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Author Topic: More women are playing sports. Why is no one watching? (CS Monitor)  (Read 361 times)

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Why should inspiration be limited to one gender? Grassroots efforts are aimed at making the stories of all athletes, regardless of sex, known to the public. The first step: engaging fans.
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Re: More women are playing sports. Why is no one watching? (CS Monitor)
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2019, 08:36:16 PM »
The ratings for the WNBA have risen.  :clap:

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Re: More women are playing sports. Why is no one watching? (CS Monitor)
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2019, 02:45:15 PM »
I think the problem has to do with the fact that women would rather watch men play sports, and men would rather watch men play sports. If there were some way to get more women to support women athletes through attendance and viewership, this would not be a problem.
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Re: More women are playing sports. Why is no one watching? (CS Monitor)
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2019, 06:04:39 PM »
I think the problem has to do with the fact that women would rather watch men play sports, and men would rather watch men play sports. If there were some way to get more women to support women athletes through attendance and viewership, this would not be a problem.

^^^^This^^^^

They are trying to sell a product nobody wants to see.

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Re: More women are playing sports. Why is no one watching? (CS Monitor)
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2019, 11:31:03 PM »
I'm not sure I totally agree with that. I've been going to WNBA games for the past twenty years and have gone to games where there were 15,000+ fans in the stands. So, I don't think that no one wants to see it. However, I'm not sure women's sports will ever have as large of a following as men's sports...........................except MAYBE tennis.....maybe
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Re: More women are playing sports. Why is no one watching? (CS Monitor)
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2019, 10:42:10 AM »
I think the problem has to do with the fact that women would rather watch men play sports, and men would rather watch men play sports. If there were some way to get more women to support women athletes through attendance and viewership, this would not be a problem.

^^^^This^^^^

They are trying to sell a product nobody wants to see.

i wouldn't say "nobody" wants to see it.  i know i luv watching women's sports, maybe not as much as the men, but i luv it nonetheless.  only difference between men's and women's sports other than gender is that men are bigger, stronger, and more "athletic" than women.  other than that, the women are just as "fundamentally sound" as the men are and they play a much cleaner game than the men.

i enjoy watching both men and women...

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Re: More women are playing sports. Why is no one watching? (CS Monitor)
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2019, 10:52:09 AM »

Ahhh, to each his own. I’ve tried it, but just can’t get into women’s sports...I can watch woman’s tennis and track...I’ve even gone to a couple WNBA games but I don’t watch it on TV.

Heck most women I know don’t even wanna watch woman’s sports.

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Re: More women are playing sports. Why is no one watching? (CS Monitor)
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2019, 11:21:12 AM »
I think you have to seek it out. I watch :

Track and field (NCAa and Diamond League) events
WNBA (Mystics fan here)
College basketball mostly tournament games
Volleyball
Some  lacrosse  soccer


But you have to drill down to find it and the casual fan won't take the time to do that. :shrug:
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« Last Edit: September 11, 2019, 11:24:15 AM by Bison 4 Life »

 

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