MARCH MADNESS is in full affect and what better way to celebrate than have special Guest, Dedan Thomas joining the podcast! Dedan is a UNLV men’s basketball alumni, during those crazy days of the running rebels of early 90s. The ladies talk with him about college life in sin city, trying to stay off the strip, having a roommate like J.R. Rider and being coached by the legend Jerry Tarkanian. Also what he’s doing these days, WestCoast basketball, WestCoast Rebels, Las Vegas Storm…the boys & girls basketball teams…of course we get into some March Madness…if anyone has a bracket left and who is still around to take it all!!! Hot topic, turns the podcast to the discussion of LaVar Ball, as a parent, as “promoter” and how this is or isn’t affecting sons, especially London Ball currently in the sweet 16 battle. And we hear Dedan’s take as a father of 4 boys in the sports world. Of course Melissa and Steph couldn’t let a podcast go without some NFL updates, free agency had a few major announcements…oh and the wait could be over soon, Raiders to Las Vegas updates!!! And Marshawn in Black and Silver? A few NBA notable moments and stats and what about players getting a game off here and there for rest? We will give you our two cents…and of course some Melissa jokes! Lol
The ladies really enjoyed Episode 45 with Special Guest Natasha Gransberry. Its rare to find women that enjoy sports, let alone talk sports and TRAVEL for sports. Natasha does that and more!!! She is a die hard Houston Texans fan and founded theGransberry.com to have a place to bring Sports, Food and Fun and everything in between, while encouraging travel and new experiences both in the Sports arena and off. Natasha started PumpCleatsCouture as a fashionable place for sports talk mixing the best of fashion and sports! As women sports fans that have always found it hard to “hang with the guys” or have to constantly battle with the guys when in comes to sports discussions and groups, it was refreshing for Melissa and Steph to talk to someone with the same Passion and Love of Sports. That love and want to be able to share with other women and help encourage and teach them about the sport, led to Natasha writing, The Gransberry’s Gridiron Guide, where she helps explain the basics of football, rules, calls and terminology while also helping women with basic questions like traveling to games, the ins and outs of attending a live game and where to locate and purchase tickets. We are telling you this is ONE EPISODE you DO NOT WANT TO MISS!!! The ladies also discuss the Las Vegas Raiders, Marshawn Lynch making a un-retiring, Tony Romo Retiring, how the NCAA Championships went, who is up for NBA MVP and the start of baseball season has begun. Along with the OOOH and AAHHH news for this episode. Don’t forget GirlChatSports is bi-weekly…we will be back April 22nd!!
In this Episode the ladies take small break from guests and have the show to themselves. The ladies take a look back at all the guests that have made 2017 a great year for Girl Chat Sports and all the new connections, friends and network of fabulous people!!! We hope to have each and everyone of you back again soon!!! Melissa is about to burst, the NFL regular season schedule is released Thursday at 5pm PST, and she is ready to start those plans for 2017-18 seasons games!! Steph gives us a NHL breakdown…as who would have guessed, its also playoff time for Hockey too!! Time to start learning and brushing up on the stick & puck so the ladies are ready for the Golden Knights here in Vegas this fall. Raiders are set for Las Vegas, and we discuss more updates on the Black and Silver and their new acquire, Mr. Bestmode himself…looks like Melissa may have one black and silver item in her closet…maybe… Some sad news in sports regarding Chyna Thomas, Isaiah’s Thomas sister, and how that may play a role in the Celtics 0-2 deficit to the Chicago Bulls. The ladies speak NBA Playoffs as well, some great performances and some memorable bloopers. Also we talk Aaron Hernandez…and how things change in a matter of days. Also, in Ugly news the Patriots had their visit to the white house, and wouldn’t you know those in attendance went down about 50% since their trip in 2015…hmmmm…wonder why…and the good news, Ms. Serena Williams and finance are expecting…get Melissa’s take on the “leaked picture” announcing her bundle of joy.
The Ladies are always excited about having fellow sports fan females on the show, and this episode is no different! Nicole “Nik” Powell joins us, reppin’ the NYC and talking her love of sports and where her passion all began…not to mention what it feels like to be in front of an audience/arena of thousands!!! The sports and fitness blogger, self-proclaimed “Greatest Couch Color Commentator no one has ever heard of” chats it up with the ladies about the big BIG3 draft weekend, the upcoming WNBA season and who her picks are for NBA Champion and League MVP. And Steph and Melissa round out the show with more Cowboys and Seahawks team info, NFL Draft day and how many draft picks Melissa actually sat through…here’s a hint…ALL OF THEM. And the ladies share some heartfelt and interesting OOOOHs and AHHHHHs. Check it out, Share, Like, Comment and Follow! #girlchatsports #thesportystyle #NicolePowell #NYC #Seattle #NBA #WNBA #KelseyPlum #IsaiahThomas #UWHuskies #Knicks #Liberty #Brooklyn #JerseyGirl #Big3 #Big3Draft #AllenIverson #IceCube #NFLDraft #JohnRoss #BuddaBaker #Seahawks #Cowboys #LaVarBall #NBAPlayoffs #LasVegasRaiders #AdrianPeterson #JamalCharles #MarshawnLynch