An Open Letter to Megan Rapinoe, from America

  • You are viewing Orangepower as a Guest. To start new threads, reply to posts, or participate in polls or contests - you must register. Registration is free and easy. Click Here to register.

Jostate

CPTNQUIRK called me a greenhorn
A/V Subscriber
Jun 24, 2005
18,291
13,681
1,743
#63
She honestly doesn't ever have to kick another ball.
The job of "Social Media Influencer" and "Left-wing Activist" pays far better than "Worlds best woman soccer player".
Colin K is trying to see if career race card thrower pays better than back up QB in the NFL.
 

OSU79

Federal Marshal
A/V Subscriber
Oct 22, 2009
10,785
10,666
1,743
Back home in God's (Green) Country
#68
not sure what your pun was, but she is married to a MALE soccer player.
Meh, more of a joke than a pun, based on her physique in the photo above. You don't see the muscles while she's playing, and as with many women I think she looks far better with less makeup. I think she's very attractive; I never knew (or cared) her sexual preference.
 
Mar 11, 2006
1,787
1,416
1,743
#75
Aug 16, 2012
1,587
899
743
56
#76
I disagree. Pretty weak sauce if you allow yourself to be so bothered by one idiot disgracegracful player and change your stance and not root for the US team.
Author is about as wrong as Rapinoe.

(BTW, if any of you start rooting against an OSU football team because you don’t like one player then you are not much of a fan...IMO)
It is not just one player. The team has all but said they agree with her position and they essentially kicked off arguably the best player on the team because she refused to endorse LGBT causes and lifestyles. Also, I am pretty sure he did not say he was rooting against the US, just not rooting for them. There is a difference and a middle ground which is apathy toward the sport as a whole. Almost $6B vs. $150M in tournament revenue screams apathy IMO.
 
Mar 11, 2006
1,787
1,416
1,743
#77
It is not just one player. The team has all but said they agree with her position and they essentially kicked off arguably the best player on the team because she refused to endorse LGBT causes and lifestyles. Also, I am pretty sure he did not say he was rooting against the US, just not rooting for them. There is a difference and a middle ground which is apathy toward the sport as a whole. Almost $6B vs. $150M in tournament revenue screams apathy IMO.
First, lets not mix incorrect information. The player was not kicked off the team. And while a good player she only had 3 games in her life with the US national team. I applaud that she stood her ground on what she believed in, but that is not why she was not on the team.

Not rooting for the US team is not much different than rooting against when you have two choices for a game. The author is as weak-minded as Rapinoe IMO. They seem to both be easily swayed and hypocritical. Dude is about as bad as anti-Trumpers who won’t vote for him even against a socialist.

So you would not root for OSU in a game if one player made anti-Trump views? I am orange to the bone and will always root for OSU. Also, I have red, white, and blue and will always root for US teams in whatever sport we are playing.
 
Last edited:

ksupoke

We don't need no, thot kuntrol
A/V Subscriber
Feb 16, 2011
12,075
16,409
743
dark sarcasm in the classroom
#79
First, lets not mix incorrect information. The player was not kicked off the team. And while a good player she only had 3 games in her life with the US national team. I applaud that she stood her ground on what she believed in, but that is not why she was not on the team.

Not rooting for the US team is not much different than rooting against when you have two choices for a game. The author is as weak-minded as Rapinoe IMO. They seem to both be easily swayed and hypocritical. Dude is about as bad as anti-Trumpers who won’t vote for him even against a socialist.

So you would not root for OSU in a game if one player made anti-Trump views? I am orange to the bone and will always root for OSU. Also, I have red, white, and blue and will always root for US teams in whatever sport we are playing.
She wasn’t kicked off the team but her religious stance is absolutely why she wasn’t on it. Having said that I’d have done the same thing if I were charged with winning the WWC, similarly to Kaepernick, if you you are good but aren’t a superstar then why put a situation in your locker that is likely to divide the room.
 
Aug 16, 2012
1,587
899
743
56
#80
First, lets not mix incorrect information. The player was not kicked off the team. And while a good player she only had 3 games in her life with the US national team. I applaud that she stood her ground on what she believed in, but that is not why she was not on the team.

Not rooting for the US team is not much different than rooting against when you have two choices for a game. The author is as weak-minded as Rapinoe IMO. They seem to both be easily swayed and hypocritical. Dude is about as bad as anti-Trumpers who won’t vote for him even against a socialist.

So you would not root for OSU in a game if one player made anti-Trump views? I am orange to the bone and will always root for OSU. Also, I have red, white, and blue and will always root for US teams in whatever sport we are playing.
I said they ESSENTIALLY kicked her off. They have clearly stated, publicly, she did not represent values the rest of the team held. It is up to your own interpretation on how the interaction would have transpired, but IMO, it is clear they did not want her because of non-soccer issues and there is no way anyone would willingly put themselves in a position to play the game knowing the rest of your team does not want you there.. That is strike one.

BTW, she was the best player. Not the most known, but you can find many older articles and even current ones stating she was the best player. Even sadder, she was one of the younger ones but the establishment made her feel unwanted and when the team could have gotten 12 or so years out of her, they are unlikely to ever get any.

It is one thing to not support the president. That is their prerogative. What I do not agree with is the way she does so based on the same unsubstantiated reasons the MSM publishes most of their articles every day. Trump has never tipped his hand that he is anti-LGBT, racist, etc., but because he does not kowtow to the various groups, MSM and people like Rapinoe brand him anti-(fill-in-the-blank). By proxy, she became the voice of the team and nobody stepped up to say, "Yeah, I am going and support the president". Either they are ill-informed or the LGBT contingency has made it impossible for anyone to have their own voice.

As was stated by another, she and the rest of the team put themselves first, country....possibly second. That is wrong. They were more interested in media coverage for social and financial causes that have no business in sports, especially sports where the participants represent a country.

She refuses to say the pledge of allegiance. Sorry, that is huge in my book.

She has the mouth of a barroom trucker yet MSM and social media ignores this despite many young women who know no better than to look up to her.

Your assertion that if you are not for the team you are against them is flawed. As I mentioned, there is a third option, not giving a shit one way or the other. I chose the latter as did the vast majority of soccer fans that cared enough to follow the men's championship but tuned out the women.

The OSU analogy is in no way the same situation. Not even close. If you want a situation that is similar, the 49ers are not a favorite team but there are many match-ups where I would hope they win. To this end, my support was unchanged despite CK's antics. 25 years ago, I supported the Denver Nuggets despite Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf's refusal to stand for the anthem.