Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more

This Friday I will be attending the US Men's vs Colombia Copa América Centenario opener at Levi's Stadium.

It's the first time I will be in a supporter's section for a US game in about 10 years. I'm curious as to how the culture has changed since I was so deeply involved in it. I'm hoping that it's not become too bro-tastic, but to be honest I'm afraid that ship has sailed as soccer has gotten more popular in this country.

I will be making a visual protest regarding the current dispute with the women's team by not only wearing my women's jersey (3 stars!), but having "#equalplayequalpay" on the jersey front and back. I'm hoping to have other supporters join me in this.

This will be the last time I give U.S. Soccer money until this is resolved.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

No corporate welfare!

Do not ever accept a professional sports team using tax dollars to build their houses.

Kudos to the Seattle Starting 5!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

I believe that SHE will win!










(I've included the Forbes article because of his strawman argument of taking into account the lack of attendance at the club level. This ain't about the NWSL.)

Thank you, Steph

A) I didn't know he made these comments until now.
B) I think this is an even bigger statement than even Dave Zirin says they are, but Zirin does point out exactly why they are not "tepid" nor "neutral".
This man is currently one of the most famous people on the planet. What he said about HB2 is staggeringly huge. Especially since Jordan never said shit about anything political. He was diplomatic, but he was straight-talkingly (pun intended) clear.

Monday, March 28, 2016


So U.S. Soccer is beginning a program where member subscribers get benefits based on the number of games they attended.

Nice idea.

They then said they would search various sources to try and figure out how many games (caps) you've been to.

Again, nice idea.

According to what they found, I've attended three games. I've actually attended 29.

Bad execution.

One of three games they picked (MNT vs Germany in 2013) I didn't even go to. One game they missed was last year's WNT game against Ireland. The first game I attended after I signed up as a subscriber...Bad database.

I realize getting this info is a Herculean task, but the fact they counted games I didn't go to (and I'm not the only one) makes me wonder how they did this?

It has sent me down memory lane as I go online to find photos of me at different games. Epic Throwback Thursday time. :)