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What They're Saying
May 16th, 2011 2:21AM

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"I refuse to be a zombie and do things just because the league says. The league is dying, and may not even be around next year, so I am doing what I can to keep it going. The league is overlooking the important thing, which is that we are attracting girls to come watch women’s soccer. We are reaching girls, encouraging them to play soccer and not be lazy cupcake eaters. I'm not trying to make money at this. I'm doing it because there's a place for women's soccer and, hopefully, we can work out our differences with the league."

-- MagicJack owner Dan Borislow on his on-going dispute with Women's Professional Soccer over how he is running the South Florida club. (Miami Herald)



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  1. Ernest Irelan
    commented on: May 16, 2011 at 10:24 a.m.
    do not know how Borislow is running his club, etc..but, do watch some wps games, (when my favorite teams are not on tv) an do notice few fans in the stands. This is not just in USA as in watching a match involving a USA team in a Scandinavian country, I saw a totally vacant side in the stadium. Women's pro basketball tried to make it here in states, did not...it seems that pro soccer, either men's or women's is a tough sport to make profitable, however, I think that stats show that men's soccer is getting more popular, certianly more youth are playing it, both young men an women, which I am sure leads to the greater attendance an interest in the sport. I believe that the overseas possibility for men is a big factor for players turning pro. Unfortunately, overseas soccer for women is not popular in most countries. In the USA , there are so many options for athletes, the competition is strong an making headway with any fairly new sport is difficult. ie, race car fans, people would rather watch a car go around a circle track all day than watch a ball game, etc..it seems to me that we have grown a nation of "sitdown" people who prefer to lead a sedintary life style an prefer a sport that leads to injuries an recklessness in whatever the sport is..fans want to see car crashes, in hockey, they love to see fights break out, hard hits in football, arguments an the occaisional brawl in baseball, etc..maybe, this carries over to soccer to some degree resulting in some of the cheap shots or illegal hits by players?...as a soccer fan, I do hope that wps is able to stay around with whatever it takes. I think the more educated the people of the USA become of soccer an how much time an devotion to training it requires to become really good at it, the more they will appreciate an love the players an the sport. To see a game that is played the way it is meant to be with technically great players is a scene to behold. I would love to see a team of "Mia Hamms" or now, "Martas"...wait, it will come..by the way, how is the women's pro football doing? I never hear of it anymore....golf only became popular with the advent of TV covering it, but, boring to me, so, do not watch it. I love the constant movement an lack of interruptions of commercials, it keeps my attention, as if look away, can miss an exciting moment...but, with the halftime review, can at least catch it then...soccer totally ruined me for football, baseball, an even pro ice skating....so, Mr Magic Jack, if you can keep wps afloat, more power to you..


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