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    Quote Originally Posted by Pego View Post
    If that is the case, Germany would be out as well. England, The Netherlands and Sweden would be the qualifiers.
    It will actually be a GB team so we may be able to use some Scottish players. That's if the Scottish FA plays ball which they didn't for 2012 (when the GB teams were England & Wales only).
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    I really like watching the Oregon women's basketball live...besides being good it is very entertaining...and tickets are cheap....$5 GA....I just bought a grand reserved season ticket seat for $119...

    The women are fun to watch...real plays no dunking...few fouls and timeouts...
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    Meanwhile ....a rather typical idiotic editorial in the RG today....though even more so...

    It appears that the soccer federation will enter into mediation with the players after the World Cup, which is a good sign. There is much to address, especially since there is good evidence that the women’s matches bring in more revenue than men’s. As the court filing states, the women’s national team “has enjoyed unparalleled success in international soccer” — and still is treated as second-class.

    The disparities are unconscionable, and not only in soccer.

    If Sabrina Ionescu had entered the WNBA draft this spring instead of staying at the University of Oregon, her entry-level salary as a professional athlete could have ranged from the league minimum of $41,965 to the $53,537 paid to three top draft picks. Is it any wonder that a majority of WNBA players go overseas for part of the year, playing for higher pay and prestige, and then return for the WNBA season?

    Not so for NBA players. Last year, their rookies made about $560,000. The big-time players collected millions, even tens of millions of dollars.

    Meanwhile, the official maximum salary for veteran WNBA players in 2018 was $113,500.

    There are many reasons behind these gender disparities in pay. Actually, they’re excuses: Women’s sports aren’t as popular. They don’t bring in as many fans or marketing dollars. People must be patient as the wage gap gradually is closed. And on and on ...

    Those excuses belong in the trash.

    The WNBA arguably is growing faster than the early NBA.



    https://www.registerguard.com/opinio...y-in-world-cup
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    . . . and then there's Germany, the same bulldozer as their men.
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    Then . . . Germany!
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    Germany is the team to beat. To cite the canard, 'defense wins championships' and Germany's is awesome. They are methodically boring on the attack, but certainly can wear you down with their relentlessness.
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    Germany has clear sailing (The Dutch may disagree), which will be an advantage.
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    Sweden or Canada may be able to beat Germany; Germany is not as powerful as they used to be.
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    Each one gets worse, first England and then Germany (likely), each better than the previous one.
    (Ahem)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidokun View Post
    (Ahem)
    You're not supposed to bring our MISTAKES!!!
    Only our brilliant blind-squirrel-finds-an-acorn prognostications!



    I did give you a caveat, however. In soccer, s**t happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conor Dary View Post
    There are many reasons behind these gender disparities in pay. Actually, they’re excuses: Women’s sports aren’t as popular. They don’t bring in as many fans or marketing dollars. People must be patient as the wage gap gradually is closed. And on and on ...

    Those excuses belong in the trash.

    The WNBA arguably is growing faster than the early NBA.
    In the early NBA the players weren't paid a hell of a lot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus
    In soccer, s**t happens.
    As someone that plays a few fantasy/prediction sports, I can assure you, it happens in every sport .
    "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pego View Post
    As someone that plays a few fantasy/prediction sports, I can assure you, it happens in every sport .
    It happens in soccer and baseball a lot, but much less so in football. The low scores in soccer are more easily affected by 'breaks of the game' than football where upsets CAN happen, but generally the better team wins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    It happens in soccer and baseball a lot, but much less so in football. The low scores in soccer are more easily affected by 'breaks of the game' than football where upsets CAN happen, but generally the better team wins.
    Would you like to join our confidence prediction NFL pool? Or college football bowl season pool (not confidence, straight up with point value attached to each game)?
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    I actually hadn't remembered saying Germany could lose. Going into it, out of the 4 quarterfinals, I thought Germany was the least likely to be upset, but in the end they were the only ones who were. Parity is coming to women's soccer ..... I think, but don't want to make predictions (sarcasm).
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