Why do we have to suffer AFLW on Fox 504?

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To be fair 90% of what is shown on television is hardly what I'd call "broadcastable standard".

If you seriously believe that everyone who supports womens football does it to appear politically correct, as you seem to be insinuating, you are kidding yourself too
Yep 100% correct, I support our womens team just like I support our mens team, while a lot who do follow the AFLW are PC there are people like me who left one of the AFLW related facebook groups because it was too politically correct and because an admin told me not to call the Collingwood womens team "the scumettes". I know some people that happily watch women's sports but are definitely not PC either.
 

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#53
Oh ok. So fatsos are alright as long as they can kick freak goals that realistically only men can do well. Basically fat men are ok.
Just a reminder that Stuey Dew no longer plays and his skinfolds would have been less than a lot of the girls playing in the AFLW.

If the women weren’t associated with AFL teams would anyone care?
 

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Just a reminder that Stuey Dew no longer plays and his skinfolds would have been less than a lot of the girls playing in the AFLW.

If the women weren’t associated with AFL teams would anyone care?
You need to stop comparing a bloke who won a Grand Final for Hawthorn in 2008, to a group who would struggle to beat stiff breeze. This is the joke of it all, and it started last year when Channel 7 started comparing Daisy Pearce's stats up against Leigh Matthews and Alex Jesaulenko. What an insult. Dunno what the media listen too but down at the local pub Ive never heard anyone mention AFLW other than to bring up the incessant over hype of it. Even my wife & sister cannot watch it, so that speaks volumes for me.

Any comparison good or bad is pointless
 
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Terrible standard of play, low scoring, barely any teams, barely any money it. Better fold it up and not bother.

So, is someone going to tell the AFL that? All of those things could have been used to describe the second season of the VFL/AFL competition.
 

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'I love ladies/women/girls, but their standard of footy is hopeless and cringeworthy to watch.'

Spoken like a true misogynist lol. Maybe give them a few more years of professional development before you start wiping out years of progress for their league, just because of your own personal biases.

I doubt the men played that well back in 1897.
Would you enjoy watching men play netball .
Would you enjoy male sync swimming
Granted if it's the Olympics I watch a lot of crap sport just to get a gold medal but I can not for the life of me torture myself to watch women play Aussie rules .
 

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Would you enjoy watching men play netball .
Would you enjoy male sync swimming
Granted if it's the Olympics I watch a lot of crap sport just to get a gold medal but I can not for the life of me torture myself to watch women play Aussie rules .
False equivalence lol.

I don't enjoy watching any netball, and no-one in their right mind enjoys watching synchronized swimming.

Basketball on the other hand, they're great to watch. If you've seen the Opals play, they're nearly as good as the men with some of their plays. Soccer isn't bad either.

It's not about 'torturing yourself' to watch it. No-one 'has' to watch it, but they shouldn't bitch when it's on. That's the difference. I don't bitch when the same sh*t appears on the news every night, I just turn it off. Young girls like watching it, so let them enjoy it. I still don't think it's the greatest to watch yet, but I have absolutely no qualms with them televising it if it inspires a younger generation of women to play footy.
 

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False equivalence lol.

I don't enjoy watching any netball, and no-one in their right mind enjoys watching synchronized swimming.

Basketball on the other hand, they're great to watch. If you've seen the Opals play, they're nearly as good as the men with some of their plays. Soccer isn't bad either.

It's not about 'torturing yourself' to watch it. No-one 'has' to watch it, but they shouldn't bitch when it's on. That's the difference. I don't bitch when the same sh*t appears on the news every night, I just turn it off. Young girls like watching it, so let them enjoy it. I still don't think it's the greatest to watch yet, but I have absolutely no qualms with them televising it if it inspires a younger generation of women to play footy.
It pees me off when it aflw is on a footy channel I pay for . I find it a waste of space on web pages , it is not even remotely related to mens afl in there are no potential draftees to Afl . At least the Wafl has some relevance to me and my Afl passion . AflW is a boring spectacle with mostly all unattractive women acting butch , a trait which doesnt appeal to me at all .
 

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It pees me off when it aflw is on a footy channel I pay for . I find it a waste of space on web pages , it is not even remotely related to mens afl in there are no potential draftees to Afl . At least the Wafl has some relevance to me and my Afl passion . AflW is a boring spectacle with mostly all unattractive women acting butch , a trait which doesnt appeal to me at all .
Go back to the 50's dickhead.

Oh I'm sorry that women's football doesn't appeal to your pornographic need to see women as just objects. News flash: The women's AFL league isn't for you to 'perv' on women, it's a chance for women to play at the highest level.

It's on when the AFL isn't on. It's on during the off-season. There are other channels in the sports package that people might not like either...you know what people do? They change the f*cking channel.
 

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It pees me off when it aflw is on a footy channel I pay for . I find it a waste of space on web pages , it is not even remotely related to mens afl in there are no potential draftees to Afl . At least the Wafl has some relevance to me and my Afl passion . AflW is a boring spectacle with mostly all unattractive women acting butch , a trait which doesnt appeal to me at all .
a) Why is their attractiveness relevant at all
b) I find comments like this a waste of space on web pages too
c) How long have you been practicing misogyny
 

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a) Why is their attractiveness relevant at all
b) I find comments like this a waste of space on web pages too
c) How long have you been practicing misogyny
A) Women spitting , pushing other women around and acting masculine looks absurd to me . Call that misogyny if you like . There quality of football on top of that at this stage is not appealing to me . I have doubts it ever will in fact I am almost certain it won't . Women's cricket is the same , not entertaining not appealing . Women are weaker, these power sports don't suit them .
Aflw is receiving more publicity than it deserves , it is being pushed , marketed . The sooner it fails completely ,the better
C) Never practised Mysogeny

D) How long have you been a feminist ?
 

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A) Women spitting , pushing other women around and acting masculine looks absurd to me . Call that misogyny if you like . There quality of football on top of that at this stage is not appealing to me . I have doubts it ever will in fact I am almost certain it won't . Women's cricket is the same , not entertaining not appealing . Women are weaker, these power sports don't suit them .
Aflw is receiving more publicity than it deserves , it is being pushed , marketed . The sooner it fails completely ,the better
C) Never practised Mysogeny

D) How long have you been a feminist ?
What kinds of activities do suit Women ?
 

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What kinds of activities do suit Women ?
They can do whatever they like , they can choose whatever suits themselves . Good on them , Doesn't mean I will watch them .
If they can drive , motorsport , but they are few and far between . I watch V8 supercars , Simona di Sylvestro competes ok . Afl and Cricket is the other sports I watch regularly but not the women .
Olympic games I enjoy women sports as much as the men's but it's the gold medal that is the major interest . I wouldn't watch those sports any other time . Generally a lot of those Olympic dont have much air time cos the public interest isn't there outside the Olympics .
 

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They can do whatever they like , they can choose whatever suits themselves . Good on them , Doesn't mean I will watch them .
If they can drive , motorsport , but they are few and far between . I watch V8 supercars , Simona di Sylvestro competes ok . Afl and Cricket is the other sports I watch regularly but not the women .
Olympic games I enjoy women sports as much as the men's but it's the gold medal that is the major interest . I wouldn't watch those sports any other time . Generally a lot of those Olympic dont have much air time cos the public interest isn't there outside the Olympics .
For someone who hates AFLW so much, you seem to spend an awful amount of time moaning about it on the internet.

I wonder why that is.....
 

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AFLW will always be garbage. It’s just a sport that doesn’t translate well for women as a spectacle. Basketball is another sport that doesn’t translate well for women. Women’s soccer and tennis is entertaining. Golf too. When the Olympics are on most sports the women do like swimming and athletics are decent spectacles. It’s hard to put a finger on why.

I think the gulf in quality between men and women for footy is so large that is the problem.

Anyway I agree with OP that I’ll never sit down and watch AFLW no matter how much the AFL try to ram it down our necks. Would rather watch replays of grand finals or other classic matches.
 

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But they literally can’t and never will. Quite frankly the product they’re putting out now is an embarrassment and the girls have not earned the right to be put on tv.

I guarantee not one of the AFLW players has put in as much work as the kids in the TAC cup, yet who gets on tv and who gets all the promotion.
As some corroboration of this, albeit in a different sport, Serena Williams herself told David Letterman in 2013, when asked if she
would play that year’s Wimbledon winner Andy Murray, - “Men’s tennis and women’s tennis are completely, almost, two separate sports. If I were to play Andy Murray, I would lose 6-0, 6-0 in five to six minutes, maybe 10 minutes...The men are a lot faster and they serve harder, they hit harder; it’s just a different game. I love to play women’s tennis. I only want to play girls, because I don’t want to be embarrassed.”

Stripped of the PC narrative and associated agendas, that says it all, re women's and men's sport [except possibly sailing and equestrianism (both my sports in younger days)]. And field hockey - I am happy paying to see women's field hockey.
 
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