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The brilliant Cecily Kidd put together a few URLs discussing Title IX and the funding disparity between male and female sports. "[M]ale athletes receive $133 million more in athletic scholarships than female athletes." In one of the few sports where men and women compete (against each other) on the same field and with the same (or similar) equipment: motor sports, where men are no more rewarded for being muscular or women penalized for any female physical attributes; women have not only competed, but won against men. Shirley Muldowney has won four Top Fuel championships, Angelle Savoie has won two Pro Stock Bike championships, Jutta Kleinschmidt won the Paris-Dakar rally, Shawna Robinson won the poll with a track record in 1994 Busch race at Atlanta, Sarah Fisher is the most popular driver in IRL and the cute and lovable Danica Patrick recently won at the Toyota Pro/Celebrity race at Long Beach. So why can't these women get a steady sponsorship deal and a regular ride as a driver? Why do they always have to be 'something more'?
posted by tamim on Jul 2, 2002 - 10 comments

The XFL

The XFL takes to the field this Saturday.
posted by tamim on Feb 2, 2001 - 33 comments

While the world was busy debating if the Playboy article was a giant step backwards for female sportscasters, Jutta Kleinschmidt became the first woman to win the Paris-Dakar Rally.
posted by tamim on Jan 23, 2001 - 4 comments

The New York City Marathon

The New York City Marathon is this Sunday. Last year I ran the distance in this race, organized by the New York Road Runner's Club. The Association of International Marathons and Road Races' website has plenty of information about marathons around the world. Maybe you can find one in your neck of the woods.
posted by tamim on Nov 3, 2000 - 1 comment

Ferrari has the title back in Maranello after 21 years.

Ferrari has the title back in Maranello after 21 years.
Michael Schumacher wins Suzuka and his third driver's championship. (More Here)
posted by tamim on Oct 8, 2000 - 10 comments

Living the American Dream!

Living the American Dream!
Texas utility man Scott Sheldon becomes only the third player in major league history to play all nine positions in one game.
posted by tamim on Sep 6, 2000 - 8 comments

47 MPH Fastballs

47 MPH Fastballs and a Catcher as the winning pitcher. It was one fun day in the ballpark. Besides a weird box score, the Atlanta-Colorado game also featured a brawl.
posted by tamim on Aug 23, 2000 - 3 comments

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