Admit it, how many of you secretly rooted for Annika Sorenstam to get beaten badly in the Colonial Open last weekend? I did. I admit it. I didn’t root for her to lose because I was somehow insecure about a woman actually competing with men. I rooted for her to lose because I have grown tired of the all out assault on the male ego. Why has it become a crime to be a man and to enjoy being a man?
Aren’t we all more than a little tired of being told what a bunch of insecure chauvinists we have become? I am so sick of being told that “men are afraid of letting women compete with us because we are insecure” or “we are afraid of losing.” We really need to end the battle of the sexes here and now. I hate to break the news, but we are not equal in sports. The political correctness police would have us all believe that if a woman were to put her mind to it she could accomplish anything a man can accomplish. This simply isn’t true and we all must come to terms with the male dominance of sport once and for all.
There isn’t one sport in which men and women can compete equally. Is there anybody out there who really believes a woman can get around on a Randy Johnson fastball much less one from Jeremy Bonderman? In your wildest imagination can you see a woman ever throwing a touchdown pass to Charles Johnson in the NFL? Will Swin Cash ever take Ben Wallace strong to the hole? Of course not, because we all know and see everyday that given a woman’s physical limitations, it isn’t possible.
What I find most humorous are the “sensitive guys” and women who call sports talk shows everyday to argue the point. The notion is ridiculous. For too long we have been subjected to the feminization of sports by force from those that would actually believe that the sexes could compete on the same stage. Christine Brennan and many male columnists in the main stream media only feed this crazy notion with the endless feel good articles that appear in the newspaper everyday. Keep in mind that the goal of these newspapers is to ultimately sell newspapers and they certainly don’t want to risk a serious discussion on the issue as not to offend women, “sensitive enlightened men” and families with young female children. This is also a good time for dads with young female athletes in the family to get real. Little Suzie can’t play with the boys past puberty. It isn’t possible. Memo to dads with daughters, it is ok to inform them that woman’s sports are best played against other women.
Every time I hear the outlandish arguments that women can compete on the same level as men I just want to scream “be real” any sane person knows women aren’t equal in sports. Crazily, not everybody agrees, however, until people start getting realistic we will continue to have these conversations; spending endless hours of discussion on the topic only to come to the same conclusion. Professional men’s sports are best left to men; women’s sports are best left to women. Now can we stop mixing the genders?