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    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    The question is how much revenue does men's soccer produce during the year as opposed to women's? It is probably not even close. Besides these ladies need to find a good husband and have some babies...
    A high number of them are, well, how do I put this delicately...
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingsGambit View Post
    I can't find it but I read one article (on a conservative blog, no less) that argued that if payouts were tied strictly to revenue generated, the women's team might actually make more because the men's team is so bad, whereas the women's team brings in very high ratings.

    If the men's team actually seriously contended for a World Cup, their revenue would likely leave the women in the dust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    And this is why I have ask if the OP was satire or factual, because the following is NOT satire:

    No funds for you, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) told FIFA on Tuesday. The Democrat has introduced legislation that would withhold federal funding from the men's World Cup in 2026 until the U.S. women's national team gets paid as much as their male counterparts.

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    The 2026 World Cup is expected to be hosted by Canada, Mexico and the United States as part of a joint bid and will need federal funding. That's not going to happen until the female players' demands are met, said Manchin. He presented his bill on Tuesday after reading a concerned letter from the women’s soccer coach at West Virginia University, Nikki Izzo-Brown.

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortne...-more-n2549825

    The women's argument is, essentially, we've won more international titles than the men, so we should be paid at least as much.

    Nevermind that the men's soccer field is larger and far more competitive. The US women's soccer team is the best in the world, but if they were to play the best men's soccer team, they'd be demolished. Heck, they would probably be demolished by the second string. So comparing number of titles won is a worthless metric.
    Defunding funding of sports by the federal government? One idea that sounds great. Just remove the conditional portion of the code.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingsGambit View Post
    I can't find it but I read one article (on a conservative blog, no less) that argued that if payouts were tied strictly to revenue generated, the women's team might actually make more because the men's team is so bad, whereas the women's team brings in very high ratings.
    The women's World Cup doesn't generate nearly the revenue; women players actually earn a significantly larger slice of the pie than men.
    Source: Nate Jackson

    Matt Walsh explains, “FIFA, the international soccer organization, will give about $400 million to male players in the World Cup, while female players will make around $30 million.” That sounds bad, but not when revenue is factored in. The Women’s World Cup earned in the neighborhood of $130 million. That’s great, but the 2018 Men’s World Cup brought in more than $6 billion. So the women’s slice of the pie (23% of revenue) is far larger than the men’s (7%), relative to the whole. But Rapinoe wants that $30 million for the women to be quadrupled to $120 million. How about quadrupling revenue first?

    Why so much more money for the men? More viewers. Rich Lowry notes, “The women’s tournament this year may have had about a billion viewers across all platforms, nothing to sneeze at. But the 2018 men’s World Cup had more than a billion viewers just for the final game.”

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    Of course it's society's fault for not watching women's sports as ravenously as men's, so I think we owe it to them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingsGambit View Post
    A high number of them are, well, how do I put this delicately...
    You mean they don't like boys?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    Of course it's society's fault for not watching women's sports as ravenously as men's, so I think we owe it to them...
    Just proves inherent sexism!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    Of course it's society's fault for not watching women's sports as ravenously as men's, so I think we owe it to them...
    What's a fan of professional sumo wrestling to do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zymologist View Post
    What's a fan of professional sumo wrestling to do?
    What about the women's sumo wrestling team?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teallaura View Post
    Um, but the women were making proportionally more than the men...


    To clarify, the women get 13% of what women's soccer brings in whereas the men only get 9% of what men's soccer brings in.

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