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I've been following the arguments about pay for the USWNT and I think

Both sides are missing a key point.

50 years ago 95% of the fans of any sport in this country were men. Women weren't allowed to play a lot of sports. Women were not encouraged to play sports. There was no funding for women's sports.

Now in 2019 it's not 50/50, but every year with every generation it gets closer and closer. As professional men's sports look to grow their revenue one of the only possible ways they're going to have going forward because they will be pretty much maxed out on leveraging media rights is to grow their fan bases. What is the biggest untapped market for professional sports fans in this country? Women.

Tennis figured this out before anyone and over the last five years has paid women equally at the grand slam events.

If you look at the biggest stories and Wimbledon this year they are Coco Gauff and the mixed double duo of Andy Murray and Serena Williams. Who is the bigger star of the two? Serena and it's not even close.

Tennis has seen a huge surge in popularity over the last 20 years, yes a lot because of what Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic have done, but also because the surge in female interest in the game.

My point is that the dumbass men that think that women athletes don't deserve the same pay as men because it's not the same game at the same level with the same revenue are totally missing the point. The USNT should pay the women equally as the men and grow the women's game because it will result in growing the men's game as girls grow up watching both men's and women's soccer.

Posted: 07/08/2019 at 8:03PM


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  Right, but even all men aren't paid equally. -- Fastlane 07/10/2019 1:07PM
  Plus tennis chicks can be super hot. -- AnotherEastCoastDBag 07/09/2019 10:20AM
  Two words: Alex Morgan ** -- nateDiggsCSU 07/09/2019 11:17AM
  Great and fair point. Couterpoint: -- AnotherEastCoastDBag 07/09/2019 11:38AM
  See my post above. -- Swoll Cracker 07/09/2019 08:59AM
  That's not the argument the USWNT is making -- CSURamFan 07/09/2019 8:54PM
  That's a pretty tone deaf response. -- AnotherEastCoastDBag 07/09/2019 08:53AM
  There's nothing conflicting about what I said. LOL -- bwanncsu 07/09/2019 11:17AM
  Has nothing to do with gender -- nateDiggsCSU 07/08/2019 9:53PM
  Good post ** -- Givemefletch 07/08/2019 8:09PM
  Well said. Thank you. ** -- Newport 07/08/2019 8:06PM

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