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ESPN Boycott

Hey guys. Now we all know that ESPN's coverage has been extremely sexes over the years, choosing to show a men's match instead a women's matches. I say it's about time we do something.

I suggest we all turn our tv's off and only turn them on when a women's match comes on. I will keep my tv on during tonight's coverage and reply to this post to let you know as soon as a women's match comes on. We need solidarity, so please cooperate.

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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old Jan 15th, 2007, 12:28 AM
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they are sexist, but they will tell you it's ratings
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I am listening to the Mauresmo vs Perry on the radio which is surpringly good.
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Men's tennis > Women's tennis. The end.

Women's tennis sucks.
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Men's tennis > Women's tennis. The end.
Link to some numbers/stats/ratings, please?
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Link to some numbers/stats/ratings, please?
Do you think I can be bothered doing that. The point is, the quality of men's tennis is so much higher, you can't even compare. Besides, ESPN shows the top American women.... woman, and the best second week matches right?

Women's tennis sucks.
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I am listening to the Mauresmo vs Perry on the radio which is surpringly good.
You can watch it on livestream
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post #8 of 25 (permalink) Old Jan 15th, 2007, 12:40 AM
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I doubt ESPN has a grudge against women. It's just that men's tennis is much more popular. If they thought that putting women's matches would be more profitable, they wouldn't hesitate.
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I suggest we all turn our tv's off and only turn them on when a women's match comes on. I will keep my tv on during tonight's coverage and reply to this post to let you know as soon as a women's match comes on. We need solidarity, so please cooperate.
Have fun boycotting.

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I will most likely stick to the livestream!

While I don't think it's that bad (ESPN), I don't want to have to sit through 80% of men's matches, though there are some I definitely want to see...

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Do you think I can be bothered doing that.
I don't know? You were bothered enough to assure everyone that boys tennis got better ratings.
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The point is, the quality of men's tennis is so much higher, you can't even compare.
Whatever you say. I think they both suck right now!
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Besides, ESPN shows the top American women.... woman, and the best second week matches right?
Unfortunately. It would be nice to watch other women from other countries...something espn shows ALL the time with men.
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well espn let me down again, but i`m not surprise and i think it`s sexism but it`s the same with pretty much all the sports
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Believe me, they'll soon be showing Maria, Maria and more Maria, until we're crying out to see the men.

By the way, this is a GOOD men's match ...
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Since when is male tennis more popular than womens tennis?

Guys outnumber girls in terms of who actually watches sport, and as girls are wearing less and less its making even more guys become interested in tennis.

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ESPN is SEXIST!!!!
SO far it's been Roddick and little of Federer.. Of course the Americans wanna see the Americans, and I don't blame them showing Federer. But they barely showed Mauresmo, and they could at least some of Vaidisova instead of Baghdatis
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