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Shelby Osborne: College football's first female defensive back
http://news.yahoo.com/ ^ | June 7, 2014 | David Clark Scott

Posted on 06/08/2014 1:45:20 PM PDT by BBell

Shelby Osborne: Football is her passion and she joins the thin ranks of women in men's college football. Most women have played as kickers. Is Shelby Osborne creating a new normal?

When Shelby Osborne walks onto the football field this fall, she'll be treading on ground few women have dared to walk.

Fewer than a dozen women have played college football on a men's team. But this week, Osborne made history when she signed a letter of intent to play football with Campbellsville University in Kentucky – as a defensive back, the same position she played in high school.

No woman has played that position in men's college football.

Her job will be to guard against the pass, and the run. She must be fleet of foot, agile, and able to take a hit. Defensive back can be a physically demanding position. But so can combat in the US Army, where women are increasingly showing they have the physical attributes necessary to get the job done.

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Cute Girl, I hope she doesn't get hurt
1 posted on 06/08/2014 1:45:20 PM PDT by BBell
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2 posted on 06/08/2014 1:45:54 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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3 posted on 06/08/2014 1:46:29 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: BBell

If there’s women on a men’s team it’s a co-ed team.


4 posted on 06/08/2014 1:48:16 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MD4yvRDsnE
5 posted on 06/08/2014 1:51:26 PM PDT by fso301
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To: BBell
Based on that photo, I think she doesn't look very muscular or strong...she might be fast, but you need strength to bring down running back in the open field which will be her job...

I realize this is Campbellsville University...Not a SEC team...

Hope she doesn't get hurt...

6 posted on 06/08/2014 1:51:55 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: BBell

Yes, she is, but the writer is off:

// She must be fleet of foot, agile, and able to take a hit. Defensive back can be a physically demanding position. But so can combat in the US Army, where women are increasingly showing they have the physical attributes necessary to get the job done. //

I guess the writer hasn’t heard about the dumbing-down of military standards.


7 posted on 06/08/2014 1:52:19 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi)
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To: BBell

Refraining from jokes....can’t help it....what position will she really play?...does this include touch football...stopping....stopping...


8 posted on 06/08/2014 1:54:02 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Global Warming is caused by illegal immigrants!)
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To: BBell
she is in for one RUDE awakening first time she gets seriously knocked on her little butt...
9 posted on 06/08/2014 1:54:14 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: BBell

It is a stunt and a stupid one at that.

A girl could be an extra point and short field goal kicker. They have nearly the same strength in their legs as boys but have less than 50% of the upper body strength.

She will never play in a game where there is any question of the outcome.


10 posted on 06/08/2014 1:56:47 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: BBell

Combat, tackle football—gee, there’s nothing women can’t do.
Next up: Women writing their names in the snow ...... heh


11 posted on 06/08/2014 1:57:58 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: BBell

LOL, D-back?

In college?

First sweep, she’ll be broken in half.

And when she has to keep up with an End running fly?

C’mon.

Publicity stunt.


12 posted on 06/08/2014 2:01:19 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: BBell

they’ve changed the rules many times in the army to get some women to pass tests the elites want them to pass.

in football they won’t. she’s going to get physically damaged and there will be lawsuits.


13 posted on 06/08/2014 2:03:58 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: yarddog

on average 70% leg strength, half upper body strength. the best have the O2 lung capacity of a 50 year old man.


14 posted on 06/08/2014 2:05:54 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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“a new normal?”

hahaha.... that is hilarious


15 posted on 06/08/2014 2:05:58 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: BBell
I believe this is a video of her playing high school. I thought there would be more video out there, maybe there is, this may actually be her youtube channel:

Football

And for the record, more power to her. If a person wants to put themselves out for a sport, they have my respect. If she isn't able to do it, that will become obvious, and if she is able to do it, that's great.

I have no doubt that somewhere in the world, there is a girl who would make the top 100 on some decent college football team. The odds dictate it -- there is enough variation in ability that SOME girl somewhere is going to be muscular enough to do it. And nothing should stop them.

16 posted on 06/08/2014 2:06:46 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: tumblindice
Been done.


17 posted on 06/08/2014 2:06:46 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: BBell

......but then reality reared its ugly head.


18 posted on 06/08/2014 2:06:55 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: cyn

Dumbing down and easing up on mil standards.

Maybe I’ve been in the dark, but I can not think of one who can meet the “standard” military standard. Where are they in combat? Still as support, correct?

Who the hell thinks this is a good idea?

If I were this young lady’s Dad I would be very concerned with her getting seriously run over by one of those 300 pound guys. Maybe in High School they knew to watch out for her, in college the guys are auditioning for the Pros.


19 posted on 06/08/2014 2:08:59 PM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: BBell
This is purely a publicity stunt. The girl was on her high school team one season and only got playing time late in blowouts.

Even a DIII team will run roughshod over any high school team. Players are very strong and very fast. Many could play D-I if among other reasons they had better coaching from Pop Warner through high school.

20 posted on 06/08/2014 2:10:34 PM PDT by fso301
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Yeah, but they usually play tennis instead.


21 posted on 06/08/2014 2:11:08 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: BBell
ya gotta be kiddin me...

22 posted on 06/08/2014 2:12:48 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: fso301

+6


23 posted on 06/08/2014 2:13:38 PM PDT by Principled (Obama: Unblemished by success.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Oh, just give the fundamental transformers a second.

Football standards are already under fire, and wherever this cute little thing chooses to play football, the standards there will fall like a boulder to accomodate Miss Muffin’s frame, weight and condition. Nails and cuticle trims may be in, on the QT.


24 posted on 06/08/2014 2:15:03 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: VRW Conspirator

I guess she’ll have one thing in common with Michael Sam, they both have boyfriends.


25 posted on 06/08/2014 2:16:19 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BBell

You just know the WRs are going to dread routes across the middle — in fear of a ferocious hit from that fierce D-back.

/s


26 posted on 06/08/2014 2:17:35 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BBell

After her concussion, we’ll be hearing about her family’s lawsuit against the university and the critics complaining she should never have been allowed to play.

We had a woman in our men’s corporate basketball league. Same result.


27 posted on 06/08/2014 2:18:27 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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</I>Come on. By the time she graduates the NFL is going to be two-handed touch below the waist.


28 posted on 06/08/2014 2:19:23 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: dfwgator

Oh yeah, if Laz would hit it, would she hit back?


29 posted on 06/08/2014 2:22:58 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Global Warming is caused by illegal immigrants!)
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To: BBell
Idiots, that little girl is going to get herself hurt.

Just ain't enough of her there to take a hit trying to bring down a wide receiver or worse, a running back at full speed.

The arms and neck just ain't there on her.

30 posted on 06/08/2014 2:24:57 PM PDT by The Cajun (tea party!!!, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: BBell
Had a family member who played football when she was younger. She was a star quarterback up until middle school.

She didn't make it 2 weeks into the start of high school football.

She was a great athlete and talented quarterback, but the guys had grown up in the summer between middle and high school and were so much stronger and faster that she got so beat up so bad she had to quit before she was permanently injured and had to quit track and field and sports entirely.

She moved on to girls team sports and did great and was also state champion in several track events .

The reality is that very few women can compete with men physically in areas where strength, speed, agility and endurance are required.

It's just simple biology .

As far as the whole , “Ginger Rodgers did everything Fred Astaire did - backwards and in heels”, go watch Fred and Ginger dance on YouTube.

Ginger was fabulous but Fred was in a league of his own when it came to timing and athleticism.

31 posted on 06/08/2014 2:25:13 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: MHGinTN

Contact sports are clearly a rare place for girls, although a few do get into wrestling.

Soccer is another sport where you would think a few girls could compete.

There’s a theory that you don’t see much cross-over in some sports specifically because there are female teams already for those sports. Football would then be one place where there is no female equivalent.

I’m not sure why a girl would play men’s tennis, given that there is a thriving competition in women’s tennis in both college and professionally, and the money is equal, and if you are good enough to beat SOME men, you are likely going to be able to beat almost all the women.

Well, at the lower levels (middle and high school) I would actually expect the best girls to be playing men, in order to hone their skills since playing the typical girls would never get them ready for real competition.

And for the record, almost any decently athletic girl could have taken me in tennis at any time. My wife regularly defeated me in tennis matches, until I “ruined” her game with my sloppy play, left-handedness, and annoying use of accidental drop shots when i mis-hit the ball.


32 posted on 06/08/2014 2:25:41 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: RitaOK

That is a danger, but until that happens, I don’t see a need to attack her for wanting to play a sport where there is no female version. I enjoyed football, and I imagine some girls would enjoy it as well, and they have every right to compete on the playing field with the guys.

I agree they should not change the rules at all though.


33 posted on 06/08/2014 2:26:56 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Popman

I was just going to say: Did this just happen in this News Cycle? What happened to the “concussion” theme? Did it just morph into a “head-trauma-equality” theme?


34 posted on 06/08/2014 2:37:55 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("The debate is over. The science is settled. Shut up," he explained.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Tennis is one of those games girls do well in. There are lots of girls who can beat a lot of men but even there the difference can be huge.

Chris Evert was married to a World Class player from England. I think he was ranked something like 100 in the world.

At an interview some libber asked her how her husband liked being married to a girl who could beat him in tennis. Chrissy told her that she couldn’t beat her husband. In fact she said if he really concentrated, she would not win a point.


35 posted on 06/08/2014 2:40:48 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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""I could care less if I ever played a down, as long as I am a part of the team"

So are they just putting her on the team for PR, knowing that she could never possibly play? Or has she shown any ability to even be of help on the scrub team in practice? My guess is she couldn't even be a Rudy-level scrub, and will be on the team, slowing everyone down in sprints, and forcing players to take it easy on her in the tackling drills.

I notice a complete lack of objective information about size, weight and 40 time. If a 5 foot 6, 130 lb. guy came out, he'd be a joke. As I think this is.

And, just to add, I have no problem with a girl playing on a boys team. But, she better be as good as the guys, and not just be added on the team as a stunt. That I do not agree with. If there was ever a girl who won a starting position and did go, I'd say, "You go, girl!" I have yet to meet or hear of a single female who could do it, though, from 10th grade on. Moochelle might come close.

36 posted on 06/08/2014 2:43:23 PM PDT by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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“Soccer is another sport where you would think a few girls could compete.”

Really? I sort of have the opposite impression, although I suppose it has a better chance of happening in soccer at the highest level than football or basketball.

I always thought best chance for a female in a big sport is a knuckleball relief pitcher. Fielding the position/covering first could be the biggest hurdle, besides the inherent difficulty of throwing a knuckleball to major leaguers for strikes. There are pitchers who are no great shakes defensively now but if she is ridiculously slow in comparison to everyone else it might be a problem. On the other hand it’s pretty hard to bunt the flutterball, even if it is only mid-60mph.

Freegards


37 posted on 06/08/2014 2:43:44 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: CharlesWayneCT

I was thinking of the Williams , uh girl, clearly linebacker material.


38 posted on 06/08/2014 2:47:49 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: rdcbn
The reality is that very few women can compete with men physically in areas where strength, speed, agility and endurance are required.

Correct. Long ago, there was a word for "women's champion" in marathons - it used to be "65th place."

39 posted on 06/08/2014 2:53:53 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

“She has every right ...”

Does she?

If anomaly now rules man, then men certainly deserve what they are getting. They have abdicated their place and obviously the country is in decline, full of women running the schools, the churches, thick in government.


40 posted on 06/08/2014 2:56:06 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Did it just morph into a “head-trauma-equality” theme? LOLOL!!!
41 posted on 06/08/2014 3:13:49 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: BBell
Her job will be to guard against the pass, and the run

But against the drop-kick, they're SOL.

Strange way of saying that she won't be on special-teams, which I assume was the intent…

42 posted on 06/08/2014 3:23:19 PM PDT by mikrofon (NHL Bump)
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To: BBell

When I see a female playing in the AAC, SEC, B1G or ACC,that is when it will be accepted. Campbellville is a D 3 school.


43 posted on 06/08/2014 3:26:16 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: BBell
Damn! And Campbellsville is the best team in the country! Better than Florida State!

Campbellsville beat Cumberland TN 24 - 19
Cumberland TN beat Union KY 45 - 43
Union KY beat UVA-Wise 24 - 17
VA-Wise beat West Liberty 24 - 13
West Liberty beat Glenville St 16 - 13
Glenville St beat WV Wesleyan 35 - 32
WV Wesleyan beat Urbana 34 - 13
Urbana beat Concord 22 - 10
Concord beat Lenoir Rhyne 18 - 10
Lenoir Rhyne beat North Greenville 35 - 17
North Greenville beat VMI 37 - 24
VMI beat Gardner Webb 27 - 9
Gardner Webb beat Furman 28 - 21
Furman beat Ga Southern 16 - 14
Ga Southern beat Florida 26 - 20
Florida beat Tennessee 31 - 17
Tennessee beat South Carolina 23 - 21
South Carolina beat North Carolina 27 - 10

North Carolina is better than Florida St because North Carolina beat Boston College 34 - 10 while Florida St only beat Boston College 48 - 34

44 posted on 06/08/2014 3:33:38 PM PDT by SSS Two
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Campbellville is a D 3 school.

Cambellsville is a NAIA school, not D3.

45 posted on 06/08/2014 3:44:52 PM PDT by SSS Two
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To: BBell

I foresee some serious “holding” penalties called!!!


46 posted on 06/08/2014 3:49:24 PM PDT by terycarl (common sense prevails over all else)
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To: SSS Two; ExCTCitizen
When I see a female playing in the AAC, SEC, B1G or ACC,that is when it will be accepted. Campbellville is a D 3 school.

NAIA/D3 teams would run roughshod over any high school team.

This is just a publicity stunt. The girl was on her high school team for a single season and only got to play if the outcome of the game was not in doubt.

She'll likely never play a single down.

47 posted on 06/08/2014 4:09:19 PM PDT by fso301
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To: BBell

So what?


48 posted on 06/08/2014 4:09:53 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

“We had a woman in our men’s corporate basketball league. Same result.”

At one company I worked for we had a young graduate from Geogia Tech who had played women’s basketball there. We had some ‘tough’ factory workers’ playing basketball at the Company Rec Center. They invited her to play. She literally knocked ‘em on their butts!


49 posted on 06/08/2014 4:13:00 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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At one company I worked for we had a young graduate from Geogia Tech who had played women’s basketball there. We had some ‘tough’ factory workers’ playing basketball at the Company Rec Center. They invited her to play. She literally knocked ‘em on their butts!

I've seen similar a number of times.

50 posted on 06/08/2014 4:19:27 PM PDT by fso301
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