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Lauren Silberman's bid to be NFL's first female player ends with injury
Guardian UK ^ | 3 March 2013 | Staff and agencies

Posted on 03/04/2013 3:00:54 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo

Lauren Silberman's history-making NFL tryout ended disappointingly quickly.

Silberman, the first woman to take part in a regional scouting combine sponsored by the NFL, suffered a leg injury and had to withdraw after just two kickoffs.

She pulled up after managing just 19 yards with her first kick-off and then 14 yards with her second effort.

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19 and 14 yards on two kicks. Feminists can console themselves with the knowledge that women can still serve in combat in the US military.
1 posted on 03/04/2013 3:00:59 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Had she made it, probably would be the most macho place kicker in the NFL


2 posted on 03/04/2013 3:03:44 PM PST by llevrok (Keep your arms out. It makes it harder for them to throw a net over you.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Had she made it, probably would be the most macho place kicker in the NFL


3 posted on 03/04/2013 3:03:50 PM PST by llevrok (Keep your arms out. It makes it harder for them to throw a net over you.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

First half of her career 19 yards, second half 14 yards. Ahhh....the memories!


5 posted on 03/04/2013 3:07:54 PM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: llevrok

I remember a kicker a few years ago who suffered a serious injury celebrating a field goal


6 posted on 03/04/2013 3:08:03 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

She may not have been a superstar on the field, but she was a real Hit, in the locker room.....probably at least as popular as the women now on submarine duty.


7 posted on 03/04/2013 3:08:16 PM PST by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: llevrok
probably would be the most macho place kicker in the NFL.

Even SeaBass?


8 posted on 03/04/2013 3:09:43 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
This woman was a total embarrassment to women. She spoke and became a bigger embarrassment by coming off a total airhead.

Just awful!

9 posted on 03/04/2013 3:11:24 PM PST by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I think this goofuss also said today that field goal kicking really had nothing to do with distance . . .

But 19 and 14 yarders? Unless they put the goalposts on the 25 yard line (kinda’ like they do with women’s tees), she ain’t gonna’ make it.

First of all, who told her, with her range of 14 to 19 yards, that anyone in the NFL would be slightly interested?


10 posted on 03/04/2013 3:13:23 PM PST by laweeks
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

“The [high school] senior booted a 67-yard field goal to tie the game against Shadle Park Thursday night. Central Valley would go on to win 65-55.


11 posted on 03/04/2013 3:14:19 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

this was a publicity stunt from the get-go

there are girl high school kickers who can do better


12 posted on 03/04/2013 3:18:45 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Well, Bless Her Little Heart!
13 posted on 03/04/2013 3:28:17 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I remember a high school in Georgia who used a girl for extra points. She was good but that is not really saying anything as most extra point kickers do OK.

The thing which set her apart was that she was smoking hot. She played soccer and the entire soccer team for the most part were absolute babes. I mean 9’s and 10’s and I am a tough grader.


14 posted on 03/04/2013 3:28:29 PM PST by yarddog (Per Ardua Ad Alta.)
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To: yarddog
I remember a high school in Georgia who used a girl for extra points.

I bet they did (cough, cough)

15 posted on 03/04/2013 3:47:58 PM PST by llevrok (Keep your arms out. It makes it harder for them to throw a net over you.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Feminists can console themselves with the knowledge that women can still serve in combat in the US military.

Well, there's so much more on the line in a football game, so, yeah it's just a consolation.

16 posted on 03/04/2013 3:54:31 PM PST by FredZarguna (I ride around nights mostly...subways, buses...If I'm gonna do that I might as well get paid for it.)
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To: yarddog
I remember a high school in Georgia who used a girl for extra points

Phrasing...

17 posted on 03/04/2013 3:55:52 PM PST by FredZarguna (I ride around nights mostly...subways, buses...If I'm gonna do that I might as well get paid for it.)
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To: llevrok

I guess I set you up for that one.

I remember my own high school back in the 60’s was full of beauties. I began to wonder if it was just my imagination. Were they really as pretty as my memory had them?

A couple of years ago, I got out one of my old annuals and boy, they may have been even better than I thought. Several were prettier than most movie stars.


18 posted on 03/04/2013 3:58:10 PM PST by yarddog (Per Ardua Ad Alta.)
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To: yarddog
I remember my own high school back in the 60’s was full of beauties.

Back when women smelled delicious!! (I still get "meloncholy" at the smell of old fashioned hair spray ala my first junior high slow dance circa 1962)

19 posted on 03/04/2013 4:19:08 PM PST by llevrok (Keep your arms out. It makes it harder for them to throw a net over you.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Did ESPN authorize a first-name only for her in reports on similar to “Danica”? How about her own scroll at the bottom of the screen?


20 posted on 03/04/2013 4:29:43 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: laweeks
I think this goofuss also said today that field goal kicking really had nothing to do with distance . . .

Yeah, here's the quote, "The distance wasn't there, but hopefully the scouts will notice my technique. It's not always length." Only in America....

21 posted on 03/04/2013 5:00:42 PM PST by awelliott
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To: yarddog

“I remember a high school in Georgia who used a girl for extra points...”

Is that what the young are calling it these days?! (giggle, giggle)


22 posted on 03/04/2013 5:11:57 PM PST by momtothree
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To: awelliott

Guys have been using that line with the ladies for years! (rim-shot)


23 posted on 03/04/2013 5:13:55 PM PST by Our man in washington
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To: yarddog

My son played on that team, undefeated season in largest class in GA. She was good and could make 40 yd FG at best. She went on to become first female to kick extra pt in college FCS game. She was also homecoming queen and looked the part.


24 posted on 03/04/2013 5:15:05 PM PST by Paratrooper
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To: awelliott
but hopefully the scouts will notice my technique.

Yeah, what was her technique? Did her butt or boobies jiggle, or what was it that displayed a technique that would be more important than the length of the kick?

Kinda' like last week's celebration of Danica-the-Loser coming in 8th and gushing all over her for a week . . . 8th place . . . it took 7 guys to beat her . . . This week, she came in 39th . . . it took 38 guys to beat her . . .

It's a shame that anyone had to pay any attention to either one of these clowns.

25 posted on 03/04/2013 5:21:44 PM PST by laweeks
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To: laweeks
It's a shame that anyone had to pay any attention to either one of these clowns.

If you're on FR, you probably support free market economics, right?

The Daytona 500 tv ratings were up 24%. Ya think those extra folks tuned in to see Matt Kenseth's new Toyota or Keselowski's new Ford?

26 posted on 03/04/2013 5:28:07 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: laweeks
First of all, who told her, with her range of 14 to 19 yards, that anyone in the NFL would be slightly interested?

Perhaps she thought some team would want a kicker who specialized in onsides kickoffs? She certainly has the range for that. :=)

27 posted on 03/04/2013 5:28:57 PM PST by Bob
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To: Bob

The latest in NFL “specialists”: Pooch-kicker.


28 posted on 03/04/2013 5:31:15 PM PST by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: laweeks
This week, she came in 39th

Ahead of experienced teammate Ryan Newman.

29 posted on 03/04/2013 5:32:18 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Was there going to be some rule where she can't be tackled or touched? Or does she want to be killed?
30 posted on 03/04/2013 5:36:57 PM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Vision

There is a rule against roughing the kicker.


31 posted on 03/04/2013 5:41:13 PM PST by yarddog (Per Ardua Ad Alta.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Better she got hurt now than later when one of those 275 lb. linebackers hit her ass and hey had to carry her off the field.


32 posted on 03/04/2013 5:59:34 PM PST by Venturer
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To: yarddog

But what if there’s a fumble and she needs to recover it or tackle someone?


33 posted on 03/04/2013 6:42:53 PM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Vision

This particular girl was a natural blonde and she played soccer. She played aggressively and looked like she could take a bit of being knocked around but of course not even close to what a large boy could dish out.

She probably would have been OK if it really was just an accidental hit as most of them are when the kicker is hit.

If some huge strong guy came through and just laid a hit on her, well that would be very unfortunate.


34 posted on 03/04/2013 7:01:40 PM PST by yarddog (Per Ardua Ad Alta.)
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To: Paratrooper

That sounds a lot like this girl but I don’t think it is the same one. The reason is her team was not undefeated. They were pretty good and were in either the largest or next to largest class in Georgia.


35 posted on 03/04/2013 7:07:42 PM PST by yarddog (Per Ardua Ad Alta.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
looks like most of the women I've seen try a "confidence course". knees, ankles, "feeling bad", low back pain... yada, yada yada.

These women watched to many movies where women kicked men's asses.

Hey, honey...a "nice try" in combat gets you killed. no second place or participation medal when you clear a room, you cow.

I'd take my chances one on one in a room with a woman anytime than a man. especially if it were down to knees, elbows and knives.

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36 posted on 03/04/2013 7:41:14 PM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: laweeks
Kinda' like last week's celebration of Danica-the-Loser coming in 8th and gushing all over her for a week . . . 8th place . . . it took 7 guys to beat her . . . This week, she came in 39th . . . it took 38 guys to beat her . . . It's a shame that anyone had to pay any attention to either one of these clowns.

Agree. DP may put people in the stands but, given the equipment and preferential treatment she has received, the results on the track are, at best, mixed. Unlike the concept of women in combat, I have no objection to her being out there; what turns me off is the obsession with someone who has never earned it. I'm sure there's going to be a very successful femal driver someday, but I doubt that it will be her. But at least it's entertaining to watch her throw other drivers under the bus for mistakes that she makes on a regular basis.

37 posted on 03/05/2013 3:41:51 AM PST by awelliott
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given the equipment and preferential treatment she has received,

She started racing at the age of 10. When she turned 16 she moved to England to start racing open wheel cars. Her success got her noticed by Bobby Rahal who signed her to a contract.

She won the 2005 Indy 500 rookie of the year, won the Japan Indy 300 and had numerous top 5 finishes in her Indy car career. In 2009 she finished 5th in points, which was the highest of any American driver in the series.

She's earned her way.

38 posted on 03/05/2013 11:05:58 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf
Sorry, but I respectfully disagree. To go 1 for 180+ races in Indycar and to thusfar be shut out in NASCAR, especially considering the equipment and sponsorship she has enjoyed is not exactly overwhelming proof that she's an elite driver.

She's obviously a talented driver. However, she is also an over-hyped driver who has thusfar excelled at self-promotion.

39 posted on 03/05/2013 12:24:16 PM PST by awelliott
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To: awelliott
Sorry, but I respectfully disagree

You are entitled, but you aren't entitled to your own facts. How many NASCAR drivers have won an Indy car race? How many NASCAR drivers have never won a Winston/Nextel/Sprint Cup race?

Here is one;J. D. McDuffie held the record for grit and perserverance. In 29 seasons, he started 653 Grand National/Winston Cup races and never won, not even once. He died in a crash in 1991.

40 posted on 03/05/2013 12:50:58 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

More to this story;

Fellow Female Kicker Says NFL Combine Competitor Lauren Silberman Was ‘Terrible’

http://www.businessinsider.com/katie-hnida-criticizes-lauren-silberman-for-nfl-combine-failure-2013-3#ixzz2MhdYPvYs
http://www.businessinsider.com/katie-hnida-criticizes-lauren-silberman-for-nfl-combine-failure-2013-3


41 posted on 03/05/2013 1:24:22 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

So your argument boils down to “I’m going to demonstrate that she’s earned it by pointing out drivers who are even more unsuccessful.” Very impressive! /sarc

BTW, I don’t recall McDuffie ever having anything like the Stewart-Haas team backing him. In fact, he was the quintessential small-time operation. Again, thanks for making my point....


42 posted on 03/05/2013 3:33:20 PM PST by awelliott
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