@bosworth Not really, I am no great fan of men’s football fan either, I just follow my shit hometown club (Nuremberg) out of nostalgia and masochism and I am only half serious anyway.
The reason I posted was that last weekend I was trying to relax a bit by watching some sports coming home from a full day’s work and a five hour drive, but all that was on was women’s football. The only thing that would have been worse for me would have been horse dancing or golf….
As I said, I don’t know what it is about women’s football in particular that makes me switch channels.
My own sports are judo and climbing, and in both I like watching women’s comps as much as men’s events. The only other sport where I also strongly prefer watching the male version is handball (the Euro team game, not…[Read more]
@bosworth active 4 months ago
Caster Semenya. Just wondering what people’s views are on this? My initial view is that it is (rightly) widely accepted that there should be certain categorisations in organised sport – male / female; age; physical disability. That being the case, there does need to be some method of policing this. There are no eyebrows raised when arguments over categorisation of a particular disability arises in the Paralympics – we expect that to be carefully scrutinised. we would not object to someone wanting to compete e.g as a U20, to prove their age. So why would we object to someone wanting to compete as a female to demonstrably fit into that category? the difficulty for me is that, having listened on R4 to an expert (albeit one who had been hired by Semenya), testosterone levels are […] View