[The New York Times]
The struggle of women’s sports leagues has long been a nagging problem. In the world of women’s professional team sports, progress always seems to be inch by inch, if there is progress at all.
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“Women’s sports in general are different from men’s sports. And because they’re different, people want to say they’re better or worse. And there was this sense that no one wants to go out to women’s sports, because men’s sports are better.”
[FC Kansas City - NWSL]
We can’t expect greatness from the get-go, especially with our history of failed leagues. Can it get better? For sure. But in order to give this league a fighting chance, we all need to have a little perspective.
Or how about that girl on your middle school squad who rolled her shorts one too many times? Ever wonder what happened to the girls who you have played with in the past? This question dawned on me today. Out off all the teams I have played on I really only kept in contact with a small few. But where did the rest of them go?