Last month, the U.S. Women's National Team (USWNT) — who are the number one women's soccer team in the world, BTW — picked inspirational women to honor on the backs of their jerseys. Defender…Crystal Dunn picked Serena Williams, forward Meghan Rapinoe picked writer Audre Lorde, among others. Our personal favorite pick? Defender Becky Sauerbrunn, who chose none other than Ruth Bader Ginsburg. "She’s a complete rock star," Sauerbrunn explained. "Dissenting opinion, battling cancer, and then showing up to vote… what can’t she do? I just think she’s amazing."… >> Read More
When it comes to soccer supremacy, the U.S. Women's National Team (USWNT) is the most accomplished team in the U.S.
There's no doubt about it — the men's team didn't even qualify for last year's…World Cup, whereas the women are favored to win it all in France this summer. But this weekend gave us one more reason to kvell over the USWNT, and cement their status as the superior national soccer team. On Saturday, the players all wore jerseys emblazoned with the name of an inspirational woman on the… >> Read More
OK, OK. I really don't know much about football. (And I *know* I'm not the only one, right?) But I know that Super Bowl parties usually have really good snacks, and the televised event is full of…very expensive, sometimes moving and sometimes hilarious commercials. And yes, I know that there are some pretty good reasons to feel icky about supporting the NFL. But I also know that one of the few Jewish players in the entire NFL, the New England Patriots' wide receiver Julian Edelman, was the essential ingredient in his team's winning… >> Read More
Sara Blau, 17, grew up on Long Island playing softball, basketball, tennis, and soccer. She’s convinced that being part of a team shaped her both on and off the field. As she says, “Playing on a…team is extremely rewarding and fun. I get to feel like a part of a greater whole.” Sara also recognizes that team sports are a privilege not everyone can afford. Cleats, shin guards, bats and balls, even sneakers can be prohibitively expensive. So Sara created Game Changers New York, a non-profit whose mission is to… >> Read More
The 2018 U.S. Open's women's finals should have been an amazing match. Instead, it was a historic disgrace.
For those who don't watch tennis, or maybe live under a rock, a quick summary: Serena…Williams played 20-year-old Naomi Osaka in the finals. Williams, 36, was largely the favorite to win — Osaka had never even made it to the finals of a Grand Slam — which would also mark a triumphant comeback one year after nearly dying in childbirth. Osaka, after making history when she made the final —… >> Read More