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#536 8.4.2022

Hello, Friday!

Baseball’s back, Tiger Woods is poised to make the cut at the Masters and judge Ketanji Brown Jackson became the first Black woman to be confirmed to the Supreme Court yesterday.

  • Now, let’s keep the good times rolling with today’s newsletter.
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Wimbledon’s before the US Open, I’ve got to play Wimbledon first. Exciting!

— Tennis legend Serena Williams teasing a comeback in an Instagram Live conversation with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Williams hasn’t played professionally since last year’s Wimbledon due to a hamstring injury, and she didn’t play in this year’s Australian Open Grand Slam as she was unhappy with her fitness level. Much to look forward to this summer.

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🏈 NFL: Times, they are a-changin’

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The GIST: The hits keep coming in the NFL. On Wednesday, six U.S. state attorneys general (AG) sent a letter to commissioner Roger Goodell expressing concern over the league’s treatment of women employees and warning of potential legal action if no improvements are made.

The details: The letter — signed by the AGs of New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon and Washington State — outlines a lengthy list of “potentially unlawful” conduct by the league, including their treatment of employees who experienced domestic violence, “unwanted touching from male bosses” and unequal standards when it came to hiring and promotion.

  • The lawmakers go on to write, “the NFL must do better — pink jerseys are not a replacement for equal treatment and full inclusion of women in the workplace.” Preach.

The context: On the heels of former Miami Dolphins head coach and now Pittsburgh Steelers assistant Brian Flores’ bombshell racial discrimination lawsuit in February, this could mark the beginning of a real cultural shift in the NFL. Adding to the momentum, two more coaches — Steve Wilks and Ray Horton — joined Flores’ suit yesterday.

  • Flores’ bravery underscores an already apparent but oft-ignored truth in the NFL — change is long overdue. Now, legal action might finally make it happen.

⛳️🏀🎾 Quick hits

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PGA: After 508 days away from competitive golf, Tiger Woods triumphantly returned to the sport’s biggest stage yesterday, notching a 71 to finish one-under par and tied for 10th after the first round of play.

  • That’s right, Woods was in a car crash in February 2021 that nearly led to his leg being amputated, and now he’s contending at the Masters. Cue the tears.
  • South Korea’s Sungjae Im currently leads the way, finishing the first round five-under par. Tune in to see if he can hang on until Sunday.

🏀 WNBA: The 2022 Draft isn’t until Monday, but squads are already making moves. On Wednesday, the Washington Mystics traded the No. 1 overall pick to the Atlanta Dream in exchange for the No. 3 and No. 14 picks. Chess, not checkers.

🎾 Tennis: The Americans must be listening to Drake because Amanda Anisimova upset top-seeded and world No. 5 Aryna Sabalenka in yesterday’s Charleston Open Round of 16 while CoCo Vandeweghe took down countrywoman and world No. 13 Jessica Pegula. Up next? An all-U.S. clash in today’s quarter-final.

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💩 Cut the crap

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The GIST: There are many reasons to love Megan Rapinoe. Her powerful activism, her effortless style and, oh yeah, maybe soccer. And now, American Giant is taking a cue from Pinoe by combining style with activism.

The what: American Giant’s No-BS Pants look like a pant, but they feel like a legging — what more could you ask for? Made with materials designed to hold their shape through the day, night and laundry cycle, the No-BS pants live up to their name.

The why: American Giant’s entire collection is produced in local U.S. communities. Thanks to their transparent supply chain, you know exactly what you’re getting and where it’s coming from. 

  • Snag yourself a pair of No-BS Pants today with 20% off your first order with code GIST. 

📺 Weekend watching

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⚾️ MLB: Boston Red Sox vs. NY Yankees — Today at 1:05 p.m. ET — MLB Network

🏀 NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Nets — Tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET — NBA League Pass

  • With the regular season ending on Sunday and both squads locked into the anxiety-inducing play-in tournament, this matchup could be an early preview of the drama to come when the tourney tips off next week. Yes, please.

⚽️ USWNT: International friendly vs. Uzbekistan — Tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. ET — Fox Sports

  • Their opponent is kind of random, but this match is still a big one. The first of two April friendlies ahead of this summer’s 2023 World Cup qualifiers, watch for younger players to take the pitch for some valuable experience and exposure.

The GIST's Picks

🎧 What to listen to:

The latest episode of The GIST of It podcast. Co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz swing into all the Masters tournament and MLB season details you need to know. The sports madness continues.

😋 What to chew on:

A bag of Cracker Jills. PepsiCo teamed up with singer Normani to launch bags of Cracker Jacks Jills celebrating women in sports, which will be available at ballparks this MLB season.

📚 What to read:
This article on how, contrary to what NCAA officials have argued in the past, allowing NCAA athletes to capitalize on their name, image, and likeness has increased the popularity of college sports on the whole. Show them the money.

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