At the top today is goalkeeper Becky Spencer.
Ramble of the Day
There’s never a bad occasion to share something funny. I stumbled upon this clip yesterday, which I believe is from the British game show Tipping Point, and I cannot resist sharing.
I will admit that I was in disbelief when Jess suggested Belgium was a city in the Netherlands, but slightly less surprised each time she mentioned it. (I never truly stopped being surprised, though!) Adam provided a surprising level of comedy by positively rebounding from getting the answer wrong. “There you go, I’ve learned something” is honestly pretty funny when you get an answer wrong, but it probably helps that the other person gave an embarrassing answer.
It’s probably part of the job requirement, but I will also commend Ben Shepard’s ability to keep his cool. I have to imagine that it can be a little hard to contain his shock and surprise every now and again.
tl;dr: Here’s a funny clip from a British quiz show in which a contestant thinks Belgium is a city in the Netherlands.
Stay informed, read this: Will Hobson on race-norming, a practice that meant Black NFL players would incorrectly not be diagnosed with dementia for The Washington Post
Links of the Day
- The North Carolina Courage fired head coach Paul Riley after ex-players Sinead Farrelly and Mana Shim accused him of sexual coercion.
- The OL Reign forced ex-head coach Farid Benstiti to resign in July after a player made a formal complaint against him for making inappropriate comments about players’ fitness.
- Supplemental reading: The Athletic’s reporting on Riley, from Meg Linehan’s investigation (behind a paywall) to reactions around the league
A West Brom fan was sentenced to eight weeks in prison for racially abusing Romaine Sawyers on social media.
Ex-Brazil international Pelé left the hospital after undergoing surgery to remove a tumor on his colon, and will now begin chemotherapy.
A longer read: Ed Aarons, Romain Molina, and Alex Cizmic on the latest in FIFA’s investigation into sexual assault at the Haiti FA, 13 months in for the Guardian