Want some grade school quality sporting with a side of virtue signaling? Watch women’s soccer. Good for Team USA. They won the Women’s World Cup. They did so complaining the whole way there and after. The women’s team made Colin Kaepernick seem mute. And the sports community commentary around it just insisted you had to care. I don’t. But I do have one good thing to say about the whole miserable thing. You just have to read to the end. First…
The Christian player on the team got shoved aside because she didn’t want to wear the LGBTABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ whatever. Then we had to hear all the anti-Trump, anti-conservative nonsense only to cap off the win with the winners complaining about their money and equality.
I assure you they aren’t paid as much because women’s soccer doesn’t generate the revenue, eyeballs, etc that men’s soccer does. It’s like the WNBA, but worse.
While women’s soccer undoubtedly has true fans, a healthy segment of those fans are not fans so much as virtue signalers and moral preeners. For goodness sake, the US women’s national team got beaten by under-fifteen year old boys.. Women’s soccer is not comparable to men’s soccer, but sure is way more preachy and noisy and insistent that you must care.
It is the worst collision of feminist virtue signaling and lame on field performance that exists on planet earth.
I watched real soccer on Sunday night when the U.S. men’s team lost to Mexico. It was a great game with great on field performance. The Americans lost and had not even half the social commentary that the women’s team generated before, during, and after their win.
Oh, the women are complaining about that too because they claim they’re going to be overshadowed. Yes, yes you are. Because your on field play is not comparable.
Yay US. Glad they won. But spare me the moral preening, virtue signaling, and shaming. The actual play is not as good as the men’s and the non-stop complaining, whining, and willingness to turn it into a political conversation makes it garbage.
I’ll pay attention to the World Cup when the actual one happens in 2022 with people who wouldn’t get beat by a group of under fifteen-year-old boys from Dallas.
About that one good thing to say — given how often the US women win the women’s World Cup, our women’s soccer presumably actually sucks less than everywhere else, which is really remarkable considering how much complaining our team does.