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Colin Kaepernick protests anthem due to treatment of minorities

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by BleedRocketsRed, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. fchowd0311

    fchowd0311 Contributing Member

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    I'm absolutely proud of the women's national team. What I'm noticing is people dispariging the men's team as not trying as hard because they don't win as much. The men's team faces infinitly tougher competition from a significantly larger pool of developed men's national teams.

    The US women's team being so successful is a Testament to the US being ahead of the game in women's rights in some aspects(definitely not all).
     
  2. Cohete Rojo

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    They were beat by Dallas FC's under-15 team. Enough said.
     
  3. bobrek

    bobrek Not a liberal, regardless of my posts
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    I'll stereotype...for the most part, does the MAGA crowd even watch soccer?
     
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    KingCheetah Contributing Member

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    Colin doesn't sound like a black guy name.
     
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  6. MystikArkitect

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    What does this have to do with money and ratings.
     
  7. The Real Shady

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    The ratings for the women being down 34% from 2015 has more to do with the time zone than Rapinoe's kneeling, but I do think it probably had a little effect on the ratings.

    If the women bring in more money than the men then they deserve to get more. However, it's all about winning. For US men soccer/football is the 4th or 5th sport our best athletes go to, and I would say soccer might be the top pick for women. Like some have said other countries are less likely to be open to women playing sports and being out of the kitchen.
     
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    Probably not they are content watching the left get their balls kicked by women.
     
  9. mick fry

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    How about Kaepernick?
     
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    Cable news these days absolutely bores me. Even the picture is like a sedative. Bless anyone who still gets their info from those sources.
     
  12. Cohete Rojo

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    I laughed out loud on the bus while reading this. Now everyone is looking at me.
     
  13. MystikArkitect

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    You didn’t answer the question.

    Your implication is that the women’s team lost a scrimmage to a men’s U15 team, making them inferior and undeserving of a certain pay.

    Sexists are getting more and more brazen.
     
  14. biff17

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    The internet is undefeated.
     
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  15. biff17

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    Are you sure that's why they are looking at you?
     
  16. Buck Turgidson

    Buck Turgidson Mineshaft Enthusiast
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    I'm sure it has nothing to do with the drool and the smell.
     
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  17. amaru

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    Sure it does, its European.
     
  18. Cohete Rojo

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    Men are better at sports.
     
  19. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost clean your room bucko
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    It's better to point out that men's sports are mostly far more interesting to the public.

    For example, the revenue generated by the men's world cup is 45 times more than the women's world cup. The prize money available to the men is almost 15 times as much as the women.

    The pay gap in sports is in large part explained by both how many people care and how much money can be won by participating and/or winning.
     
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    I do. In fact I am a licensed soccer coach.
     
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