- Joined Feb 7, 2016
personally, NO. just look at what happened to women's soccer. rather than getting support, it gained infamy and notoriety. point being, one driving force that people get into sports or getting interested into it is to show what the sport really is all about and not just a sideshow. Sports Icons is what makes the sport. and that is because how they transcended the sport on how the game is played and not because they have something on their mind. before twitterdom or instagram, Lebron didn't exactly became popular because of his political views, basketball did that for him and his way of playing it. I get the point of people wanted their views to be heard and stuff like that, but it's not the proper medium. if certain people really wanted to be pro-active and talk about politics, there are a lot of media outlets out there.I'd also like for them to push women's volleyball more but c'mon, you're kidding yourself if you don't think those agendas would start to come out if/when the sport started to get some buzz .
personally, I never really got interested in soccer. I got into the hype since Ronaldo (R9) and Messi. Jason Collins never really attracted viewership when he publicly came out of the closet. if they show amazing skills and talent, people will start paying attention.