Sue Bird with a truly awesome post about Megan Rapinoe:
But then Megan, man….. I’ll tell you what. You just cannot shake that girl. She’s going to do her thing, at her own damn speed, to her own damn rhythm, and she’s going to apologize to exactly NO ONE for it. So when all the Trump business started to go down last week, I mean — the fact that Megan just seemed completely unfazed? It’s strange to say, but that was probably the only normal thing about it. It’s not an act with her. It’s not a deflection. To me it’s more just like: Megan is at the boss level in the video game of knowing herself. She’s always been confident….. but that doesn’t mean she’s always been immune. She’s as sensitive as anyone — maybe more!! She’s just figured out how to harness that sensitivity.
This was ahead of Team USA's semifinal game against England (which Rapinoe had to sit out of, due to injury). But, of course, she came back to score the ultimate winning goal against the Netherlands -- winning the Golden Ball, to boot. Just incredible.
Now, to paraphrase Teddy KGB: pay those women their money.Read more...