9/22 - ABC Nightline to discuss women's sports

Discussion in 'NWSL' started by nsa, Sep 22, 2003.

  1. nsa

    nsa Member+

    New England Revolution; Boston Breakers
    United States
    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The topic tonight is "Why women's sports are such a hard sell."

    The irony is that the broadcast will be delayed until 12:30 AM due to Monday Night Football. :(
     
  2. seahawkdad

    seahawkdad Spoon!!!

    Jun 2, 2000
    Lincoln, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's rich. Now I truely know the meaning of 'irony'.

    Thanks for the observation. LMAO.
     
  3. FearM9

    FearM9 New Member

    Jul 14, 2000
    On my bike
    SOB do the Raiders suck or what!?
     
  4. DoyleG

    DoyleG Moderator
    Staff Member

    FC Edmonton
    Canada
    Jan 11, 2002
    Victoria, BC
    Club:
    FC Edmonton
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    I watched the show and I was impressed by what was said. They especially made a point that the NFL increased it's female fan base by going to the grassroots level.

    Seems the WUSA was expecting fans to show up.
     
  5. FearM9

    FearM9 New Member

    Jul 14, 2000
    On my bike
    Are you talking about that female football camp? Someone correct me if I am wrong but several teams held adult women soccer camps during the league's existence...the CheetoRays and Courage. My friends went to the Courage one and had a blast. I don't know if other teams did this. I do know the Freedom didn't go after adult rec league soccer players in the past three seasons....
     
  6. XYZ

    XYZ New Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Big Cat Country
    The two things I found interesting were what they said about how hard the NFL has tried (and succeeded) in attracting and keeping female fans, and what Rebecca Lobo said about peer pressure on guys not to watch women's sports. There's no way a league that markets itself primarily toward under 12-year old girls can overcome that kind of peer pressure.

    There was a great quote from Lynn Morgan about how de WOOSA spent money the first season.

    Lynn Morgan:
    "Get it done and look at the checkbook later"
     

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