I saw this come across my Twitter feed:
And my mind, twisted as usual, thought the following: We need some ultra rich guy to pony up $5 million or Euro equivalent for a winner-takes-all match between the US Women’s team and, let’s say a second division winner from Spain or Italy.
And let it rip.
Why not First Division or National Teams? Because I an am asshole. Second division teams in Europe are the guys that are pretty good, but not First Division UEFA-World Cup power and style. I guess it is the soccer equivalent of Triple A with the difference that if the team plays very very good, the whole packet can get kicked upstairs which means some team in First can be shipped down to second.
These teams are hungry teams and if they are Spanish or Italian, then Megan Rapinoe and her babes would facing eleven Clubber-Lang-hungry male players who will not give two craps if they hurt their feeling or their kneecaps. I may have forgotten to mention that Spain and Italy play a very physical version of the game at that level, very few theatrics. Add to the mix a heavy dose of machismo (“Losing to woman? Never!”) and a bounty of $5 million for one game and it will make for an interesting test to see if the Women’s Team can cash with their play the checks they keep issuing with their mouths.
I smell a heavy overdraft.
12 thoughts on “#Equalplay #Equalpay needs to be put to the test”
Bullshit, have the women’s World Cup winners take on the Men’s World Cup winners.
If there is no gender difference than the top ranked teams should be on equal footing and it should be a very close match.
Trust me, you will enjoy the show better my way. It would be like if there was a Woman’s ice hockey Championship team and they get to play against the team from Slap Shot.
I’m not there to enjoy the show, I don’t enjoy watching any sports games. I want to make a point and I want to drive it home with a sledge hammer.
And that is exactly what will happen.
“Of course, this match against the academy team was very informal and should not be a major cause for alarm. The U.S. surely wasn’t going all out, with the main goal being to get some minutes on the pitch, build chemistry when it comes to moving the ball around, improve defensive shape and get ready for Russia” Or so the reporter says.
How about equal pay for equal results?
Equal pay for equal work means the incompetent is paid just as much as the super-talented rainmaker.
To me, this is similar to missing the difference between equal opportunity and equal outcome (aka participation trophies) no matter the input.
If they were paid the same proportion of what they bring in as the male players, they’d all be facing a 30% paycut.
These players should boycott and stop playing. That will show ’em, right?
As Rush said- women players get 13% of gross. Men get 9%! The differnce? Women games gross 73 million, mens gross (I think) 5 BILLION. I am sick and tired of these whiny bit hes whinin “we dont get paid as much” well go sell insurance then or go get another job. Nothin worse than someone who get paid stupid money to play a game and then whines about EVERYTHING. Since all these liberals think it fine for “transgenders” to play on womens teams why not make up a team and go kick ass? THAT D show em.
Yep. Let’s get a passel of Bruce-turned-Caitlyn-Jenner types to try out for the “women’s” team. I, myself, am ALL about “equality of opportunity! Let’s shun the haters who would object to trans’s playing on the wymmennn’s team!
That’d be great, except the Women’s soccer team sucks when faced with real competition. They lost 5-2 to the UNDER 15 team of boys in Dallas.
There isn’t a women’s team and a men’s team. There is team that has a gender restriction, and then there is the national team that is open to all genders. If you’re on the woman’s team, and are unhappy with the pay, try out for the US National team. If you can’t make the team, stop whining about gender discrimination when the only team that discriminates on gender is the women’s team.
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