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Oh wow, thank you so much sunshine! I’m so glad you liked it :) Okay, I’ve thought about them being domestic A LOT so I’m glad you requested this. I love lazy Saturdays so I’ll give you “A Saturday in the Lives of Andrew and Neil”. It’s gonna be super domestic and soft cause we all need that! This is s u p e r long btw, but I hope I did your prompt some justice!

(characterization is very important to me, but idk if I went off a little bit–especially the end there. so, I’m sorry in advance!)

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Strays - Chapter 6 (Mag7 Boarding School AU)

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    “So, what’ve you got for us, Josh?” Sam asked as the group finished settling in around the largest table in the corner of the café, packed in shoulder to shoulder.

    “Well,” Joshua said. “I started thinking about that the school might have some breakdown of their spending somewhere, right?”

    “Yeah,” Goodnight said. “Good thinking. You find something?”

    “Yeah,” Joshua said. “They had a graph of spending on different parts of the school- books and teaching resources, sports, salaries, all that stuff. All of it kind of made sense except that the sports budget seemed way bigger than it should be considering everyone knows how bad our teams are and all the equipment seems really old and everything. So I talked to Emma, since she knows computers and all that and she figured out a way to access a more detailed breakdown of the budget. She said their site is out of date and it was really easy to get to the PDF she found all the stuff in. I think she just guessed the URL or something. Anyway-” he paused, unlocking his phone and opening something before reading off it. “They spent $10,000 on new sports uniforms and equipment last year.”

    “New uniforms?” Red repeated. “But all our uniforms are old. At least in track, they are.”

    “Exactly,” Joshua said. “I looked into some of the other teams too. Football uniforms are old, volleyball too. And none of the equipment I’ve seen around seems new. Anyway, I didn’t have time to look into the rest of the breakdown real closely but that part seems pretty weird.”

    “Yeah, it does,” Sam said. “Good work, Josh. I can keep looking through it if you want.”

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Brittney Griner is a three-time All-American at Baylor University who dominated the college ranks like few players in history (and even entertained trying out for an NBA team). She was the first overall pick in the 2013 WNBA draft, but as a rookie, could only make $49,440 per the WNBA’s tight-pursed salary rules.

At the end of her first season, she played for the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of the Women’s Chinese Basketball Association and earned $600,000 for a four-month season — or more than a dozen times her maximum WNBA salary — posting averages of 24.1 points, 10.3 rebounds and 3.7 blocked shots.
Women's Sports Is a Feminist Issue
So why don't activists and gender-equality advocates treat it like one?

Some takeaways:

-In 2014, ESPN’s SportsCenter dedicated 2% of its on-air time to covering women’s sports.

-Minimum salary for player in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) is $6,842 (for the entire season.) Minimum salary for a player in the Major League Soccer’s (MLS) is $60,000.

-The 2015 Women’s World Cup (WWC) is being played on artificial turf. The 2014 (Men’s) World Cup was played on natural grass, the universally-recognized superior playing surface.

-U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) captain Abby Wambach holds the international goal-scoring record—for women and men.

“Men’s sports are going to seem more exciting. They have higher production values, higher-quality coverage, and higher-quality commentary … When you watch women’s sports, and there are fewer camera angles, fewer cuts to shot, fewer instant replays, yeah, it’s going to seem to be a slower game, [and] it’s going to seem to be less exciting.” - Cheryl Cooky, professor of women’s studies at Purdue University


1. Oakland Raiders: $32,299,198
2. Cleveland Browns: $31,828,788
3. New York Jets: $27,899,282
4. Cincinnati Bengals: $26,607,666
5. Jacksonville Jaguars: $25,239,764
6. Miami Dolphins: $19,185,752
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: $17,558,206
8. Green Bay Packers: $17,024,449
9. Indianapolis Colts: $16,730,795
10. Philadelphia Eagles: $16,203,629
11. Buffalo Bills: $15,590,046
12. Minnesota Vikings: $15,489,099
13. Seattle Seahawks: $15,213,737
14. Atlanta Falcons: $10,194,447
15. Houston Texans: $9,469,501
16. Tennessee Titans: $9,100,702
17. Baltimore Ravens: $9,061,187
18. St. Louis Rams: $8,999,358
19. New England Patriots: $8,804,036
20. Arizona Cardinals: $8,137,968
21. Denver Broncos: $7,642,337
22. Washington Redskins: $7,455,869
23. Carolina Panthers: $7,344,546
24. Dallas Cowboys: $7,162,442
25. Chicago Bears: $5,773,177
26. Kansas City Chiefs: $5,227,069
27. San Francisco 49ers: $3,726,835
28. New York Giants: $3,690,088
29. San Diego Chargers: $3,653,247
30. Detroit Lions: $2,204,330
31. Pittsburgh Steelers: $2,174,434
32. New Orleans Saints: $849,212


Everyone’s Second Team: Why Atletico Madrid Deserve Our Support

By Caleb Cousens

This year we have been lucky enough to witness a season of special moments thanks to the exploits of Atletico Madrid and Liverpool FC. Neither team were taken seriously at the start of the season, yet both have rocketed to the top of their respective domestic leagues playing their own unique brands of football. I will let someone else wax eloquent about Brendan Rogers and the Anfield faithful, for now let’s head to the Estadio Vicente Calderon.

This is the year of the underdog, and as such, it’s not a bad time to get behind Diego Simeone’s swashbuckling side that has been kicking ass and taking names. Atleti have shattered the illusion of La Liga’s duopoly, beginning with a Copa del Rey at the end of last season that set the tone for what would come. It was the first time that the lesser known Madrid side had beaten the big white machine in 25 matches spanning 14 years. They started this season as they finished, by beating Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, and have proceeded to remain undefeated against Real Madrid and FC Barcelona in La Liga this entire year.

In the Champions League their success seems even less likely. Atletico Madrid have one of the smallest squads in Europe, but have managed to thrive both domestically and in Europe, beating the crème of the crop from Russia, Portugal, Italy and Spain on their way to the Semi-Finals.

That said, why should you support Atletico Madrid?

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