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Frank Deford takes on Title IX . . . .

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Piotr Rasputin, May 3, 2007.

  1. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member



    I'll try to minimize my comments, since I got some heat last time I said, um, less than flattering things about Deford, when I felt his crticisms about soccer sounded like drunken bar ramblings instead of the opinion of a respected journalist.

    Today, he took on Title IX. Manages to be pretty equal opportunity in regards to how he writes about (and stereotypes) men and women.
  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    THIS is the answer. Big-time revenue sports (i.e., football) have nothing whatsoever to do with "education."

  3. OK, then.
    Where does the money from football come from?
    Does it sustain itself? Welcome to Lack Of Institutional Controllsville.
  4. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Is this parody?
  5. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    How does the education of a football player in his sport differ from the education of a dancer in ballet class or the education of a singer in voice class?
    Got an answer for that one?
  6. bydesign77

    bydesign77 Active Member

    Isn't football techinically a co-ed sport?
  7. He lost me when he said he likes using the word "distaff."
  8. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    I'll be back...
  9. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    Sorry, but anyone who has used the term "Pornikova" in print has forfeited the right to discuss womens' issues with other adults.
  10. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Ending discrimination in one regard (women's sports) by cutting opportunities for another demographic group (men athletes) is wrong. Period.
  11. Montezuma's Revenge

    Montezuma's Revenge Active Member

    Cracks me up to see this from a guy whose sig says, "If it's got tits or tires, it's usually trouble."
  12. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    The laugh's on you, if you put that much currency in a board sig. Deford has a significantly greater social responsibility as an honored writer with a national audience. I'm just a voice in the wilderness, speaking the truth.
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