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Well the NFL is soon to become a much more gentile (sp?) and softer sport for football fans. Long been hailed as a male dominated, rough and tumble sport, it is now being breached by the allowing of a woman to take part in the NFL Combines.

Roger Goodell has done much to eliminate the brutality of the game, under the guise of player safety, and with this current onset of this current development, we should be seeing uniform changes in the allowance of skirts, much more pink highlighting, and separate but equal locker rooms.

Yeah Goodell, thanks for nothing!

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February 21st, 2013, 12:12 pm
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I don't think it is "official" yet. She's 28 already, probably not worth much of a look unless she has Hansen like longevity.

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Pablo wrote:
I don't think it is "official" yet. She's 28 already, probably not worth much of a look unless she has Hansen like longevity.




Im training the first female pro football player right now. we do leg strengthening drills now at 4 months old. her accuracy is crap but we have time to work on it :wink: :idea: :idea:


First Female kicker in the NFL.....ima use a Shottty quote "Mark my words!!!!" lol

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February 23rd, 2013, 1:16 pm
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maybe it is back to unofficial...

USA Today wrote:
Fellow female kicker on Silberman: 'She was terrible'

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Katie Hnida wonders if Lauren Silberman and the NFL have done damage to the dreams of female athletes.

Silberman was one of 38 kickers to take part in the league's New York/New Jersey regional scouting combine at the New York Jets' facility. She was the only woman, the first female participant in an NFL-sponsored tryout, and was hoping to prove her kicks could stand up to the booming 55-yard field goals some of the men were making.

Silberman kicked only twice. They were two kickoffs for a total of 30 yards. Only one crossed the midfield stripe – by a yard. After that, her day was over because she said she aggravated a quad injury she suffered in practice last week.

The way Hnida saw it, those practice sessions couldn't have been that intense.

"Her performance does not have to do with her gender. It has to do with her experience and her preparation," Hnida, a former kicker for Colorado and New Mexico and the first woman to score a point in a Division 1 football game, told USA TODAY Sports by phone. "Unfortunately, what's going to happen now is she's going to be looked at (as inferior) because she was female.

"But she was terrible."

Hnida knows because she saw a clip of Silberman's kicks.

"I saw the video," Hnida said with a sigh. "I saw the video."

What Hnida didn't see was the 20-second period before the kick in which Silberman couldn't figure out how to stand the ball on the tee without it falling. Hnida fell silent on the other end of the phone when told that.

Hnida, who is battling back from a blood clot that's put her Arena League career on hold, a also didn't see the awkward nine steps backward and five steps sideways as Silberman lined up 6 yards behind the ball instead of the standard approach of 10 or more yards.

Three kickers who tried out along with Silberman Sunday said the former MIT student asked a few of them how to approach the ball on the kick. The kickers spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because they didn't want to hurt their chances of getting another tryout with a team.

Silberman's technique, as Hnida noted, was terrible.

Silberman took no warm-up kicks Sunday, saying she was nursing her injury – an injury combine officials said they had no idea she'd suffered. But even as she jogged awkwardly toward an empty tee, it was clear her kicks were going to be dreadful – quad pull or no quad pull.

"I also find it curious she didn't warm up. You never go in kicking cold," Hnida said. "There's a reason why the kickers are the first people out there. It takes us a while to warm up."

Though the league reserves the right to deny a registration, it apparently made no attempt to determine whether Silberman had a chance to put forth a good effort. Now, other young women likely will have an even tougher path to gender equality on the football field.

"It is disappointing," Hnida said. "I hoped she would go out and do justice for an NFL tryout, because there are lots of people who have dreamed of going to the NFL. It should be something serious."

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Allegedly she had a bad hammy, but she should have just not kicked... That was pathetic...


March 4th, 2013, 1:49 pm
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wjb21ndtown wrote:
Allegedly she had a bad hammy, but she should have just not kicked... That was pathetic...
She didn't have a 'bad hammy', she has apparently never kicked before...
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More proof that Silberman tryout was a publicity stunt
Posted by Mike Florio on March 4, 2013, 11:36 AM EST

From the moment it was disclosed by the league’s in-house media conglomerate that a female kicker will be among the participants in a Regional Scouting Combine process that the league wants to see grow into an American Idol-style competition, we were skeptical that it was a publicity stunt.

And it was. Apparently for both the league and the female kicker.

Mike Garafolo of USA Today has more details in the aftermath of Lauren Silberman’s disastrous Sunday tryout. Per Garafolo, other kickers at the tryout said Silberman was asking them how to properly approach the ball before kicking it.

It’s not surprising, given that Silberman had never played football before. Never. As in ever.

And so, as former Colorado kicker Katie Hnida told Garafolo after seeing video of Silberman kicking, Silberman was “terrible.”

So what in the hell was she doing as a participant in an NFL Regional Scouting Combine?

Apparently, anyone can participate — if he or she (or Gus the donkey) is willing to pay $275. Sure, the NFL claims that “[a]pplicants must meet NFL eligibility rules and be able to perform at a high skill level” and that “[t]he NFL reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject any applicant it determines to be unqualified or unfit to compete.” But those are just words on paper.

Whether accidental or intentional, Lauren Silberman slipped through the cracks. She apparently wanted the publicity. And the NFL wanted it, too.

Even at the risk of applying a speck of tarnish to the otherwise unassailable shield.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... ity-stunt/

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