Including that she’s the wife of a bears lineman isn’t a problem because this is a Chicago newspaper. The problem is her name should have been in the title too. If a headline read “husband of 3-time bronze medalist goes to Pro Bowl” I think people would care more that the athlete wasn’t recognized
@Michandrovas, because her name totally couldn't be in the linked article?
@Doctor Krieger, it could be, but the way the headline is phrased might lead people to believe that she's significant only because of her husband, and ignore the article because of it. Plus, intentionally leaving out key information comes across as clickbait-esque. Seriously, what would they lose by putting her name in the headline?
Whelp, guess it's that time again.
*grabs popcorn and starts reading*
Well, one, the headline used is shorter, two, football is much more popular and present in public knowledge than Olympic sports in the US and, three, the Bears are a team from Chicago, so no shìt a Chicago-based publication is going to mention her husband for reference.
If she wasn’t the wife of a bears lineman we wouldn’t know who she is
@Name Taken, With their win record the past few seasons? I’m more likely to know the name of a gold medalist.
@Kalam1ty, she wasn’t a gold medalist though. She got two bronzes
@Name Taken, more than anything the bears have
@Name Taken, problem is, I don't know any of the Bear's lineman either
Yet another examppe of such a sad human being that thinks he has to point out some made up perceived injustice. It's just disheartening to see that not only do people like him exist, but they think they're heroes. They think they're actually doing some kind of good in the world. But they're not. At best they're doing nothing meaningful and at worst they're doing something bad.
@Captain Swordsman, I must say though, I really don't care who her husband is and I find it more impressive to win a bronze medal in the Olympics
@Polaroid, but that doesn't change the fact that introducing her as someone's wife is harmless and innocuous, and pretending it's not is just stupid. Also it's the newspaper for the city for which the husband plays his sport professionally.
@Polaroid, I couldn't care less who she is, who her husband is, what he plays or where, or what medals she has, I just hate the social justice stupidity.
@Polaroid, it’s a Chicago newspaper, and The bears play in Chicago. That’s why they did this in hopes of having Bears fans suddenly care about the olympics
@Captain Swordsman, it kind of undermines her own achievements by attaching her to something else, instead of just letting her achievements stand alone. Someone who dedicates their life to something like the olympics and then actually gets a medal at the least deserves their own name in the article’s headline.
Im not just mad that it was done to a woman, if it was a man i’d say the same thing. Honestly, it’s not really that big of a deal anyway, had I seen the article title I wouldn’t have even thought twice, but you’re getting way too angry about someone saying that an olympic medalists deserves recognition for their medals more than for being married to a football player
@K1l, "it kind of undermines"
no it doesn't. Not even gonna read the rest.
@Captain Swordsman, okay, I guess you’ll miss the part of my comment where I say that it’s not even that big of a deal anyway. Just trying to explain why you don’t need to get so mad over a comment my dude
@Captain Swordsman, jeez, how close minded are you, that you read 4 words, and decide he's wrong already. Captain, I normally like you're comments, but you need to put the bottle down.
@K1l, also I couldn't have worded that better myself. Not a big deal, didn't mean any harm, but undermines her accomplishment.
@Polaroid, agreed. She finished 3rd in the olympics. The bears finished 4th in their own division, not to mention there are only 4 teams in the division.
@K1l, and then they don't even give the name of the actual player. Apparently whoever wrote the headline thought it would be better to just refer to her as the wife of an unnamed lineman rather than as an individual who happens to be married to the player of that city's team. An individual who's achievements are on a global scale, and certainly more impressive
@Polaroid, I see how it can be viewed as undermining her achievement, but the intent seems to be to tie her to the city that the publication serves. Seems like it was meant more to indentify who she was.
@Captain Swordsman, how to win an argument 101
step 1: over react about someone else over reacting
Step 2: refuse to accept you’re overeating
Step 3: lash out and only read parts of others responses
Step 4: ?
Step 5: profit.
@Captain Swordsman, though honestly buddy you do realize you’re the social justice avenger in this case right? You’re the one defending the writers right to write what they think is right. You are officially what you claim to hate
@George Feeny, “you were said to destroy the sith, not join them!”
@George Feeny, defending people's actual rights is the opposite of social justice, at least as the term is used by those who claim to fight for it.
@Duncan5769, maybe it's because the first 4 words are wrong.
@jklyt1, this guy gets it. Chicago is just trying to stake some claim to olympics to get an easy article about an impressive woman who won a bronze at the olympics
@Duncan5769, but why else would Chicago tribune write about her in the spotlight as opposed to part of her event group. It's an easy connection to put "Chicago" near Olympics
@Captain Swordsman, way to prove you're not close minded
@CosmoTheKramer, I actually just ordered The Kramer for my apartment lmao
@jklyt1, a lovely addition to any home. Congratulations!
@Captain Swordsman, What's this whole relatively new thing where some right wing people are super patronising and say things are 'so sad'?
@Captain Swordsman, it's not because of a perceived injustice, it's because people are fed up with clickbait.
@Marida Cruz, am I gonna have to turn off notifications on Funny Pics? because I don't think any of you understand just how little I care about this whole """"argument"""".
Just move on, people. If you hate me, that's fine. The amount I care is equal to negative infinity. It's an internet app, for fvck sake.
@Polaroid, Bronze metals are like participation awards for Olympians, it's a rarer feat to marry an NFL player
@ Seductive Cheeto, I disagree. I would be ecstatic to win a bronze medal. And marrying someone with an interesting vocation doesn't take any skill or discipline. I would much rather talk to an Olympian than a football wife if they had to be separate.
@Captain Swordsman, damn dude ur getting rekt
@Depressed Cashier, not as "rekt" as someone who cares about an internet argument, like you, because that means "ur getting rekt" in real life.
@Captain Swordsman, lol
@jklyt1, they could have at least written her name, and then her connection.
@mayora13, sure, they could have. They could have written the lineman's name too, but they didn't. This is a dumb thing to complain about.
@Captain Swordsman, if you care so little, why have you responded to so many comments? Wouldn't you have not commented at all if you didn't care?
@Marida Cruz, I will literally never understand this entire argument at all. I don't have to care in order to comment I can just do it to pass the time when I'm bored. It's like playing Solitaire, I don't get attached emotionally to the cards I just do it as a way to pass time.
@Captain Swordsman, no, you didn't have to care to post the first comment. It's all the other comments, where you're actively arguing with other people, that you wouldn't have posted if you didn't care. After all, if you didn't care, you wouldn't see it as something worth arguing about.
@Marida Cruz, that's not how it works
Didn't we already go over this? Like, when it was recent? I feel like we've already done this.