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2011-08-17 10:11:28 AM  
As long as she's attractive, she deserves every opportunity that men have.

Qualified! I meant qualified.
 
2011-08-17 10:15:33 AM  
I am interested to see two things:

1. How the female official responds to being screamed at like she has never been screamed at before.
2. Will the players and coaches even scream at her like they do their male counterparts?

It is one of the small things I love about football (especially the line judge). The officials are completely in control of the game but still allow for:

- Receivers to fling their hands in the sky after every incomplete pass (you can't even argue balls and strikes in baseball)
- Players to constantly try and stick their head into the officials' huddle while discussing a penalty.
- Coaches to absolutely light up the line judge, umpire, field/side judge, and whoever the fark else is nearby ... often for entire possessions.
- Constant complaints from every player on the field, often with vulgarity and screaming.
 
2011-08-17 10:19:09 AM  

lecavalier: I am interested to see two things:

1. How the female official responds to being screamed at like she has never been screamed at before.
2. Will the players and coaches even scream at her like they do their male counterparts?



My advice is to treat every one of them as if they were your mother.

/does not look like a penis with a hat on.
 
2011-08-17 10:20:47 AM  
I liked my headline better: "NFL to bring a whole new meaning to "getting screwed by the ref".
 
2011-08-17 10:27:46 AM  

Land Ark: As long as she's attractive, she deserves every opportunity that men have.

Qualified! I meant qualified.


But you repeat yourself....

Seriously though, there's one female official in college. She should not be immediately brought to the NFL just to make a political statement. If she earns it, then she earns it, but not before then.
 
2011-08-17 10:29:33 AM  
It will be fun to watch her officiate a Steelers game.

"Penalty, Offense, Number 7. Unsportsmanlike conduct toward a referee, 15 yard penalty, still first down."
"Penalty, Offense, Number 7. Unsportsmanlike conduct toward a referee, 15 yard penalty, still first down."
"Penalty, Offense, Number 7. Unsportsmanlike conduct toward a referee, 15 yard penalty, still first down."
 
2011-08-17 10:30:35 AM  

Funbags: I liked my headline better: "NFL to bring a whole new meaning to "getting screwed by the ref".


giggity.
 
2011-08-17 10:32:18 AM  
Who's going to have to explain the rules to her? Oh sure, it's cute at first, but then it gets old.
 
2011-08-17 10:32:21 AM  

meddleRPI: It will be fun to watch her officiate a Steelers game.

"Penalty, Offense, Number 7. Unsportsmanlike conduct toward a referee, 15 yard penalty, still first down."
"Penalty, Offense, Number 7. Unsportsmanlike conduct toward a referee, 15 yard penalty, still first down."
"Penalty, Offense, Number 7. Unsportsmanlike conduct toward a referee, 15 yard penalty, still first down."


"What? I just called you 'sugartits'!"
 
2011-08-17 10:35:35 AM  
Soooo, is she hot?
 
2011-08-17 10:39:00 AM  

lecavalier: - Constant complaints from every player on the field, often with vulgarity and screaming.


And gracious me, we can't have such vulgarity around the fairer sex. Why, they might swoon or have fainting spells! And how will they be able to keep up with a play, what with the corsets, petticoats, hoop skirts, and parasols?

Oh, wait. It's not farking 1850. Women can swear too.

Best line from the article: Of course, there will be people who do not want to see women officiating a NFL game but those are the kind of people who's opinions really don't matter.

/would be better if he used 'whose'
 
2011-08-17 10:40:44 AM  

lecavalier: I am interested to see two things:

1. How the female official responds to being screamed at like she has never been screamed at before.
2. Will the players and coaches even scream at her like they do their male counterparts?

It is one of the small things I love about football (especially the line judge). The officials are completely in control of the game but still allow for:

- Receivers to fling their hands in the sky after every incomplete pass (you can't even argue balls and strikes in baseball)
- Players to constantly try and stick their head into the officials' huddle while discussing a penalty.
- Coaches to absolutely light up the line judge, umpire, field/side judge, and whoever the fark else is nearby ... often for entire possessions.
- Constant complaints from every player on the field, often with vulgarity and screaming.


Only hire battered women who killed their husbands in self-defense. Even Rapestberger will hesitate to fark with those women.
 
2011-08-17 10:42:26 AM  
This is going to be a huge mistake. I mean, c'mon- she could either have her period or go into labor or something. We don't need anything else to slow up the game!
 
2011-08-17 10:42:28 AM  
Great. So now we can prove once again that women are blind and incompetent too.
 
2011-08-17 10:46:21 AM  
Damn you Goodell...Damn you to Hell!

It's bad enough I sometimes have to hear some Butch call an obscure mid-conference college game. Now I'll have to watch some womyn be indecisive when making a call in professional football as well! Why? Why do womyn have to be "equal" to men? Why in sports where they simply are not? Womyn and sports need not go further than volleyball and gymnastics. What's next? A team wearing some homo-color like purple? Seriously though, just leave it alone womyn. We know you want a penis and medical science can do that for you. Quit trying to butt in.

/He-Man Woman Hater's Club
/N.O. M.A.A.M
 
2011-08-17 10:47:12 AM  

meddleRPI: It will be fun to watch her officiate a Steelers game.

"Penalty, Offense, Number 7. Unsportsmanlike conduct toward a referee, 15 yard penalty, still first down."
"Penalty, Offense, Number 7. Unsportsmanlike conduct toward a referee, 15 yard penalty, still first down."
"Penalty, Offense, Number 7. Unsportsmanlike conduct toward a referee, 15 yard penalty, still first down."


I loled
 
2011-08-17 10:52:11 AM  

Donnchadha: If she earns it, then she earns it, but not before then


Problem: the entire program is structured in such a way that a woman could never "earn it".
 
2011-08-17 10:55:31 AM  
Let's see what people think when she's run down by a 300+lb guy on a kick return, or when one of the old school coaches lose their mind on her.

Plenty of women watch football already, this is just stupid. If she's the buffest man-dude ever, than maybe it's okay. But otherwise, 99% of females put emotion over than logic. And when one coach calls you "a dumb farking slut, get your head out of your tits", and one doesn't, I'll bet calls get influenced.
 
2011-08-17 10:59:28 AM  

S.A.S.Q.U.A.T.C.H.: But otherwise, 99% of females put emotion over than logic.


They sure do. And, let's not forget that three days out of the month they're going to be penalizing players for sneezing. Hah, women, am I right? </sarcasm>
 
2011-08-17 11:00:57 AM  
Now if only the NFL/CFB could manage to have women players without the other animals on the team raping them, we might be able to call the people on the field human beings.
 
2011-08-17 11:03:20 AM  

meddleRPI: It will be fun to watch her officiate a Steelers game.

"Penalty, Offense, Number 7. Unsportsmanlike conduct toward a referee, 15 yard penalty, still first down."
"Penalty, Offense, Number 7. Unsportsmanlike conduct toward a referee, 15 yard penalty, still first down."
"Penalty, Offense, Number 7. Unsportsmanlike conduct toward a referee, 15 yard penalty, still first down."


+1, would lol again.
 
2011-08-17 11:36:08 AM  

HZS9PK: This is going to be a huge mistake. I mean, c'mon- she could either have her period or go into labor or something. We don't need anything else to slow up the game!


Plus bears can smell the menstruation, and Chicago doesn't need any more onfield issues.
 
2011-08-17 11:49:52 AM  
Does this mean they will have to learn the rules?

/ducks
//not much, they still throw like girls
///ducks further
 
2011-08-17 11:50:25 AM  

S.A.S.Q.U.A.T.C.H.: when one of the old school coaches lose their mind on her.


"Sorry, ma'am, we can't hire you for this job. It's not that we're sexist - it's that some of the coaches are sexist, and we feel it's our duty to protect you from their comments. That's why we're not hiring you: chivalry. Anyway, don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way back to the kitchen."
 
2011-08-17 12:10:18 PM  
couldnt be any worse...
 
2011-08-17 12:15:13 PM  
The first thing I thought of when I saw that headline is "Why aren't there more female refs in the NFL? (or any sport, for that matter)"
 
2011-08-17 12:16:30 PM  
They have my full support!

t3.gstatic.com
 
2011-08-17 12:26:12 PM  

meddleRPI: It will be fun to watch her officiate a Steelers game.

"Penalty, Offense, Number 7. Unsportsmanlike conduct toward a referee, 15 yard penalty, still first down."
"Penalty, Offense, Number 7. Unsportsmanlike conduct toward a referee, 15 yard penalty, still first down."
"Penalty, Offense, Number 7. Unsportsmanlike conduct toward a referee, 15 yard penalty, still first down."


+1. That is just fantastic.
 
2011-08-17 12:26:24 PM  

S.A.S.Q.U.A.T.C.H.: Let's see what people think when she's run down by a 300+lb guy on a kick return, or when one of the old school coaches lose their mind on her.

Plenty of women watch football already, this is just stupid. If she's the buffest man-dude ever, than maybe it's okay. But otherwise, 99% of females put emotion over than logic. And when one coach calls you "a dumb farking slut, get your head out of your tits", and one doesn't, I'll bet calls get influenced.


Location: Massachusetts

Weird, I expected West Virginia or Idaho or Arkansas.
 
2011-08-17 12:39:21 PM  

SkittlesAreYum: S.A.S.Q.U.A.T.C.H.: Let's see what people think when she's run down by a 300+lb guy on a kick return, or when one of the old school coaches lose their mind on her.

Plenty of women watch football already, this is just stupid. If she's the buffest man-dude ever, than maybe it's okay. But otherwise, 99% of females put emotion over than logic. And when one coach calls you "a dumb farking slut, get your head out of your tits", and one doesn't, I'll bet calls get influenced.

Location: Massachusetts

Weird, I expected West Virginia or Idaho or Arkansas Neanderthal-Land or Knuckle-Draggingville.


FTFY
 
2011-08-17 12:44:07 PM  
pfft...next thing you'll see is women being able to vote.
 
2011-08-17 12:49:07 PM  

S.A.S.Q.U.A.T.C.H.: Let's see what people think when she's run down by a 300+lb guy on a kick return, or when one of the old school coaches lose their mind on her.

Plenty of women watch football already, this is just stupid. If she's the buffest man-dude ever, than maybe it's okay. But otherwise, 99% of females put emotion over than logic. And when one coach calls you "a dumb farking slut, get your head out of your tits", and one doesn't, I'll bet calls get influenced.


Right? I mean, games go on long enough as it is, now we'll have to stop the game because the ref will run off the field crying when the mean coach yells at her!

I love the "they might get hurt" argument too. Anyone who gets hit by a 300 lb lineman who isn't also a 300 lb lineman is going to get farked up. It's not like all the current refs are muscle-bound strongmen.
/Go back to your cave
 
2011-08-17 12:53:24 PM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: The first thing I thought of when I saw that headline is "Why aren't there more female refs in the NFL? (or any sport, for that matter)"


Because they make up a small % of the number refs at any level and there aren't any who are good enough to make it to the top.
 
2011-08-17 01:09:03 PM  

litespeed74: pfft...next thing you'll see is women being able to vote.


Help stop woman's suffrage.. Didn't the man show have a petition or something like that before?
 
2011-08-17 01:10:57 PM  
When I was wrestling in our regional tournament in high school there was a female ref working at the tourny, and at the time I didn't think much of it...but as I get older I am having some "hmmmmmm, not sure if that was kosher" moments. Granted, this is not her fault and she didn't act in anyway unprofessional...but she was doing the weigh-ins, which meant some people were going naked because it was just that much less water-weight to shed. So there was a mature woman, in a room with a bunch of boys, most of whom were under 18, and a few of them were completely naked. So does she deserve to have a seat over there or not?

/Weird Story Bro...
 
2011-08-17 01:23:56 PM  

my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food: So there was a mature woman, in a room with a bunch of boys, most of whom were under 18, and a few of them were completely naked.


So long as she wasn't the only adult in the room, the situation was probably fine. Most organizations tend to have that rule, with the idea that actual pedos are so rare that the chances of two of them being in a position to conspire is nil.
 
2011-08-17 01:25:17 PM  

meddleRPI: It will be fun to watch her officiate a Steelers game.

"Penalty, Offense, Number 7. Unsportsmanlike conduct toward a referee, 15 yard penalty, still first down."
"Penalty, Offense, Number 7. Unsportsmanlike conduct toward a referee, 15 yard penalty, still first down."
"Penalty, Offense, Number 7. Unsportsmanlike conduct toward a referee, 15 yard penalty, still first down."


Why did he do it three times? He must like Unsportsmanlike Conduct.
 
2011-08-17 01:31:24 PM  

Mr. Chainsaw: S.A.S.Q.U.A.T.C.H.: Let's see what people think when she's run down by a 300+lb guy on a kick return, or when one of the old school coaches lose their mind on her.

Plenty of women watch football already, this is just stupid. If she's the buffest man-dude ever, than maybe it's okay. But otherwise, 99% of females put emotion over than logic. And when one coach calls you "a dumb farking slut, get your head out of your tits", and one doesn't, I'll bet calls get influenced.

Right? I mean, games go on long enough as it is, now we'll have to stop the game because the ref will run off the field crying when the mean coach yells at her!

I love the "they might get hurt" argument too. Anyone who gets hit by a 300 lb lineman who isn't also a 300 lb lineman is going to get farked up. It's not like all the current refs are muscle-bound strongmen.
/Go back to your cave


www.thispointofview.com

Would like a word with you.

Don't care. Referees are all blind and or insane, no matter the sex.

/not really
//was a part time ref for club hockey, hard as hell, especially if you're the only official
///can't see everything at the same time
 
2011-08-17 01:36:42 PM  
cdn.bleacherreport.net

Where's my sandwhich?!
 
2011-08-17 01:39:32 PM  
well, since refs aren't allowed to have smartphones on the field, and Brent Favre is gone, looks like she'll be safe.
 
2011-08-17 01:43:06 PM  

Mr. Chainsaw: I love the "they might get hurt" argument too. Anyone who gets hit by a 300 lb lineman who isn't also a 300 lb lineman is going to get farked up. It's not like all the current refs are muscle-bound strongmen.


clutch.mtv.com
Clearly men shouldn't be allowed to be refs.
 
2011-08-17 01:49:55 PM  

SkittlesAreYum: S.A.S.Q.U.A.T.C.H.: Let's see what people think when she's run down by a 300+lb guy on a kick return, or when one of the old school coaches lose their mind on her.

Plenty of women watch football already, this is just stupid. If she's the buffest man-dude ever, than maybe it's okay. But otherwise, 99% of females put emotion over than logic. And when one coach calls you "a dumb farking slut, get your head out of your tits", and one doesn't, I'll bet calls get influenced.

Location: Massachusetts

Weird, I expected West Virginia or Idaho or Arkansas.


Classic Masshole behavior.
 
2011-08-17 01:53:48 PM  
Coolies!

/now if we can just get a female baseball pitcher
 
2011-08-17 01:54:13 PM  

pregerstheHobo: Mr. Chainsaw: S.A.S.Q.U.A.T.C.H.: Let's see what people think when she's run down by a 300+lb guy on a kick return, or when one of the old school coaches lose their mind on her.

Plenty of women watch football already, this is just stupid. If she's the buffest man-dude ever, than maybe it's okay. But otherwise, 99% of females put emotion over than logic. And when one coach calls you "a dumb farking slut, get your head out of your tits", and one doesn't, I'll bet calls get influenced.

Right? I mean, games go on long enough as it is, now we'll have to stop the game because the ref will run off the field crying when the mean coach yells at her!

I love the "they might get hurt" argument too. Anyone who gets hit by a 300 lb lineman who isn't also a 300 lb lineman is going to get farked up. It's not like all the current refs are muscle-bound strongmen.
/Go back to your cave

[www.thispointofview.com image 153x199]

Would like a word with you.


Okay, Hochuli and his guns are an exception.
 
2011-08-17 02:13:41 PM  

my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food: When I was wrestling in our regional tournament in high school there was a female ref working at the tourny, and at the time I didn't think much of it...but as I get older I am having some "hmmmmmm, not sure if that was kosher" moments. Granted, this is not her fault and she didn't act in anyway unprofessional...but she was doing the weigh-ins, which meant some people were going naked because it was just that much less water-weight to shed. So there was a mature woman, in a room with a bunch of boys, most of whom were under 18, and a few of them were completely naked. So does she deserve to have a seat over there or not?

/Weird Story Bro...


Because it happened then ... no. We haven't gone completely insane until recently.
 
2011-08-17 02:57:54 PM  
*facepalm* Football is a farking escape from women. If you want to have a female league with female refs, fine. But leave the men's sports to the men. For fark's sake.
 
2011-08-17 03:04:31 PM  

mmm... pancake: Football is a farking escape from women.


My wife is the reason I started watching football.
 
2011-08-17 03:10:10 PM  

mmm... pancake: *facepalm* Football is a farking escape from women. If you want to have a female league with female refs, fine. But leave the men's sports to the men. For fark's sake.


You don't like being around chicks?

/Why do so many guys want to get AWAY from women?
 
2011-08-17 03:12:53 PM  

mmm... pancake: *facepalm* Football is a farking escape from women. If you want to have a female league with female refs, fine. But leave the men's sports to the men. For fark's sake.


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2011-08-17 03:25:03 PM  
a NFL game, a NFL game, a NFL game.


IT'S AN NFL GAME YOU JACK WAGON!!!!
 
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