The Gal's Got Game is a sports media brand that helps women advance by making it easy for them to understand and keep up with sports. We provide a fresh, innovative and light-hearted perspective on sports news with just enough information to help women participate in conversations about top sports stories, personalities and events.
If you're looking for a way to stay cool this summer and walking -- or running -- on water sounds like an attractive venture, the boisterous undertaking of log rolling may be the water sport for you. Just get ready to go for a dip because, let's face it, newcomers will likely be spending more time in the water than atop it.
Spouses in Sports (SiS) is an online resource for women married to or dating athletes, which allows them to meet new people and share similar experiences in the website's private community. Meanwhile, the public can view advice on design, travel, wellness, cooking, family, style, charity and more from the voices of high-profile athlete's wives.
08/05/2014 12:15 EDT
Like soccer--at least before this year's World Cup--rugby is a sport followed mainly outside of North America. Sure, there are amateur leagues and college and university teams across the United States...
07/30/2014 01:52 EDT
There is one lively act above all others, however, that never fails to grab the audience's attention. It appears every so often at winter events, and most often at summer ones, and always carries an "R" rating. Streaking remains as popular as ever.
07/13/2014 10:51 EDT
"Unlike the Olympics," Nigel Reed, a commentator for CBC Sports, notes, "the World Cup is the only truly, single-sport global event." And that means the pressure's on. Don't feel it? Note that when England lost on penalty kicks against Argentina in the 1998 World Cup, the number of heart attacks in Britain jumped 25 per cent. It's a game, yes, but it's so much more.
07/02/2014 12:51 EDT
More and more women appear to be taking up important roles in the sports world, which propels others forward. Kim Ng, for example, was the youngest person -- and the first woman -- to present a salary arbitration case in the major leagues when working for the Chicago White Sox as a special projects analyst. She won.
06/24/2014 12:21 EDT
The final round usually pits two or three spellers against each other as they fight for alphabet excellence. At this Super Bowl of spelling, the players are permitted to ask for the word to be repeated by the judges, as well as for a definition and an origin. In order to stay alive, though, they must repeat the word back and spell it correctly, in under two minutes.
05/22/2014 12:31 EDT
You don't have to look far to find BASE jumping in the news these days. The dangers of BASE jumping are well-known, and deaths are hardly rare. At least 26 people have died BASE jumping in the last year alone. Clearly some daredevils are not deterred.
05/14/2014 12:30 EDT
Give me an F! E! D! and a U! and a P! They're a big part of the game day experience but NFL cheerleaders are no longer keeping to the sidelines when it comes to their treatment on and off the field. Multiple former NFL cheerleaders have come forward in 2014 to tell their stories -- often in the form of lawsuits -- of harsh working conditions, peanuts for pay, and demeaning behaviour rules.
05/06/2014 12:24 EDT
For fans, there's thrill in the spill, excitement in excess and comfort in the calories of stadium food, whether you belong to the salty sorority or the battered brotherhood. And in the especially lengthy game of baseball, a hearty, crowd-pleasing menu is needed to keep fans at their top-notch cheering ability.
04/23/2014 12:36 EDT
For professional golfers, there's just something special about the Masters tournament -- and the prize waiting at the end is a big part of it. So what does it take to have the green jacket draped over a golfer's shoulders? Find out in this countdown of some of the top finishes from the Masters, brought to you by The Gal's Got Game.
04/10/2014 12:40 EDT
The remaining weeks of March and beginning of April can be either electrifying or like the electric chair, depending on which type of basketball fan you are. If you're a hard-court hound or just can't wait for this bracket brouhaha to be over, the Gal's Got Game is here with a handy guide to help everyone turn March Madness turn into March Rad-ness.
03/19/2014 12:35 EDT
The NCAA Division I Men's tournament is expecting 68 teams to compete in this year's March Madness. This number has grown exponentially since the inaugural event 75 years ago. With only six teams participating back then, the turnout for this tournament continues to grow, upping the stakes and the excitement that comes with it.
03/15/2014 12:42 EDT
From nutmeg to love, there are some pretty odd sports expressions that, well, sound like they have nothing to do with sports. So how'd they get into our game vocabulary? We've got the low-down on each unique story, plus how the term is used in play.
02/28/2014 08:46 EST
Now, let's be clear -- we are not talking mere encouraging chants, or lively calls. For the athletes, the shouting is an all-out, intense, battle cry of exchanges that echo around the arena. At least one imagines it echoes, but cannot be sure as the cheering crowd often drowns out the play with their own fervor.
02/13/2014 12:17 EST
The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi officially kick off on Friday, and after a solid ride in Vancouver in 2010, Canadians have high hopes as we venture away from our home turf. To make the most of your Olympic-viewing experience, keep an eye out for these 10 athletes across a variety of disciplines as they bring their impressive speed, enthusiasm, and finesse to the Winter Games.
02/06/2014 05:13 EST
For years, the International Olympic Committee has sought to attract a younger crowd to tune in as the best athletes from around the world battle in sport. But never has the Olympics drawn such inspiration from another games as it has for the Sochi Olympics, where half of 12 new events come directly from the Winter X Games -- an action-packed extreme sport competition.
02/04/2014 12:16 EST
Even if you're not a huge football fan, you're going to want to tune in to Super Bowl XLVIII this year. As one of the most watched TV events in North America, the Super Bowl is an iconic sporting event and for some, it's because of the halftime show. Looking back at the 10 best Super Bowl halftime show moments, it's clear that the history and stories of this event are what make it so infamously viewed today.
01/28/2014 12:26 EST
2013 was recently dubbed, "The year of the Selfie," so let us turn the camera around on the sporting calendar and reflect on what shaped these past months.
01/14/2014 12:13 EST
Why not resolve to expand your life experiences and become a sports fan? It doesn't matter if you don't know a football from a hockey stick, sports are inclusive, exciting, and whole lot more fun than monitoring your caloric intake. Here are the top 10 New Year's Resolutions for the new sports fan.
01/03/2014 12:07 EST
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