every day of my life i laugh about sonic maurice hedgehog
So that’s what people are talking about when they say “smh”…
GOALKEEPERS (4): Nicole Barnhart (FC Kansas City), Alyssa Naeher (Boston Breakers), Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)
DEFENDERS (10): Stephanie Cox (Seattle Reign FC), Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), Whitney Engen (Houston Dash), Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg (Houston Dash), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Rachel Van Hollebeke (Portland Thorns FC)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Shannon Boxx (Chicago Red Stars), Morgan Brian (Virginia), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), Carli Lloyd (WNY Flash), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Kristie Mewis (Boston Breakers), Heather O’Reilly (Boston Breakers), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)
FORWARDS (5): Sydney Leroux (Seattle Reign FC), Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Abby Wambach (WNY Flash)
the people who constantly make posts about how Allie Long shouldn’t be on the NT are more obnoxious than anything Long has ever done honestly
like i get that it’s ~~cool~~ to hate her, but i really don’t fucking care
i’m mostly annoyed bc some of them are basically saying “if the reffing was better, the Spirit would have won,” which isn’t necessarily true and i feel like that makes the issue too black and white i guess? if the reffing was better, the foul on Fishlock in the first few minutes might have been called as a penalty, both handballs probably wouldn’t be called, and Pinoe’s foul on the Spirit player before she scored might have been called for a free kick.
i’m not going to deny the refereeing in the match was bad, because it was (it was an NWSL match after all lmao). but at least it was consistently shitty. i don’t feel like the ref made more decisions that benefited one team over the other. i feel like there were numerous calls that went against each team. so it’s not as if the ref made really horrible decisions that only benefited the Reign, which is how some Spirit fans are acting. which is honestly stupid and i don’t have time for that.
my point is that just like the foul on Jess early in the match wasn’t called, the foul on Pressley (i think it was her, i don’t care enough rn to check) by Pinoe wasn’t called later on in the match. the stupid handball was called on Pressley just as it was called on Deines a few minutes later. the ref was bad, but he didn’t favor one team over the other and i wish people would stop acting like he was, because that’s just untrue and immature.
Okay but can we talk about how Venus Williams is fucking killing it in her match right now
Brittney Griner had as many dunks in her first WNBA game as any other player has had in her career
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Brittney Griner recently became the WNBA’s #1 draft pick, and she also became the first openly gay athlete to sign with Nike. But after NBA star Jason Collins came out publicly and was heralded by many as the first “major out athlete,” Griner’s moment in the spotlight was, at least temporarily, eclipsed. In a powerful essay written for the Sunday New York Times, Brittney finally got the chance to share her story.