I watched Nascar… and I liked it.

Danica and DennyI cheated on college basketball this weekend to watch Nascar… and I don’t regret it. Everyone who knows me knows that I am a huge college basketball fan and would choose watching it over hanging out with my friends any day – crazy, I know. Thursday night, instead of watching Maryland beat Nebraska in a close 69-65 game or Arizona top USC in a 30 point win, I watched the Budweiser Duels. On Sunday I missed out on the OSU vs UM basketball game with my dear buckeyes losing because I watched the Daytona 500. I was pulling for Ryan Newman to win because he is my dad’s favorite, unfortunately his fate was 38th. So behind Ryan Newman, I wanted Jimmie Johnson to win. Why is this relevant though? Well because of Danica Patrick, of course.
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I’m still waiting for my close up…

And many female athletes will continue to wait as well. It is no secret that women in sports notoriously receive a significantly less amount of media coverage than male athletes do. We’re used to that, right? We get less of everything in life like our paychecks, right?

I’m impatiently waiting for the 2016 Olympics in Rio so I’ve been watching clips of past Olympics games and USA athletes such as Michael Phelps, Shawn Johnson, Shaun White, Ryan Lochte, Gabby Douglas and the list goes on. But the one thing I noticed is the coverage of these athletes, not just specifically these five athletes, but of women and men as a whole, is uneven.

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Women Referees in a “Man’s Game”

Cleveland Cavs versus Los Angeles Clippers

Cavs versus ClippersOn February 5, the Cleveland Cavaliers played a game versus the Los Angeles Clippers at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The Cavs came into the game riding an 11-game win streak looking to make it 12. The Clippers entered the game looking to start a new win-streak as they had just lost by 2 points to the Brooklyn Nets just three days prior.

By the end of the game, the Clippers received five technical fouls and had a player ejected. Doc Rivers, DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul were all the lucky winners of technical fouls in the 105-94 loss. The game was well known by the end of the night for the fouls and Paul’s comments on the female referee.

The technical fouls aren’t the real story of this game though.
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