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"So I ask the American commentators, please stop announcing that Landon Donovan is the “all-time U.S. leading goal scorer.” He is not. With 57 international goals, he’s not even in the Top Five.

The all-time U.S. leading goal scorer is Abby Wambach, with 167 goals, followed by Mia Hamm (158), Kristine Lilly (130), Michelle Akers (105) and Tiffeny Milbrett (100). In fact, Abby Wambach is the all-time leading goal scorer in the world, among all soccer players, male or female."

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World Cup Soccer Stats Erase The Sport’s Most Dominant Players: Women (via cypher2)

Sometimes I wonder what it would be like if soccer/football became the first sport to go co-ed at the professional level. There really isn’t any reason it couldn’t be. It’s one of the only sports where the men and the women are about the same size and the violence level is pretty much dead even in their separate leagues as it is now.  When I still played all of the best players on my team also played on a regional competitive co-ed team that was beastial. Men and women routinely play on the same team at the organized informal level all the time. I think it actually improves the game because the teams are well rounded. The usual differences people trot out to explain why men and women shouldn’t play together usually just mean that team members can do their specific job better or the game is more interesting to watch because the competitors are using different tactics. IDK, if USA Soccer is ever looking to organize a forward thinking international invitational event that people would want to watch and the US stands a good chance of actually winning, an all-star co-ed match would be a fantastic idea.

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Unless men and women also start competing together in track & field events, I don’t think co-ed soccer is going to happen. Because what’s happening during soccer other than lots and lots of running?

I think baseball would be the best co-ed sport because it’s full of individuals performing specific tasks. Height and weight are irrelevant. Running is limited to short sprints. You don’t need to hit for power to be a great baseball player, though I’m sure women could do that too.

But don’t let my argument take away from the main point here: the “leading US scorers” are all women and if TV networks want to celebrate Donovan’s noteworthy achievements, they should specify “among men”

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bestnatesmithever:

swaaggindraggon:

justanasshole:

Oops

This is why spelling is imortant!

He hit that home run in the bottom of the NEINTH

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winnersusedrugs:

Note the time and date. That is when I will be starting the riots.

I hope Safeco Field designates a Friend Zone for that game

winnersusedrugs:

Note the time and date. That is when I will be starting the riots.

I hope Safeco Field designates a Friend Zone for that game

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policymic:

Cleveland baseball fans stand against racism by #DeChiefing their gear

In the past few months, debate surrounding the use of racial caricatures as pro sports mascots has reached a fever pitch. Just ask the Washington Redskins, who’ve endured significant backlash for both their refusal to change their name and their half-assed attempts to placate their critics.

But a few miles west, fans of the MLB’s Cleveland Indians are taking a stand. In a motion of solidarity, a small but growing number have been “de-Chiefing” their paraphernalia by removing the offensive “Chief Wahoo” mascot from caps and jerseys that bear its likeness.

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  HELL YES I like this

I read the team this year replaced Chief Wahoo with a C on the home caps, which some sports writers believe shows a willingness to move away from that ugly logo. But good on fans for taking it to the next level.

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gninja12:

sweaterkittensahoy:

djlegz:

I don’t like sports, but the Bearcats are my new favorite team.

I love how it gets more elaborate each time. These boys are thinking this through.

This is my favorite post of all time

Photobombing > pie in the face

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lastrealindians:

Chick-fil-A Uses ‘Tomahawk Chop’ to Profit off Racism Perpetuated by Native Mascots, By Danielle Miller

If you didn’t already boycott Chick-fil-A for their anti gay statements now you may have even more of a reason for their racism against Native Americans. Chick-Fil-A created a giant robotic cow (40 feet high and 15,000 pounds) next to a giant coke bottle with a picture of a tomahawk. The cow’s arm moves to do the “tomahawk dance” but it looks more like a nazi gesture. A simple search on google shows plenty of pictures and videos of the cow; it wears signs with different messages such as:  “Chopping makes hungree 4 chikin” “Chop on chikin luverz chop on” “Chop burgerz outta yer diet”.

Chick-fil-A is a company that has proudly presented its Christian values.  Chick-fil-A’s tomahawk cow is highly problematic when you consider the history of religious violence Christianity has had with Native Americans, the attempted termination of Native American cultures, as well as attempted extermination of Native Americans was committed in the name of Christianity.

This modern perpetuation of stereotypes continues to be an act of cultural conquest as well as a strategy to dehumanize Native Americans to justify other acts of economic conquest. Native mascots, as well as dances like the tomahawk chant, continue to contribute to these issues and do nothing but perpetuate ignorance and racism.

I do not even want to entertain the “honor” argument on this issue, but it will be addressed since that is the most frequent excuse for racism against natives in sports. In no way do I see how the tomahawk chant could be an honor to Natives. It references the history of scalping and perpetuates false savage stereotypes. The act of even perpetuating stereotypes, and such a graphic dance and chant, is primitive and beyond disrespectful.

The fact that children are witnessing these atrocities is unacceptable.  Fake tomahawks are being sold at games. What a way to market racism and violence to children and sports fans.

apparently this cow has been in Turner Field for years, so even before Chick-fil-A’s homophobia became an issue this should have been a red flag

moot for me (no Chick-fil-A in Japan) but never eat there. Ever.

(via thebicker)

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yoisthisracist:

Ian asked: I think this might be racist.

Weird how fans of the Cleveland Racists always claim their mascot is respectful. Racists: you’re all completely full of shit assholes and you are too dumb to fool us.

PS. Fuck you.

Cleveland…just go back to being the Spiders. It’s not like the “Indians” name or that awful caricature have brought you any luck.

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humansofnewyork:

"You think that your children are going to grow up to be a lot like you, but then they develop into a completely different person. Yesterday my seven year old son told me that reggae was boring. That hurt a little."

I know just how this woman feels. Lately my son has shown an aversion to pizza and it’s KILLING ME.

I always wince at parents who worry about their kids turning out to be gay or trans or whatever. My biggest fear is that one of my kids will become a Red Sox fan.

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Public Shaming: Baseball Fans SUPER ANGRY Hispanic American Superstar Sang 'God Bless America' at All-Star Game

publicshaming:

Last night was the 2013 MLB All-Star game. Ah, America’s past time! Who doesn’t love a good baseball game? And what better way to open up America’s game then with a heartfelt rendition of ‘God Bless America’?

And…wait, a minute. Who is this guy coming out to sing God Bless AMERICA?

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The funniest part of this (sad, pathetic bunch of racists) is when the comment “he is from New York” is dismissed as “doesn’t look like it.” Are racists so racist they don’t think New York City has any Spanish-speaking residents?

Marc Anthony looks EXACTLY like a New Yorker. So does Ichiro. New York City has a million fucking languages being spoken at all times. That’s one of the reasons it’s so exciting.

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Public Shaming: ESPN Commentator: Japanese Fan Looks Like He Needs Some Rice, Some Sushi!

publicshaming:

During the World Cup of Softball gold medal game between the United States and Japan, Michele Smith of ESPN seemed to get a great kick out of one of the Japanese fans. When the excited fan decided to chill out a bit on the cheering and take a break, Smith made the brilliantly astute observation…

(click above for the video. For the record, she has apologized albeit in “quotes” which is weird)

A few years ago I remember watching a Little League World Series game on ESPN between a Japanese team and an American team and the announcers had a BIG LAUGH when they learned the Japanese team ate McDonalds before the game. Because there’s nothing funnier than kids eating McDonalds, am I right? How absurd! Kids everywhere hate cheeseburgers and French fries.

I also remember this one time Tim McCarver said on the air that the only sport more popular than baseball in Japan was sumo wrestling, a statement that is so wrong it goes beyond wrong and lands squarely in “racist assumptions”.

What is it about Japan that brings out the worst in sports announcers?

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