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Woke Pat Forde Remains Silent On Lia Thomas Winning A National Title Over His Daughter & Her Olympic Friends

Woke Sports Illustrated writer Pat Forde has been poked and prodded since Thursday over his daughter, all-American swimmer Brooke Forde of Stanford, finishing fourth in the 500 freestyle national championship race against transgender swimmer Lia Thomas.

Pat won’t say a thing. He hasn’t congratulated Lia on beating his daughter. He hasn’t said that Emma Weyant is the real national champion. Nothing.

In fact, Pat hasn’t said anything on Lia Thomas since a January Yahoo college football podcast where he blamed the Thomas hysteria on people who “don’t give a damn about women’s sports” while not ruling out that he might have a problem with the transgender swimmer competing against his daughter and other biological females.

“I think the expectation is that this would be very late to change the rules of the game and to put her out of that…There is major questions of inclusivity, fairness. Is this damaging to women’s sports? Do we ever get to a point where we have a third category at the college level, men’s swimming, women’s swimming and transgender swimming?” Forde said during a conversation with sportswriter Dan Wetzel.

“It is funny. Some of the folks who are really wound up about this and screaming about the fairness about women’s sports really don’t give a damn about women’s sports. They are using this as a political wedge issue, and they are using it as a sign the country has absolutely run amok and has lost its mind to political correctness and blah blah blah. There are a lot of political opinions about this, but some of them are cloaked, I think, in bogus terms.”

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Penn swimmer Lia Thomas stands on the podium after winning the 500-yard freestyle as other medalists (L-R) Emma Weyant, Erica Sullivan and Brooke Forde pose for a photo at the NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming & Diving Championship in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images).

And then Pat went silent. He’s remained silent and it doesn’t appear that the normally vocal blue checkmark will make a stand for biological women as the NCAA Championships come to a close Saturday night in Atlanta.

Instead, Pat has spent his time playing swimming rules cop against his haters.

Remember when Pat Forde had strong takes about COVID and seemed to enjoy coaches losing because they refused to be double-masked like Pat? Those were the days.

With takes like these, you’d think Pat would have a current take on a biological male beating his daughter and her Olympic teammates (Weyant, Sullivan and Forde won silver medals at the Tokyo Games) in the 500 freestyle. You’d think a women’s swimming defender like Pat would have a tweet for the swimmer who was in tears after she missed the NCAA Championships because a spot went to a biological male.

Crickets from Pat.

Does Pat care about the future of women’s sports? It sure doesn’t seem so after so much silence this weekend. If he did, this was the weekend to use his platform. Instead, he just sat there and let a biological male beat his biological daughter and her Olympic friends.

It’s not a good look, Pat.

Written by Joe Kinsey

I'm an Ohio guy, born in Dayton, who roots for Ohio State and can handle you guys destroying the Buckeyes, Urban Meyer and everything associated with Columbus.

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    • I think you are on to something… maybe the REAL MEN stop reading (and writing for) SI back in the 90’s. Once SI went fatty and trans swimsuit editions, then we should expect that the writers would be completely ball-less (unless they were born female).

  1. This is a damn shame. Forde has a platform that millions of people see and read. Instead he sails his daughter up river without a paddle for the sake of staying woke. This prick should be ashamed to call himself a father.

    • Millions? LOL

      Really? I mean seriously, i don’t think SI’s mailing list tops 100k on a good month.

      But, I’ll agree with you on one thing, no REAL man would sell his daughter out… imagine the “conference call” this poor bastard had to endure with the SI execs and he didn’t have the courage to get his balls out of his wife’s purse… and the pathetic mom who was too scared to MAKE him get his balls out of her purse….

  2. Brilliant column, Joe. I recognized the name of ‘Forde’ and wondered if it was related as I recalled reading articles about his life as a swimming traveling dad to cross-country events. He has no take on the subject? Seriously?! What a tool.

  3. Forde is a coward. He probably tells his daughter behind the scenes how unfair it is for her to swim against this male but he cannot say it out loud or write about it due to appeasing the wokesters. Coward. His daughter probably has no respect for her pussy father.

  4. I have a 10-year-old daughter who plays travel soccer, they are reshuffling teams for the spring season and I was talking with other dads about prospects. One dad said, “some people are so serious, thinking their kids are trying out for college scholarships!” I said, “I just want my girl to have fun, because let’s face it face by the time they are going to college all the female college athletes will be trans.” My wife got mad at me but who are we kidding? This is the first step, fckheads like Forde are willing to sacrifice their daughters now for woke credit at the detriment of all the girls playing in sports in the future. It’s fitting that this guy is swimming for an Ivy League school, I am sure the campus is rallying around him like he’s Rosa Parks.

    • I had 2 girls go thru “Select” soccer. Listen to me: “Enjoy the ride!”

      If they want to play in college (and they play “Select” [travel] soccer), I PROMISE, there is a college that wants them — I wish someone had told me that when my girls were in U-11. Yes, Buy the extra training from the European guy at the local college. “Guest-play” for other teams. Play UP a year, if she can make that team (even if it means she won’t start). Don’t worry about wins, losses, championships, or even injuries. LOVE her — tell her whatever she wants to do, you’ll do: send her to the COOLEST “soccer camps” at the coolest universities — they all bring in D-2, D-3 and JuCo coaches to help — my youngest got her 1st “offer” at age 13 from a JuCo while at an SEC college “camp.” Do some “crazy”: I offered my eldest the opportunity to go to Notre Dame’s camp; her granddad took her . He was NOT a Notre Dame fan, but wanted to see “Touchdown Jesus.” She had a ball and got some interest form some D2/D3 programs in the midwest — she ultimately chose a D2 in the Deep South at a REALLY high-end academic school that got her into a REALLY nice Law School.

      You’ll be surprised how your/her goals change once she’s in college.

      Enjoy the ride!

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