Posts Tagged Women’s World Cup

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Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers reunite to say “Really!?!” to sexist sports fans

Something great has come of Sports Illustrated contributor Andy Benoit’s recent inane tweets dismissing all women’s sports as “not worth watching.” Amy Poehler joined Seth Meyers on his show last night for an immensely satisfying reprisal of their SNL segment “Really!?!” 

Something great has come of Sports Illustrated contributor Andy Benoit’s recent inane tweets dismissing all women’s sports as “not worth watching.” Amy Poehler joined Seth Meyers on his show last night for an immensely satisfying reprisal of ...

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The US kicks off its World Cup run tonight, hoping for first championship since 1999

The Women’s World Cup began this weekend, with games that ranged from a 10-0 blow-out to a nail-biter with a stoppage-time PK. Tonight the US team, ranked second in the world behind Germany, will play their first match, against Australia. 

The Women’s World Cup began this weekend, with games that ranged from a 10-0 blow-out to a nail-biter with a stoppage-time PK. Tonight the US team, ranked second in the world behind Germany, will play their first ...

What exactly do we have to do for you to watch women’s soccer?

According to three members of France’s womens’ soccer team, Gaetine Thiney, Elodie Thomis and Corine Franco, it’s probably–show up naked. In a risky move, all three players posed nude for a German magazine to generate some discussion around why people aren’t as interested as they should be in women’s soccer. The image, while so obviously sexual, is made interesting with the caption, “Is this how we should show up before you come to our games?”

Most people are missing the point, arguing that these women are using sex to garner more viewership. And while on one level that might be true, it is really the controversy around using the image that is being used for more attention–a decidedly political ...

According to three members of France’s womens’ soccer team, Gaetine Thiney, Elodie Thomis and Corine Franco, it’s probably–show up naked. In a risky move, all three players posed nude for a German magazine to generate ...

The Women’s World Cup has begun!


(Image credit: Thomas Peter/Reuters)

The 2011 Women’s World Cup kicked off in Germany yesterday. So if you, like me, felt the men’s tournament last summer flew by before you could adequately develop obsessive team loyalties, another summer of soccer is here!

In the opening matches, France beat Nigeria and Germany, the two-time defending champion and tournament favorite, defeated Canada. The U.S. team, though still ranked No. 1 in the world, has suffered a few recent losses going into the tournament. But it remains a strong contender with a shot at winning its first Cup since 1999. Brazil, led by all-star striker Marta, is also looking pretty damn good.

The hype leading up to the tournament has ...


(Image credit: Thomas Peter/Reuters)

The 2011 Women’s World Cup kicked off in Germany yesterday. So if you, like me, felt the men’s tournament last summer flew by before you could adequately develop obsessive team ...