Will major sports ever embrace both genders playing together

musicismylife78musicismylife78 Posts: 6,008
edited April 2013 in All Encompassing Trip
Will there ever be a day when the NBA has female and male athletes playing together. Or in golf. or baseball.

Whats the rationale for women and men playing in seperate leagues? Does it even apply in 2013?
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  • mookeywrenchmookeywrench Posts: 4,688
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    It didn't in the early 90s. From 1991-1994 we had a couple of girls who played with us boys on our hs soccer team. We didn't have enough to field a girls team
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    musicismylife78" said:
    Will there ever be a day when the NBA has female and male athletes playing together. Or in golf. or baseball.

    Whats the rationale for women and men playing in seperate leagues? Does it even apply in 2013?
    Women are competing against men in auto racing. I don't see it happening in the sports you mention.
    There is already a WNBA. Why would the NBA include female athletes just to include them? It would be a publicity stunt. Brittney Griner was a great college player for Baylor who played center. She is 6-8. She simply could not compete against today's NBA centers.

    I'm a big fan of women's basketball and tennis btw. The UConn Huskies got a huge win on Sunday, beating their nemesis of recent years Notre Dame to get to Tuesday's national title game. Go Huskies!
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    musicismylife78" said:
    Will there ever be a day when the NBA has female and male athletes playing together. Or in golf. or baseball.

    Whats the rationale for women and men playing in seperate leagues? Does it even apply in 2013?
    If it would make money it would've been done by now. I personally would not have an interest in watching coed leagues.
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  • Jason PJason P Posts: 10,708
    Done and done.

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  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 4,970
    nope. no chance women can compete in the 4 major sports. women have zero chance of ever coming close to playing in the NBA. Size and athleticism is so far greater for men that women have no chance in basketball. average high school teams would beat women's college teams. i was a fairly pedestrian high school basketball player who played pick up games against female players who were all conference in the big east and A10 and they couldn't guard me or get a shot off against me. their just not big enough or physical enough.
  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 Posts: 16,541
    musicismylife78" said:


    Whats the rationale for women and men playing in seperate leagues? Does it even apply in 2013?
    Size and strength. It will apply forever.
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  • MayDay10MayDay10 Posts: 5,732
    Speaking in reference to MLB, NBA, NHL, and NFL:

    it isnt an issue of "embracing" genders playing together.

    It is a matter of females not being able to perform physically at the highest level. These athletes arent like us, most are thouroughbreds.

    At some point, its not impossible there may be a female or 2 who breaks in at a specialized position: I can see a kicker/punter, outfielder/slap hitter, goalie... but even those are huge long-shots and someone will have to hit the genetic lottery.

    As far as complete mixes on teams, never.


    Also, can you imagine if your star Center had to miss the season due to pregnancy?
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    Empty Glass" said:
    Annika Sorenstam and Michelle Wii have both played golf in men's tournaments.
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    MayDay10" said:
    Speaking in reference to MLB, NBA, NHL, and NFL:

    it isnt an issue of "embracing" genders playing together.

    It is a matter of females not being able to perform physically at the highest level. These athletes arent like us, most are thouroughbreds.

    At some point, its not impossible there may be a female or 2 who breaks in at a specialized position: I can see a kicker/punter, outfielder/slap hitter, goalie... but even those are huge long-shots and someone will have to hit the genetic lottery.

    As far as complete mixes on teams, never.


    Also, can you imagine if your star Center had to miss the season due to pregnancy?
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    but what others are saying here is true, women just aren't built as strong and powerful as men (particularly not the heavily trained and regimented ones that play pro sports), and therefore can't compete.

    I don't think anyone would stop them from playing if they were good enough to keep up with everyone else in the 4 major leagues mentioned...
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  • MayDay10MayDay10 Posts: 5,732
    I did think of her. She wasnt much more than a publicity stunt in a new Region for the sport. Impressive she was able to suit up in a preseason game, but far from being an NHL Goaltender.

    It is also proof that a team would love to have a female play, as it would be huge press and open up a new demographic.
  • pandorapandora Posts: 21,855
    Ever? yes

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  • SPEEDY MCCREADYSPEEDY MCCREADY Posts: 20,008
    pandora" said:
    Ever? yes
    I can hear the commentary now..

    Broadcaster: And pandora drives the lane, and goes for a layup....And OHHH! Labron knocks her in to Next Week!!! Lets take a quick timeout, while the paramedics take pandora to the E.R.

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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  • catefrancescatefrances Posts: 28,167
    girls would get creamed playing footy with the guys. not to mention female players would be targetted as the weak link. people need to remember as much as wed all like to be p.c. men and women are built differently.. they arent equal in all areas. so im saying no major sport will never embrace co -ed teams. and tbh i think its a ridiculous notion.
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    Broadcaster: Its 1st and 10 from the 35, SPEEDY takes the snap and hands off to pandora....OHH!!! What a hit! pandora is knocked for a 7 yard loss. Black Diamond did you see that hit?
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    Broadcaster: Oh wait..I think her head is still in the helmet. Oh Oh! Lets take a commercial break.

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  • pandorapandora Posts: 21,855
    SPEEDY MCCREADY" said:
    [quote="pandora"]Ever? yes
    I can hear the commentary now..

    Broadcaster: And pandora drives the lane, and goes for a layup....And OHHH! Labron knocks her in to Next Week!!! Lets take a quick timeout, while the paramedics take pandora to the E.R.

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    ;)[/quote]
    :lol: I pity the fool ;) I'm better known as Mrs. T :lol:

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  • SPEEDY MCCREADYSPEEDY MCCREADY Posts: 20,008
    We already have a co-ed team is professional sports..
    They are called the Chicago Cubs.

    :P
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  • catefrancescatefrances Posts: 28,167
    SPEEDY MCCREADY" said:
    We already have a co-ed team is professional sports..
    They are called the Chicago Cubs.

    :P
    i thought the cubs were just a bunch of girls. ;)
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    Jason P" said:
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 15,706
    Jason P" said:
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    :clap: and the Lightning women goalie from the 90's, but she never played a game (just pre-season or minor league i believe
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  • eeriepadave" said:
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    :clap: and the Lightning women goalie from the 90's, but she never played a game (just pre-season or minor league i believe[/quote]

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  • madtowndavemadtowndave Posts: 2,539
    SPEEDY MCCREADY" said:
    We already have a co-ed team is professional sports..
    They are called the Chicago Cubs.

    :P
    +1

    And maybe someday in a specialty position, but never on a regular basis.

    Teams would have to build separate locker rooms, and I don't see them wanting to spend the extra $$.
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  • Dru_CortezDru_Cortez Posts: 938
    No.
    Just... no.
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  • Jason PJason P Posts: 10,708
    EdsonNascimento" said:
    [quote="eeriepadave"][quote="Jason P"]image
    :clap: and the Lightning women goalie from the 90's, but she never played a game (just pre-season or minor league i believe[/quote]

    Sorry. Driving a car fast is no more a sport than my children playing on my backyard swing set. If something is a common every day occurence - not a sport.[/quote]
    It must be a fun commute for you each day driving bumper to bumper at 180 mph for 3+ hours.
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