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#76 Proudiddy

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:51 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.

But, that's why everyone should be offended by her "tryout" to some degree. For female athletes that have progressed their position in the social stratosphere through their efforts, she just took them a step back with her actions. It's insulting, not because she legitimately tried, but because she didn't, and in the process, played everyone for fools with her media tour and subsequent 3 minute press conference in which she wouldn't even give a straight answer on how far she can kick.

#77 Shaqil915

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 01:01 PM

Pls don't negrep the poo outta me guys, thx.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 01:09 PM

That kick is just plain funny-I can watch it over and over. Unless she had a broken bone, I can't figure out how you could kick it that bad.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:30 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.

Dumbest idea for a thesis I have heard. Other than listening to idiots on message boards act as though an NFL franchise can operate like Madden and the fact that soon kids will be too fat to play actual sports, I don't see any relevance.

How trying out for something she is obviously unqualified to do helps her cause, I have no idea. Unless you are implying that it's just a publicity stunt. If that's the case, I agree.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:35 PM

Dumbest idea for a thesis I have heard. Other than listening to idiots on message boards act as though an NFL franchise can operate like Madden and the fact that soon kids will be too fat to play actual sports, I don't see any relevance.

How trying out for something she is obviously unqualified to do helps her cause, I have no idea. Unless you are implying that it's just a publicity stunt. If that's the case, I agree.



It helps her cause in so many ways, it's ridictulous. First, she can use her first hand knowledge that video games obviously don't help sports performance and turn the average woman into a NFL athlete. Secondly, she's now virtually a household name which despite her failure, will help her upcoming search for employment and publishing her thesis.

One of my undergraduate professors lived as a homeless person during the day for 6 months to write about their expierences. People have done much more stupid things to create a interesting thesis.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 05:43 PM

Kitchen = over there

#82 L-TownCat

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:26 PM

The only thing worse than what he said is your misinformed defense of his statements.

He went into a rant about entitlements and affirmative action. There is a place for that crap, it's called the tinderbox. Seems you and him aren't the only insecure males over compensating in this thread.


Not sure if serious...

Either way I'm not sure i get your point. I'm insecure because I feel bad for the young lady who was used by the media for ratings?

If you say so...

#83 MadHatter

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:36 PM

She had never even kicked a football before. Article said that she was asking other people trying out how to kick off.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:25 PM

Not sure if serious...

Either way I'm not sure i get your point. I'm insecure because I feel bad for the young lady who was used by the media for ratings?

If you say so...


If you are defending his point (unsure why you feel why he needs you standing up for him) then you are contradicting yourself by throwing out pity for this woman. Perhaps you need to read his post again.

He clearly states he has no respect for affirmative action (look it up in the dictionary) opportunity at said sports level. He then broadly alleges that in our country minorities, women, and homosexuals are given opportunities simply to "break boundaries" (read between the lines there) and assumes these individuals are falsely earning or being handed said opportunities because they supposedly received it based on their race, gender, or sexual orientation. This is an outrageous and laughable statement.

I'm not really sure why I have to hold your hand and explain to you what is wrong with his rhetoric and views here. If you condone or agree with what he stated then so be it, that's your choice. As for me, I'm through discussing it. I've given my opinion on his view.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:39 PM

If you are defending his point (unsure why you feel why he needs you standing up for him) then you are contradicting yourself by throwing out pity for this woman. Perhaps you need to read his post again.

He clearly states he has no respect for affirmative action (look it up in the dictionary) opportunity at said sports level. He then broadly alleges that in our country minorities, women, and homosexuals are given opportunities simply to "break boundaries" (read between the lines there) and assumes these individuals are falsely earning or being handed said opportunities because they supposedly received it based on their race, gender, or sexual orientation. This is an outrageous and laughable statement.

I'm not really sure why I have to hold your hand and explain to you what is wrong with his rhetoric and views here. If you condone or agree with what he stated then so be it, that's your choice. As for me, I'm through discussing it. I've given my opinion on his view.


You're a silly banana!

I don't need my hand held. But it's pretty funny at how rustled your jimmy is.

#86 CatMan72

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:58 AM

Actually, it was a great day for her - she paid $275 dollars to market her company through the NFL.

#87 carolina-chuck

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:15 AM

Can she be just the onside kick specialist?

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:37 AM

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.


You forgot to mention caucasians/whites. Stop acting like your white race is the end all be all. You have your shortcomings too. Only nobody bothers to point them out like you seem so obsess in pointing out others. Your ancestors set those 'boundaries' with unimaginable violence for over 500 years, society is now trying to break those 'boundaries' with a little awareness. Bare with us. I hope we didn't interrupt your normal tv/internet programming.

The girl tried, failed and we move on. As easy as that.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:07 AM

Here we go with the "your ancestors" trying to guilt me for things that happened 500 years ago. It's 2013, I was born in 1985. I have never seen, heard, or felt real racism so for me it's a dieing issue. I don't know what you mean by shortcomings because none of the groups I mentioned have shortcomings in the context of this thread. I just find it silly that the media make a big deal over "first woman kicker". This "boundary" has not existed for a long time, it's imagined. We could have had a woman kicker 10 or 20 years ago. We just haven't had anyone talented enough.

The same thing aggravates me about Cam, when people try to say he's paving the way for black QBs. He's not. Those roads where paved by guys like Warren Moon, Doug Williams, and Randall Cunningham. Cam came along at a time when it was very nice to be a black QB and some people sensationalize the race component.

I don't think you guys get it. It's 2013. These "boundaries" we are breaking are not boundaries. They are just situations of circumstance where a minority, woman, child, or homosexual has accomplished something that was open to them for years. This is not a Jackie Robinson situation.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:15 PM

Here we go with the "your ancestors" trying to guilt me for things that happened 500 years ago. It's 2013, I was born in 1985. I have never seen, heard, or felt real racism so for me it's a dieing issue. I don't know what you mean by shortcomings because none of the groups I mentioned have shortcomings in the context of this thread. I just find it silly that the media make a big deal over "first woman kicker". This "boundary" has not existed for a long time, it's imagined. We could have had a woman kicker 10 or 20 years ago. We just haven't had anyone talented enough.

The same thing aggravates me about Cam, when people try to say he's paving the way for black QBs. He's not. Those roads where paved by guys like Warren Moon, Doug Williams, and Randall Cunningham. Cam came along at a time when it was very nice to be a black QB and some people sensationalize the race component.

I don't think you guys get it. It's 2013. These "boundaries" we are breaking are not boundaries. They are just situations of circumstance where a minority, woman, child, or homosexual has accomplished something that was open to them for years. This is not a Jackie Robinson situation.


"I have never seen, heard, or felt real racism so for me it's a dieing issue." You're either a funny or stupid white guy.

I don't think I care enough about you or the race you associate with to seek guilt from them. Like I said, you and the race you associate with aren't the be all end all on this planet. You and your race are just passerby like everyone else. This planet went on quite well before you and your race popped up not too long ago out of the Neander Valley in Germany. Now you think you're the 'giver' of opportunities or the gate keeper of 'barriers' to be broken just because your ancestors use mass genocide, slavery, unimaginable violence to intimate harmless, innocent people. Don't try disassociating yourself from your ancestors because you're benefiting from their 'great' work.

I don't wanna hear all this road paving bs in a league dominated by Afro Americans when white QBs are only successful because of very strong, athletic, black supporting cast. The heightening of the importance of the QB position is overly exaggerated because it's played by mostly whites is rather pathetic and reaching an embarrassing level. Overpaying QBs to prove their athleticism, that's low. Oh well, I am not white so I'm comfortable in my skin. Looking at Fluko's face on his interview on ESPN, you can tell that ass-wipe know he didn't deserve his contract when Boldin is exposing his ribcage on every crappy pass he threw.


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