Skip to comments.CNN Presents the Low-Information Take on Lauren Silberman's NFL Tryout
Posted on 03/05/2013 12:55:14 PM PST by Kaslin
RUSH: Yesterday I told you there are two-ways to analyze Lauren Silberman's attempt as she tried out for the NFL as a kicker, and she had two kicks. One went 19 yards, the other went 13 yards, for a grand total of 32 yards. That's two kicks. Then she claimed a quadriceps injury and left. It looked like she never had kicked a football before. It didn't look like she had any idea what she was doing. She had to ask. It took her ten minutes to figure out how to put the ball on a tee, I am told. Well, maybe not ten, but certainly five. It kept falling off. She'd never done it before. It was a publicity stunt or whatever. I said there are two-ways to interpret this. There's the low-information way, and there's the honest way. I did both.
RUSH: By the way, the Lingerie Football League -- and they do exist. I love that league, too. The Lingerie Football League provided some of the replacement refs, by the way, during the lockout of the regular referees National Football League. They had a couple from the lingerie league. I kid you not. The Lingerie Football League has announced that Lauren Silberman is not good enough for the lingerie league, that they're only interested in real football players at the lingerie league. They told them at TMZ. See, I follow TMZ. I'm hip. That's how I know this. And don't forget what I told you yesterday. Lauren Silberman said when the tryout didn't work. "Look, it's not the length that matters. It's the technique that counts," as she trudged off the field. Here's what I said. Do we have time to get both these? I'll try. Here's what I said yesterday about this.
Lauren Silberman Kicks at NFL Combine
RUSH ARCHIVE: Now, the low-information voter way of reporting this would be to go, "Oh, what a valiant effort. Did you see this lady kicker try out for the National Football League? You want to talk about guts, this is a woman who really is challenging the orthodoxy of the day. This is a woman who is not content with her lot in life and her place in this culture. She wanted to try out for the National Football League, and more power to her. Why shouldn't she? And she gave it everything she had. She tried. She did everything. She prepped. She worked hard. She did everything possible. It's just a shame, and, boy, we hope that she can get well soon and come back and kick for real so that we can find out how really good she is."
RUSH: That's the low-information voter way of analyzing Lauren Silberman. And, true to form, here it is last night on CNN.
ERIN BURNETT: The media was obsessed with her. Would she be able to live up to the impossible expectations? No. Her first kickoff attempt went 19 yards, her second went 13, both well short of the perfect 60 she was hoping for. But is it really so surprising? As of now, the only requirement to attend one of these combines is a $275 entrance fee and proof you're eligible for the draft. Lauren had both. Despite coming up short, she should be proud of herself for trying. The fact that the media is now tearing her down is a little unfair since they were the ones who built her up and created this whole stink in the first place.
RUSH: Do I know how to play this stuff or do I know how to play this stuff? What is this "well short of the perfect 60 yards she was hoping for"? She was hoping to kick 60 yards, she barely was able to hit 19, and she wasn't even able to stay on her feet after the kicks. She fell down. (sigh) I'm sorry. I have abandoned the low-information voter compassionate, understanding, "Gee, we should really applaud her for her effort, 'cause that's what counts in America now, not success, but effort." Anyway, do I know this stuff or do I know it? BREAK TRANSCRIPT
RUSH: Joe in Los Angeles, I'm really glad that you waited. I appreciate your patience, and welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Thanks, Rush. I think you're just the man to find this out, to put my mind at ease along with millions of other Americans, to make sure that Lauren at least get a participation trophy from the NFL.
RUSH: Lauren Silberman?
RUSH: If she got her participation trophy after the event.
RUSH: You have to clue me in. What is a participation trophy? It sounds like you get a trophy for just showing up.
CALLER: Sure, for showing up. Yeah. Kids today get trophies for just playing in a league. At the end of the league, you know, they don't have winners or losers, everybody gets a trophy for participating. And I just want to make sure that Lauren got hers from the NFL.
RUSH: Well, I don't think she got a participation trophy, but she got far more than that. She got a lot of publicity. She's getting a lot of credit in the Drive-By Media for trying. The only negative is the Lingerie Football League said that they don't want her, that she's not good enough for the lingerie league. They actually said this. They put out a statement. That's the only negative that has happened. So a participation trophy. I think she got more than that, Joe. I think she got famous. And credit for participating. Look, fame is the objective in America today, and she got it. So you'd have to say that her endeavor was successful.
Lawsuit will come, and the NFL will have to lower the standards in the name of gender equality, or else be labeled misogynistic.
Just like the military, and everything else. Everyone has to have the same outcome. Nobody is allowed to be more successful, or worse. Unless you’re one of the regulators.
... or move the goal posts closer to the kicker.
Like just past the line of scrimmage.
19 yards, huh? What that to total measurement after it rolled to a stop? Didn’t look like she even got it that far on the video.
The ol’ fifteen minutes of fame thing strikes again!
Require a 41 man/person lineup and a new position.
The on-side kickoff kicker.
Brittney Griner is possibly the greatest women’s basketball player ever. She is a senior at Baylor University. She is very tall (6’8”) and is the first woman I’ve ever seen dunk a basketball. She is talented and is very physical. She absolutely dominates that game.
Many people think that she would be competetive on a men’s team.
I saw her play UConn a couple of weeks ago in person. There is no way that she would be competetive on a men’s team. She is far too scrawny and isn’t fast enough. She wouldn’t stand a chance against college men, and would probably get hurt pretty bad in a good high school match-up.
I can appreciate women’s sports for what they are. More finness, but less physical. But they will never be able to compete on a men’s team on anything higher than a high school level in any sport that requires physical strength. Especially football.
Heck, I’m no physical specimen at all, but even I (at my peak) was faster than any woman that has ever lived.
She actually just proved why no team in their right mind would ever have a woman in any position of a football team.
Two kicks and she claims she’s injured her leg.
Game over for all women, maybe there is an actual bright side to this sham of a display.
Dominant female golfer, not able to make the men's cut.
I am sorry but I would not call the WNBA more finessed than men’s basketball.
I would call all women’s contact sports that men also play, more AWKWARD and slower-moving than the men’s game. All others are generally more slower than the men’s equivalent.
There aren’t that many men overall who can run faster than a 10.49 for the 100-meter dash.
On the other hand, the best male para-olympian did break that record.
Over what distance?
That’s what it looked like to me too — 19 and 14 if you count the five yards of it bouncing and rolling to a stop. And they looked like they were seven feet off the ground, max.
Rush Limbaugh. Football. Golf. Meh.
Rush has his quotes mixed up.
That had to have come out of Sandra Flukes mouth!!
“I (at my peak) was faster than any woman that has ever lived.”
Are you sure?
World Jamaica Usain Bolt 9.58 (2009)
Olympic Jamaica Usain Bolt 9.63 (2012)
World United States Florence Griffith 10.49 (1988)
Olympic United States Florence Griffith 10.62 (1988)
Title IX wil soon be extended to professional sports. It’s only fair.:(
Heck, Im no physical specimen at all, but even I (at my peak) was faster than any woman that has ever lived.
...for some reason, I highly doubt the veracity of that statement...
Never got an answer to my question at 13 either.
I was coaching a u14 boys ice hockey team. We played a non checking game against a u18 girls team. Girls were beating up on us. Every time we tried to take the puck, a player would be called for a penalty.
Well the girls started taking liberties with my players, slashing and holding them. The refs refused to call anything. My kids didn’t say a word. They kept playing, acting like sportsmen. In the middle of the second period, down 5-0 I called time. I told the ref to please tell the other coach that unless this stops immediately I will start practicing our dump and chase game.
The ref goes over there, says something to the coach and the coach looks over to me and laughs. Puck drops, their center spears one of my kids right in front of the ref. No call.
About a minute later we dump the puck and my biggest player follows their defenseman into the corner and CRUNCH! They had to take her off the ice with a shovel. Their coach goes nuts. The ref puts our player in the box. I look over to their coach and smiling I tell him I have 8 more penalties I can take and we still have 20 minutes to play.
Needless to say, the girls would no longer go after the puck, nor did they take any more liberties with my players. 10 goals later, game ends, we win 10-5. In the handshake line the coach starts yelling at me. Very calmly I tell him my kids were willing to play a clean, non checking game, but his kids wanted to play like thugs.
The girl who got creamed? Stopped playing girls hockey and joined a boys high school team.