Fox Sports host and comic Rachel Bonnetta (“Lock It In”, “@Buzzer”) and comedy writer Rachna Fruchbom (“Fresh Off the Boat”, “Parks and Recreation”) aren’t your garden variety sports fans. Sure, they obsessively root for Cleveland (the Browns and the Cavaliers), but they get even more excited by those crazy moments in sports that become almost legendary. We all know the sensationalistic scandals about cheating, gambling and sex, but Rachel and Rachna want to discover the humanity behind the headlines.
That’s why they started Hall of Shame — every week Rachel and Rachna will take each other through some of the biggest scandals in sports, from the thrill of Dock Ellis’ no-hitter to the agony of Rosie Ruiz’s marathon lies. With humor and a healthy dose of perspective, they get to the bottom of what exactly went down, why these stories matter, and how they’re still relevant today. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll feel more invested in sports than you ever thought possible. New episodes drop every Monday.
For Rachna, there's no place like home. Unfortunately for her, home is Cleveland where the Browns play... In 1964, the Browns were World Champions. And then…they didn’t win anything, ever again. Rachna takes us through decades of heart break including the time Browns owner Art Modell took the team away from its city. WARNING: This could be triggering for Cleveland.
Rachel proves to Rachna that everything is bigger in Texas. Even cheerleading rivalries. After Wanda Holloway’s dream of cheerleading goes unfulfilled, she channels all her energy into sending her daughter, Shanna, to the top of the proverbial pyramid. Standing in her way: Shanna’s cheer rival, Amber, and her mom, Verna. So what’s Wanda to do if not hire a hit man? Will this stage mom stick the dismount or get benched…by the law?
For decades, Auburn would celebrate its wins by TPing the oak trees at an intersection downtown called Toomer’s Corner. So when those trees are poisoned in the dead of night after a victory against the University of Alabama, it’s not too hard to guess what side the perpetrator is on.
Rachel is going to need Rachna to buckle up. In part two-- After the brawl, Ron is at the lowest point of his career, his mental health wreaking havoc on his game. He jumps from team to team, eventually settling with the Los Angeles Lakers. That move that ultimately changed the course of his life and his relationship to his mental health, leading him to a name change, a journey abroad, and a reconciliation with an unexpected person from his past.
Rachel is going to need Rachna to hold her beer. In part one of a two-part episode, we dive into the early life and career of the most fascinating and eccentric player in the NBA, Metta World Peace (aka Ron Artest). In part one -- It's 2004, and the Indiana Pacers are poised to be at the top of the league. But when the famously hot headed Artest loses his temper on the court, their promising season all but ends with the biggest brawl in sports history. And this is only the beginning of his career...