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Old Yesterday, 08:25 AM
 
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And they deserve every bit of those brickbats.

It's not just about the players' compensation, but also playing, travel and field conditions as well as promoting their games.
I am happy it's going to arbitration and support the women getting whatever their fair share is.

However, the brutally dishonest press releases by their legal team to try to sway public opinion are not something I'm very happy about in that they intentionally tried to mislead the public. You've repeated those same memes in this thread and also didn't seem to know that it was already headed to arbitration.

I think you should brace yourself for disappointing arbitration results if you have any expectation of them ending up close to the mens pay levels.

If one day they pass the men, then great, but let's be honest about the TOTAL revenues and not just try to fool people into blindly supporting their claim.
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I already don't care about soccer and the women's team's anti-American attitude isn't inspiring me to give them a second look. They made it abundantly clear that they won the cup for themselves not their country so I'm not sure why their country is expected to support them.

I don't care what they get paid or not paid, I still won't be watching them.
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Old Yesterday, 09:04 AM
 
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when I watch sports, I want to see the best. Kinda eliminates women's sports.
One sport where several women really impress me is American Ninja Warrior. There are women competing on that who perform better than a lot of very talented men.

Yes, those top women still aren't as talented as the top men, but they are better than a majority of the men competing.
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Old Yesterday, 09:33 AM
 
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I am happy it's going to arbitration and support the women getting whatever their fair share is.

However, the brutally dishonest press releases by their legal team to try to sway public opinion are not something I'm very happy about in that they intentionally tried to mislead the public. You've repeated those same memes in this thread and also didn't seem to know that it was already headed to arbitration.

I think you should brace yourself for disappointing arbitration results if you have any expectation of them ending up close to the mens pay levels.

If one day they pass the men, then great, but let's be honest about the TOTAL revenues and not just try to fool people into blindly supporting their claim.
Oh, I know it was going to arbitration.


I'm just countering the usual sexist nonsense being bandied around in these threads justifying the unequal treatment.

and US Soccer's statement is deceptive - look at the context of the pay:

https://www.starsandstripesfc.com/20...mnt-no-context

As for total revenue - it's highly likely that the women's program gets much less in terms of investment than the men. Context again. So what's the return on investment?

The USWNT are doing the same thing just as US Soccer - playing in the court of public opinion.
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Old Today, 12:09 AM
 
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Soccer? What's that?
Its a sport played by people who arent very good at paying sports watched by fans who are too drunk to appreciate a real sport.
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Old Today, 02:34 AM
 
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I saw a NWSL game on ESPN over the weekend.

I like the woman's game. It moves at a faster pace
Only if you were fast forwarding it.
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Old Today, 04:49 AM
 
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Its a sport played by people who arent very good at paying sports watched by fans who are too drunk to appreciate a real sport.

It is perfectly fine for one not to like or care for a particular sport, but your post is out of sheer ignorance.
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Old Today, 04:54 AM
 
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Its a sport played by people who arent very good at paying sports watched by fans who are too drunk to appreciate a real sport.
Not sure why anyone would be too drunk to appreciate the game.

As firstly in the UK if you are drunk you can be refused admmission to the ground, and secondly alcohol is not permitted pitch side at football (soccer) games. Most clubs have private boxes and other facilities where you can eat and drink (including alcohol) but they are expensive and the average fan often just has a cup of tea, coffee or bovril (beef tea) and perhaps a meat pie, burgeror hotdog with chips (french fries) at half time.

Most games kick off at 3pm on a Saturday, and you have 45 minutes each half and a 15 minites stoppage at half time, so that's 1 hour 45 minutes including half time, so it's not as long as many sports, and Rugby is even less at 40 minutes each half and a 10 minute half time break, whilst limited over T20 Cricket averages around 3 hours 10 minutes. Both American Football average over 3 hours 12 minutes a game, wqith baseball averaging ar around 3 hours and basketball at around 2 hours 15 minutes, whilst ice hockey averages 2 hours 20 minutes.

In terms of the sport itself, at the highest level players must be very skillful and very fit as the game is physically demanding and in terms of most positions involves a lot of running and a high degree of pace.

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