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Great way to start a Monday with a big smile!

Now, let's hope they lose again and don't medal at all!



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Unless women athletes age differently than men I have to question how you are ranked #1 in the world and your soccer team is filled with old athletes. The captain is 36, that’s old by most athletic standards. I think it’s odd as well that your captain is a substitute. She came in at the 60 minute mark last game. What the fuck? I get that leadership doesn’t mean you have to be the best player but for fucks sake shouldn’t you be in the starting lineup?
 
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I get that leadership doesn’t mean you have to be the best player but for ****s sake shouldn’t you be in the starting lineup?


I don't know jack about sports, but the best leaders aren't always the best players, and the best players aren't always the best leaders. . .

I think the us soccer team is all about who are the most woke players; not who are the best players. . .



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To show how utterly absurd this has become, I saw this headline:

Quinn is first openly transgender athlete to secure Olympic medal after Canada's semifinal win over USWNT

So I'm thinking that they have some dude who claims to be a woman on their team.

No, they have a woman who now claims to go by her surname of 'Quinn' and says she is 'non-binary' and wants to be called 'they'. They are calling this person a transgender and celebrating that she is the first openly transgender (not counting the 1980's Russian 'women') to win a medal.

Total absurdity.



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Well I played competitively up to the college level for one year and then I ran out of talent and skill and that was that. Better hit the books. True leaders aren’t always the best athletes but I’ve also never been on any team where the team captain wasn’t one of the better players. It’s hard to motivate the team when you are on the bench. That what coaches are for.

So the team captain is a sub. That seems odd as fuck.

They are hyping the trans angle on Quinn in some lame rationale that it’s ok to be a trans woman competing in the Olympics. They are completely ignoring that nobody cares about a biological woman identifying as a man but playing with other biological women. That’s not the problem. The problem is if Ronaldo decides he’s a woman and takes up competitive woman’s soccer.
 
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So Congrats to the Canadian woman. They played to there plan today with a sense of unity that the American woman didn't have. It’s strange, that after 20 years of cheering on American woman’s soccer, I found myself pulling for the Canadians today and every team that the U.S. squad has played thus far. Like many Americans, I don’t like being told that I’m rascist, privileged and the reason this country is broke. Well fuck. Better broke than woke!

The truth is when politics enters sports, it ceases to be sport & a becomes nothing more than a circus where clowns wear pretty colors & numbers.


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Go for the bronze! AUS Women Soccer team!!!
 
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Best news I heard this morning! Now I hope the U.S. WS team gets lost coming back to the U.S.
Maybe, just maybe, they should have been spending more time on soccer preparation and less time on activism. Just a guess.


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It's difficult to hear someone complain about equal pay when they lose. Just sayin'


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It's difficult to hear someone complain about equal pay when they lose. Just sayin'
The equal pay thing has been debunked. They were offered the exact same deal as the men’s team and turned it down for a different deal.
 
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^^^ didn't realize that. THanks

We need that pawn shop meme with the words: "Best I can do is send you home with a Bronze."


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I’m going to dispute the thread title. These team members disgrace themselves.



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Now is the time to drop Rapinoe as a spokesman for Subway because I'd like eat their subs again. I haven't stopped in a Subway since that stupid decision.

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Since the purple haired woke activist started appearing in the Subway Sandwich commercials, I've switched to Jimmy Johns.

I hope they don't win one medal. First time I've ever NOT rooted for the US Team. Regards 18DAI


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^^^ didn't realize that. THanks

We need that pawn shop meme with the words: "Best I can do is send you home with a Bronze."
This guy does a pretty good job of explaining it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLeAWuRbObQ&t=515s

Basically the men get healthcare from their professional teams in Europe so it wasn't important to them. Women wanted healthcare, time off, family leave and a bunch of other things so they got slightly less pay but all those other things and more.

It's disingenuous to compare just pay and the women know it. If you watch the video they actually make more money also unless the men win a medal then the men will make more.
 
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Since the purple haired woke activist started appearing in the Subway Sandwich commercials, I've switched to Jimmy Johns.

I hope they don't win one medal. First time I've ever NOT rooted for the US Team. Regards 18DAI



There's a few posts like this.

I find it sad that we've gotten to the point where WE, AMERICANS, won't support our Olympic teams representing our Country.

Pathetic that these little twat-shits put their cunty political statements above the sport that they are supposed to be focused on. Hell, they can't even be original. Sorry kids, Tommy Smith and John Carlos pulled that piddley shit back in '68. (Personally, those two should have gotten the shit spanked out of them back then, very publicly and painfully. That would have stopped this bullshit today.)

I also would like to point the finger of culpability at Coaches and Team USA in general. If they would hammer the point of "you're here to play 'X' Sport, shut the fuck up and PLAY. Anything else, and you're gone. The next in line is taking your place. Make your statement on your time, Not America's.

I too, am watching less and less of the Olympics and find myself WANTING our "team" to loose because of faggoty-assed protests, whining, crying, flailing of the arms... Which, in the end, does no good. Case in point- has anything changed since those two made their political statement on the Olympic Platform in 1968?
Yeah, I thought so...


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Yeah I'm glad they lost. Leave the politics out of the game.
 
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^^^ didn't realize that. THanks

We need that pawn shop meme with the words: "Best I can do is send you home with a Bronze."
This guy does a pretty good job of explaining it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLeAWuRbObQ&t=515s

Basically the men get healthcare from their professional teams in Europe so it wasn't important to them. Women wanted healthcare, time off, family leave and a bunch of other things so they got slightly less pay but all those other things and more.

It's disingenuous to compare just pay and the women know it. If you watch the video they actually make more money also unless the men win a medal then the men will make more.




It's disingenuous to compare the two. First of all the men bring in more viewers. More viewers = more ad revenue = higher pay.

All these people crying about income inequality between the two teams took 5 minutes of zero thought to assume the high moral position but never took the time to watch the women play and actually help them bring up their viewership. That's the world we live in today. Spend 5 minutes bitching about _______ but won't take the necessary steps to actually remedy the problem or close the gap.


Onto the argument about equality: it should be based on talent. When the women can beat opponents that the men face then they can get the men's pay. USWNT dominates on the world stage because the USA has always placed an emphasis on women's soccer. It's one of the best funded programs and they start grooming girls for soccer at a young age vs. other countries. Soccer isn't the #1 sport in America, not even close so the percentage of our youth that plays competitively pales in comparison when compared to say Brazil or Portugal. Straight up: international youth smokes American males in terms of skill and dedication to becoming an international superstar. The USWNT doesn't face anything like it. Period.

I have a friend whose niece plays golf. She got a scholarship to college because she was a golfer. I've played with her and even shooting from the women's tees she couldn't break 100. Must be nice to get a scholarship for what most guys can do casually golfing while drinking a sixpack or two.
 
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The women want more time off? For what? You are calling yourselves a professional athlete and you want to be excused from practice and games? Time off - that's what the off-season is for. And that's why you will never be taken seriously as athletic professionals here in America.
 
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