NFL To Use First-Ever Female Referee: Are Female Refs Good for Football?

Daryl 2012/08/07 16:00:00
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For the first time in league history, a woman will work an NFL game as part of the officiating crew.

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  • Mm Tom 2012/08/10 07:13:41
  • Mm Tom 2012/08/10 07:13:33
  • Mm Daryl 2012/08/10 07:13:20
  • XZQZQ Tom 2012/08/07 22:16:38
    I have no problem to admitting being a male, or admitting that I am sure that many women know the game far better than I do. However, I still think that it is a crappy idea....
  • Tom XZQZQ 2012/08/08 16:13:00
    Certainly an opinion I can accept. I don't necessarily agree with it, but I don't have to. I can accept any opinion as long as it isn't backed in some concocted make believe land.

    I don't actually know, I can't see where it would be a problem. Obviously, however, someone much higher in the NFL food chain thinks it doesn't matter, so we'll wait and see.
  • Mm Tom 2012/08/10 07:13:48
  • Bibliop... Tom 2012/08/08 01:20:29
    Ignore him, the sexism and lunacy is out in full force today.
  • Mm Tom 2012/08/10 07:13:15
  • Daryl keliffa 2012/08/07 18:48:24
    No actually the refs are not as in charge as you think.

    Their power is based largely on the willingness of players to listen to them.

    Women command less respect especially among large athletes.
  • keliffa Daryl 2012/08/08 12:35:17
    Art, what sport are you watching where the players can ignore a ref's calls because they don't like the person issuing them?
  • Mm Daryl 2012/08/10 07:13:57
  • Osk Daryl 2012/08/07 20:58:18
    If the NHL already had a female player, why not have the NFL a female Ref. Besides, there are already amateur teams of all female football anyways
  • XZQZQ Daryl 2012/08/07 22:10:19
    The players have been conditioned via 16 years of women-as-authority-figures via the educational system. Plus, I suspect that the NFL is smart enough to chose an extremely capable female in this ground-breaking situation. Guys in general respond well to a woman who can hold her own in a man's world. Plus football players are just very big little boys, and will respond fairly well to a mommy figure...
  • hasher XZQZQ 2012/08/09 00:53:06
    thats true. i think it will go quite well . we shall wait and see. i hope she proves art wrong.
  • hasher Daryl 2012/08/09 00:50:34
    you must have some real issues with women. are you totally against women??? what are you the type who want women barefoot and pregnant?? staying home?? this isnt the first time ive read your degrading comments about women. someone must have hurt you really bad. please dont be so down on all women we are not all bad. there may be afew rotten apples but that doesnt spoil the whole bunch.
  • Mm Daryl 2012/08/10 07:12:49

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