Thursday, December 8

Tag: Title IX

A sports bar of their own
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A sports bar of their own

On a recent Friday in Portland, Oregon, it looked for all the world like an actual sporting event was taking place. There were cheerleaders and news cameras; they even cut down a basketball net. But in fact, all of this was to celebrate the opening of a sports bar, and Jamie Orr was first in line. "It feels like a very monumental day," she said, "not just in Portland, but for women's sports."That's because this isn't just any sports bar; it's the first one in America that exclusively shows women's sports on all its TVs.If you're mostly a fan of men's sports, it would never even occur to you that a bar might not be showing the championship game, or might have the sound turned off. But that's exactly what happened back in 2019, when Jenny Nguyen and her friends wanted to watch Baylor...