Skip to comments.Shannon Eastin to Become First Female NFL Referee [+ NFL Picks]
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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Not too bad... not too bad at all--
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!
Not you bender...
Yeah...but I seem to recall a female ref way back when. Players would pick up her flags for her.
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?
Teary-eyed? There ain’t no cryin’ in football!
I guess that a women can be just a blind as a man can.
I guess that a women can be just a blind as a man can.
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
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.
If you say... so, Bend--
Except as cheerleaders or lingerie bowl participants, chicks don’t belong in football.
That's all I have to say.
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.
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”.
I can’t really root for her after reading this article:
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.
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.
I cant really root for her after reading this article:
I won’t root for her under any circumstances. Keep women out of football.
Agreed. If she gets the calls right she’ll be a welcome improvement over some of the guys they’ve had in the past.
I agree, Sarah Thomas is more qualified and would have been a better choice.
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.
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.
[ 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!
She meets the requirements. She’s ugly as ****. She hit every branch of the ugly tree as she fell off it.
I bet you heard “That boy just ain’t right” a lot when you were growing up. LOL!
Nope, they said that about all the cartoon characters... that lived in the attic over my room--
Manning picked off in brief debut with Broncos-- I rest... my case.
Man up and get on stage.
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