a shot of brandi is good for the spirit

by:INGOR SPORTSWEAR     2019-09-16
Ten years ago, a female athlete tore off her shirt in front of a country\'s bulging eyes, revealing her black sports bra and her powerful soul.
Today, the shirt is in the drawer, the bra is in the frame, but the essence of the soul is still soaring in the sports landscape of a woman who has changed forever.
\"It\'s a lot more than football,\" said Brady Chastan . \".
You remember, right?
Will people who have witnessed the culture?
The change that happened in that sultry summer will never be forgotten?
On July 10, 1999, in the Rose Bowl, Chastain took a penalty and won the United States. S.
The Women\'s World Cup final beat China in front of 90,000 viewers and 40 million TV viewers.
Sales reached a climax in a few weeks.
This is the largest celebration of the women\'s group movement in American history.
The women led by Mia Hamm, Julie Fodi and Chastan were praised as national heroes on the front page of the newspaper, on the cover of the magazine, in countless video clips that are still popular today.
Praise the virtues that this country once enjoyed only in male athletes. -
Selfless, tenacious, intelligent-
These champions are hailed as pioneers of a long new era.
The world of women\'s group sports is ignored.
This month, this game, that moment that should change everything.
Ten years later, right?
Some would say no, which suggests a lack of interest in women\'s group professional sports and university sports.
Some people will say that the World Cup is an anomaly, and it creates a spirit that has long disappeared.
It\'s funny, but I see this spirit alive every day.
I saw this in many female doctors, lawyers, executives, teachers, successful professionals who were empowered by the ethics that the team showed.
I have seen this in many young boys participating in women\'s sports events, and men have grown up with respect for women that the legislation has not been able to implement for many years.
Most importantly, I saw this in my two daughters.
My oldest child, Tessa, is 20 years old. year-
She was a shy little girl when she was in the World Cup final.
Inspired by this experience, she eventually became a high school football player with a daily courage not to know the gender.
Halfway through high school, her skills stopped improving and she found herself the only junior in the junior high school team.
For months, her classmates, friends, and former teammates walked past her every day to compete in their college games, while she sat alone on the university bench.
Shame.
She wants to resign. But she didn\'t.
Her role model at 1999 World Cup is strong girl, strong girl stick to the end.
It was her sister who looked at it all, my little daughter Mary Claire, who is now 14 years old and plays basketball the same way.
She left early and returned late, did not score, did not quit, understood to be a member of the team is an honor.
Today, popular groups in schools are no longer reserved for girls who cheer for sports, but for girls who play for them.
As Chastan said, it\'s not just a football match.
In a telephone interview at her home in the Bay Area, she said: \"It\'s about teaching girls skills that have long been reserved for young boys,\" where she is still playing football, it is also an active supporter of women\'s sports issues.
\"I really think this experience has made the girls stronger and more confident.
They realize that team sports can be a part of them.
\"Foudy agrees with this, noting that this experience has given children today something that those football players have never had before.
\"We don\'t have a role model for team sports and no one deserves respect,\" she said in Orange County, a TV commentator and mother of two children.
\"It feels good to think that young women can grow up under our authority.
\"Not just athletes, but women everywhere, as Katie Buckland, director of the California Women\'s Law Center, pointed out.
She was in the airport terminal when Chastan opened fire.
She noted that many young girls who had gathered in front of the TV had rejected their parents\' demands.
\"It shows that the team sports of young girls are as charming, powerful and fun for them as boys,\" Buckland said today . \".
\"It makes them stronger and more resilient in all walks of life.
\"So, what explains the failure of a women\'s professional football league in this country, and the current one ---
Professional football for women-
Only seven teams and a few fans?
What explains the decline of the WNBA and the continued empty seats in the first round of the women\'s NCAA basketball championship? It\'s simple.
Most people in this country don\'t like to watch women\'s groups.
No need to apologize.
No explanation required.
But just because we don\'t want to pay to see them doesn\'t mean they\'re not priceless because they\'re priceless.
\"It doesn\'t matter if there is an alliance,\" Buckland said . \".
\"It\'s about young girls realizing that they have the same right to exercise as boys.
\"There should be some kind of national anniversary celebration for the 1999 Women\'s World Cup team today, but no.
\"Just a bunch of emails.
\"Emails between women in the team, remember this day, this kind of thing,\" Chastain said . \".
There should be buildings to store souvenirs to honor them, but Chastain donated the sports bra to a museum that went bankrupt and she just received it last week.
\"It used to be at the bottom of my sports bra drawer,\" she said . \".
\"Now it\'s in a framework.
\"It should be a bigger deal.
But maybe that\'s the point.
Perhaps the best compliment to the team is that its effect has become a part of our lives and we don\'t even notice it anymore.
This reminds me that I have to complete this column and participate in the third basketball game of the week, which does not include two exercises and one referee training. Ah, girls. --bill.
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