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#61 Panthro

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:37 AM

I'd love to try out as a punter

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:42 AM

Clearly just to get attention (or joke).

"It's not always length."

No, it is also about accuracy, but your short kicks were not straight either.

Well, she did find a way to be the first female to try out for the NFL. I guess that is an accomplishment in itself. However, I do not think her a hero for “making it easier for the next female player by removing the pressure of being first”. I think she is hurting that cause as everybody will think “Oh, another female trying out for kicker as a joke” even though there might someday be one that has a slim chance on merit.

I actually think a female kicker had a better shot in the 80s (and maybe 90s). Back then 100% from short range was not expected and anything made from 45+ was pure bonus. So a player, regardless of gender, with short range but very accurate up to 40 yards would be a possibility on an NFL roster (of course the punter or a KO-specialist would handle KOs). That should have been doable by a woman. But against todays kickers? I change slim to no chance.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:56 AM

"It's still hard to exactly say," Silberman said. "Just gotten better day by day and the distance is getting there."


This quote tells me she has got to be the daughter of a football coach. Or she knows John Fox.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:58 AM

Where's the "would or would not bang" comments?


...lol..I thought the thread would be full of them.. just for the record, i'd hit it.

#65 Proudiddy

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:22 AM

The PC police need to get a life. That post with the "rape story" allusion was a joke. No one said it had to be a good joke, I was mocking the typical response of a bitter chauvinistic man. It's not that serious. She clearly didn't take it seriously, yet, we should treat the story with PC kid gloves because she happens to be a woman? Put Mia Hamm out there. Katie Hnida. Abby Womback. I guarantee they would've shown up 90% of the men there, if not all of them, and I'd be cheering for them all the way. I'm sure those women weren't insulted by her fake tryout.

But, that being said, you can take that neg rep and blow it out your ass.

If you are that uptight in real life then your existence must be miserable. I know rape jokes are off limits, but could you guys hit me with another few one-liners mocking religion and making fun of one's personal belief systems? I hear they're all the rage in the netherparts of the Huddle. Herpaderpderp.

#66 Panthro

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:32 AM

so your defense of rape jokes are that people make religion jokes

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:38 AM

so your defense of rape jokes are that people make religion jokes

No, just pointing out the double standard. I don't neg rep the same idiots that neg repped me for the earlier post in this thread everytime they post how anyone with religious beliefs are weak-minded, feeble retards.

It's en vogue to joke about, insult, and discriminate, but only when they say so.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:59 AM

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:07 PM

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.


From the interview on NFL Network. Anyone can try out. There were talking 400 lb guys showing up to participate.

It sounded like she was taking on the video game companies because they didn't have women on their game.

It was a farce, an insult to real women athletes. She said she only started kicking a couple months ago. You could tell her leg was more flab then muscle. She could barely put the ball on the tee.

I don't have an issue with a woman trying out for kicker or punter. If they have the skill to do it. Kick the ball out of the endzone or kick a 55 yd field goal. Don't embarrass your gender to make a Fuging point with a video game maker.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:13 PM

The story here is not that this girl got a shot at a tryout... it's that the NFL changed the rule (last year) that barred females from playing. I had not even heard that until this deal.

Who cares that she can't really kick... I'm sure there are some really good female soccer players that can... who knows?

I don't give a monkey poo who is kicking for the Panthers if they make FG's and kick it out of the endzone on Kickoffs.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:14 PM

All things considered, she still kicked it better than Mare.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:30 PM

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Women, the handicapped, and...uhh... nerds? What is the guy in the middle supposed to represent?

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:35 PM

Women, the handicapped, and...uhh... nerds? What is the guy in the middle supposed to represent?


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:36 PM

This woman is writing a thesis at MIT on how Video Games can effect sports performance...what better way to spruce up your thesis and get it published then be the first woman to try out for the NFL? It's obvious her goals.

It'd have been one this if this was Mia Hamm, or Hope Solo, or a recognizable superstar woman's soccer player...but this is a MIT grad student who's writing a thesis on video games and played on a recreational soccer team 5-6 years ago. If any woman has a shot, she will need to be basically the Lebron James/Cam Newton/RG3/Michael Jordan of female genetics, and be a name you already know. Even then it'd be a less then .00001% chance it'd be anything but a publicity stunt.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:36 PM

Women, the handicapped, and...uhh... nerds? What is the guy in the middle supposed to represent?

Ahh, so your own biases come to the forefront Shaq! Here come the PC dryhumpers!

J/k...

Actually, it's not about the handicapped, that is Stephen Hawking. He is a certified genius. I'll let you figure the rest out.

The middle... :lol: That is a man that goes by the name of Clay Aiken.


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