Sports From a Woman’s Point of View

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BLEAV Sports with Fred and The Fantastics
BLEAV Sports with Fred and The Fantastics
Sports From a Woman’s Point of View

Fred and a special guest, his cousin Aliza Sodos, explore the many differences between men’s and women’s sports in terms of pay, audiences, and treatment, raising some interesting questions. Sue Bird, who played for 21 years with the Seattle Storm and has retired from basketball, didn’t make nearly the same amount as men who played for the same length of time. Will she continue in the sporting universe in some capacity to be an advocate for change in women’s sports? Would situations like Britney Griner’s be happening if women were given equal pay and didn’t need to seek another job in the offseason? Bringing a drug into a foreign country is a bad idea in and of itself, but are there also double standards for women because of color and sexual orientation to compound the issue?

Serena Williams is retiring from tennis and has been referred to by many as the GOAT. She is a strong personality and a force to be reckoned with, both on and off the court, and has been able to spend most of her career competing at the highest levels. Is she the first female athlete to come the closest to getting equal pay and treatment?

Margaret Court, also considered one of the greatest female tennis players of all time, doesn’t feel as if she has gotten her due for her outstanding athletic career in comparison to the recognition given to Serena Williams. She has very conservative political views that often clash with more current ideas – is that a contributing factor? Should more women in sports support and lift each other up instead of being critical?

Russell Wilson has left the Seattle Seahawks to join the Denver Broncos. Did the coaching staff have something to do with his exit? Will the Broncos find themselves scoring more with the addition of Wilson, and how will the Seahawks fare as they face him on the other side of the field in their upcoming game?

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