Lesley Ryder is an actor, comedian, and writer originally from Brooklyn, New York. Growing up, she jumped at the opportunity to play hockey to get out of Sunday School, and she’s loved sports ever since. On game days, you’ll find her on Twitter using memes to convey the action on the field.
We started this adventure the summer of 2019. Worn out by the existing narratives around women’s sports, we were ready to enjoy our leagues the same way we enjoy men’s sports - with a couple of beers and a lot of laughs. We started creating videos en route to France for the World Cup and over a year later we’re still going. We aim to make sports fun, make fun of sports, and do some good along the way.
Emily Anderson, originally from Columbus, IN, is a product manager by day and director and photographer by night. As a kid she was incentivized to overcome her fear of the baseball with Mint Milano cookies. It did not work, and she soon moved on to soccer. On Chicago Red Stars game days, you can find her on the sideline taking photos.
In the media:
Yes, The Schedule Is Out (The 2021 Edition) - Full Time with Meg Linehan - Podcasts
Emily Anderson and Lesley Ryder of Gal Pal Sports join Full Time to discuss comedy, content, and the culture of the NWSL, why Alyse LaHue of Sky Blue FC makes for the perfect inspiration for their videos, and plenty more. Follow Gal Pal Sports on Twitter: https://twitter.com/galpalsports Yes, you can still get the shirt: https://www.customink.com/fundraising/isthescheduleoutyet Read Meg's story on the 2021 Challenge Cup at The Athletic: https://theathletic.com/2438627/ The Fan Project: https://thefanproject.co/ For more on Full Time with Meg Linehan: https://fulltimepod.com
This gay couple is changing women’s sports coverage, one hilarious video at a time
Emily Anderson and Lesley Ryder think mainstream coverage of women’s lacks laughs. So they started their own venture.