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Womens world cup

This thread reminds me of the most delusional man vs women athlete comparison ever, when Ronda Rousey said it was possible for her to beat Cain Velasquez and some people believed her LOL

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With respect to womens football it’s a bit of a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you don’t invest in it and market it people won’t watch it. FIFA have been guilty of ignoring the game for a long time, even when the world cup was running in France there were hardly any billboards or signs to signify that the pinnacle of womens sport was currently going on and that’s in the host nation.

US soccer federation has done more than any other nation in promoting womens football, the league there is miles ahead of anyone else even though some European nations, Japan and China now seem to be putting money into it, it was started earlier and is run efficiently and professionally. It seems counterproductive for the US womens team to sue these guys, go after FIFA and the case becomes more credible.

Also, who the heck celebrates so much when you’re 10-0 up against a bunch of part time players who are giving their best and obviously distraught at being so far of the required level? disgusting!!

and wtf was that tea cup celebration? I was kinda hoping ingerland equalized and imitated someone squatting and eating a hamburger

PS : Rose Lavelle is a phenomenal player. Alex Morgan may get all the hype but Rose poise, balance and touch is fantastic.

hpracing007 wrote:

This thread reminds me of the most delusional man vs women athlete comparison ever, when Ronda Rousey said it was possible for her to beat Cain Velasquez and some people believed her LOL

Tennis has the right model for equal pay at least for the major tournaments in that the men’s and women’s events are pooled (held at the same time) and equal prize money is paid from the pool.  There is no men’s Wimbledon and a separate women’s Wimbledon a few weeks later.  All the revenue that is generated from Wimbledon gets distributed equally so Serena will get the same paycheck as Federer if they both win Wimbledon.  Even though Federer would beat Serena 6/0 6/0.  

^ Yeah, I think its great for tournaments to do that.  I don’t think they should be obliged to if the economics don’t support it, but if they make that decision, I think that’s a great move.  One thing about tennis though, I think women’s tennis draws a much more comparable crowd vs men’s than the disparities in some of the other sports.

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Men’s tennis is more popular than women’s tennis by a long shot even though I agree with your point re: women’s tennis vs other sports.  The economics just don’t justify paying women equally unless you get the men to subsidize the women which is essentially what tennis does.  Billie Jean King is a fricking genius!

Ok fine. Men’s tennis is more popular than women’s tennis. However, men’s soccer is 10000000000000x more popular than women’s soccer, like not even in the same universe. 

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Seriously—other than tennis (the obvious one), is there ANY sport that you’d rather watch the women than the men?  

The only ones I can think of are the ones that titillate the senses, like figure skating or curling. 

82 > 87
Simple math.

Volleyball 

We’re gonna win so much, you may even get tired of winning. And you’ll say, 'Please, please. It’s too much winning. We can’t take it anymore. Mr. President, it’s too much.' And I’ll say, 'No, it isn’t!' We have to keep winning!

For the most part comparing the top ranked male va female athletes and drawing inferences about ability is heavily biased. Even if the two genders have identical distribution of athletic ability in the general population, the sample sizes of pro athletes/people who have some athletic ability/follow sports are vastly different among the genders because of societal norms. Of course the 10th order element from sample 1 will be likely larger than the 1st element from sample 2 as long as sample 1’s size is 1,000x larger than sample 2’s size even if the populations are identically distributed. 

Greenman72 wrote:

Seriously—other than tennis (the obvious one), is there ANY sport that you’d rather watch the women than the men?  

The only ones I can think of are the ones that titillate the senses, like figure skating or curling. 

Point taken, but there are some games that are not as much fun to watch when there is too much power…like golf I like watching women because I can pick up some pointers watching them but not the men who swing too fast.  Tennis, womens game is more interesting with more shot making, the men rely too much on power, it’s boring.  HP said volleyball, I totally agree.  An under rated but super fun game to watch live is badminton, also better for women than men.  

Greenman72 wrote:

hpracing007 wrote:

The NBA is popular in the US yet not many people watch the WNBA (where they also complain about equal pay)

i would like to watch the local junior college boys team play against the WNBA champs. I’ll bet my paycheck vs yours that the Junior college boys win.

I wonder who the worst player in the NBA is. Like, there are 30 teams, and each team has a 13 man roster. That’s 390 players. Who is the worst one?  Who’s #390?    And if he played the best female in the world in a game of 1 on 1, how many times would he win out of 100?  (My bet - 100 times out of 100)

edit - you guys beat me to it. 

I still have PTSD from being forced to buy tickets to NY Liberty WNBA games because some senior guys at the firm I was working were part owners. Admittedly I had some cheapo seats, but I had no idea what I was seeing.  The players all looked awkard, and no doubt they were better than me, but I couldn’t shake the idea i was watching the co-ed intramural finals..and paying to watch.

re: women’s tennis, at least at the Grand Slam events, women play the best of 3 sets and men play the best of 5

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Is that one of the “heros” that we are supposed to idolize because they can run around and kick a ball into a net and if we don’t, we are sexist/misogynic? 

We’re gonna win so much, you may even get tired of winning. And you’ll say, 'Please, please. It’s too much winning. We can’t take it anymore. Mr. President, it’s too much.' And I’ll say, 'No, it isn’t!' We have to keep winning!

exactly. She’s a goalkeeper but not a starter

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hpracing007 wrote:

Is that one of the “heros” that we are supposed to idolize because they can run around and kick a ball into a net and if we don’t, we are sexist/misogynic? 

Soccer bad, gun good

WNBA

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Times like this, I’m so glad crooked H didn’t get elected, we’d be hearing speeches like this at the White House 24/7

We’re gonna win so much, you may even get tired of winning. And you’ll say, 'Please, please. It’s too much winning. We can’t take it anymore. Mr. President, it’s too much.' And I’ll say, 'No, it isn’t!' We have to keep winning!