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Shannon Eastin to Become First Female NFL Referee [+ NFL Picks]
ABC Snooze ^ | Wed, Aug 8, 2012 6:43 AM EDT | Eliza Murphy

Posted on 08/09/2012 11:03:34 AM PDT by Bender2

Shannon Eastin to Become First Female NFL Referee
By Eliza Murphy | ABC News Blogs – Wed, Aug 8, 2012 6:43 AM EDT

Shannon Eastin is making history this week as the first woman to referee a National Football League game and she acknowledges that she is a bit of a pioneer.

"I would say probably most of the way, to some degree, yes. Even in my previous experience in judo, I did a lot of things that were first there," Eastin said in a news conference Tuesday.

Eastin, 42, will serve as the line judge in Thursday's pre-season game between the San Diego Chargers and the Green Bay Packers.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor; Sports
KEYWORDS: football; nfl; predictions; preseason; women
Re: Shannon... Eastin

Not too bad... not too bad at all--

If red X above go to http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/TIUCVAKt5Sq7LHYh6gSSTw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTMxMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en/blogs/sptusnflexperts/yahoo_eastin.jpg

1 posted on 08/09/2012 11:03:52 AM PDT by Bender2
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To: Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; Larry Lucido; ..
Yeah, but... I want this crew working... the Monday night game with my Boys and Da Raiders!

Okay, okay, campers, back to basics and "Are you ready... for some football!!!!"

Before I get too tanked up, here are my picks... for this first full weekend of NFL Pre-Season Football:

Now, Bendy, shouldn't you first ask... who President Ford would pick to win?

Gadzooks, no way! He's been out of office so long... his flicks are used as filler for the Mark Cuban's Soccer Channel--

Tonight's games... will go like this:

Washington 9 at Buffalo 35 as over-hyped... find his tail well stomped by buffalo hoofprints--

New Orleans 10 at New England 27 as Drew Brees finds that Roger Goodell's slow burn... thousand yard and a half stare has the fix in--

Pittsburgh 27 at Philadelphia 17: Old Philly Vick may have a new product endorsement... but the Stoolers have a new diet... too!

Baltimore 21 at Atlanta 17: Hey, Hitch likes them Dirty Byrds... and so do I--

Green Bay 21 at San Diego 17: Overjoyed is big with his Packs victory and his... new cheesebra--

Denver 3 at Chicago 20: Poor Old Peyton, Bear bit... first time out of the Bronc chute--

Friday finds Tampa Bay 17 at Miami 31: Have a Tampa Bay finds themselves up to their bucking ears... in Dolfin poop

NY Jets 35 at Cincinnati 21: Rex Ryan finds his foot fetish fulfilled by a runnin' gunnin'... nakked to the waist Tebow--

Cleveland 28 at Detroit 27: Brown Stains in a quandary as the Real McCoy... out plays both Weeden and the Motor City Loins--

NY Giants 12 at Jacksonville 25: Few Manning Light plays as he snaps, "Hey, I won my 2nd Super Bowl, so why... do I have to even play in these so-called exhibitions?"

Arizona 3 at Kansas City 28: Yes, my old Dallas Texans... romp and stomp!

Minnesota 6 at San Francisco 27: No joy in Viqueensland as the 69ers put in Nancy... "Mad Dog' Pelosi as the starting fullmouthback--

Saturday we find Allegra's Texicans 12 at Carolina 28: Sorry, Allegra, but... is hitting on all 12 cylinders--

Allegra's Old Earlers 24 at Seattle 9: No TO popcorn for the Looney Left Coast's 12th Rainmen... TO is ALL POPPED OUT--

Sunday we have St. Louis 27 at Indianapolis 17: Andrew finds no luck as them Saint Louie Ewes... gang up on his rookie debut--

Monday night my Boys will occupy Oakland 35-10 with... extreme prejudice!

Okay, I've given my picks... what is y'all's? come get this stick away from me!

2 posted on 08/09/2012 11:05:35 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2
WHO CARES?!?!?!

I mean geez... enough with this "first woman this" and "first black that"...

3 posted on 08/09/2012 11:08:40 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: Mr. K

Not you bender...


4 posted on 08/09/2012 11:10:22 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: Mr. K

Yeah...but I seem to recall a female ref way back when. Players would pick up her flags for her.


5 posted on 08/09/2012 11:10:48 AM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Mr. K

Exactly. If she can do the job properly, she’s welcome to do it, as far as I’m concerned. I don’t care what whether or not it’s a man or woman, or what color their skin is, they’re there to do a job, and they’re either good at it or they’re not. Isn’t that all that matters?


6 posted on 08/09/2012 11:11:10 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: Bender2

Teary-eyed? There ain’t no cryin’ in football!


7 posted on 08/09/2012 11:16:31 AM PDT by DallasDeb (usafa06mom)
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To: Bender2

I guess that a women can be just a blind as a man can.


8 posted on 08/09/2012 11:17:56 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Bender2

I guess that a women can be just a blind as a man can.


9 posted on 08/09/2012 11:18:05 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Mr. K
Gadzooks, K! Get off you high horse, make you picks for this weekend and then come over here... and take this damn crooked stick away before I ruin my higher function programming!
10 posted on 08/09/2012 11:27:59 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

Sorry Bender! that was not meant for you

That is a problem when you post a story here- it tends to feel like people that are responding to the article are responding personally to you, and that was not what I meant to do


11 posted on 08/09/2012 11:32:50 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: Bender2
Referee Pictures, Images and Photos

Don't forget to wear the heeled sneakers.

12 posted on 08/09/2012 11:34:47 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Bender2

There are hundreds of male white Referees in the College ranks that are equally qualified if not more qualified than this woman. The NFL has a policy of hiring referees that a) Are black or of a minority b) Former NFL players or c) relatives of NFL players or referees. Speaking to some highly qualified College referees, the WASP referees said that the Minnesota Vikings will win the Super Bowl before any of them get hired into the NFL.


13 posted on 08/09/2012 11:40:44 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Mr. K
Understood, K, but as my tag line says, "I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." Ain't that right... Rick?

If you say... so, Bend--

14 posted on 08/09/2012 11:48:04 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: vetvetdoug

Except as cheerleaders or lingerie bowl participants, chicks don’t belong in football.

Period.


15 posted on 08/09/2012 11:49:42 AM 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: Bender2
Just another way to "uni-sex" our world. Can't we at least keep one thing sacred in the sports world? I don't know about you, but I would like SOMETHINGS kept in the realm of men...

That's all I have to say.

FMCDH(BITS)

16 posted on 08/09/2012 11:58:24 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Bender2
Shannon Eastin to Become First Female NFL Referee

Typical ABC, the headline is wrong. She's not a referee. A referee is just that, and wears a white hat. She's a line judge.

17 posted on 08/09/2012 12:01:55 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: kevkrom

This is just more affirmative action. There are far more qualified refs in the college ranks.

This thread just shows that “conservatives” have accepted the pathology of “feminism”.


18 posted on 08/09/2012 12:04:20 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Bender2

I can’t really root for her after reading this article:

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/shannon-eastin-sarah-thomas-first-female-referee-controversy-underscores-replacement-officials-problem-fix-it-now-080612


19 posted on 08/09/2012 12:05:21 PM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: kevkrom

The Refs tonight are complete unknowns. No Div. I, II or III college Refs are taking the chance. BTW, if she was a man she’d be called a Scab.


20 posted on 08/09/2012 12:15:54 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: nothingnew

I agree with you, and I am a woman.

Let there be some areas where men can do what they do without any women interfering or nagging.


21 posted on 08/09/2012 12:30:24 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Ronald_Magnus

I can’t really root for her after reading this article:

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I won’t root for her under any circumstances. Keep women out of football.


22 posted on 08/09/2012 12:34:35 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: kevkrom

Agreed. If she gets the calls right she’ll be a welcome improvement over some of the guys they’ve had in the past.


23 posted on 08/09/2012 12:44:03 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Ronald_Magnus

I agree, Sarah Thomas is more qualified and would have been a better choice.


24 posted on 08/09/2012 1:09:43 PM PDT by realmagnolia
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To: Bender2
Hey Bendy, Photobucket I think you broke my internet connection with that large amount of pictures...

My memory interface Photobucket just kinda fritzed out there...

My online avatar Photobucket is not very happy with me right now...

So now I have to go back into the net Photobucket and attempt to fix the overload...

25 posted on 08/09/2012 3:00:28 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Bender2

Big deal. Pro football will be destroyed by the liberals so it will be injury free. Wait until the libs pull the race card about all the black players getting repetitive concussive brain injuries. The lawyers will have a field day. Pro football is dead, but doesn’t know it.


26 posted on 08/09/2012 3:00:43 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: GraceG
Re: I think you broke my internet connection with that large amount of pictures...

Having been a dial-up customer when I first came onto FR, I realize what large uploads of photos will do. Therefore, I have always made my individual uploads small in size as possible and all .gifs. So, all the 27 photo I uploaded in my initial post an average size of 29K making a total of around 783K.

One large .jpg can run upward to a million K or very much more if really large.

However, I apologize for the problems you encountered with my posting and I shall take you off my ping list.

27 posted on 08/09/2012 4:55:09 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

[ However, I apologize for the problems you encountered with my posting and I shall take you off my ping list. ]

No No, please leave me ON your ping list, I was just razzing you about the number of pictures! It didn’t break anything internet related, LOL.

Your posts are always entertaining!


28 posted on 08/09/2012 5:07:09 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Bender2

She meets the requirements. She’s ugly as ****. She hit every branch of the ugly tree as she fell off it.


29 posted on 08/09/2012 5:16:52 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Bender2

I bet you heard “That boy just ain’t right” a lot when you were growing up. LOL!


30 posted on 08/09/2012 5:48:44 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: stevio
Re: I bet you heard “That boy just ain’t right” a lot when you were growing up.

Nope, they said that about all the cartoon characters... that lived in the attic over my room--

31 posted on 08/09/2012 6:03:50 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie
Re: Denver 3 at Chicago 20: Poor Old Peyton, Bear bit... first time out of the Bronc chute--

Manning picked off in brief debut with Broncos-- I rest... my case.

32 posted on 08/09/2012 7:06:36 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

Man up and get on stage.


33 posted on 08/10/2012 6:57:01 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer to drink a bunch of them. Stay thirsty my FRiends)
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