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The Sports Gal Pal

The Sports Gal Pal


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Ramona Rice was a very casual fan of football, basketball, and baseball growing up. Her father watched sports, and her hometown of Hampton Roads is known for its high school football - but she didn't fall in love with sports until she fell in love with a guy, James, who loved to watch sports - any sport. When they became engaged Ramona decided to learn more about his favorite sport, football, and checked out Football For Dummies by Howie Long. She also started to listen to sports radio, watching ESPN and games. Especially Ramona asked James tons of questions, and he was great. He explained all the points in the game, and he seemed excited that she was interested. After getting married and having two tiny humans, Ramona decided to finish her college degree at her dream school, the University of Virginia. She graduated in 2012, with a degree and a passion for Hoos athletics. (She even wrote her senior thesis about college athletics!) Her husband joined in the madness, and together they spent a ton of time watching sports, and more importantly a ton of time together bonding, and strengthening their marriage. In February 2016, James passed away suddenly at the age of 37 from a stroke. Ramona took a break from the podcast and sports as both were tied directly to her beloved husband. Now she's coming off of the sidelines, and back in the game - bringing out fresh content and she has a bold new goal - discovering her love of sports on her terms. The Sports Gal Pal is now not only a place where anyone can learn to fall in love with sports - but a project to help Ramona remember and honor the place sports had in her life with James.

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Join the Sports Gal Pal Facebook Community! Corey Fineran from the Ivy Envy Podcast comes back to talk about the incredible win for the Cubs and also how to move past any curse (hint he doesn't believe in them) and how the organization... more

John is a pretty typical sports fan - he loves his Philly sports and is pleased with the direction of the Eagles this season. Now he answers why he decided to make this his first fantasy football season.

Doc Kennedy is an independent filmmaker and a football nut - he even openly cheers for the Bills and Seahawks. He's my opponent this week in the Podcast Movement Fantasy Football League and a great guest. Check out his podcast... more

Jonathan Oakes from Trivial Warfare is performing a hat trick by being one of the few guests who has survived the Sports Gal Pal experience three times. He is the host of the popular podcast Trivial Warfare and he is also a member of the... more

Sean Garmer has been an online journalist for over 15 years in things ranging from Soccer and Football to Pro-Wrestling and Video Games. He started podcasting only four years ago when he and his best friend started the... more

My guest this week, Jay Longfellow is a long-suffering San Diego Chargers fan stuck in Washington Redskin land. He also happens to have great insight into the nature of being a fan of sports and its place in our own lives.

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My first episode of the 2016 football season and it's me against eight of the best Fantasy Football experts in the world - and oh yeah Podvader from Next Fan Up is there too. Kidding - almost. Fantasy football is a great way to start or in my... more

Michael O'Neal is living out a fantasy that many sports fan have - he gets to hang out with his all-time favorite athlete Hines Ward. Yet, Michael is a super hero in his own right, with an incredibly successful podcasting career. Trust me... more