Ep #272

Simona Halep doping charge & racism in soccer

May 23, 2023
 Simona Halep doping charge & racism in soccer

Hello hello!

On today’s episode of The GIST of It, co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz chat through former world No. 1 Simona Halep’s recent doping charge and then after they break, they kick it to the world of soccer, where the sport is contending with yet another racist incident on the pitch.

Real Madrid star Vinícius Jr. faced racist abuse during a match on Sunday, bringing Spain’s and the beautiful game’s history of racism to the forefront.

Thank you to SportChek for sponsoring today’s episode! For everything you need to hit the court (or field, or pool) this summer, head on over to SportChek.

Ep #271

Your 2023 WNBA season preview: An on- and off-court deep dive

May 18, 2023
 Your 2023 WNBA season preview: An on- and off-court deep dive

Happy WNBA season eve!

In honor of tomorrow’s tip-off, co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz break down everything you need to know about the upcoming WNBA season on today’s episode of The GIST of It.

The gals start with the recent troubling news out of Las Vegas, where the defending champ Aces and their head coach Becky Hammon were just penalized after an investigation into former Ace Dearica Hamby’s allegations of being bullied for being pregnant.

Then after the break, El and Steph dive into the rest of the W, from roster cuts and charter flights to the superteams and underdogs to know. Let’s ball.

A big thank you to today’s sponsor, SportChek! For everything you need to hit the court (or field, or pool) this summer, head on over to SportChek.

Ep #268

Kentucky Derby horse deaths, NFL investigation, and Lionel Messi’s mishap

May 09, 2023
 Kentucky Derby horse deaths, NFL investigation, and Lionel Messi’s mishap

Welcome back!

Co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz are back with everyone’s favorite type of The GIST of It episode: a WTF roundup. From controversy at the Kentucky Derby to an investigation into hostile workplace allegations in the NFL to Lionel Messi’s, well, mess, there’s sadly a whole host of WTF moments to discuss on today’s pod. Thanks for getting fired up with us.

And a big thank you to SportChek for supporting today’s episode! Need gear to get into the game this spring? Stock up at SportChek.