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hell yeah! If they are all as good looking as she is get more of em playing :)
Just seen the somewhat comical clip of doing a kick-off, apparently she had a quad injury.Shame really as it's probably going to come across as a bit of a farce when in hindsight she was never going to be able to kick her best.
@134 I hope it isn't true she failed, but even so I hope this paves way for much more professional mixed gender sport in the future!
Apparently her first kick at the tryout travelled 16 yards, her 2nd was shorter and she was injured on it. End of tryout. Doesn't sound like she'll be having an NFL career. God on her for giving it a shot though.
Write more than a couple of lines on these rubbish BBC forums, and your post is blocked! No wonder the debate is so simplsitic, no one has got time to make any decent points!
So when are men going to be allowed to compete at the top level in synchronized swimming, rhythmic gymnastics, netball or softball?Oops my mistake, sexism only exists when it's in favour of women...Gender divisions should be eradicated in sport, the ONLY criteria should be if you're good enough you play, if you're not, you don't.
Perhaps we're all under-estimating young Lauren!Perhaps her real plan is to break into Sports media punditry (at 28, she is surely too old for a start in the NFL anyway), and this is one way to get her face known.Good luck to her, I'd rather see her commentating on the game than some of the old bores that tend to be on American sports!
Really the BBC should give up trying to report on American Football - just because you show it once a week doesnt mean you get it. Your reporting is naive, badly written and often factually incorrect!As for those comparing Rugby and American Football - give it up they are two very different sports played by two different cultures. Give me NFL any day.
@Frankiecrisp pure drivel!There was no one harder in Rugby than big Martin Johnson and he certainly doesn't think the NFL is for wimps. On the contrary, he is a great fan. But then he understands something about the game, which is obviously more than you do!
@127The reasons greater protection is worn have very little to do with the game itself. Ironman football played on grass would require no more protection than a standard Union or League game.
@125 frankieHaha - yet another comment of comparison of two sports that have little correlation. You clearly don't watch American football or you would appreciate the differences and reasons why they wear protection. There's no point explaining this of course as your comment comes from a small minded cliche...
All this user's posts have been removed. Why?
Women play rugby a sport that makes the NFL look like a childs game with all that pathetic padding so why can't women wear padding and a silly hard hat.
Realistically, can't see this being much more than a publicity stunt to attract more female spectators to NFL. Could well be she's too naive to realise that so good luck to her.
I don't think anyone is saying that there aren'y any women capable of playing Amercian Football. Just that they will need to be very, very tough indeed. And that to even be a kicker is very dangerous for someone (male or female) who is not rock-hard and capable of taking severe hits.This particular girl seems a highly unlikely candidate to survive in the game.
Holley Mangold, sister of Nick of NY Jets could have and should have played NFL. Now she lifts weights. I for one would NOT want to be tackled by her.
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