Finals on the Fifth

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It’s hard to believe a year has passed since we last watched the World Cup, and probably like many other Americans, we had no idea the Women’s World Cup was going on, let alone that the USA was playing in the finals today (and won!). Even if we had kept up with the tournament from the very beginning, we would have had trouble finding any online brackets to make our picks like we did last year. Unlike the NCAA Tournament and the Men’s World Cup, media networks don’t promote a Women’s World Cup bracket; this is part of a larger sports disparity, according to a great article in the Columbia Journalism Review, in which women make up 40% of all athletes yet receive only 4% of all sports coverage. We regret that we didn’t give the women their fair share of our soccer enthusiasm, but we couldn’t be happier about the outcome of the tournament 🙂

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