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.
The US National Anthem is a war song, so why would we sing it before athletic events? Who does the National Anthem really represent and is it still relevant? But more importantly — we share our definitive list of the top 5 most memorable Star Spangled Banner performances.
Rachel needs Rachna to mind the body grease. In the early 90's Bret "The Hitman" Hart was one of the WWF's (now WWE) biggest stars; he was a five time WWF World Heavyweight Champion and held championships throughout multiple decades. But when WWE chairman Vince McMahon was over it, he decided to screw over his promotion's biggest star in the most unceremonious way. In the wild world of wrestling, no scandal can be taken at face value. Was the screw over real or was it all for show?
When Maria Sharapova burst onto the scene, she was beloved by all (well not all). She was beautiful, she was talented, and she had more sponsorships than she knew what to do with. But there was always a chip on a shoulder. A thorn in her side. A more gifted player named Serena Williams. Ever heard of her? What would Maria do to be number 1?
Like many people, Suzy Favor Hamilton spent much of her life grappling with mental illness. Unlike most people, Suzy ran track at three consecutive Olympics. After her retirement from running, Suzy had two careers. One, like mental illness, society doesn’t like to talk about much...
But perhaps more impressive than Wade Boggs' more then 3,000 hits, All Star record, and being a first ballot Hall of Famer, is his infatuation with chicken, rampant superstition, and penchant for drinking more beer than any mortal man can or should.