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Old 09-07-2009, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Chez Guevara;11528761 (quoting Allison Fisher's Web site)
'Her tournament record compiled in the 13 years since coming to the US is unmatched in the history of professional cue-sports among men or women.'
(Emphasis added.) I've seen similar claims for female champions and it always irks me, since at least some of those wins were in events that men aren't allowed to enter. The statement is phrased to imply that her playing is superior to any man's, rather that she has more opportunities for winning than men do at that level.
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Old 09-07-2009, 05:34 PM
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I would like to see how Pat Summit would do coaching a mens college BB team. It's a moot point since she will never get the chance. For those that don't know her, she is the best women's college coach ever.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Summitt

What's really amazing is she was named head coach at UT at age 22, right out of college. She never learned under another coach.
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Old 09-07-2009, 08:45 PM
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Dragon boating has mixed crews, as well as women's and open (essentially men's) divisions.

Mixed (minimum 8 men and 8 women - 20 paddlers in the boat) and Open crews seem to be able to compete in similar times, although women's crews tend to be slightly slower, IME.
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:16 AM
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AIS - Vert (Agressive Inline Skating performed in a halfpipe) - there is a combined men and women vert event in the X Games, Gravity Games, etc. The "Fabiola Rule" - named after Fabiola da Silva who often competed with the dudes - in 2000 allowed female skaters to compete with male skaters.
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Old 09-08-2009, 05:52 AM
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Today, men and women have separate shooting events at the Olympics, but as recently as 1976, they competed against teach other.

At the 1976 Montreal Olympics, an American woman named Margaret Murdock tied for the lead in small bore shooting with an American man named Lanny Bassman. Both of them wanted a playoff to determine who'd get the gold medal, but the rules already provided for a tiebreaker ,and Bassman won the gold medal.

http://www.sports-reference.com/olym...murdock-1.html

However, and here's the nicest part of the story, Bassman thought that was unfair, and during the playing of the national anthem, he had Murdock stand on the top step of the podium, and he had her hold the gold medal with him.
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Old 09-08-2009, 08:58 AM
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Ultimate Frisbee, while not a seriously professional sport, is often played coed.
Well, it's often played that way, but so is volleyball and touch football. At serious levels of Ultimate women do not compete against men. No women play for competitive teams in Open divisions (even though they technically could). There are separate Women's divisions. And there are Co-ed divisions (even serious competitive ones in the last few years), but they universally set some minimum number of women per side on the field.
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:49 AM
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At the 1976 Montreal Olympics, an American woman named Margaret Murdock tied for the lead in small bore shooting with an American man named Lanny Bassman.
Psst - check post #25.

(And note that it's Bassham.)
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:10 AM
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As your link makes clear, that was much more of a stunt than a valid match. No one seriously views men and women as even close to equal in tennis.
That's why I included the qualifier "As a one time event".
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:18 AM
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Korfball, played mostly in the Netherlands and Belgium (and not even very widely there - it is considered to be somewhat of a dork's sport), is played by teams consisting of 4 men and 4 women. I see that our resident Dutch person Maastricht was already in here and didn't even mention it ... for shame

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Old 09-10-2009, 01:30 PM
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It may be playing fast and loose with the definition of "sport", but roller derby teams (depending on the league) can have both men and women competing against one another on the track at the same time; these days it's pretty much female-dominated, though.
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Old 02-20-2010, 12:51 PM
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It's all Business

That match was indeed a study money-making by manipulating public emotions. Most people don't recall that in his 50's, Bobby Riggs routinely challenged the women's champion to such a match, and he routinely won. (It was Margaret Court the year before, for example.) Billy Jean King's winning was news-worthy, because it was sort of like "Man Bites Dog." Also, Riggs got everyone into a lather with his sexist rantings leading up to the match. $$$$$$
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Old 02-20-2010, 02:49 PM
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Where? It's separate in America, but I don't know about other countries.
http://www.contracostatimes.com/spor...488?source=rss It is not separate in America any more. I believe Kulik won the Tournament of Champions this year.the biggest tournament on the tour.
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Old 02-20-2010, 10:52 PM
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As a one time event, Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in tennis:

The Battle of the Sexes
That match was indeed a study in money-making by manipulating public emotions. Most people don't recall that in his 50's, Bobby Riggs routinely challenged the women's champion to such a match, and he routinely won. (He beat Margaret Court the year before, for example.) Billy Jean King's winning was news-worthy, because it was sort of like "Man Bites Dog." Also, Riggs got everyone into a lather with his sexist rantings leading up to the match. $$$$$$
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:22 PM
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Some drivers are not happy that Danica Patrick gets a break since she only weighs around 100 lbs, men average about 150 in the IRL. That 50 lbs can make a difference since the cars don't weigh that much.
They were rightly unhappy because that was a clear advantage. IRL came to its senses and started weighing the cars as raced (with driver inside) a couple years ago so that hasn't been an issue for a while now. It's noteworthy and proper karma that Danica had more success after she lost the weight advantage.

NASCAR has weighed the cars as raced (with driver) for a long time, so no unfair advantage in her transition to stock cars this year.
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