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(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)   What professional US sport has 128 teams in three leagues that you never heard of? If you said football, claim your prize   (post-gazette.com) divider line 24
    More: Cool, Mia Hamm, Camp Randall Stadium, exhibition games, Women's Spring Football League  
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2012-06-25 09:35:17 AM  
Really? WFA has 62 teams and they want to add more? That's actually pretty dumb.

FTA: The surge of interest in playing football was triggered when the U.S. women's soccer team won the World Cup in 1999, Mr. Fields thinks.
"The sight of Mia Hamm, ripping off her jersey after scoring the winning goal, inspired a lot of women," he said.


So women wanted to play football because of some soccer players. Oh, and they don't know who actually scored the winning goal (it was Brandi Chastain). Sounds really inspiring.
 
2012-06-25 09:44:50 AM  
i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-06-25 09:54:19 AM  
So who does a female Pittsburgh football player rape?
 
2012-06-25 09:58:17 AM  
This guy sounds well informed.

/Mia Hamm... wtf.
 
2012-06-25 10:06:41 AM  
What the hell?

I mean, good for them and all...but...

Well, you keep using that word. I don't think it means what you thin kit means.
 
2012-06-25 10:07:44 AM  
www.somervillescout.com

fark YEAH! WORLD CHAMPS!
 
2012-06-25 10:08:27 AM  
"The sight of Mia Hamm, ripping off her jersey after scoring the winning goal, inspired a lot of women," he said.

It inspired a goodly amount of men too, let me tell you. Just not in the same way.
 
2012-06-25 10:13:36 AM  
Oh yeah, I'm not sure you call it professional if you're not getting paid. That's usually called semi-pro.

Balchinian: It inspired a goodly amount of men too, let me tell you. Just not in the same way.


Except it never happened.
 
2012-06-25 10:26:56 AM  

IAmRight: Oh yeah, I'm not sure you call it professional if you're not getting paid. That's usually called semi-pro.


yeah, i was a little confused to see "professional" in an article with this statement:

"The women play for love, not money. Although typically sponsors pick up the cost of their equipment, they receive no compensation. The coaches, too, are volunteers."
 
2012-06-25 10:38:15 AM  

IAmRight: Oh yeah, I'm not sure you call it professional if you're not getting paid. That's usually called semi-pro.


If you're getting paid less than the "unpaid" NCAA athletes, you don't get to call yourself a professional athlete.
 
2012-06-25 10:42:09 AM  
A professional women's football team practiced at my high school. After practice they would change and drink beer. This usually coincided with my volleyball teams practices ending. It was always a funny scene.
 
2012-06-25 11:15:40 AM  
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Ms. Brandi Chastain
 
2012-06-25 11:45:42 AM  

IAmRight: FTA: The surge of interest in playing football was triggered when the U.S. women's soccer team won the World Cup in 1999, Mr. Fields thinks.
"The sight of Mia Hamm, ripping off her jersey after scoring the winning goal, inspired a lot of women," he said.

So women wanted to play football because of some soccer players. Oh, and they don't know who actually scored the winning goal (it was Brandi Chastain). Sounds really inspiring.


Yeah, I read that, my head hurt, and I stopped reading; does TFA really drone on for 4 pages?
 
2012-06-25 11:48:25 AM  
One of my employees is passionately into Women's Football, and got me to come to a game once. I ended up on the chain crew somehow. It's obviously no replacement for NFL/NCAA/High School, but it fills a need in the barren parts of the year that Spring Games can't cover adequately enough.
 
2012-06-25 12:26:33 PM  

buckeyebrain: One of my employees is passionately into Women's Football, and got me to come to a game once. I ended up on the chain crew somehow. It's obviously no replacement for NFL/NCAA/High School, but it fills a need in the barren parts of the year that Spring Games can't cover adequately enough.


You could watch the AFL or IFL. There's better football being played in spring and summer, too.
 
2012-06-25 12:35:03 PM  

IAmRight: You could watch the AFL or IFL. There's better football being played in spring and summer, too.


I can't stand Arenaball. I'm a Defense guy, so those scores always make me cringe.
 
2012-06-25 01:01:49 PM  
So these are like the minor leagues for the lingerie league?
 
2012-06-25 01:27:08 PM  

buckeyebrain: I can't stand Arenaball. I'm a Defense guy, so those scores always make me cringe.


Defense is more important in Arena football than any other kind of football. So you only like it when rules favor the side of the ball you like?

It's like saying you don't like indoor soccer because you like defense in regular soccer - the only reason there are more stops is because there's a lot of extra space.
 
2012-06-25 02:08:25 PM  

A Fark Handle: IAmRight: Oh yeah, I'm not sure you call it professional if you're not getting paid. That's usually called semi-pro.

yeah, i was a little confused to see "professional" in an article with this statement:

"The women play for love, not money. Although typically sponsors pick up the cost of their equipment, they receive no compensation. The coaches, too, are volunteers."


Etymologically, an amateur is one who plays for love of the game.

/insert Favre like a kid out there crack
 
2012-06-25 03:06:04 PM  
THE CBA
 
2012-06-25 03:13:07 PM  

buckeyebrain: One of my employees is passionately into Women's Football, and got me to come to a game once. I ended up on the chain crew somehow. It's obviously no replacement for NFL/NCAA/High School, but it fills a need in the barren parts of the year that Spring Games can't cover adequately enough.


also, for everyone that dislikes title ix and biatches that the school is cutting men's sports, a spring women's football team would do wonders to balance participation.
 
2012-06-25 04:06:21 PM  
"The sight of Mia Hamm, ripping off her jersey after scoring the winning goal, inspired a lot of women," he said.

She ripped off her jersey, too? I must have missed this.....so did Nomar
 
2012-06-25 04:52:36 PM  

IAmRight: buckeyebrain: I can't stand Arenaball. I'm a Defense guy, so those scores always make me cringe.

Defense is more important in Arena football than any other kind of football. So you only like it when rules favor the side of the ball you like?

It's like saying you don't like indoor soccer because you like defense in regular soccer - the only reason there are more stops is because there's a lot of extra space.


LSU would have still scored zero in the BCS Championship game if it were arena football.
 
2012-06-26 12:21:27 AM  

KiwDaWabbit: LSU would have still scored zero in the BCS Championship game if it were arena football.


Nah, they could kick field goals from their own 0 yard line, one of 'em might go through.
 
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