EPISODE 16: Solid 7, Fustrations, and Opportunities with Jia Morado
For episode 16 of Hang Time, our host Kassie G, is joined with special guest Jia Morado to talk everything from her grassroots program called Solid 7 to her different frustrations and opportunities along her journey and, and much more.
EPISODE 2: PBA Bubble, Alex Eala, Bianca Pagdangan w/ Special Guest Robbie Jaworski
Hop in and cruise around with Blake, Negs, and Rod as they talk about a number of different sports topics including, the PBA bubble, the Alex Eala, Bianca Pagdanganan and more all with special guest Robbie Jaworski, grandson of PBA legend Sonny Jaworski.
EPISODE 15: Her Coaches as a Falcon to Becoming Creamline Coolsmasher with Thang Ponce
For episode 15 of Hang Time, our host Kassie G, is joined with special guest Thang Ponce to talk to her about knowing Coach Air & Coach Tai as a Falcon, becoming a Creamline Coolsmasher, and much more. Thank you and enjoy!
EPISODE 13: Playing in the NCAA & the Future of Sports Psychology in the Philippines with Pemie Bagalay
For episode 13 of Hang Time, our host Kassie G, is joined with special guest Pemie Bagalay to talk about Playing in the NCAA, future of Sports Psychology in the Philippines, and much more. Thank you and enjoy!
EPISODE 10: From NU to Ateneo and the Recruitment Train with Faith Nisperos
For episode 10 of Hang Time, our host Kassie G, is joined with special guest Faith Nisperos to talk about her time at National University in high school and getting recruited by her dream school, Ateneo, to play for the lady eagles, as well as, a whole lot more. Thank you and enjoy!
EPISODE 56: John Yaple and the National Gridiron League
Football player, John Yaple was given a tryout and a contract from a team in the NGL (National Gridiron League) the incidents that followed left him with more questions than answers. Join Globally Ballin as we sit down with John and hear his story about his experience with the NGL.
EPISODE 55: David Magley (revisits) - TBL's New Teams and Manageable Growth
Our guest today is David Magley. David is the president of The Basketball League (TBL). TBL is about to start their 3rd season in the early half of 2021. During this offseason they have seen significant growth. While all the teams from last year have plans to comeback, TBL has already added 8 other teams with more promised to join (per this episode with David). The league often compares themselves to what AA baseball is here in the US, meaning that they are the 3rd highest talent-level of basketball in the US; first being the NBA and the G-League being second. We talk about the teams that are no longer, the cut-short season of last year, COVID19 percausions for their current tryouts, the new teams for next year, and manageable growth (among other topics.) All of these topics and more on this special edition
of The Globally Ballin Podcast, enjoy!
EPISODE 8: Volleyball and the Green Thumb with Melissa Gohing
For episode 8 of Hang Time, our host Kassie G, is joined with a very special guest, Melissa Gohing. The two chat about a variety of different topics under the umbrella of volleyball past, present and future, as well as, Melissa’s business, “all about plants”, and a whole lot more, enjoy!
EPISODE 6: Soaring and Scoring and "Volleyball DNA" with Anton Roxas
In episode 6 of Hang Time, our host, Kassie G sits down and talks with special guest, Anton Roxas to talk about a variety of different topics from sports broadcasting, to the UAAP, to Anton's new show "Volleyball DNA," to catch-phrases, and everything in between, enjoy!
EPISODE 54: Kevin Yurkus: Vietnam Basketball, ABL, and Rumors
Our guest today is Kevin Yurkus. Kevin is the head coach of the Saigon Heat a team represented in both the VBA (Vietnam Basketball Association) and the ABL. For this episode we discuss a variety of different topics about the world of international basketball, specifically in Southeast Asia. We basketball in Vietnam for imports, the rise of different southeast Asian basketball leagues, the current structure of the ABL (formerly the ASEAN Basketball League), why the structure of the ABL may have caused the league to be affected by COVID-19 more than other leagues, and a whole lot more. In addition, Kevin will address the rumors going around that the ABL will be folding. All of these topics and more on this special edition of The Globally Ballin Podcast, enjoy!
EPISODE 53: Zac Benalloul - 16 Year Old CEO of Benalloul Sports Management
Our guest today is Zac Benalloul. At the age of 15 Zac started what is now Benalloul Sports Management. For this episode we discuss a variety of different topics about the world of international basketball told from the perspective of an agent. We talk about this upcoming season, what are some leagues to look out for, some teams to look out for, where can you find data on teams that have a checkered past, what leagues success would surprise you, and a whole lot more on this special addition of The Globally Ballin Podcast, enjoy!
EPISODE 52: Chloe Young - Women's Hockey in Scotland and England
We've talked hockey before, and we have talked women's hockey before. In the past, we looked at a totally different region. In past episodes we have looked at the current state of hockey, specifically women's hockey, in Asia. For this episode, our guest, Chloe Young, helps us break down the current state of women's hockey in Scotland and England. Chloe plays hockey in Scotland and is an ambassador for women's hockey, so her insight is immensely valuable. If you haven't already, we would encourage you to go back and listen to to past episodes, episode 19 with Danielle Imperial and episode 29 with Kayla Franchesca. These two episodes also talk about women's hockey. We'd encourage you to listen to those episodes first and then this episode. Once that is done, you can compare and contrast the differences in the different regions when it comes to women's hockey. Both regions are in the beginning stages, but for what reasons? Are they both being held back for the same reasons? What can be done to change it? Where role international competition play when it comes to the growth of a league in a country? What is the future for women's hockey in Scotland and England? All this and more in this special episode of The Globally Ballin Podcast. Please enjoy, thank you!
EPISODE 50: Richie Burke - Head Coach of the Washington Spirit of the NWSL
In the past, when we talked with Claire Winter in episode 22, we talked about the NWSL (National Women's Soccer League). We did not dive much into the league because Claire's journey did not include a stint in the NWSL. However, since then, we have been hoping to get to talk with someone in the league; today is the day. For this episode we were joined with head coach of the Washington Spirt, Richie Burke. The Washington Spirt are one of the teams in the NWSL. In the interview we discuss a few key things like, what is the effect of having two different teams in market that play the same sport? Does it split the market share? Does it develop a sense of partnership? Where does the NWSL rank in the rest of the world? What are the expansion plans of the NWSL? What was the effect of past attempts at professional women's soccer in the US? Pay issue, is there really an issue? Why do the athletes need more? All of these questions and more in this special episode of The Globally Ballin Podcast!
Why Kai Sotto will make it to the NBA, Alaska out of the PBA?, Atoy Co isn't wrong, and many more
We return to recording a podcast amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and tackle five of the hottest topics in Philippine basketball. In this episode, we discuss an intriguing provision in the MPBL's memo on the cancellation of their 2021-2022 season. We also talked about basketball players lending their voice (or not) to certain societal and political issues. Also in the pod is a speculation on the plight of the Terra Firma Dyip, Blackwater Elite, and the Alaska Aces. There's also a discussion regarding Atoy Co's "Sonny Jaworski is ordinary" comment. Finally, we share three reasons that will help Kai Sotto make it to the NBA. The Limahan Basketball Podcast is co-presented by Globally Ballin. You can listen to our episodes via Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher Radio, and wherever you listen to podcasts. Follow us on FB: facebook.com/limahanpodcast
EPISODE 49: Meghana Reddy Gundlapally - Rhythmic Gymnastics in India and Around the World
This episode takes a look at the (for some of you, new) sport of rhythmic gymnastics in India as well as around the world. In addition to the basics of the sport and the growth of it around the world, our guest, Meghana, dives deeper into the motivation that it took to work on being the best in India. As a sport that is not given much spotlight in India (it is huge in other parts of the world) Meghana speaks about the looniness that was felt as she would go and train with just her mom watching. This is something many of you athletes can relate to. That massive amount of motivation that Meghana needed and the clear picture of her vision that she had was what made it possible for her to become a pioneer in the sport in a country that is second most populated. This motivation and vision of your goal is something many of you can relate to. So whether or not you know anything about rhythmic gymnastics, I encourage you to give this interview with Meghana a listen. Thank you and enjoy!
EPISODE 48: Mason Brawley of the EBA and the Dallas Heat
As sports look to open up again, we look to the future of another basketball league, The EBA. Taking with him his team, The Dallas Heat, Mason Brawley looks to begin a new semi-professional basketball league. With locations spanning various regions of the United States, we are left with the questions, why another league? Why now? What makes you (Brawley) confident that a new league not only can make it but will make it at this time. In addition, what is wrong with the league that the Dallas Heat is in right now that leads you (Brawley) to want and start a new league. All these questions and more on this weeks episode of The Globally Ballin Podcast, don't miss it!
EPISODE 47: Mario Signorello - The Caribbean Baseball Organization
This episode takes a look a baseball around the world, but in a different light than we have in the past; we discuss baseball in countries around the world at a youth level, ranging from U9 to college level. Our guest, Mario Signorello is the CEO of the Caribbean Baseball Organization (CBO), an organization that strives to bring baseball events to the Bahamas with teams representing countries all over the world. Because of his experience and organization, Mario will discuss countries that we typically do not think of when we think of powerhouse baseball countries. Does this mean that these countries will succeed in International competitions like the Olympics and World Baseball Classic in the near future? What about professional leagues? What countries that stood out does Mario think are the most surprising to the average baseball fan? All that and more on this special episode of The Globally Ballin Podcast, enjoy!
EPISODE 46: Mike Sugamosto - President of the Syracuse Stallions - New Team in TBL
This episode is another double feature. Our first guest is the President of the Syracuse Stallions which, at the time of recording this, was the newest team to join The Basketball League for the 2021 season; there have since been two others, Little Rock and another to be revealed later. Our second guest is the President of The Basketball League, itself, David Magley. You may remember David from a previous episode. David, if you haven't heard it yet was a guest on episode 7 (his wife and the CEO of TBL was a guest on the next very next episode). The Stallions started in the ABA and are now joining TBL, a league that considers itself third when it comes to talent level in The United States. The episode will start with a more focused look on the Stallions themselves and then close out with David taking a broader view of the addition of the Stallions and TBL as a whole and how it sits right now as they look to the 2021 season. Make sure you don’t miss this episode with both our special guests to get an inside look at The Basketball League and its newest (at the time) addition.
EPISODE 45: Aryn Williams and Ante Bakmaz - Soccer in Indonesia and around the world
This episode is another double feature. The relation of the two guests on the show is that they are both from Australia and they both, as of late, played professionally in Indonesia. Although our listeners have not heard from Aryn Williams yet, Ante Bakmaz joined us on our first episode of “The Globally Ballin Podcast Preview” on Instagram live @globallyballinofficial. Although both guests started and have ending in remotely the same place, their journeys are different. Make sure you don’t miss this episode with both our special guests to get an idea of soccer around the world.
EPISODE 44: Beau Bell - NFL, UFL, CFL and the AFL
Full disclosure, I heard about Beau Bell from watching A&E's 4th and Loud. As I have mentioned before, this docuseries followed the LA Kiss' inaugural season in 2014 in the Arena Football League; we talked with the quarterback from this same docuseries, JJ Raterink, in episode 36. Once I started to look into Beau, who played a significant role in the docuseries, I found that Beau has quite the experience playing professional (American) football. As you can see in the title, Beau played in 4 different professional leagues. In addition, he was in upper management within the AFL at the end of his career. In addition to his playing experience and stories, Beau also, because of his management role and the time of this role, brings an interesting perspective to the fall of the AFL. As the GM for the Philadelphia Soul during the last year of the AFL, Beau tells how he found out about the fall of the AFL and what his reaction was. As you can probably tell by the time length of this episode, there is a lot here; this is because Beau has a lot of stories and experiences to pass on. Players like Beau are special and need to be heard. Their story is one of continuous work. Their stories do not contain multi-year contracts and job security, instead their stories require a day-to-day grind, otherwise, they are out of a job. Alright, that's enough, enjoy our episode with special guest, Beau Bell.
EPISODE 43: Luke Hamilton and Brian Hertzog - College, Minor League, and International Baseball Umpires
Together, Luke Hamilton and Brian Hertzog refer to themselves as the "Luke Brian Tour." Their names coupled with the fact that they "tour" the world doing various baseball umpiring gigs results in their nickname.
I won't ask you, but, instead, I will admit that I have yelled far too many times at umpires convinced that they missed a call either on purpose or out of lack of ability and thousands more times silently in my head. I'm sure you all have experienced this as well. You may have wanted to immediately take back what you said. Maybe you hoped they didn't hear you. Maybe you even went to apologize to them later. The thing is though, you are not the first nor will you be the last to yell at these men and women trying to honestly do their jobs. Why do we yell? I bet if it was all computerized we wouldn't yell right? How does it feel to be the umpire being yelled at? What about when, as an umpire, you are yelled at and you were actually wrong, then what? All these questions and more including discussions on a general view of baseball around the world witnessed from a new perspective (the eyes of an umpire) on this episode of The Globally Ballin Podcast; don't miss it.
EPISODE 42: Courtney Felinski - Professional Women's Volleyball Around the World
For this episode we were blessed to have Courtney Felinski join us to talk international volleyball opportunities. After her time at Georgia Tech, Courtney took her talents around the world including stops like Spain and the Philippines. We have talked volleyball in the past, however, this is our first guest representing women’s professional volleyball from the perspective of an American import. Join our episode this week as Courtney talks through the positives and the negatives of playing in certain areas around the world; we take a deep dive into all five of Courtney’s professional stops. In addition, Courtney was able to travel on a level higher than that of any of our former guests. Courtney has a lot of stories to tell, as well as, insight to give. Don’t miss this episode.
EPISODE 40: Oscar Lopez (Gridiron Beauties) - Women's Tackle Football
For this week, we were blessed to have our guest, Oscar Lopez join us. Oscar Lopez is the head of a media outlet entitled, “Gridiron Beauties.” Gridiron Beauties is an outlet that spotlights the best women’s tackle football as well as the best women’s tackle football athletes around the world. In the past, we talked with the owner of the Seattle Spartans of the WFA, Nicole Pelham. During that interview (episode 25), we took a more specific look at women’s tackle football by specifically looking at the Seattle Spartans, and using them as a “case study” of sorts. For this episode, we broaden the look of women’s tackle football. Oscar Lopez of Gridiron Beauties is perfect for this. Gridiron beauties takes a look at all the opportunities in this sport around the world. So, after we received great feedback from our interview with Nicole Pelham, we knew that we needed to get another guest to talk about the same topic, but we wanted to broaden it up. So, instead of looking at one team in one league, in our discussion with Mr. Lopez, we talk about the different leagues, the many different teams spanning both the country and the globe, and even compare the indoor and outdoor opportunities. We hope you enjoy this more broadened look at women’s tackle football around the world.
Episode 39: Josh Boone - Basketball Around the World (China, Russia, Australia, and much more)
Typically, I like to write, in the title, some of the countries in which my guest for the episode played. The reason why I did not do that this week is because my guest played in a bunch of different places. He started off playing in the NCAA for the UCONN Huskies. He was then drafted in the 1st round to the New Jersey Nets. Following his time in the NBA Josh traveled the world playing basketball with a few stints back in the US to play in the D-League (now the G-League) and tryout for other NBA clubs. His journeys overseas took him to such countries as, China, the Philippines, Estonia, Russia, Turkey, Bahrain, Hong Kong, and Australia. Out of all our guests, Josh probably had the strongest resume when he started playing overseas so, his experiences will be different from the stories that we have heard in the past. Josh's journey is full of ups and downs, and this detailed interview will talk about a great deal of them. No two stories are exactly alike, and Josh's is definitely different. So, enjoy this weeks episode with our special guest, Josh Boone.
EPISODE 38: Paul Boyette Jr. - NFL Training Camp, Practice Squad, and Football in Japan
Paul Boyette Jr, played football at Texas. Soon after, he spent his time on the practice squad for the Oakland Raiders. After, he spent some time competing for a few different spots in training camps. Most recently, Boyette signed on to play professional football in Japan in the X-Leauge. The defensive end has a wealth of information on the mindset of playing on a practice squad as well as the financial aspect of it. In addition, we talk about the balancing of hope when you get a call to compete at a training camp. Finally, we talk about his future in the X-League. Since, this is our first interview about Japanese [American] football and Boyette has not been there yet, together we look into his potential future in Japan.
EPISODE 37: Zach Melcher - Professional Men's Volleyball in the Czech Republic
This week, we get to discuss a new topic for the show. Our guest for this episode is Zach Melcher. Zach is a professional volleyball player. Most recently, Zach played professional volleyball in the Czech Republic until COVID-19 altered the plans for the season a little bit. Zach just finished his first year, so he brings an interesting perspective to the conversation as he can accurately compare his time in the Czech Republic to his time playing at GCU. In addition, since it is so recent, Zach can and does give step-by-step instructions to how he was able to play overseas. One awesome advantage to playing sports overseas is the fact that you are being paid to travel and play the sport that you love. Zach adds even more optimism to any of you hoping to travel when playing volleyball when he discusses a friend of his and all the places he was able to travel two while playing in Europe. We talk, process, atmosphere, money, travel and a whole lot more on this episode, enjoy.
EPISODE 36: J.J. Raterink - AFL (LA KISS, Iowa Barnstormers, and many others), AF2, CAFL
Here’s your first warning, if you have not done so and have the time, you should go watch “Fourth and Long” on Amazon Prime. The 10 part documentary details the inaugural season of the LA KISS of the AFL. One of the main focuses of the documentary series was the quarterback, J.J. Raterink. Now J.J. (our guest this week), played in A LOT of other places other than the LA KISS and I absolutely do not want to diminish his successful career with just his time in LA; J.J. played all over the place and was a very successful quarterback for many years in the AFL. J.J. also spent some time playing in the AF2 and arena football in China. Now that being said, “Fourth and Long,” was a large featured series on AMC, so we can’t just gloss over it. J.J. will walk you listeners through is time in the AFL, as well as, answers some specific questions about the documentary and his time with the LA KISS. J.J. also give a brief bit of time talking about area football in China, a topic we have yet to bring up on the show. Thank you J.J. for your time; we appreciate your insight on the AFL, AF2, and arena football in China. Also, thank you listeners for all of your support. Your support is the reason we are able to continue this.
EPISODE 35: Cory Riordan - Baseball in Korea, Taiwan and around the world
When it comes to a podcast called, “The Globally Ballin Podcast,” it stands to reason that the more experiences in different places a guest has the better. That being said, Our guest this week, Cory Riordan, is a gold mine. Cory played in Korea, Taiwan, Venezuela Winter League, Dominican Republic Winter League, Independent Baseball on the US East Coast, Minor League Spring Training and I am sure more spots. Those of you listeners out there that play baseball or are big baseball fans, you have probably heard of winter ball. Cory, has an amazing perspective on what it is, it’s importance, and where some of the top leagues are for winter ball. In addition to all these different locations, Cory, talks about a story directly related to all this travel that, incidentally, is one of my top worries when it comes to travel. Don’t miss this Saturday Special, with our guest this week, Cory Riordan. Thank you to Cory as well as thank you to you listeners, it is because of your support that we are able to keep doing this.