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Would a Hope Solo situation happen to a men's team?

The overreaction to Hope Solo's comments was absurd, and damaged women's sports. Story

Updated: October 23, 2007, 2:09 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | Special to Page 2

Sports have never been about peace, love and understanding, even though the Olympic suits would like you to believe that.

That's why the adolescent overreaction to goalkeeper Hope Solo's comments by her teammates and coach on the U.S. women's soccer team during their World Cup implosion was so absurd. And now it's a major reason why coach Greg Ryan lost his job, a change that was needed to restore the team's credibility on and off the field.

Solo wasn't just benched after ...

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