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Gushing about Mia Hamm..

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by tibor75, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    Yesterday was Mia's last game as a pro, and predictably the politically correct media was all over the story. The best was Dan Patrick last night comparing her to Babe Ruth and Michael Jordan. Yep, really. Uh, there is one problem when your fan base is 9-10 year old girls. These girls grow up and never remember who you are later. I guess now your full time job will be as a suffering Cubs fan.
     
  2. IronBuckI

    IronBuckI Calmer than you are.

    $8 million a year for Nomar. I don't think she'll be suffering too much.

    Yeah, I remember the first time I watched women's soccer, because of Mia. Um, no I don't. I don't think that I've ever watched an entire soccer game above my nephew's 5/6 year old team. Yep she was definitely a pioneer for her sport. :roll1:
     
  3. DEBuckeye

    DEBuckeye It ain't easy, bein' cheesy.

    I think that she, and the rest of the women who played on the world cup/olympic teams did a lot to publicize women athletes and maybe inspire a lot of young girls, but Babe Ruth? I don't think so.
     
  4. tsteele316

    tsteele316 Mr. Such and Such

    Women's soccer will only be remembered for Brandy Chastain taking her shirt off in celebration. And even then, most folks wont remember her name anyway.
     
  5. IronBuckI

    IronBuckI Calmer than you are.

    Do you mean Brandmia Chastahamm?
     
  6. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    Mia Hamm?

    I'd hit it... well at least back in her UNC days.... oh who am I kidding, i'd hit it in ten years.

    Anyway... The Babe Ruth/Michael Jordan Comparisons would be accurate if Women's Pro Soccer (or international) had reached the popularity of Baseball or Basketbal at the Height of those two guys careers... (This incidentally, has everything to do with that considered "greatness" that we place on these two gentlemen... Barry Bonds might be a better hitter than Ruth was, or LeBron James may be better hoops player than Jordan, but it was their ability to elevate their sport that gives them that rarified level of greatness... to do what no one before had done and capture the imagination of the public.)

    Theortically, what we see with Mia Hamm is more likely a Honus Wagner (OR whoever- but lets imagine that Wagner or whoever inspired Ruth to become what he was later.) to someone else's Ruth.... because like Ruth and Jordan, the talent will need to meet the opportunity.... which is an interest base in Women's sport, or soccer in particular... Hamm can maybe be Dr. J to someone else's Jordan...
     
  7. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    An apt comparison, but I'm disappointed in this thread. It isn't what I thought it was going to be. :biggrin:
     
  8. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    Rugby-

    Gushing and Bukakke are not the same thing.
     
  9. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    Oh.

    My mistake.

    Carry on.

    How do I get to the Romper Room, again?
     
  10. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    Its over by Sesame Street.
     
  11. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    I can't believe the thread has gone on this long without any pictures...
     
  12. FKAGobucks877

    FKAGobucks877 The Most Power-Drunk

    Hey, if there are going to be any pictures of bukkake, I'm never coming back to this site.
     
  13. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    .

    Sure you're not.
     
  14. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Correct. The thread title is not "Gushing on Mia Hamm...".


    This thread isn't about goats...
     
  15. The KSB

    The KSB 4-4-11/11-5-11

    I personally am a huge fan of Brazil's female soccer team.

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