Sports & Politics
Nothing but fine words
Cohesion in the Corona Crisis? In the spring, everyone wanted to show a little more solidarity, but now the industry leaders in professional german soccer are calling for "business as usual". What is at stake? About money, about a lot of money. The German Football League (DFL) will be able to distribute 4.4 billion euros from television marketing, spread over four years, among the 36 professional clubs. The smaller clubs, who are particularly dependent on it, would like a little more of the cake, while the big ones do not want to give anything away and want to keep the current - in the opinion of many experts unfair - distribution key. Style PASS spoke with Helen Breit, the first chairperson and spokesperson of the fan association "Unsere Kurve".
Spirit and appreciation
The big sayings occur regularly, or on your feet. Oliver Bierhoff, team manager of the national german team, has been quite brisk these days. He has diagnosed a "wrong tonality" in dealing with our parade kickers and called for a "return to a positive spirit in the public view of the DFB eleven". What justifies this noble self-image? A painstaking victory over the Ukraine, which was clearly overestimated in terms of the result, since they had several shots at the post on their credit side? Or even the embarrassing, catastrophic performance in Spain? Six goals against, none of their own. In 1931 they lost to Austria by a similar amount.
Football's Coming Home
The DFB (German Soccer Association) has gone way out on a limb: It wants to bring the Women's World Cup 2027 to Germany. Cool thing, actually, but there are one or two challenges lurking on the horizon: Will the spectator numbers be right? Will the DFB get the right marketing concept out of the drawer to transport the drive of women's soccer to the population? Will women's soccer once again be reduced to men's soccer?
Megan for President
What is really frightening is that anyone who sifts through the list of American presidents will not find a woman among the 45 chosen so far, or among those who have been washed into office by the murder of their predecessors. Well, Hillary almost made it, even winning a clear majority of the votes cast, but a system of electors (the name alone says it all!), incomprehensible to people who have inhaled proportional representation, shattered her dreams.