Monday, November 09, 2009

Field Rage

Oh do explain how this is forgivable? Because gramma was watching her ABC nightly news this evening and could have sworn they were taking a sympathetic side to this bullshit. They conceded that, yes, it was bad, but spent a little too much time on how this poor young woman was going to suffer horribly from overexposure. I'm sorry? Are we playing the violin for this violent little creep? Whyso? I kept wondering if they would've played that violin so loud if this player had been black.

Don't lie, you thought it, too. And speaking of bad little white girls, are we really giving this one a pass when we'd happily burn Britney Spears at the stake for shaving her head and beating a car with an umbrella? People say Britney is supposed to be a role model. Considering her profession, that is arguable either way. But a college women’s soccer player? Not a role model? Not eligible for the same scrutiny, somehow?

Or is this just another case of letting athletes off for any bad, violent, hateful, criminal behavior? I guess we can at least now say there are equal rights for both men and women, at least in the world of sports. You all get to be heinous douchebags. Congrats.


Blogger Adairdevil said...

"I guess we can at least now say there are equal rights for both men and women, at least in the world of sports."

Not to diminish this glorious stride for equality, but: Not just yet. I've yet to see a female athlete rape somebody and later appear in a Guitar Hero ad. The dream, it is not yet realized.

12:08 AM  
Blogger Flushy McBucketpants said...

also: if these had been guys, no one would care. at least, it certainly wouldn't be national news.

what i find astonishing isn't so much the hateful behavior—which i sometimes find hard to restrain when i'm getting shoved around a soccer field—it's the craptastic refereeing. all she got was a yellow card? for a late tackle? she should've been sent off for the kidney punch, not to mention the hair pull...

the problem with the short clips is that you don't really see what's going on during the rest of the game. she's certainly dishing out more than is acceptable, but i find it hard to believe that she wasn't provoked in some manner.

2:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whooeeee!! not an area where any intelligent woman would want to go. Men are overgrown children and a percentage of them believe they are entitled to bad behavior. Just because she's an athelete doesn't mean she should act like a man behaving badly.

6:59 PM  
Blogger Shiny said...

Regardless of the why, where, what, how, when, yadda yadda: she's still an asshole. I don't care who did what to her when...and, to be fair, they'd probably show that, too, if there was something to show. After all, what do we love more than anything? A catfight. They would have shown it if her opponents had brought the bitchery first.

10:28 PM  

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