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Men and women in sports


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Not to sound too sexist, but this is further proof that women don't belong on the same playing field as men. A high school hockey team beat the Team USA women's hockey team. Any ideas what the score would be if was this same high school vs. the men's team? It's says the one goal the women manged was controversial.

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Everyother post here seems to be sexist <_<

I dont think i was being sexist and i dont believe "women don't belong on the same playing field as men". I remeber reading that there is a woman hockey player on a men team and she was a goalie, thats a big position. On my highschool football team we had a woman on the team she was a kicker and a lineman and she could put people down (some blindside hits also, thats not fun).

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This game seems more like a fundraiser than anything. Why is a Olympic team going to go all out and risk injuring one of their players in a meaningless game?

They are still an olympic team. That means they are the BEST female hockey players in the United Sates, best of about 150 million females. And your telling me that they still shouldnt have sluaghtered a group of highschool boys? There wasnt even checking to get in there way. I mean this really speaks volumes about the female hockey players/athletes.

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They are still an olympic team. That means they are the BEST female hockey players in the United Sates, best of about 150 million females. And your telling me that they still shouldnt have sluaghtered a group of highschool boys? There wasnt even checking to get in there way. I mean this really speaks volumes about the female hockey players/athletes.

No checking also puts the women at a disadvantage too. I'm sorry, but if I'm an Olympic athlete, I'm not going to go balls out against some high school team so I can make a point. It just doesn't make sense.

Gold medal in 96, and silver in 02. Yah, I mean, any high school team should be able to beat them. :rolleyes:

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To me it depends on the sport.

Darts is classed as a sport, yet needs no physical prowess. Same with snooker/Pool. Any "sport" that doesn't involve anything physical should be open to everyone.

A lot of people (me included) don't see darts and snooker etc as sports, but they are officially classed as sports. To me a sport is something that is physically demanding.

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I played hockey, very competitively in fact. Often i would see the profesional womens teams and elite players and i've even met a few including Rheaume. Often these leagues don't have checking, same with beer leagues, because risk of injury is higher.

I can tell you, they pour all their heart into and they train hard and are often very skilled. The hockey is even entertaining but they aren't very big or very strong and its like watching elite 14 year olds with better positioning.

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