It’s a Numbers Game

Over here, we love reading great literature. It comes in different forms, tones, and lengths. Each piece informs us a little more about the world and its communities. We keep our eyes open for trends in women’s football. Like every fan of the game, we are in awe of the just-concluded Women’s World Cup because of the players, the entire team, and that includes journalists and fans. And also, like every investor, we know that there is still much to be done. Therefore, we are careful about our language and numbers. We are by no means where we were, but we are far from where we ought to be, and we are interested in a true representation of history and facts.

As the world celebrates 92,003 fans at Nebraska, let us not collectively forget that we cannot erase history and facts by simply forgetting them.

Here is an excerpt on a well articulated piece on records in the women’s game from Substack by Lindsay Gibbs – Founder of Power Plays and co-host of the feminist sports podcast, Burn It All Down.

Now, look: I want to be very clear. I am not writing this to diminish what happened in Nebraska this week. It was absolutely, positively incredible, and everyone involved with the event should be ridiculously proud. That stadium was FILLED TO THE BRIM with die-hard fans, and it brought me to tears, multiple times.
But I do think it’s important to talk about why the 1971 championship has been left out of the discussion, how Nebraska pulled off the *national* attendance record for women’s sports on Wednesday night, why records like this are so valued in women’s sports (and whether they should be), and why we must keep working to raise the bar.

Lindsay Gibbs – POWER plays
Read full Substack Here: Remembering 1971