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Astor
Last year

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Latest article on WNBL equality

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/east/womens-national-basketball-leagues-biggest-names-weigh-into-competition-debate/story-fngnvmqa-1226563987920?sv=d3b147a51474d210a97c8fa0c45324b0

Check out Harrower's maths in that article. Would be highly controversial if she's right - that BA is only spending 87K on the WNBL this year!

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HO
Last year
12:45 1 Feb 13

Reply #402049

re: Latest article on WNBL equality

Its a ridiculous piece of maths.

Without defending or attacking BA, they get $700,000 from the clubs. Those monies pay for equalisation of league activities.

Equalise airfares, equalise referees, admin costs etc etc.

So the $87,000 supposedly is BA's contribution to the league. So in looking at that, if the WNBL was a co-op, then the co-op would be getting more money from its 11th member, BA, than it does from its clubs. SO BA is actually subsidising the WNBL, to a tiny extent.

You should only quote that if in turn you quote how the NBL works. My understanding is that the NBL is self sufficient for admin and operational costs and that the clubs pay airfares equalisation.

If that is correct then the NBL's external revenue picks up their costs. It is the fact that the NBL makes more money from external sources than the WNBL.

The question is, what is BA's contribution to the NBL that is not directly recouped from NBL commercial activities? We know the figure for WNBL - its 87k. If BA is contributing $400,000 to the NBL but only 87k to the women, then we have an argument. But... I don't think that is the case.


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Ricey
Last year
12:54 1 Feb 13

Reply #402050

re: Latest article on WNBL equality

Guess they didn't factor in Jacksons pay?


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HO
Last year
13:05 1 Feb 13

Reply #402051

re: Latest article on WNBL equality

What is BA's contribution to Jackson's pay Ricey?


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Ricey
Last year
13:20 1 Feb 13

Reply #402055

re: Latest article on WNBL equality

Fuck me Ho... Are you the new Marcus Camby but for the WNBL?


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HO
Last year
13:24 1 Feb 13

Reply #402057

re: Latest article on WNBL equality

no to both. maybe if you send a picture regarding the first.


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HO
Last year
13:25 1 Feb 13

Reply #402058

re: Latest article on WNBL equality

and can you type it a little more breathlessly in the future?


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MW
Last year
13:32 1 Feb 13

Reply #402060

re: Latest article on WNBL equality

not sure about money spent on WNBL etc. however the success of Opals should reward them business class over the undeserving men's team during international flight. to me there's no question about that.

think about how well the Opals has represented Australia over the last decade and Boomers has done relatively nothing (to be harsh), it doesn't justify.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:38 1 Feb 13

Reply #402062

re: Latest article on WNBL equality

Of course MW, you choose to ignore the fact that the women's team blew all their budget on the European tour before the Olympics, whilst the men did not...


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The Situation
Last year
13:48 1 Feb 13

Reply #402063

re: Latest article on WNBL equality

Rubbish. Flying business class is not about being rewarded for their success. The two are not even related.


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Anonymous
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13:50 1 Feb 13

Reply #402064

re: Latest article on WNBL equality

Graf made a decision to go to Europe and blow the majority of their allocated budget on the trip alone.
yet they want business class as well, and clearly they had spent their money already. Piss off.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:18 1 Feb 13

Reply #402068

re: Latest article on WNBL equality

Again, the flights had nothing to do with BA - the Opals chose to spend their allocation of funds how they saw fit.

If they wanted to go by train and submarine to London, they could've done that if it saved them $$$


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Ricey
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14:28 1 Feb 13

Reply #402070

re: Latest article on WNBL equality

BA has contributed money to Lauren Jackson contract. That's all that is needed, and obviously more than 100k...

Now, as said, the women's team had every opportunity to spend wisely, but, like a lot of wives out there of wealthier men, spent it poorly.


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paul
Last year
15:05 1 Feb 13

Reply #402075

re: Latest article on WNBL equality

This was my take on it all:

http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/news/colu/p/newsid/54754/arti.html


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Proud
Last year
15:19 1 Feb 13

Reply #402077

re: Latest article on WNBL equality

My question is if next year WNBL is included in the nbl.tv subscription will more monies be paid to WNBL teams or does all monies from nbl.tv stay with BA ?


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Astor
Last year
15:20 1 Feb 13

Reply #402078

re: Latest article on WNBL equality

.. Really? Drawing a comparison between Graf and the Opals and the stereotypical dumb wives of rich men? That is easily the most offensive thing I've seen on these boards.



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HO
Last year
15:28 1 Feb 13

Reply #402079

re: Latest article on WNBL equality

Ricey, reportedly, BA has contributed a small percentage of her 1 million dollar contract.

How do you work out from that that it is more than 100k?


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The Situation
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10:56 2 Feb 13

Reply #402221

re: Latest article on WNBL equality

Oh come on, the housewives comment is hardly offensive, especially not for this forum. It's not like he accused anyone of having Andrew Gaze dunk on them.


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