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by Redbird CC Fan
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: NBA trade
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: NBA trade

From a single season, it will be interesting. However, that isn't really my point. Look at NO, by the time their young core is good enough to contend their players will leave based on current trends.
by Redbird CC Fan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: NBA trade
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: NBA trade

I have been torn about the NBA player movement. I am all for players being able to choose where they play. However, I don't feel players are using that power wisely in that it is feast or famine for most fans regarding their franchises. In today's NBA , you better be a team in California, Florida, o...
by Redbird CC Fan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: White Sox Rebuild Eval
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: White Sox Rebuild Eval

The Sox are the AL team I follow. I think they will be the best team in Chicago by 2021 season.
by Redbird CC Fan
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 3234

Re: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Thread

West Virginia senator Joe Manchin has introduced a bill that would withhold federal funding for the 2026 World Cup until the U.S. Soccer Federation agrees to equal pay for the men's and women's teams: https://www.espn.com/soccer/united-states/story/3897533/senator-no-equal-payno-public-26-wc-funds ...
by Redbird CC Fan
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 3234

Re: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Thread

JD wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:15 pm
Remember when the Cubs fired Theo after this

He should have been fined for this.
by Redbird CC Fan
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 3234

Re: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Thread

In the end the US Women's National Soccer team winning the World Cup in almost dominating fashion was an overwhelming success for our country on many levels and should be seen as such. Let's celebrate greatness when we see it. I am actually not a huge Megan Rapinoe fan..but credit where it's due. S...
by Redbird CC Fan
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 3234

Re: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Thread

Imagine while serving as a spokesperson for your company you started dropping F bombs, you would be fired. Who did the Blues fire? I hear and see multiple players in every sport cussing daily. In fact, a player for the Netherlands was caught in the finale telling the ref to “F off”. I’ve never seen...
by Redbird CC Fan
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 3234

Re: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Thread

Yep Actually, this is false. Barkley rightfully took a huge amount of grief for elbowing the Angola player as a sign of poor sportsmanship with many calling the American team a bunch of bullies. Blowouts happen as do scoring goals, it is distasteful to many to celebrate goals 6-13 as if the game wa...
by Redbird CC Fan
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 3234

Re: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Thread

Of course they didn’t. We celebrated the US dominance and showing the world how awesome we were. The blowouts were a part of that. We love US superiority—depending on who it is of course. Yep Actually, this is false. Barkley rightfully took a huge amount of grief for elbowing the Angola player as a...
by Redbird CC Fan
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 3234

Re: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Thread

This probably explains many that are against the women’s team. Unbelievable. https://twitter.com/justinbaragona/status/1148346558099927041?s=21 Not on this thread..... I will say this, alienating or disparaging a large swath of people certainly doesn't help anyone's cause no matter the cause. Dropp...
by Redbird CC Fan
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 3234

Re: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Thread

Why would having men's tourney championship games the same day cause a problem? Won't a lot of soccer fans just make a day of it? I would think that in deserving equal pay that the WWC could outdraw a lesser men's tournament and would welcome the competition to prove it. Honestly, yesterday was a g...
by Redbird CC Fan
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 3234

Re: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Thread

I looked it up. The women’s final was 22% higher than the last men’s World Cup. They drew 25M in 2015 for the Final. 14M in 2019, with a peak of about 19M. Seems like the team itself lost a LOT of viewers. The 2018 men's Final had a peak of 14M and an average of just under 12M. The USMNT R16 match ...
by Redbird CC Fan
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 3234

Re: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Thread

I’m not fighting for anything. I just think it’s practically laughable our men are paid at all. They’ve literally been awful forever. The best team in the world and most popular women's team sport in the US brings in less revenue than a men's team ranked 30th in the current FIFA rankings. The Gold ...
by Redbird CC Fan
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 3234

Re: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Thread

It’s not that simple, tribe. And you’re smart enough to know that. Women’s soccer globally would not be where it is if the US didn’t demonstrate to the rest of the world there was a market for it A secondary market, sure, but a profitable one nonetheless. On the men’s side, the US largely ignored s...
by Redbird CC Fan
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 3234

Re: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Thread

I think the point is more that if this were the men's World Cup final, then there would be nothing else scheduled up against it. With the Copa America and Gold Cup finals the same day, it takes away the women's World Cup final being the sole event going on during the day. If the Copa America and Go...
by Redbird CC Fan
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 3234

Re: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Thread

They're not on right now. The other two are being played later today. Why would having men's tourney championship games the same day cause a problem? Won't a lot of soccer fans just make a day of it? I would think that in deserving equal pay that the WWC could outdraw a lesser men's tournament and ...
by Redbird CC Fan
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 3234

Re: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Thread

tribecalledquest wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:29 pm
Rose LaVelle was easily my favorite US player. She’s fun as hell.
Caught part of match today. Seemed like Dunn pretty much shutdown her side of the field.
by Redbird CC Fan
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 3234

Re: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Thread

Uh...she actually did say something. I think her point was that this match gets lost in the shuffle when the other two are going on the same day. Huh. I didn't realize the other Cup Finals were on already, too. The WWC Final is the one I'm watching right now. They're not on right now. The other two...
by Redbird CC Fan
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Durant and Irving
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: Durant and Irving

No one is the same after an Achilles tear. Kyrie can't be the best player on a championship team. This won't turn out well. At worst they won't have Durant for one season. This team is set up to contend in the East even without Durant for year. They'll have Kyrie and DeAndre Jordan along with key g...
by Redbird CC Fan
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Durant and Irving
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: Durant and Irving

No one is the same after an Achilles tear. Kyrie can't be the best player on a championship team. This won't turn out well.
by Redbird CC Fan
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Cubs
Replies: 6386
Views: 750548

Re: Cubs

Where do Cub fans place the blame on the team's underperforming? Is this a manager issue as some suggest or a talent issue? As an outsider, this seems more of a talent issue. Since the World Series win it doesn't seem as if the front office has made the correct calls. Darvish and Chatwood have been...
by Redbird CC Fan
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Cubs
Replies: 6386
Views: 750548

Re: Cubs

Where do Cub fans place the blame on the team's underperforming? Is this a manager issue as some suggest or a talent issue? As an outsider, this seems more of a talent issue. Since the World Series win it doesn't seem as if the front office has made the correct calls. Darvish and Chatwood have been ...
by Redbird CC Fan
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: St. Louis Cardinals 2019
Replies: 165
Views: 12298

Re: St. Louis Cardinals 2019

I don't need to be told to relax. I loved him as a cardinal. Hes an angel now. The farewell happened 8 yrs ago for me. So all former players are nothing? He is a first ballot Hall of Fame player who brought the Cardinals 2 World Series. He will very likely never play in St Louis again. There is no ...
by Redbird CC Fan
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: St. Louis Cardinals 2019
Replies: 165
Views: 12298

Re: St. Louis Cardinals 2019

It is basically Pujols farewell tour. Relax.
by Redbird CC Fan
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: 2019 NBA Draft Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 912

Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

You do recall that that Duke team was beat by a Michigan State team that's likely going to be a top 5 team this year, right? Yeah they had 3 top 10 picks but come tournament time, anything can happen. So you really think Nike and Duke are clean? Also while MSU is the preseason #1, Duke despite losi...