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Bad day for female kicker hopeful Silberman

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Results of first female kicker to try out at combine:

"Silberman's participation at the NFL regional scouting combine in New Jersey lasted all of two underwhelming kickoffs before she limped off with a quadriceps injury.

The Associated Press reported that Silberman's kickoffs traveled 19 and 13 yards, respectively. You can see the second attempt here. After the final kick, Silberman waved over a trainer, effectively ending her day."

I originally said some REALLY mean stuff before editing, but I couldn't do any better.

Link to rest of article: http://m.nfl.com/news/0ap1000000146711/silbermans-nfl-tryout-lasts-two-short-kickoffs/

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Ouch.

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[img]http://cdn1.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1479823/silberman_large.gif[/img]


Ladies & Gentlemen, I present to you the New York Jets.

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19 yards! That is an incredible kick for a bowling ball painted as a football.

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Hey, better than some of Nortman's punts last year!

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That sucks for her...

With that said I can kick for a hell of a lot longer than 19 yards.

And I can throw a football over mountains

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Why would you say mean stuff?

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[quote name='Panthro' timestamp='1362359503' post='2150447']
Why would you say mean stuff?
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In all honesty, I was very jealous that a female had an NFL tryout, something I will never EVER get, so I posted some mean shovanist jokes but then realized I couldn't have done any better and this thread would have not ended well for me.

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[quote name='CarolinaNCSU' timestamp='1362359375' post='2150444']
Hey, better than some of Nortman's punts last year!
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I was wondering how long it would take for a Nortman joke

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sign her as a backup QB, can't be any worse than Clausen

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man that's unfortunate for her. it would have been awesome for her to lay some hotshot out that thought they were going to waltz in a touchdown return

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In all honesty, how'd she get the tryout? Her form is atrocious and looks like how you'd expect a chick to kick. Not how "the first female athlete to get a tryout at a pro sponsored event" should look. She kicks like my 8 year old son.

I have to assume her leg was REALLY REALLY fuged up. So much so that she couldn't follow through or reach back or plant her foot or anything. It looked at best to be an attempt at an onside kick.

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She couldn't handle the stress, period.

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It was a clear sham

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Yeah I have no respect for affirmative action style tryouts. When a woman earns a roster spot on merit I will be impressed beyond belief. However our country has become obsessed with "first" minority, woman, child, gay, etc.... to do anything. We are so eager to "break boundaries" that we promote people that haven't earned it yet. I'm not mad at the kicker. I'm not here to put her down. But the people in the media and NFL that stirred this tryout up had ulterior motives.
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[quote name='KendrickPanther' timestamp='1362362367' post='2150489']
Yeah I have no respect for affirmative action style tryouts. When a woman earns a roster spot on merit I will be impressed beyond belief. However our country has become obsessed with "first" minority, woman, child, gay, etc.... to do anything. We are so eager to "break boundaries" that we promote people that haven't earned it yet. I'm not mad at the kicker. I'm not here to put her down. But the people in the media and NFL that stirred this tryout up had ulterior motives.
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How do you know their motive wasn't to put such a bad display on that females no longer try out?

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[quote name='KendrickPanther' timestamp='1362362367' post='2150489']
However our country has become obsessed with "first" minority, woman, child, gay, etc.... to do anything.
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Yeah who wants to see any women, minorities, or gays accomplishing anything am I right?

Seriously ignorant poo to say.
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It's not too late to help sell some cookies!! Samoas and Thin Mints.....mmmmmm

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Still a better love story than Twilight.
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19 and 13 yards????

LOL

I could kick it further than that with my left foot and no run up to the ball, hahahahahaha

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didnt this exact thing happen in an episode of its always sunny in philadelphia

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This must be a joke. It has to be.

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LOL 19 yards

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you guys don't think her injury caused the 13 and 19 yard kicks?

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[quote name='TheRed' timestamp='1362364095' post='2150503']


Yeah who wants to see any women, minorities, or gays accomplishing anything am I right?

Seriously ignorant poo to say.
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There was nothing ignorant about his statement at all. The ignorance is in your overly simplistic assessment of his point. No one said any of those groups of people should be kept from doing anything. He was making a point that our lovely media has it feelers out looking to prop up any and every possible "heartwarming story" they can find regardless of how it impacts those people if they should fail in their endeavors. It was wrong of them to put this poor girl on blast before this attempt and now she will be ridiculed and her efforts will be reduced to nothing more than a gif on message boards like this forever. It's sad.
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