GOLF hot take.
Originally published April 26, 2017.
On Episode 4 of Play Like a Girl, we’re talking about allegations of abuse against Quinnipiac University’s women’s hockey coach Rick Seeley, and the broader culture of coaching across sports. Then: what’s the appropriate way to talk about the life events and tragedies of athletes?
Originally published April 20, 2017.
On Episode 3 of Play Like a Girl, we’re talking about Chris Petersen’s new contract extension as Washington Football coach, a lawsuit raised against the NFL regarding the overuse of painkillers, and another lawsuit raised over the relocation of the St. Louis Rams to Los Angeles.
Originally published April 12, 2017.