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(Sports Illustrated)   Lionel Messi has six gold balls and now Megan Rapinoe has one, too. That seems uncomfortable doesn't it?   (si.com) divider line
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2019-12-03 7:14:42 PM  
She earned it, and it was a big FU to the US Soccer Federation, a group that really wants her to STFU about pay equality.
 
2019-12-03 7:40:48 PM  

ClavellBCMI: She earned it, and it was a big FU to the US Soccer Federation, a group that really wants her to STFU about pay equality.


Because she has illogical arguments?
 
2019-12-03 8:06:42 PM  
How does Messi get his pants on?
 
2019-12-03 8:14:31 PM  

RaceDTruck: How does Messi get his pants on?


One leg at a time
 
2019-12-03 8:17:15 PM  

RaceDTruck: How does Messi get his pants on?


Very carefully
 
2019-12-03 9:31:55 PM  

RaceDTruck: How does Messi get his pants on?


Lifts one leg, falls over with a fake pulled hammy, then pulls them up while on his back.
 
2019-12-03 9:53:17 PM  

MugzyBrown: Because she has illogical arguments?


"The more successful players should get paid more, regardless of gender."

That's "illogical" because...?
 
2019-12-03 10:28:26 PM  
how was there not a women's version of this award before?
 
2019-12-03 10:32:08 PM  

virulent_loser: how was there not a women's version of this award before?


The first to be awarded to a woman was last year. The winner was Ada Hegerberg of Norway.
 
2019-12-03 10:47:50 PM  

Diamond Joe Biden: virulent_loser: how was there not a women's version of this award before?

The first to be awarded to a woman was last year. The winner was Ada Hegerberg of Norway.


dammit, I RTFA and everything. derp. what I should have said was before last year.
 
2019-12-03 10:56:57 PM  

virulent_loser: Diamond Joe Biden: virulent_loser: how was there not a women's version of this award before?

The first to be awarded to a woman was last year. The winner was Ada Hegerberg of Norway.

dammit, I RTFA and everything. derp. what I should have said was before last year.


Well, that'll teach you not to RTFA.
 
2019-12-03 11:11:23 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: virulent_loser: Diamond Joe Biden: virulent_loser: how was there not a women's version of this award before?

The first to be awarded to a woman was last year. The winner was Ada Hegerberg of Norway.

dammit, I RTFA and everything. derp. what I should have said was before last year.

Well, that'll teach you not to RTFA.


I know. I have brought shame upon my house. 😞
 
2019-12-03 11:22:43 PM  
One of the nominees, Vivianne Miedema that plays for the Arsenal women's team scored six goals against Bristol City recently.
 
2019-12-03 11:39:29 PM  

MugzyBrown: ClavellBCMI: She earned it, and it was a big FU to the US Soccer Federation, a group that really wants her to STFU about pay equality.

Because she has illogical arguments?


Regardless of the merits of the argument, pretty much anything that results in FU being said to USSF is a good thing.
 
2019-12-04 8:15:52 AM  

Gonz: MugzyBrown: Because she has illogical arguments?

"The more successful players should get paid more, regardless of gender."

That's "illogical" because...?


Because she is only focusing on attendance and record on how much the men's and women's teams should get paid. Unfortunately the money that runs the US FA comes from FIFA and the TV money and that is heavily waited to the men's competition. The winners of the Women's World Cup don't get close to the prize money that the worst team in the men's WC got.

Now is the US FA horrible corrupt and couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery? Yes
Dose the men's team get overpaid compared to their results? Yes
Does the women's team get paid too little compared to their results? Yes
Should they get paid the same? No, not until the sponsorship for the Women's game equals that to the men's game.
 
2019-12-04 8:26:27 AM  

Norfolking Chance: Gonz: MugzyBrown: Because she has illogical arguments?

"The more successful players should get paid more, regardless of gender."

That's "illogical" because...?

Because she is only focusing on attendance and record on how much the men's and women's teams should get paid. Unfortunately the money that runs the US FA comes from FIFA and the TV money and that is heavily waited to the men's competition. The winners of the Women's World Cup don't get close to the prize money that the worst team in the men's WC got.


The men get larger attendance than the women.

The TLDR of the illogical arguments is that the men get paid more because they bring in more money. Numbers that "refute" that are all cherry picked so as to be misleading (comparing WWC years to off years for the men).

I do agree that there are a fair amount of things the women do get screwed on (per diem rates, marketing budgets, turf fields), but overall pay isn't one of them.
 
2019-12-04 8:27:38 AM  
Oh, and maaaaybe VVD should have won over Messi? It's close either way.
 
2019-12-04 8:50:13 AM  

ChrisDe: RaceDTruck: How does Messi get his pants on?

Lifts one leg, falls over with a fake pulled hammy, then pulls them up while on his back.


CR7 is a farker.
 
2019-12-04 9:43:18 AM  

Gonz: That's "illogical" because...?


When my rec league volleyball team won the championship, I didn't get a dime.


The arguments are always idiotic and the facts are the women receive compensation in line with the men, it's just distributed differently.

If the women's team are better than the men and want everything to be fair, they should put all of the compensation from US Soccer into a pot, then they can play the men in a match. We'll split the pot based on the final score.
 
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