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NFL Gets Its 1st Female Referee At Chargers-Packers Preseason Game
AP) ^ | August 6, 2012 11:26 AM

Posted on 08/06/2012 2:44:17 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Shannon Eastin will become the first female to officiate an NFL game when she works the Green Bay at San Diego preseason match Thursday night.

The regular NFL officials have been locked out by the league.

Eastin is a college referee who has worked in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (FCS division).

(Excerpt) Read more at losangeles.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: chargers; female; football; nfl; packers; referee; shannoneastin; women

1 posted on 08/06/2012 2:44:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Chicks with D*cks. This is an outrage!


2 posted on 08/06/2012 2:55:20 PM PDT by Mister Anderson (Give them nothing, but take from them everything!)
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To: BenLurkin

All I can say is

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUuJxuMRLwI


3 posted on 08/06/2012 3:01:57 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (?????? . what??? Who knew? .)
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To: BenLurkin

I would not be surprised if she is the most knowledgeable of the replacements. Some of the women trying to break into a field in the past have really prepared. Of course, she could also be an affirmative action ref...


4 posted on 08/06/2012 3:08:24 PM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: Mister Anderson

Women don’t grow up with football. By the time I was 12 I knew the difference between a counter-trey and a counter-gap.

Other than as eye candy, women don’t add anything to the game. Watching chicks on the sideline try to provide “analysis” reminds me every time of a liberal trying to provide “insight.”

This is just the latest degradation of what was a true Man’s sport (except for the Lingerie Bowl of course)


5 posted on 08/06/2012 3:13:15 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: BenLurkin

Why not! They’ve continued “chickifying” the sport; they’re forcing us to watch the players wear pink uniforms, hats, shoes, refs’ whistles, etc., to show support for the baby-killing Komen-Planned Predators; they’re complaining about things being too ruff on the field with the itty-bitty players; and on and on.

If anybody wants to watch real men play sports, watch Australian Rules Football . . . they wear shorts and t-shirts and no visible padding.

I tell ya’, it’s getting goofy with our coddled 20-year old millionaires.


6 posted on 08/06/2012 3:13:26 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Mister Anderson
Chicks with D*cks.

What an odd comment.

7 posted on 08/06/2012 3:15:26 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: freedumb2003

Does the the Lingerie League have good-looking gal refs in lingerie? If they started using them for Browns games, I might start watching again!


8 posted on 08/06/2012 3:16:44 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: freedumb2003

“Watching chicks on the sideline try to provide “analysis” reminds me every time of a liberal trying to provide “insight.””

- lol, I agree. I remember seeing one of them argue with an ex-NFL coach (forget who it was) about how a player should have been handled. ...you have to be kidding me.

Next time I see a pregnant woman I’ll reminder her of what the best way of giving birth is. </s>


9 posted on 08/06/2012 3:22:17 PM PDT by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: fuzzylogic

It’s no worse than women at Nascar describing how the cars are built.


10 posted on 08/06/2012 3:25:49 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: BenLurkin

Ya know????? I don’t have anything against women. I am one. I have daughters. That said, ya know?????????? I would probably go thru the roof if my daughters were denied a role in sports such as this one....but I think they wouldn’t even try. I don’t think I can stand this crap anymore....but not to worry, Rush thinks it’s all over anyway.


11 posted on 08/06/2012 3:27:22 PM PDT by FryingPan101 (Laugh a little.)
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To: BenLurkin

Yes, folks, it’s another Obama Era first! So many Firsts since the Great One took office! So much Diversity and Inclusion! Aren’t you glad to be alive in the Obama Era?! </sarc>


12 posted on 08/06/2012 3:30:52 PM PDT by Clock King
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To: BenLurkin

Every now and then a ref on the field or sidelines gets seriously rolled by a player in a high impact encounter. Just sayin...


13 posted on 08/06/2012 3:31:17 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Isabel C.; All
Chicks with D*cks.
“What an odd comment.”

Translation... She wanted to be a man!

i.e. Women have no place on the playing field in the NFL. Go home, get out, and stay the hell off my tv screen! Its rough and tough and there's no place for women in it, FOOTBALL is a man's sport and just leave it at that! Political correctness be damned!

Is that less odd?

14 posted on 08/06/2012 3:32:04 PM PDT by Mister Anderson (Give them nothing, but take from them everything!)
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To: Starboard
She's a multiple-year Judo champion. While I'm not crazy about the "all-inclusion" ideals this represents, highly decorated female judo champions would be on the short list of those I won't argue with.

(Maybe we could get to see her roll a player to avoid such a collision someday... you canNOT argue with the "Ooh, COOL!" factor on THAT possibility!!)

15 posted on 08/06/2012 3:34:42 PM PDT by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: BenLurkin

As long as she is qualified, I really don’t a big issue here...

Are male refs required to have played the game to be a ref ?


16 posted on 08/06/2012 3:35:45 PM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: BenLurkin

My Ex fiance HATED seeing women on the sidelines doing interviews and analyses, and she is a serious football fan. This is gonna drive her bonkers! I think she just hated women in general unless they were REALLY beautiful and had good fashion sense.


17 posted on 08/06/2012 3:35:58 PM PDT by America_Right (Remember, Republicans have a lot more in common with Democrats than they do with Tea Partiers.)
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To: Starboard
She's a multiple-year Judo champion. While I'm not crazy about the "all-inclusion" ideals this represents, highly decorated female judo champions would be on the short list of those I won't argue with.

(Maybe we could get to see her roll a player to avoid such a collision someday... you canNOT argue with the "Ooh, COOL!" factor on THAT possibility!!)

18 posted on 08/06/2012 3:36:13 PM PDT by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: Starboard

“Every now and then a ref... gets seriously rolled by a player”.

My thoughts exactly. I hope she can take a hit. A hit by a professional football player... not me. No thanks!!


19 posted on 08/06/2012 3:42:57 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: BenLurkin

why? no men applied?


20 posted on 08/06/2012 3:45:19 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (At what point does an escalated effort to remove this traitor commence, and what form does it take?)
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To: Teacher317

Think 250lb linebacker hitting her with full on force. This is serious stuff, at least for those of us who have had the sobering experience of a near lights out hit on the field. Whatever her skills in the martial arts, a brutal impact like that on a small body — with no protection — can have major medical consequences.


21 posted on 08/06/2012 4:02:09 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: bunkerhill7

When I was in college, a lifetime ago, a cheerleader was known as a split end.


22 posted on 08/06/2012 4:13:29 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: BenLurkin

I know plenty of women football fans who are just as knowledgable as the men. Let them ref!


23 posted on 08/06/2012 4:21:48 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: BenLurkin

Bravo! There no reason a ANYONE who is qualified shouldn’t be allowed to do the job.


24 posted on 08/06/2012 4:24:06 PM PDT by CityCenter
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

>>Does the the Lingerie League have good-looking gal refs in lingerie? If they started using them for Browns games, I might start watching again!<<

They used to run it at the SB 1/2 time. I don’t know if the league still exists.

But they were all HOT.


25 posted on 08/06/2012 4:25:15 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: 353FMG

>>When I was in college, a lifetime ago, a cheerleader was known as a split end.<<

My brother’s mixed bowling team was named “4 Balls and 2 Splits.”


26 posted on 08/06/2012 4:28:53 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: Popman
Are male refs required to have played the game to be a ref ?

No it's only required if you want to be a "good" ref.

27 posted on 08/06/2012 4:30:02 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Venturer

Why wouldn’t a woman understand how a car is built?


28 posted on 08/06/2012 4:31:54 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: freedumb2003

I can see that your brother and his bowling team are a bunch of normal people.


29 posted on 08/06/2012 4:33:32 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: BenLurkin

Rush is right, they are trying to kill football, and they are going to do so by making the fans disinterested in it.


30 posted on 08/06/2012 4:43:31 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: BenLurkin

31 posted on 08/06/2012 4:44:33 PM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: BenLurkin
Shannon Eastin will become the first female to officiate an NFL game when she works the Green Bay at San Diego preseason match Thursday night.

I suppose a woman could have ruled that Don Beebe wasn't down by contact or Tom Brady's arm wasn't going forward or Rob Lytle's forward momentum had been stopped before the ball came out just as well as a man.

The regular NFL officials have been locked out by the league.

Really? Labor trouble from NFL refs? I thought these guys were part-timers.
32 posted on 08/06/2012 5:08:21 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: BenLurkin

This is bs. The sport already have enough seniles as refs who miss calls all the time.


33 posted on 08/06/2012 5:10:26 PM PDT by sagar
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To: BenLurkin
Backfield in motion...


34 posted on 08/06/2012 5:11:06 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: freedumb2003

I grew up with football and frankly could out play my brothers until they hit 17.


35 posted on 08/06/2012 5:29:25 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: BenLurkin
The regular NFL officials have been locked out by the league.

So she is a scab then?

36 posted on 08/06/2012 5:53:28 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obamaid has to go.)
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To: BenLurkin

Wow,the first female blind zebra!What won’t they think of next.


37 posted on 08/06/2012 6:05:51 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: rabidralph

Perhaps they do, but do men in a mens sport want to hear it?


38 posted on 08/06/2012 6:30:39 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

I guess you’re right. Here’s hoping one of your fellow travelers doesn’t shoot her for doing her job.


39 posted on 08/06/2012 6:35:46 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph

LOL insults just wash right off my back.


40 posted on 08/06/2012 6:54:09 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

It’s not an insult; it’s an observation.


41 posted on 08/06/2012 6:58:41 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph

Very astute.


42 posted on 08/06/2012 7:01:07 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Mike Darancette

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/Uh_Yeah.mp3


43 posted on 08/07/2012 7:53:27 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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