Under The Bleachers
Revisiting Our Interview with USA Rugby Player Krista McFarren

Revisiting Our Interview with USA Rugby Player Krista McFarren

January 18, 2021

We really enjoyed getting to talk to area athlete Krista McFarren.

Krista played rugby with the Maryland Stingers from 1989-91 and from 1997-98

She was a Member of US National Women’s Rugby Team from 1989-1994, 1997-1998. As a National team players she was a Member of US National Team that won the first ever women’s Rugby World Cup in 1991, and a member of the National Teams who were Runners up in the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 1994 and 1998. She also played for the US National Women's Rugby 7s Team in 1997 and 2001.

If you missed our interview with Krista, you are in luck because we are releasing it again today! 

Enjoy!

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Revisiting Our Interview with the DC Rollergirls

Revisiting Our Interview with the DC Rollergirls

January 4, 2021

We really enjoyed getting to talk to the DC Rollergirls. DC Rollergirls is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization, and are proud members of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) — the international governing body for women’s amateur flat track roller derby.  And DC Rollergirls is a member club of Team DC. If you missed our interview with the Rollergirls, you are in luck because we are releasing it again today! 

Enjoy and learn more about the Rollergirls on the website dcrollergirls.com

Or follow them on social media on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DCRollergirls/ On Twitter: https://twitter.com/dc_rollergirls and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dcrollergirls

Support The Rollergirls by buying some cool merch here: https://dcrollergirls.square.site/

Or make a tax deductible donation here: https://secure.givelively.org/donate/dc-rollergirls

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Revisiting Our Interview with the Manager of ALOHO

Revisiting Our Interview with the Manager of ALOHO

December 28, 2020

We really enjoyed getting to talk to Jo, the Manager of A League of Her Own. ALOHO is a partner and valued sponsor of Team DC and one of just 15 remaining lesbian bars in the country. ALOHO is one of the spaces included in the Lesbian Bar Project (https://www.lesbianbarproject.com/). If you missed our interview with Jo, you are in luck because we are releasing it again today!  Enjoy and learn more about ALOHO on its website alohodc.com, on Instagram @ALOHODC, Facebook @ALOHODC, and Twitter @ALOHODC

Support ALOHO by buying some cool merch here: https://www.bonfire.com/results/a+league+of+her+own

Or donate to the GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/aloho-fundraising?qid=0e54d6781ee95cdb15828a18b06aa711

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Under the Bleachers is hosted by Team DC Vice President Laura Fraher and Team DC Board Member for Marketing Gabriel Hernandez. All views and opinions expressed are solely those of the hosts and other participants on Under the Bleachers and do not express the views of Team DC.

 

What a Year it Has Been - Episode 27

What a Year it Has Been - Episode 27

December 21, 2020

Greetings Sports Fans and Athletic Supporters:

Come join us Under the Bleachers for our Season 1 Finale, Episode 27 - What a Year it Has Been

This week it’s Laura’s turn to pick the topics and she chose to focus on a recap of the biggest stories from the world of sports and queer in the year 2020.

After that, we share our interview with Team DC Member Club the Washington Prodigy.

We will be re-releasing some of our favorite Season 1 interviews and will continue to give you Team DC updates on Mondays.  And we will return with all new episodes of Under the Bleachers next Spring. If you have topics or suggestions for Season 2, please contact us at podcast@teamdc.org and follow us on Facebook @Underthebleacherspodcast

For more information about Team DC College Scholarships visit https://www.teamdc.org/scholarships/ or contact Scholarship@TeamDC.org

If you are interested in participating in the Heroes for Heroes Project, contact Brent@TeamDC.org

If you are interested in running for a position on the Team DC Board, contact Les@TeamDC.org

For more information on Team DC, visit https://www.teamdc.org/.

You will always find our podcast here, underthebleachers.podbean.com.  You can also find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, I Heart Radio, and Stitcher.  Please remember to rate, review, subscribe, and share us with a friend!

Thanks to Team DC Board Member Ralph Alston for our logo and DC’s Different Drummers Marching Band and Travis Gettinger for our music.

And thanks to you for listening to Season 1!  Happy Holidays and Happy New Year. We will see you next year for Season 2!

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Under the Bleachers is hosted by Team DC Vice President Laura Fraher and Team DC Board Member for Marketing Gabriel Hernandez. All views and opinions expressed are solely those of the hosts and other participants on Under the Bleachers and do not express the views of Team DC.

Three Cheers For Nigel Owens - Episode 26

Three Cheers For Nigel Owens - Episode 26

December 14, 2020

Greetings Sports Fans and Athletic Supporters:

Come join us Under the Bleachers for Episode 26 - Three Cheers For Nigel Owens

This week it’s Gabe’s turn to pick the topics and he chose:

For Our Discussion of All Things Queer, updates to the ban on blood donations;

For Our Discussion of All Things Sports,  high school boys behaving badly;

And, For Our Discussion of the Intersection of Sports and Queer, we’ll discuss the retirement of rugby referee and LGBTQ icon, Nigel Owens. 

After that, we are going to share Team DC’s conversation with 2 players from DC’s professional rugby team, Old Glory DC.  In this conversation, representatives of four area rugby clubs, all Team DC Member Clubs, had an opportunity to ask questions of Old Glory co-captain Thretton Palamo and player Jamason Faanana Schultz.

Follow Team DC on Social Media to check out the new “Feature Friday” and “Spotlight Sunday” on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TeamDCLGBT/, Twitter https://twitter.com/TeamDCSports, and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/teamdcsports/

For more information about Team DC College Scholarships visit https://www.teamdc.org/scholarships/ or contact Scholarship@TeamDC.org

If you are interested in participating in the Heroes for Heroes Lunch Project, contact Brent@TeamDC.org

If you are interested in running for a position on the Team DC Board, contact Les@TeamDC.org

Learn more about Blood Donor Eligibility Criteria here: RedCrossBloodDonorEligibility

Watch the video of a Texas high school football player tackling a referee here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf_eSRLUx-o

And, here is a highlight reel of some of Nigel Owens’ Greatest Hits: https://www.bbc.com/sport/av/rugby-union/39204694

Check out Old Glory DC at its website https://oldglorydc.com, on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OldGloryDC/, Instagram https://www.instagram.com/oldglory_dc/, and Twitter, https://twitter.com/oldglorydc

For more information on Team DC, visit https://www.teamdc.org/.

You will always find our podcast here, underthebleachers.podbean.com.  You can also find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, I Heart Radio, and Stitcher.  Please remember to rate, review, subscribe, and share us with a friend!

Thanks to Team DC Board Member Ralph Alston for our logo and DC’s Different Drummers Marching Band and Travis Gettinger for our music.

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Under the Bleachers is hosted by Team DC Vice President Laura Fraher and Team DC Board Member for Marketing Gabriel Hernandez. All views and opinions expressed are solely those of the hosts and other participants on Under the Bleachers and do not express the views of Team DC.

Just Wanna Pinch His Cheeks - Episode 25

Just Wanna Pinch His Cheeks - Episode 25

December 7, 2020

Greetings Sports Fans and Athletic Supporters:

Come join us Under the Bleachers for Episode 25 - Just Wanna Pinch His Cheeks

This week it’s Laura’s turn to pick the topics and she chose:

For Our Discussion of All Things Queer, saying hello to Elliot Page;

For Our Discussion of All Things Sports, the trailblazing efforts of Sarah Fuller;

And, For Our Discussion of the Intersection of Sports and Queer, we are once again talking about Steve Kornacki.

After that you will get to hear Laura and Gabe’s interview with Team DC Member Club, Cheer DC.

For more information about Team DC College Scholarships visit https://www.teamdc.org/scholarships/ or contact Scholarship@TeamDC.org

If you are interested in participating in the Heroes for Heroes Lunch Project, contact Brent@TeamDC.org

If you are interested in running for a position on the Team DC Board, contact Les@TeamDC.org

Check out some of the best scenes from the movie Juno here: https://youtu.be/Cfb9_WqhLsA

Watch  Sarah Fuller make history here: http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=30407280

Check out People’s Sexiest Man Alive here: https://people.com/tag/sexiest-man-alive/

Check out Cheer DC at its website https://www.cheerdc.org/, on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CheerDC/, Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cheer_dc/, and Twitter, https://twitter.com/CheerDC_

For more information on Team DC, visit https://www.teamdc.org/.

You will always find our podcast here, underthebleachers.podbean.com.  You can also find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, I Heart Radio, and Stitcher.  Please remember to rate, review, subscribe, and share us with a friend!

Thanks to Team DC Board Member Ralph Alston for our logo and DC’s Different Drummers Marching Band and Travis Gettinger for our music.

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Under the Bleachers is hosted by Team DC Vice President Laura Fraher and Team DC Board Member for Marketing Gabriel Hernandez. All views and opinions expressed are solely those of the hosts and other participants on Under the Bleachers and do not express the views of Team DC.

Casual Canoodling - Episode 24

Casual Canoodling - Episode 24

November 30, 2020

Greetings Sports Fans and Athletic Supporters:

Come join us Under the Bleachers for Episode 24  - Casual Canoodling

This week it’s Gabe’s turn to pick the topics and he chose:

For Our Discussion of All Things Queer, LGBTQ+ holiday specials;

For Our Discussion of All Things Sports, remembering soccer legend Diego Maradona;

And, For Our Discussion of the Intersection of Sports and Queer, Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces 2020.

After that you will get to hear Laura and Gabe’s interview with Team DC partner Capital Pride Alliance.

If you need more information:

Follow Team DC on Social Media to check out the new “Feature Friday” and “Spotlight Sunday” on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TeamDCLGBT/, Twitter https://twitter.com/TeamDCSports, and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/teamdcsports/

If you are interested in participating in Team DC’s Heroes for Heroes Campaign, contact Brent@TeamDC.org

If you are interested in running for a position on the Team DC Board, contact Les@TeamDC.org

Check out ET’s list of 2020 LGBTQ Themed Holiday content here: https://www.etonline.com/watch-lgbtq-holiday-films-series-and-specials-2020-156700

Check out some of Diego Maradona’s best goals here: https://www.thewrap.com/diego-maradona-hand-of-god-goal-video/

Learn more about Stonewall here: https://www.stonewall.org.uk/about-us

Order your rainbow laces here: https://stonewalluk.myshopify.com/products/rainbow-laces-all

Learn more about Capital Pride Alliance on their website: https://www.capitalpride.org/ and follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CapitalPrideDC, Twitter: https://twitter.com/CapitalPrideDC, Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/capitalpridedc/, Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/capitalpride/albums, and YouTube: YouTubeCapitalPrideDC

For more information on Team DC, visit https://www.teamdc.org/.

You will always find our podcast here, underthebleachers.podbean.com.  You can also find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, I Heart Radio, and Stitcher.  Please remember to rate, review, subscribe, and share us with a friend!

Thanks to Team DC Board Member Ralph Alston for our logo and DC’s Different Drummers Marching Band and Travis Gettinger for our music.

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Under the Bleachers is hosted by Team DC Vice President Laura Fraher and Team DC Board Member for Marketing Gabriel Hernandez. All views and opinions expressed are solely those of the hosts and other participants on Under the Bleachers and do not express the views of Team DC.

Give Me ALL The Bubbles - Episode 23

Give Me ALL The Bubbles - Episode 23

November 23, 2020

Greetings Sports Fans and Athletic Supporters:

Come join us Under the Bleachers for Episode 23 - Give Me ALL The Bubbles

This week it’s Laura’s turn to pick the topics and she chose:

For Our Discussion of All Things Queer, a new HRC report about the epidemic of violence against trans and nonbinary people; 

For Our Discussion of All Things Sports, the NBA Draft;

 

And, For Our Discussion of the Intersection of Sports and Queer, more legal challenges on behalf of track star Caster Semenya.

After that you will get to hear Laura and Gabe’s interview with Team DC Member Club, Capital Tennis Association.

If you are interested in participating in the Heroe’s Lunch Project, contact Brent@TeamDC.org

If you are interested in running for a position on the Team DC Board, contact Les@TeamDC.org

Find the HRC Report on Violence Against Transgender and Gender Non-Comforming People here: https://www.hrc.org/resources/an-epidemic-of-violence-fatal-violence-against-transgender-and-gender-non-conforming-people-in-the-u-s-in-2020

Check out HRC’s transgender resources Here: https://www.hrc.org/resources/transgender

Learn more about and support Casa Ruby Here: https://casaruby.org/

Support these and other organizations in honor of Transgender Day of Remeberance: https://marshap.org/, https://www.theokraproject.com/, https://srlp.org/

Sign on to a Change.org petition in support of Caster Semenya here: https://www.change.org/p/hands-off-caster-semenya-caster800m

Check out CTA at its website, https://capital-tennis.org/, on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/capitaltennisdc, Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/capitaltennisdc/ and Twitter, https://twitter.com/capitaltennisdc

For more information on Team DC, visit https://www.teamdc.org/.

You will always find our podcast here, underthebleachers.podbean.com.  You can also find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, I Heart Radio, and Stitcher.  Please remember to rate, review, subscribe, and share us with a friend!

Thanks to Team DC Board Member Ralph Alston for our logo and DC’s Different Drummers Marching Band and Travis Gettinger for our music.

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Under the Bleachers is hosted by Team DC Vice President Laura Fraher and Team DC Board Member for Marketing Gabriel Hernandez. All views and opinions expressed are solely those of the hosts and other participants on Under the Bleachers and do not express the views of Team DC.

Better Wear Shoes Cuz There’s Glass Everywhere - Episode 22

Better Wear Shoes Cuz There’s Glass Everywhere - Episode 22

November 16, 2020

Greetings Sports Fans and Athletic Supporters:

Come join us Under the Bleachers for Episode 22  - Better Wear Shoes Cuz There’s Glass Everywhere

This week it’s Gabe’s turn to pick the topics and he chose:

For Our Discussion of All Things Queer, the newest queer heartthrob, Steve Kornacki;

For Our Discussion of All Things Sports, the new Miami Marlins GM Kim Ng

And, For Our Discussion of the Intersection of Sports and Queer, a Texas high school track athlete who was expelled for being gay.

After that you will get to hear Laura and Gabe’s interview with Team DC Member Club Stonewall Climbing.

If you need more information:

Follow Team DC on Social Media to check out the new “Feature Friday” and “Spotlight Sunday” on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TeamDCLGBT/, Twitter https://twitter.com/TeamDCSports, and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/teamdcsports/

Check out Elite Daily’s collection of “25 Tweets About Steve Kornacki That Prove He’s the Real Star of the 2020 Election": Elite Daily Article

Check out Stonewall Climbing here: https://stonewallclimbingdc.leagueapps.com/, and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stonewallclimb/, Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stonewallclimb/, and Twitter: https://twitter.com/stonewallclimb

For more information on Team DC, visit https://www.teamdc.org/.

You will always find our podcast here, underthebleachers.podbean.com.  You can also find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, I Heart Radio, and Stitcher.  Please remember to rate, review, subscribe, and share us with a friend!

Thanks to Team DC Board Member Ralph Alston for our logo and DC’s Different Drummers Marching Band and Travis Gettinger for our music.

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Under the Bleachers is hosted by Team DC Vice President Laura Fraher and Team DC Board Member for Marketing Gabriel Hernandez. All views and opinions expressed are solely those of the hosts and other participants on Under the Bleachers and do not express the views of Team DC.

And I Wanna Kiss Her - Episode 21

And I Wanna Kiss Her - Episode 21

November 9, 2020

Greetings Sports Fans and Athletic Supporters:

Come join us Under the Bleachers for Episode 21 - And I Wanna Kiss Her

This week it’s Laura’s turn to pick the topics and she chose:

For Our Discussion of All Things Queer, the lesbian bar project;

For Our Discussion of All Things Sports, a round up of 2020’s sports so far;

And, For Our Discussion of the Intersection of Sports and Queer, the recent NCAA Board of Governor’s meeting.

After that you will get to hear Laura and Gabe’s interview with DC area athlete and Commissioner of the National Gay Flag Football League, Thurman Williams.

Check out the lesbian bar project and make a donation here: https://www.lesbianbarproject.com/

Check out DC’s local lesbian bar, A League of Her Own, on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alohodc/ or visit their website and merch shop: http://www.alohodc.com/

Here is a report from the NCAA Board of Governor’s on the recent meeting: REPORT OF THE NCAA BOARD OF GOVERNORS OCTOBER 27, 2020

Learn more about the National Gay Flag Football League here: http://ngffl.com/ and check out the DC Gay Flag Football League here: http://dcgffl.org/

For more information on Team DC, visit https://www.teamdc.org/.

You will always find our podcast here, underthebleachers.podbean.com.  You can also find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, I Heart Radio, and Stitcher.  Please remember to rate, review, subscribe, and share us with a friend!

Thanks to Team DC Board Member Ralph Alston for our logo and DC’s Different Drummers Marching Band and Travis Gettinger for our music.

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Under the Bleachers is hosted by Team DC Vice President Laura Fraher and Team DC Board Member for Marketing Gabriel Hernandez. All views and opinions expressed are solely those of the hosts and other participants on Under the Bleachers and do not express the views of Team DC.

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