Soccer

Kick Like A Girl


cjones07132019

The Women’s U.S. soccer team won the World Cup after beating the Netherlands (if you’re a Republican, that’s “Netherlands,” not “nether regions”) Sunday in France by a score of 2-0 (if you’re a  Republican, two is more than zero). Viewership for the match was one of the highest rated in American history, besting the men’s 2018 tournament by 20%. The total audience for the tournament could exceed one billion.

So, should the women make as much money as the men’s team? Yes! The women have filed a gender-discrimination suit. The lawsuit claims that if the women’s team won 20 non-tournament games a year, the top women’s players would earn just 38 cents on the dollar compared with the men’s team. Male World Cup players are entitled to $679,321 per player for advancing to the knockout round of the tournament, compared to just $90,000 for the women.

After Sunday’s game, the crowd chanted, “Equal pay!”

The U.S. Soccer Federation could fix the situation without the courts by simply giving the women a raise that matches the men’s salary. Or, perhaps they should pay them more.

The Women’s National Team jersey is the best-selling Nike soccer jersey ever. The women have brought in more revenue than the men for the past three years. From 2016 to 2018, the women raised $50.0 million in revenue. The men brought in $49.9 million. In case you’re a Republican, 50 is great than 49.

It’s not just ridiculous that the women make less while generating more revenue. It’s absurd we even have to have this fight.

A lot of conservatives have given the impression they were rooting against America’s women after their star player, Megan Rapinoe said she’d refuse a visit to Trump’s White House.” It’s a good thing for Republicans the women weren’t facing Russia in the final or their loyalty may have been revealed. Fox News host Jesse Watters even argued they don’t deserve equal pay for being unpatriotic by disparaging Donald Trump. In case you’re a Republican, Donald Trump is not America.

Pay them.

Be Complicit

What kind of person would want to be part of something that disparages, slanders, and disrespects Dear Leader and his sycophantic followers? Hopefully, you. 
Making a contribution supports my work and keeps the cartoons, columns, and videos coming. My income is from newspapers that subscribe to my work and small contributors. George Soros hasn’t sent me a million dollar check in weeks. Making a contribution of any amount, or buying a print for $40.00, makes you part of this specific resistance, and a member of Team Claytoonz (we’re still working on the name). You are complicit, an accomplice, and in cahoots (and whatever gangster terms we can think of) with this political satire pointing out that the stupid emperor has no clothes. Contributions can be made through PayPal, checks, and wads of cash exchanged in back alleys.
Whether you can help support, can’t, or just choose not to, please continue to enjoy and keep reading my work. Thank you!!! 

You can purchase a signed print of this cartoon.

Watch Me Draw.

Gold Cup Crocodiles


crsta07212017

For this week’s cartoon for The Costa Rica Star, I took on the issue of “too many crocodiles” in that nation.

One agency in that nation is suing two others to conduct a study to determine if there is over-population of crocodiles in that country. Lawsuits must work different in Costa Rica than in the U.S. Is there a crocodile return policy? But that’s not the only croc-related lawsuit going on down there. A mayor is in hot water over the safety of people who gather to view crocodiles.

For sheer Costa Rican croc-related entertainment, watch this guy eat a stingray.

There weren’t any crocs playing goal tender for the Costa Rican team in the Gold Cup semi-finals on Saturday, but maybe they could have used one. The CR team was on a roll after defeating Panama to advance to meet the United States in Dallas. The home of the Dallas Cowboys is where a lot of bad things happen, and this time it was for the Costa Ricans as the U.S. defeated them 2-0.

Better luck next time, Costa Rica. But hey, I got to draw a crocodile.

There will be a new cartoon from me for the Star next weekend.

I want to thank everyone who has donated in the past. Your support helps me continue creating cartoons and columns with a little less stress in my life. Between competing syndicates with much larger resources, timid editors, and Trump supporters who attempt to intimidate the editors who do publish anything that criticizes their idol, it’s a challenge to make a career out of this. So your support (if you can) is appreciated. Want to help me continue to create cartoons and keep doing what I’m doing (pissing off conservatives)? Look to the right of this page and make a donation through PayPal. Every $40 donation will receive a signed print. All donations will receive my eternal gratitude.

Goal In Costa Rica


crsta11182016

Speculation about what a Trump presidency actually means isn’t limited to people in the United States. There’s concern worldwide and Costa Rica isn’t an exception.

While many wonder if it’ll affect trade others speculate on real estate if Americans decide to flee the Trump regime in large numbers for Costa Rica.

Costa Rica participated in Trump’s Miss Universe pageant and pulled out with the rest of Central America. They wondered if they’d be part of a lawsuit until Trump sold the pageant.

For last Friday’s cartoon for The Costa Rica Star I speculated that Trump would want some special deals for the next time Costa Rica plays the U.S. in soccer. Last week in World Cup qualifying the Ticos national team dominated the U.S. with a score of 4-0. It seems it may be a while before the men’s team is made great again.

I had to do a little research into this one as I don’t watch soccer and I’ll never understand it. I still don’t fully understand hockey. I did enjoy drawing the follicly-challenged president Luis Guillermo Solís.

Did you like this cartoon? Want to help a cartoonist make a living? Look to the right of this page and make a donation through Paypal. I need to buy pens, paper, sandwiches, and dog food. The starving cartoonist and his Beagle appreciates it. If you’ve donated in the past, THANK YOU!!!

FBI’s Fun With Fifa


cjones05282015

Get ready for more balls jokes.

I have to draw Soccer balls at least once a year. Each time I have to look up images of them so I can get the diagram correct. I’m such an American that I don’t have the same problem with footballs, baseballs, or basketballs.

I wonder if there will be more Americans tuning into the FBI’s investigation than the actual sport of soccer. I still don’t understand that yellow card thing.

I expect to see other cartoons comparing this to Deflategate. I also expect a few yellow card cartoons. I didn’t mind having fun with this issue without really hitting it with a hard opinion. Most of my work does that so I don’t mind taking it light once in a while where I don’t really upset anyone….except people in New England.